Writer Wednesday: A Winner and A Book Cover Reveal!

*Taps microphone* *clears throat*

I’d like to announce that Awesome Author Sarah Fine is the winner of The Emotion Thesaurus!

Congrats, Sarah! Email me your addy and I’ll send it in the mail. 😉

  Now, on to the cover reveal. I’ve been following Heather McCorkle on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog for many months now and I’m SO excited to be a part of this! I LOVE her cover art and this one doesn’t disappoint! WOOT!


It’s finally here, the cover reveal for Heather McCorkle’s Rise of a Rector, the final novel in her channeler series (due out this October). To celebrate Heather is giving away two copies of her historical fantasy novel, To Ride A Puca. Before we get to that though, here is the cover:

To add it to your Goodreads lists click here. If you’d like to check out the rest of the channeler series (her novella Born of Fire is now FREE on Amazon & B&N!) you can do so on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To win an eBook of To Ride A Puca, all you have to do is help Heather spread the word. There will be two winners! To enter fill out the form below.

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Mental Health Monday–#MentalHealthMondayWritingTips

Accurate emotional reactions from characters are CRUCIAL to pull in your reader. On the other hand, an over- or under-reaction jolts your reader out of the story and they just might put your book down.

Working these issues out comes with practice, keen beta readers, crit partners, and skilled editors. There are also several resources and tools out there to help you. I’m sure you’ve heard of The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi and you’ve likely visited their blog, The Bookshelf Muse. And perhaps you’ve read The Writer’s Guide to Psychology by Carolyn Kaufman.

I’ve been posting various mental health topics in an effort to help writers portray their characters accurately too. Now, in addition to my regular Mental Health Monday posts, I will be supplementing mental health writerly tips on Twitter!

My Twitter: http://twitter.com/DiamondLB

Be sure to follow me on Twitter for these little tidbits. (And, I’d be most delighted if y’all would help me out by tweeting this post and retweeting my tweets to spread the word.)

Please use the hashtag: #MentalHealthMondayWritingTips

I’m gonna pay it forward by giving away a copy of The Emotion Thesaurus to one lucky commenter!

Also, please check out Amie Borst’s blog today–she’s hosting a MEGA AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!! TWENTY-FIVE authors are involved, including yours truly. 😉

Don’t forget to pop over the Lydia Kang’s blog to check out her series, Medical Monday. She’ll be back in late August.

(image found on Goodreads)