Elias of Elderberry!


So you like dragons? So you like magic? So you like acne-riddled, scrawny heroes? Well, then, have I got a book for you! And I’ll also give you a chance to win a fun prize. But first her book cover:

Check out her amazing book at theresasneed.com

Leave a comment on her website. Then tell me in a comment on my site that you did so, and I’ll give you two chances to win this:

She is approximately 7 1/2 inches tall, made of acrylic and is hand painted.

And if you share this on Facebook, let me know as well! I’ll enter you again in the drawing.

Leave your email address and I’ll contact you if you win. Format you email address like this “email at email dot com.” And that way my host provider won’t throw it in the spam file.

“Both the paperback and the Kindle versions of Elias of Elderberry will be at a reduced cost during the three hour launch only, and then will go back to their original prices. Order yours during the launch and save! Go to facebook and type in Elias of Elderberry book launch. Sign up to be a part of the fun giveaways and Q&A with Theresa planned for May 24th, 2014, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST (don’t forget to adjust for your own time zone.)”

Good Luck! I’m rooting for you!

More Short Story Contest Information


Every year as part of my high school curriculum I teach a short story unit where we read and analyze several different stories from a variety of authors. One of the things I always point out is the key elements of an excellent short:

1. A limited number of characters
2. A single issue
3. The main character is dynamic and round
4. Strong theme
5. Twist or surprise ending

As a celebration of Short Story month I’m offering a contest.

Here are the rules:
1. 1500 words or less (title not included)
2. No horror or sensual/errotica
3. All entries must be emailed to me by midnight May 31, 2012
4. Email entries to authorbetsylove@gmail.com
5. In the subject line put “Short Story Contest” and the title.
6. Cut and paste your story into the body of your email. (No attachments)
7. Include your name and contact information at the end of your email (Snail mail, daytime phone number, etc). T

Only one entry per email address
The stories will NOT be judged by me personally.

“So, what’s in it for me,” you ask.

The winner will receive a choice of one of my books:

The first, second and third place winners will get their stories published on my blog. All rights to your story stay with you once the contest is over.

Good Luck, and may the best short story win!