Do you need a little writing-oriented chuckle? Check this out:Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.The winners are posted here:  and are quite funny — and well… Read more »

Katie Davis’ Book on Promotion

Check out this book giveaway on Shutta Crum’s website. It’s for Katie Davis’ new book, How to Promote Your Children’s Book ( Katie’s approach to promotion is unique because it is focused on what she can offer to others versus what others can do for her. Even writers who are pre-published could benefit from her tips and secrets. Why not be… Read more »

Shutta Crum’s New Book, MINE!, and Trailer

Shutta’s new picture book, MINE!, illustrated by Patrice Barton, is racking up the starred reviews — Publishers Weekly, the Library Journal — who knows what’s next? and the trailer is adorable..