January 17thPublished by LeadMare • Jan 17th, 2009 • Category: GHC News
THE BARN DOORS ARE OPEN. It’s time to spiff up our new (old) virtual barn for another special guest, author Jessica Burkhart whose first book series Canterwood Crest released this month. Here’s some background:
Horse-Crazy Jessica started writing at age 14 to fill a void after spinal fusion for severe scoliosis meant she could no longer ride horses. While building her author’s resume with more than 100 articles as a freelancer for teen magazines, Jessica started college at age 16. As a senior at Florida State University she signed up to write a novel in 30 days as part of the National Novel Writing Month. By the time she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English at age 20, she had an agent and a book deal with Simon & Schuster. Go horse girls!
Jessica will be here for an Interactive View to meet y’all and answer your questions from February 7th through 14th. I hope you’re as excited as I am to welcome this talented author and learn more about Canterwood Crest!
BLOG SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN. Many of you know the ground rules, but if you’re new around here and are interested in contributing to GHC as an author, please keep these things in mind:
AIM HIGH. We have many talented horse girls contributing to GHC. Some have been writing here for nearly 2 years, and they continue to raise the bar higher and higher (go horse girls!). I don’t expect guest authors to soar over that bar, but the minimum expectation is still high. Just ask our Junior Bloggers — they worked hard to earn a spot on the GHC roster.
FICTION & POETRY SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED (sorry). I know many of you are eager to contribute fiction and poetry, and many of you are eager to read those contributions. The blog has always been a place for non-fiction (occasionally featuring fiction/poetry from GHC competition winners). Since the Loft Book Club is in need of serious repair, I’m thinking about creating a blog area for fiction and poetry. But the only way I can do that is if I have more resources, and right now I don’t. So until I can figure things out, or until something (or someone) comes along to help, I appreciate your patience.