IWSG Site Launch & Partners in ParanormYA Blitz

Wednesday, October 2, 2013



Today is a big day in the blogging world, so I'm breaking out the wine and cheese…
Apart from it being a tour day for the Partners in ParanormYA, it's launch day for the Insecure Writers Support Group website. Alex Cavanaugh has been an inspiring and tireless source of support for us all. 

His dream of building on the IWSG, started two years ago, is now realized in this shiny, new site, which will not only be a community base, but an information hub for writers looking for help on the journey. I'm humbled to be serving as part of the admin team along with Alex, Michelle Wallace, Joylene Nowell Butler Susan Gourley/Kelley, L. Diane Wolfe and Lynda Young, Hop over to the IWSG site and join the gang. When you're done, drop in and say howdy on Facebook. 

For today's IWSG post, Alex's co-hosts are Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd. Visit the other group members here.

As for my writing insecurities, I've shelved them—kinda-sorta—in honour of the festivities.

Drumroll please…it's time for the ParanormYA Blitz Tour Post

Welcome to KPIP – I love Badger

*cue Lone Harvest by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com) *
Welcome to KPIP, the radio station where Paranormal is Powerful. For today’s episode of Words and Worlds, we have the ladies of Partners in ParanormYA. I’m your host, DJ Mister Ree.

Mister Ree: Now ladies, I gotta say, I love the PIP and PIP thing we got. You digging it?
Gwen: Uh…
Angela: Sure.
Mister Ree: Yeah! So you’re here to discuss your latest releases, A Guilty Ghost Surprised and They All Fall Down, and it looks like we already have a caller on line. Caller, what’s your question?
Female caller:  Hi! I’m Tamela from South Carolina and I just wanted to say, um, well, really that I loved Givin’ Up the Ghost.
Gwen *blushes*: Thank you.
Tamela: And…I really loved Badger. Simon was such a cutie and that Cappy was a trip but I loved Badger and his accent. I could hear his voice in my head. My boyfriend thought I was nuts. Ha ha ha! I love Badger!
Mister Ree: So…is there a question in there?
Tamela: No. I just love Badger. Okay. Bye, now.
*Gwen and Angela glance at each other then stare at the DJ, eyebrows raised in confusion.*
Mister Ree *clears his throat*: That was one heck of a call folks. Yeah! Good times. For you folks at home, make sure to get in on the giveaway and check out more about A Guilty Ghost Surprised and They all Fall Down.
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About A Guilty Ghost Surprised: Indigo Eady and gang are back with a  feather and a Chance setting off another twisting-turning investigation to bring a cold case, and loved ones, closure at last.
AGGS buy links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About They All Fall Down: Free of their duties as Cleanser and Harvestor, Abby and Basil try to move on with their lives. But some secrets remain. And what is done in the dark won’t be good when it comes to light.
TAFD buy links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown - YA paranormal authors embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Share with us as we take the Indie journey to bring our works to the world. Buckle up! There'll be mystery, mayhem, action and emotional roller coasters...oh, and a few things that go bump in the night.
Hauntings are scary but we love interaction:
Angela’s blog | Gwen’s blog

 

Before you go, the Who's Your Hero? Blogfest will be on October 22-24 to help launch my MG novel, Saving Sam. See my badge on the sidebar? The hop is gonna be easy. Write a maximum of 300 words about someone who's encouraged or inspired you. 

I have a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs as well as copies of both books in the Jamaican Kid Lit series and yeah, I am feeling a little insecure cuz only the Ninja Captain and Spunky Diane are signed up. Join the fun. Sign up on the linky list below.

Thanks for dropping in and don't stop along the way. Go visit the IWSG site!

41 comments:

  1. Much going on, Joy. I can't keep up! I have a bunch of projects working on. I'll help with the blogfest, but please remind me.

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  2. And could not have put together the site without your help! Both on the website and Facebook. The later is someplace out of my reach, but the IWSG is there now.
    Congratulations Gwen and Angela! I think that caller liked Badger...

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  3. Congrats on being on the admin an you're great helping your fellow writers with all that's on your plate.

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  4. Badger must be really cute.

    You did a great job with the Facebook page. I'm happy to be part of the team for the website and look forward to adding to the data and links.

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  5. You are busy!

    A Guilty Ghost looks like a fun read (ghost dog won me over).

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    1. Thanks Charmaine, the ghost dog is a lot of fun in the book :)

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  6. What an exciting day! Thanks for all you do for IWSG. Yes, I signed up for the blogfest. I like the topic. We all need heroes in our lives.

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  7. Thanks so much for being an admin to this amazing new site! It's gonna be great!

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  8. Sheena, being out and about (even if it's virtual) keeps me from being a total hermit.:)

    Diane, happy to be on the team with you too. I love the idea of having all things writing in one place.

    Hey, Charmaine. I've been wondering about you. You've been quiet on the blogging front for a little bit now.

    JQ, thanks for signing up. I'm sure it will be fun!

    Beverly, nice to meet you. Thanks for your hard work.

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  9. Yup, I'm going birthday shopping. Yay for me!

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  10. Congratulations on the site launch. What kind of wine do you like to drink?

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    1. I think I mostly hate wine. Port though, I really like!

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  11. Oh I can't wait to go check out the new IWSG site. And thank you so much for hosting us today, Joy. We do love hanging out here :)

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    1. Any time, Gwen! I love having you guys.

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  12. I love the IWSG site. Thanks to all of you for assisting Alex with the site. I am also going to push away my insecurities for a few days.

    Rachna Chhabria
    Co-host IWSG
    Rachna's Scriptorium

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  13. The new IWSG site is a wonderful idea. All signed up :)

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  14. The IWSG post looks great, Joy! You all did a wonderful job. Congrats!! It's such a great idea to build a community of writers to support and encourage each other. So glad I'm part of the IWSG!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  15. Congratulations, Joy. Bravo on all accounts!

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  16. No insecurities today? That's fabulous. Great new webpage--a nice welcome back to blogging for me today,

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  17. Busy, busy day. Congrats to everyone.

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  18. Funny funny interview. Congrats to everyone. It is a BIG day!!!

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  19. The new site looks great, well done! I'll be visiting it quite often, I'm sure :)

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  20. Thanks for dropping in, guys. Yeah, I look forward to using the site too as a one-stop writing depot.

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  21. I'm glad to be a part of the IWSG page :-)

    And thanks for having me and Gwen here today!

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    1. Glad to have you both, Angela. You're fabulous writes and the IWSG Page is shaping up to be fab too. :) Thanks for signing up for the fest.

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  22. I'm impressed by the shelving of the insecurities. Please let me know how you did that ;)
    Awesome working with you, Joy.

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    1. The answer is that I'm easily distracted. :) It's been great working with you too.

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  23. Joy, I'm super-late here at your place. My apologies. I had intended popping in earlier, but you know how hectic it's been?
    It's been great working with you for the IWSG launch. You've done a fabulous job. Thank you!
    Gwen and Angela are a dynamic duo!
    I'm off to sign up for your blogfest.
    Oh, and I think I'll join you in a glass of Port... just what I need...

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  24. No worries, Michelle. I know yesterday was crazy-busy. Love working with you too.
    Thanks for coming on for the hop and yeah, I love me some Port any time.

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  25. I love the format of this and it's great seeing Angela and Gwen everywhere.

    The IWSG website is fantastic.

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  26. Both awesome books, Ladies.
    Fun post, too! :)

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  27. Didn't mean to overlook commenting on Alex's new site. It's awesome!

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  28. Congrats and best wishes to Angela and Gwen! Yay for Alex's new site. It will be such a help for writers. Thanks for the generous donation of your time, Joy! :-)

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  29. Thanks, guys. Melissa, no worries. :)

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  30. The site looks fantastic. I'm glad your shelved your insecurities. Don't we all need to do that at times?

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    1. Hey, Mina. Thanks for coming by. Yup, it's good to lay the negative aside.

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