Today, I learned about the Post, Pimp, and Promote Party from awesome blogger Marc Shuster. Here are the rules:
1. PIMP: Share a link to a blog post, book or other venture you’re stoked about.
2. PROMOTE: Share a link to a pal’s post, book or other work you think ROCKS.
3. MINGLE: Have fun checking out others’ links, while the rest of the partygoers enjoy yours. Feel free to pop by later or over the next few days to catch links of the fashionably late.
So, to Pimp: I’m happy to give a well-deserved “pimp” to a novella out from MUSA Publishing by author Jennifer Mason-Black. It’s called Phoenix, and while it’s a short work (being a novella), the characters were so real — so amazing, so damaged and hurt — that it was a compelling read that I wanted to go on, instead of end. Sigh. Them’s the breaks: good stuff always ends too soon!
To Promote: I’m going to promote the Write-a-thons going on over at Clarion and Clarion West. If you want to support new great writers in the SF+F genres, this is where to put your money! We write, the Clarions get money to support their workshops, everyone feels the love. So, I’m writing this time for Clarion West (since some folks I’ve come to appreciate are going there this year) and I’d love to have your sponsorship. At Clarion’s site, I can recommend Sarah Hans as a writer worth sponsoring. She’s in my writing group, and is an all-around excellent person as well as a wonderful writer.
OK, so now I’m off to Mingle for a bit, before I buckle down and try my hand at some actual writing today! Ciao for now!