Regine Allison Claire: Author of YA Fiction

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Poetry Post: We Stopped By the Bank

We Stopped By the Bank

Safe contents rattle
tattling our crime
as if trying to alert police.
Funny how
money cannot talk
when trapped
in a getaway car.


 

I wrote this poem in December 2014, inspired by Heart Soup Poem‘s prompt #280, “Safe”.  The word inspired me to write 3 poems, all very different, but only this one took it into the physical realm of referring to a metal safe. This cheeky little poem was published originally on Twitter.


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Submission Call! PWP Looking for Flash Fiction

Submission Call is OPEN!

Flash fiction (1,000 – 2,500 words)
Closes March 1, 2015!

For all guidelines and to submit: https://paganwriters.submittable.com/submit/30234

 

Pagan Writers Press is currently seeking flash fiction stories of 1,000 – 2,500 words for inclusion in promotional eBooks for the press. Authors will receive a share of the royalties.

This call includes these two themed collections:

  • Paranormal Romance: “These stories focus on relationships, but have a supernatural twist. Characters can be shifters, witches, ghosts, vampires, or a host of other creatures (or be the humans that interact with them). They can be on the darker side, but the focus must be on the relationships.”
  • Halloween / Samhain: “Celebrate the magic and mystique of this solemn (and fun) holiday with stories that occur on this day or the days leading up to it. All non-erotic genres welcome.”

 

From the submission guidelines:

“One submission per author per collection is allowed (i.e. you can submit two different stories to two of the anthologies, but not more than one story for each).

Please review our standard guidelines before submitting your work. Failure to follow them will result in the rejection of your work.

All settings/eras/time periods welcome unless designated in the comments above.

All manner of relationships (straight, GBLT, or polyamorous) are welcome. Graphic lovemaking should be restricted to the Erotic submissions only. Submissions featuring pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, rape as titillation, etc. will be rejected.

Royalties from the sale of the individual anthologies will be split between the company and contributors, paid out on a quarterly basis.  Each contributor will also receive an author’s copy of the complete anthology, which will exist in electronic format only.

Submit your work for the anthologies through this submission system.

All work submitted must be your own, and you shall retain copyright.  We allow reprints, but the work must not have been published within 90 days of submission.

Please direct any questions you may have to angie@paganwriterspress.com.

Deadline for Submissions – March 1, 2015

 

 

It’s an awesome opportunity for anyone who likes to write the itty, bitty stories. So submit today and join the likes of my flash fiction stories, Shift and The Flying Dead.


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Books by Bloggers Giveaway Event!

Parenting Healthy (www.parentinghealthy.com) is hosting the Books by Bloggers Giveaway Event!

I’m pleased to say that I’m taking part, along with other authors who will be giving away a copy of their book or even something else.

Giveaway starts: January 15, 2015 (TODAY!)

Giveaway ends: January 31, 2015

As my contribution, I’m giving away an eBook copy of my young adult novella, Four Sisters. Haven’t read it yet? Join the contest. The winner gets it for FREE from yours truly!

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About Four Sisters:

Celebrate the New Year with this modern myth. Join Fallow in his greatest task during his strangest winter. A story of self-worth, confidence, and finding the courage to do what’s right, even when everyone else casts a doubt.

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Fallow Glyph daydreams during class, asks too many questions and pushes the rules. Even worse, he is haunted by strange nightmares and is fascinated by the Border, the monstrous black wall that all villagers in Wyndeswytch must avoid … or face punishment.

When his feet lead him to the Border, Fallow is determined to find out what is on the other side. What he discovers is nothing like what he anticipated. Caught in the middle of a violent feud between two families of elemental spirits, Fallow finds he must resolve the conflict if he wants to stay alive.

Can an unremarkable teenager become a hero?

 

* Available only as eBook from Amazon (US, UK, Canada), Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords!

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Participate in the Giveaway!

The winner gets a copy of the Four Sisters eBook. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years and older.

To sign up: click on ENTRY FORM below (since I can’t get it to onto this page) and you’ll be taken to the giveaway widget to fill in your email address and name!

 

I’ll contact the winner when the event has ended (aka. the end of the month!)

 


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Post #001: What It Means to Be a Reader

“You, like so many of us, know the value of words, the weight that they can carry. They can melt you down, they can freeze your blood, they can soothe. But words can hurt you, too. They can leave scars, they can break your heart. Maybe you turn those scars into tattoos. Maybe you write down those seven magic words and tape them to your desk. Or maybe you just lock them away and keep them as a treasure for yourself. That’s fine, too.

Whatever the case, you’re a reader. You’re one of us.”

I loved this article. So many great things in it to think about and remember!
♥ to readers everywhere.
– RAC

November Notebook: A YA Lit Blog

Post #1: What It Means to Be a Reader

By Grant Goodman, 9/21/2014

You get it. You’re in on the big secret. You know the password.

You have an active imagination. You know how to tune out the noise around you. You’re a page-turner, you have ink on your fingers, your homepage is set to GoodReads.

To be a reader, of course, means everything.

It means that you’re willing to jump into other people’s shoes. You’re okay with exploring a new world. You understand that it’s fine to feel like fiction can surpass reality. You spend so much time surrounded by reality, anyway. So you open up a little door to somewhere else, you test the waters, and when you come back to your own world, you see things a little differently.

Being a reader makes you a magician. You make something out of nothing. You bring life to…

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