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Win 50+ books and an eReader!

This is pretty cool stuff. I’ve teamed up with 50+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Paranormal & Sci-Fi Romances to two lucky winners!

Oh, and did I mention the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW eReader?

🔥You can win my novel, The Magician’s Curse, plus books from fifty other awesome authors.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here 🔥

Good luck and enjoy!

A Personal Story and Giveaway with Linda G. Hill

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I’m giving away a book!! Check out my guest post on Transmundane Press’s blog and enter to win a unique copy of the ON FIRE Anthology! Click on the original post to find out how. ❤

Transmundane Press

The first time I saw my name in print in an actual physical book was the day I received my copy of AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I was ecstatic when I got an e-mail from Transmundane Press to say my story had been accepted for the anthology, but nothing–and I mean NOTHING–could have prepared me for the moment I opened a real book and found my name in the Table of Contents. I rushed around the house to show my kids and when I ran out of those, it was all I could do not to tear out of the house and scream at the passing cars, “THAT’S ME!!” while pointing at the book.

Fast forward a few months to Transmundane’s next release, ON FIRE. My story, “The Flame of Lick’s Island” is in there. I was slightly more calm, more organized, when I received it. I resisted…

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There’s still time! 4th Annual SoCS Badge Design Contest

How are your badges coming along, artists, photographers, and badge makers? There are still five slots and two days left to get your design in before the deadline.

What’s in it for you? A chance to have your badge with your name on it posted by 30-40 bloggers per week on their Stream of Consciousness Saturday posts! How exciting is that?!?

We have five contestants already. Here they are in the order they submitted their badges:

Scott, who can’t seem to stop making badges 😉 :

Ruth, with zoomburst flower:

John Holton with his repeat submission:

J-Dub with “a river not a stream”:

and JoAnna with a sparkly stream:

Have a look at these and then check the rules here: if you want to submit your own before 11:59pm DST (-5 GMT) Wednesday August 16, 2017.

What are you waiting for?


There’s still time to get your submission in!

EDIT: Submissions are now closed.

The window for entering the 2017-2018 One-Liner Wednesday badge contest closes at 11:59pm EST (GMT-5) today, Sunday May 21st, 2017. I’ll post the poll for you to vote for your favourite badge tomorrow at about noon. Voting will be open for 24 hours.

If you’d like to take a peek at the contestants so far, here’s a handy list (in the order they were received):

Martians Attack:

Anything Is Possible:

Cries from an Unkempt Garden:

Ohm Sweet Ohm:

No Facilities:

The Zombies Ate My Brains:

If you enter the contest between now and midnight tonight, make sure you drop your link in the comment section here, and don’t forget to link to the original submission call post here, where you’ll find the rules for entry.

Best of luck to all the contestants, above and to follow!


One-Liner Wednesday Badge – Announcing the Winner!

The poll is now closed for your favourite entry in the One-Liner Wednesday badge contest, and we have a winner! In an unprecedented landslide with a whopping 42% of the 26 votes, you chose…

Wes’s badge!!

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Thanks again to all the contestants. You all did a great job!

And congratulations to Wes!! Because you can’t spell “awesome” without Wes!!!


Last Call for the One-Liner Wednesday Badge Contest

There are a little more than four hours left to get your entry in for the One-Liner Wednesday Badge contest, as of the publication of this post. The contest ends tonight (Sunday February 14th/16) at midnight, EST.

We have four more entries for everyone to look at, for a total of seven so far. The new ones that weren’t part of the last reminder post are:

From KG:

From Pamela:

From Wes:

And from Dan:

Please check them out early! The voting will begin sometime tomorrow; the poll will close Tuesday at noon, to give me time to announce the winner before Wednesday’s prompt is published.

Don’t forget, if you want to get your entry in, do it now! You can find the guidelines to enter here:

Best of luck to all the contestants!


Calling all artists, photographers, and badge-makers!

There’s a contest going on right now to design a badge for my weekly prompt, Stream of Consciousness Saturday! The winner will have his or her artwork posted numerous times every week, along with a mention/link to his or her blog as the designer of the badge.

For the contest rules, click here:

This contest closes on Wednesday, August 12th at midnight, Eastern Daylight Time (-5 hours GMT), so get designing or please spread the word via re-blog!

Thanks so much. 😀


My To-Do List w/o Aug 10-16, 2015

Because I just know everyone out there in WordPressLand is interested in my to-do list for the next week, I’m posting it publicly. You see, I have a partial week off. Which means the kids are with their dad for a week, but I still have to drive my mother here and there, and I still have my basement troll (aka my eldest son) and his cats dwelling in my dungeon. During this time I hope to accomplish the following:

  1. Finish editing my novel.
  2. Write the remainder of my Second Seat series for my fiction blog – only 21 days left to go and I’ll have published one entry every day for an entire year!
  3. Annihilate all of the fruit flies in my house, if not the world.
  4. Pitch an article to at least three different publications for my Interview with a Magician. (Yes, I italicized it to make it look as awesome as it’s gonna be.)
  5. Write some fiction, poetry, and articles to sell, to raise money for my upcoming trip to Tokyo!! (Yes, I’m going again in November. The tickets are booked because I won the lottery to get the concert tickets I wanted!!!!!)
  6. (And this may be the hardest of all,) get away from the computer and get some exercise.
  7. (And this may be the hardest thing to avoid, but I have to be realistic,) procrastinate.
  8. Remind everyone that there’s a contest going on for which we have one (fantastic) entry so far. It’s for the new SoCS badge in case you missed the memo. Don’t make me break out the pom-poms. And for pity’s sake don’t make me enter it myself. You’ll rue the day you have to look at any more of my mad paint skillz.


So there you have it, WordPressLand. Can I do it? I think I can. Wish me luck.


SoCS Badge Design Contest – Please Vote!

We have three entries in the Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS) Badge Design contest. Please take a look at all of them before you vote.

Here they are in order of when they entered:

Silver Threading:

Books, Music, Photography, & Movies:

Mindful Digressions: – please note because Doobster at Mindful Digressions hasn’t played by the rules *stares at you, Doobster* and ignored the bit about one badge per entrant, (Rule #5) that if he wins, I will choose which badge of his two will be the ultimate winner.

Poll is closed.

It’s going to be a tough choice – all three are amazing!

The poll will remain open for one day. Results will be posted on Friday.

Vote now and help choose our new SoCS badge!!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge Design Contest!

Okay, let’s do this thing! I’ll be taking entries for the next seven days (today included) for Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge designs. Here are the guidelines:

1. The design can be anything you want it to be but it must include either “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” or “SoCS” and your name and/or the name of your website.

2. Any pictures must be your own.

3. All entries will be posted here on my blog on Thursday August 14th, 2014, along with a poll that will close the next day, on Friday the 15th. I would ask that each of the entrants make a blog post on their own website with their artwork so that I can post links for voters to check them out, and that they link their post back HERE in the comment section no later than Wednesday August 13th. All links included here will be added to the voting list.

4. The winner’s badge will be available for anyone who participates in Stream of Consciousness Saturday to post permanently on their website as a widget and/or to embed in each weekly SoCS post.

5. One entry per person. The contest is open to anyone with a blog, WordPress or otherwise (see #3 for entry requirements).

6, Poll results will not be available while the poll is open. If there is a tie, I will choose the winner myself.

7. If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any questions please ask in the comment section below.

8. Have fun!

Note: The posting of the winning badge with a SoCS post/on a participant’s website will not be a requirement. It’s purely for entertainment/recognition purposes.