(PRWEB) April 13, 2005
In its ongoing effort to promote books written by new and emerging authors, OnceWritten.com has announced its April Book GiveAway sweepstakes lineup. This month's selection celebrates National Poetry Month with the Anne Bradstreet biography, Mistress Bradstreet. Also included in the selection is the critically acclaimed how-to, e-book A Freelance Writer's Guide to Query Letters that Sell. Two autographed fiction novels are also included in the line-up, More Than They Could Chew by Rob Roberge, and Bump, written by Diana Wagman. This month's complete selection includes:
Mistress Bradstreet, Charlotte Gordon
For many, Anne Bradstreet's name is familiar from the early pages of anthologies of American poetry or from John Berryman's famous tribute to her. But few know that she was the first published poet-male or female-to emerge from the wilderness of the New World, or that her slim volume of verse was a runaway bestseller. Now, in this illuminating biography, Charlotte Gordon reveals Anne Bradstreet to be an electrifying personality at the center of one of the most fascinating periods in our country's history.Â
A Confidential Source, Jan Brogan
Prize-winning investigative reporter Hallie Ahern stood tall in Boston's media world, until she fatally compromised a major story. Today in self-imposed exile in Providence, Rhode Island, she types up press releases from a tiny newspaper office, until she witnesses a robbery and the brutal slaying of a convenience store owner. Now seizing her shot at redemption, Hallie is determined to prove she still has the skills of a real reporter.
Bump, Diana Wagman
Bump is the story of a trio of motorists and one policeman linked together by a tangled, life-altering web of coincidence in the immediate aftermath of a three-car pileup in Los Angeles.
Cagebird, Karin Lowachee
Yuri Kirov is a killer, a spy, a blackmailer, and a pirate captainÂdoing life in prison. That is until Earthhub Black Ops agents decide to make Yuri their secret weapon in a covert interstellar power grab. Controlled by men even more ruthless than the brigands heÂs ordered to betray, Yuri is back again in deep space where his survival depends on a dangerous act: trusting a strangerÂs offer of help.
Gods in Alabama, Joshilyn Jackson
When Arlene Fleet heads up north for college, she makes three promises to God: She will stop fornicating with every boy who crosses her path; never tell another lie; and never, ever go back to her hometown of Possett, Alabama. All she wants from Him is one little miracle: make sure the body is never found. Ten years later, Arlene's high school archenemy comes looking for the golden-haired football hero who disappeared during their senior year.
More Than They Could Chew, Rob Roberge
Determined to be covert about an affair he's having with a woman already spoken for (by another woman), Nick Ray buys the cheapest computer he can find at a local pawn shop, only to discover that the hard drive contains the names and addresses of dozens of members of the Witness Protection Program. Nick soon learns that having something to sell can end up simply making you a valuable commodity to someone else wanting to make a big score... Â
A Freelance Writer's Guide to Query Letters that Sell, Mridu Khullar
This 130-page e-book contains all the information you need about matching ideas to markets, pitching to national and international magazines, determining a magazineÂs focus, finding media-savvy experts, getting and keeping an editorÂs attention, and everything else that goes into the writing of a successful query letter.
OnceWritten.com was established to provide a forum to help emerging writers find a way to promote their books. Daily writing prompts, writing advice by newly published and established authors, and a list of major writing contests are all part of the free service offered at the website. For complete details, visit http://www.oncewritten.com/BookGiveAways.htm now.
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