Writing on Wednesday: Lagniappe—FREE Books, Book Launch, & Workshop Info

513y9jHtc4L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Julie Cantrell’s book, When Mountains Move, is FREE ON KINDLE. (See my post about this book last August, “Literary Excellence in Christian Fiction.”) Just CLICK HERE to get your free download. As Julie said on Facebook this week:

Thanks to YOUR willingness to share the FREE DOWNLOAD link, WHEN MOUNTAINS MOVE is now #14 on the Amazon Free Kindle List. This means…tons of new readers will discover Millie’s story and that will get folks talking about domestic violence, sexual assault, and other important issues. THANK YOU!!!! Please continue to share and download (even if you’ve already read it…every one counts.)

Workshoppers at the 2012 Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers Workshop enjoy a reading at Off Square Books in Oxford
Workshoppers at the 2012 Yoknapatawpha Summer Writers Workshop enjoy a reading at Off Square Books in Oxford

On a related note, Julie will be among the terrific faculty at this year’s YOK Workshop in Oxford, Mississippi, May 30-June 1. This will be my 7th year at this most wonderful of all writing workshops. There are still a few spots open, so register soon and join us! (HINT: Register by phone at 662-236-6429 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM and save yourself the $21.95 fee the web site charges.) Over the years my fellow participants and the faculty have critiqued several chapters of my books in progress as well as a few essays which have gone on to be published in anthologies.

You can read some of my posts about the workshop if you’re interested:

“The Sucker, the Situation and the Shit” (2012)

“Writers Are Haunted Creatures” (2011)

“Empathetic Imagination: Exploring the Interior World Through Writing” (2010)

“The Writer’s Cross: Transcending the Existential Shorthand” (2009)

“Learning to See (And Write) Sunsets” (2008)

Waffle House Rules coverThe third item in today’s lagniappe is about my friend, Joe Formichella. Joe was editor of The Shoe Burnin’: Stories of Southern Soul, and he just launched a book of short stories: Waffle House Rules, on April 12. “Like” his Facebook Fan page and watch for him to be touring near you soon!

My final item is just a quick reminder:

The Easter essay contest is over at midnight tonight! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO! 1000 words maximum. Details are here.