Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Council Opens 2016 Contest


The Council for Wisconsin Writers announces that its awards contests are open for entries for work published in 2016.

From: Council for Wisconsin Writers  www.wiswriters.org

Contact: Jerrianne Hayslett jfarhsi@aol.com  414-766-9481

Release Date: now

The Council for Wisconsin Writers opens its Wisconsin Writers Awards contests on Nov. 1. Work published by Wisconsin writers in 2016 is eligible in seven categories, including book-length fiction, nonfiction and poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; a set of five poems two of which must have been published in the contest year, and children’s literature.

First-place winners receive $500 and a one-week writer's residency at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point WI. Honorable mention recipients receive $50  and a one-week writer's residency at the Painted Forest Study Center in Valton WI.

Entries for this year’s Wisconsin Writers Awards must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2017. Authors who enter must be current Wisconsin residents.

The entry fee is $25. Membership in CWW is not required, but members are entitled to one free entry. Out-of-state judges will make the selections. Awards will be presented at a banquet in May 2017. The Major Achievement Award for 2016 will also be presented at the May banquet. That award, which includes a prize of $1,000, recognizes a Wisconsin writer for work of extraordinary literary merit.

CWW also sponsors an Essay Award for Young Writers (1,500 word maximum) for Wisconsin high school students; there is no entry fee. The award is $250 for the winning student. Members of the board will judge. Entries for the student essay contest must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2017.

Specific guidelines, entry forms, and important additional information for each award category are available in the 2016 Entry Forms section of the website, wiswriters.org/2016-contest-entry-forms.

CWW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of published Wisconsin writers and encouraging an appreciation of Wisconsin writing.

For more information about the Council for Wisconsin Writers and its Awards program, please go to www.wiswriters.org.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Barbara M Britton and Providence: Hannah's Journey

New from Barbara M. Britton
Providence: Hannah’s Journey”~ Harbourlight Books~ October 2016

As the sole daughter of the chief priest, Hannah is publicly shamed when the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her. Determined to restore her family's honor, she escapes Jerusalem in hopes of finding the prophet and convincing him to restore her deformities. Gilead, a young Hebrew guard sympathetic to her plight, willingly accompanies her. On their way, they are captured by a band of raiders and Hannah is forced to serve in the household of the commander of the Aramean army, an officer who is in need of healing himself. Meanwhile, Gilead is being used as sword practice for the Aramean soldiers. Hannah must act fast to save Gilead and herself, but survival will mean coaxing the prophet of Israel to heal an enemy commander.

$4.99 eBook
$15.99 Print
Buy on Amazon

Sample review from an Amazon reader, supplied by the author:
As an avid reader of fictional novels and daily bible reading I love this idea of bringing bible stories to life! Sometimes reading through the bible I wonder about lives and "the rest of the story". Barbara brings the story of in 2 Kings to life using a beautiful romance, faith and love. Both the heroin and her true love have the faith to believe all things are possible! It speaks truth to the fact that healing was a reality and is still a reality today for those who have the faith to believe. Sometimes we don't get what we want in our time but as this story reveals God always has perfect timing and there are reasons why sometimes he makes us wait as he made Hannah wait. I always love a story with a good ending too and I was extremely surprised but I wont be the spoiler. This book is what I will call a Biblical Harlequin romance! I am looking forward to her next book. Thank you Barbara Britton!

Enjoy the video trailer:


About the author:

Barbara M. Britton
Barbara M. Britton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but currently lives in Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes romantic adventures for teens and adults. Barb has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Wisconsin Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. 



“Building Benjamin: Naomi’s Journey”~ Harbourlight Books~ February 2017