Tuesday, February 16, 2016

News Day

Hey everyone! Sorry I missed last week. I was supposed to gather some news pieces to share, but I literally had no time available to spend on the internet until this past weekend.

So for those of you who are unclear about what News Day is about: I'm running a (supposedly) regular weekly feature on Tuesdays where I share news from around our Writing Community. This news can be anything from an interesting blog-post to publishing news and everything in between. You're welcome to send me something you'd like to share. Just contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com with "News Day" in the subject line.

From This Blog

Endless Blog Tour

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who've signed up to help with the blog tour. You guys are all awesome. 

Last Week's Thursday Feature

Obviously, since I didn't do a news post, I didn't get a chance to let everyone know about last Thursday's Interview. M Pepper Langlinais stopped by for a fun interview about everything from edits, critiques and her new book. I'd love if you go check it out

Coming up this week: 

Annalisa Crawford, who recently did very well at the Costa Awards, is stopping by on this Thursday to talk about entering writing competitions. Definitely well worth a read, so don't forget.

Looking for people to feature

For those of you who missed the announcement, I'm running a regular feature on Thursdays for people within the writing community. You don't have to be published, and I'm willing to post guest posts, character interviews and author interviews.

If you'd like to take part (you'll be my hero if you volunteer for next Thursday), please mail me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Use "Thursday Feature" in your subject line. 

Book Releases

Mark of Noba

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Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s been slipping into the background his whole high school career—distracted by his mother’s mental health, unsettled by the vivid dreams that haunt him at night, and overshadowed by the athletic accomplishments of his popular best friends. But this year is going to be different. He’s going to break a few rules, have some fun, and maybe even work up the nerve to ask his crush out on a date. 

But things don’t go exactly as planned. Students are disappearing, Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction. 

Tetra and Sterling have distinct abilities that can help them fight back, but their power depends heavily on the strength of their bond, a connection that transcends friendship, transcends romance. Years apart have left their bond weak. Jumpstarting it will require Sterling to open his heart and his mind and put his full trust in the mysterious Tetra. 

If he doesn’t, neither of them will survive.

Now on Promotion. Buy on Amazon for $0.99

Blog Post Worth Reading

This morning, I read this post by Hugh Howie about making a success of our writing careers, and I thought it makes an excellent point. (Although that might be because I'm following a similar approach.) 

That's it from me for today. Think you have a piece of news I should share? Don't forget to mail me!


  1. That was a good blog post indeed. lol never thought of the quitters and too hard for me folks making it easier for others, but it does as they go bye bye. I've got the living on a very little down too haha

  2. Appreciate your News Day updates and understand when 'things' get in the way on occasion.

  3. No worries, last week was busy for lots of people, so I don't think you missed anything:)

  4. Hey, you do a great job getting the news out, so don't beat yourself up for missing a week. (I think we should double your pay...)


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