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Cover Contest!

WOLVES DON’T KNOCK has successfully entered the third round of the Cover of the Month contest (AllAuthor.com). It has amassed 62 votes so far and is among the top 50 book covers of the month. (The final round will narrow it down to the top 24 covers). I truly don’t expect to advance much further, but it’s not in my  nature to give up.

The online voting for the third round is now open. You can vote again in this round. (I believe you can vote every day). Please take a few seconds to vote for me! Thank you!

WOLVES DON’T KNOCK is a psychological drama/thriller, with suspense, mystery, romance, and family relationships. Twenty-two-year-old Miranda escapes from her abductor and the wolves that have tormented her soul for six long years. She returns to her childhood home where her mother, Sharon, caring for Miranda’s son, Kevin, has feared for her daughter’s fate. Uncertainty and distrust taint the first year after Miranda’s return. Miranda and Sharon hide secrets they dare not reveal while constantly wondering when Miranda’s kidnapper will reappear. Can mother and daughter bury their demons and repair their strained relationship? Can Miranda bond with the baby she never knew and find the love she so desperately wants? Will Kevin’s father play a role? Will Sharon find the answers she needs to recover from her own troubled past?

WOLVES DON’T KNOCK is available direct from me or on Amazon.


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Please vote!!

My book, WOLVES DON’T KNOCK, has been nominated for Cover of The Month (October)! I need votes. As of a few minutes ago, it was up to #46 with 43 votes. The number 1 cover has 230 votes. Yikes…I may not have a chance.

Wolves Don't Knock FINAL PRINT COVER

Please take a few seconds to vote for me and help me win this thing! You can vote once every day until the end of October. Thank you muchly!

Here’s the link to vote: AllAuthor

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Please vote!

If you like the cover of my book, Wolves Don’t Knock, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com.

Wolves Don't Knock FINAL PRINT COVER

In the end, this ends up being a popularity contest, something I never win at and something I never usually engage in. But here I am!

The link if you’d like to vote: All Author.

Thank you muchly!


C.A. MacKenzie is the author of the novel WOLVES DON’T KNOCK, a psychological drama/thriller, available from the author or at various retailers, including Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Dont-Knock-C-MacKenzie/dp/1927529387/.

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A Short Story Contest!

Creative Writing Institute’s Short Story Contest offers a fabulous opportunity for publication, in addition to cash prizes.

Prizes: $200, $100, $50. First place winner may choose a free, tutored writing course in lieu of $200 prize.

Top five winners and ten Judge’s Pick stories will be published in 2017 anthology along with best-selling guest writers and stories written by CWI staff. (Available December.)

Word limit: 2,000 words.

Themed, unpublished story must include this sentence: “I am completely and utterly lost.” 

No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc.

Contest closes midnight, EST, August 31, 2017. Only five dollars to enter.

Join the fun!

See full set of guidelines and book cover at http://www.CreativeWritingInstitute.com. Direct questions to head judge, Jianna Higgins, at jianna.higgins@gmail.com.

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Silly Tree? What’s a silly tree??

Silly Tree Anthologies is a new venture by Angel Sharum and Cathy MacKenzie. We just put out our second “call for submissions.” We had several great stories sent in for our first call, but not enough for the book we had hoped for, so we trashed that topic and started another.

Ok. The truth. We’re not offering prize money, nor are we offering compensation for publication. I get that. But, we also aren’t charging for submissions, and most publications charge at least $10.00 for a submission, if not upwards of $25.00 or $35.00.

So. We’re free. FREE. It won’t cost you a penny to submit a story to us. This isn’t a contest. We just want to have a total of 50,000 words in order to publish a wonderful anthology. Yes, of course, they need to be decent stories—no, more than that, they need to be GREAT stories; we’re not publishing crap. In return, however, you will have a professionally edited story (yes, we have a professional editor on hand who will be paid for services rendered) at the end of six months of the publication date. You can do whatever you like with this story. Granted, the odds are against another publication picking up your story, since publications like to have work that is “previously unpublished,” but you can publish it in your own collection and be assured that it is worthy of being in the public’s eye.

Along with a professionally edited version of your story, you will also receive a complementary e-book of the final product. I can guarantee you there will be lots of good reading there. And you—yes, YOU—will be published in an anthology! And who knows what that exposure will bring to you!

What are you waiting for? Submit your scary, terrifying story to us before June 1, 2013. This anthology will be in honor of Halloween.

Check out the submissions guidelines:http://sillytreeanthologies.blogspot.com/

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Call for Submissions – Silly Tree Anthologies

Silly Tree Anthologies is now taking submissions for a scary, terrifying, bone-chilling anthology.

Send us a story that will scare us spitless! Get your stories in before June 1, 2013.

Check out the submissions page: http://sillytreeanthologies.blogspot.ca/p/about.html

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