Happy New Year! A Micro-pub Giveaway With Some Of My Favorite Authors

by @thewritermama on January 1, 2014 · 27 comments

Folks, I have extended this giveaway/goal-sharing opportunity in honor of Snowmaggedon 2014. You now have until Sunday, January 12th at midnight! Thanks for sharing!

Happy New Year, writers!

I asked some of my favorite authors if they would share their 2014 resolutions as part of a week-long e-book giveaway.

And they said yes!

We’re giving away a total of 15 e-books to one lucky winner one week from today on Monday, January 13th.

I’ll announce the winner here, in this blog.

To enter for a chance to win, simply post your professional resolutions for the New Year in the comments.

Post your comment by midnight, Tuesday, January 7th for your chance to win. Keep it short and sweet like this, and no blatant self-promotion, please. Focus on your mission/goals for changing the world for the better in 2014!

And now, without further ado, let’s meet our giveaway authors via their 2014 resolutions.

Cindy Hudson, Family Literacy Expert, Mother-Daughter Book Club Author & Journalist

Cindy is giving away a copy of the Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting Planner Guides, Collections One & Two and the Cultural Explorations Collection Learn More

I will continue to write about family literacy and the multiple ways to achieve it, especially through parent-child book clubs, so that every parent will understand the many benefits that can be gained through reading with their children and have greater access to resources that support their efforts. By the end of the year, I will have an easily accessible collection of e-books, magazine articles and videos for all my readers.

Judy Miller, International Adoption Expert,  and Advocate

Judy is giving away a copy of What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween Learn More

My mission in 2014 is to continue to write about parenting adopted children, focusing on a broader and deeper examination of the fallout that can occur because of issues inherent to adoption. I will continue to be a resource for adoptive parents and support for adopted persons and birth parents through coaching, teaching, workshops, and appearances at conferences and on radio. I will launch my second book—a healing workbook for adopted adults—in early 2014. I will launch a third book in the second half of 2014.

Krysty Krywko, Hearing Loss Expert and Advocate

Krysty is giving away a copy of Late-onset Hearing Loss, A Parent’s Perspective Learn More

My mission in 2014 is to support and provide information for parents who have chosen the path of listening and spoken language for their children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). My view of working with children who are DHH is that they are part of the mainstream education setting, so it is just as important to get the mainstream ready for them, as it is to get children ready for the mainstream. With this in mind, my mission is also to help classroom educators and administrators understand the strengths that children who are DHH bring to the classroom, as well as the challenges they may face.

In order to support my mission, I will work towards developing my website into a go-to resource for families and educators who are supporting a child who is DHH. Website users will find what they need via my e-books, free informational downloads, and informative resources.

Parents are inundated with information right from the initial diagnosis of their child’s hearing loss. It can be an overwhelming task to sort through the emotions of learning about a diagnosis as well as trying to make appropriate decisions as to what therapy is needed. The information found in my e-book and website help parents of newly diagnosed children gain confidence in working with their child’s hearing loss.

Malia Jacobson, Sleep Expert, Health Journalist & Author

Malia is giving away a copy of Ready, Set, Sleep, 50 Ways To Help Your Child Sleep, So You Can Sleep Too Learn More & Sleep Tight, Every Night, Helping Toddlers & Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks Or Tirades Learn More

In 2014 I will continue to support parents in building a happy, healthy, well-rested family. I will work hard to provide the latest evidence-based health and parenting information for readers across multiple media platforms. Through national and regional articles, television appearances, speaking engagements, my blog, and personalized sleep coaching, I’ll assist families as they work toward their goals of better sleep, better health, and a harmonious, thriving family.

Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D, Detachment Parenting Expert, Psychology Journalist & Author

Heidi is giving away a copy of Detachment Parent, 33 Ways To Keep Your Cool When Kids Melt Down Learn More

My mission in 2014 is to help parents uncover the emotional habits that shape their realities. Through a series of how-to articles, readers will learn how to tune in to their feelings, step back in healthy ways, and revise unhelpful beliefs and behaviors. My goal is to offer great insights and specific strategies that profoundly change readers’ awareness of themselves and their ability to handle life’s toughest personal and parenting challenges. Armed with this practical emotion management wisdom, parents will be empowered to build healthy emotion habits with their children.

Lela Davidson, Award-winning Humorist, Essayist & Author

Lela is giving away a copy of Blacklisted From The PTA Learn More & Who Peed On My Yoga Mat? Learn More

In 2014 I will continue to share the strange and ordinary things that make me laugh or cry or create a spreadsheet. Now with new and improved sources of material (ie. co-workers, startup culture, cowboy boots). If you’ll have me, I’d love to come talk to your group. From the Junior League to your book club meeting at Carl’s Jr., I am happy to oblige. And finally, I’ll be scribbling away in notebooks and on MacBooks, collecting the best moments for my next essay collection, coming Spring 2015.

Christa Melnyk Hines, Family Communication Expert, Freelance Journalist & Author

Christa is giving away a copy of Confidently Connected, A Mom’s Guide To A Satisfying Social Life Learn More

I am energized and excited about 2014! This year I plan to continue reaching out to moms who create a thriving, balanced social life that supports emotional health. I will continue to expand my portfolio of published articles, my live and online communities, my blog and monthly newsletter. I will continue to inspire healthy communication in family relationships in all of my expert roles, and I look forward to launching a second ebook by the end of 2014.

Lara Krupicka, Bucket List Living Expert, Freelance Journalist & Author

Lara is giving away a copy of Family Bucket Lists, Bring More Fun, Adventure & Camaraderie Into Every Day Learn More

In 2014 I resolve to make more time for completing goals on my family’s bucket list (like seeing Blue Man Group) and venturing deeper into interests my kids & I have discovered in the past year. I hope to see more moms than ever embrace the bucket list lifestyle with their families. I plan to create more tools & resources that encourage moms to write down and live out their own bucket lists.

And last but not least, here’s my 2014 resolution…

Christina Katz, Micro-publishing Trainer, Nonfiction Writing Career Coach, Platform Development Expert & Journalist

I am giving away a copy of Permission Granted, 45 Reasons To Micro-publish Learn More, a copy of Write For Regional Parenting Publications For Fun & Profit Learn More, and a copy of Discover Your Platform Potential, A Get Known Before The Book Deal Workbook Learn More.

In 2014, I will continue to teach, coach, and train the most highly motivated writers, helping them own their expertise, channel it into written forms, and leverage their best works so they can prosper while growing a satisfying writing career that makes the world a better place for all. I want every writer in the world who wants to micro-publish to know how to proceed and succeed by the end of 2014. Also by the end of the year, the best of my work will be available in a complete library of multi-media forms at ChristinaKatz.com.

Okay, now it’s your your turn!

What are your professional 2014 New Year’s resolutions?

Please post yours in the comments below for a chance to win.

Keep it short and sweet like this, and no blatant self-promotion, please. Focus on your mission/goals for changing the world for the better in 2014!

And happy New Year!

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  • Sue LeBreton

    In 2014 I am excited about developing my author website and
    writing my first e-book. I will increase my body of work and continue to improve my writing skills. While embracing new challenges I will celebrate my success and savor the joy of the process.

  • Kerrie McLoughlin

    After writing for the regionals for 5 years, it’s time to move to writing for BOTH nationals and regionals, since I really enjoy the local pubs (not drinking establishments!) but would like to go more in-depth with my writing. Also to publish 5 more ebooks!

  • Sue Bradford Edwards

    This year I want to get more of my work out there so each month I will submit a new manuscript and resubmit an older manuscript.

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  • Cate Macabe

    I will have a new website up by the end of January, finish a novel and pitch it at a conference in April, and have a short story collection ready to self-publish in June.

  • Mandy Fields Yokim

    My goals are: 1) to continue growing my new global-education project; 2) set-up a professional website for my writing separate from my Wonderaddo website; 3) pitch more articles and try to get into a national publication again!; and lastly 4) get my children’s book idea fleshed out and ready to submit.

  • Colleen Sall

    I’m writing the everyman/woman’s book on exploring and discovering why each person’s life matters, starting with my own life. I am setting aside a set time every day to work on this as well as time to travel, both physically figuratively, as part of my research to write this book. Writing this comment is a first step in publicly committing to this project.

  • RB Austin

    In 2014 I hope to finish editing both of my current WIPs, and since I don’t want to jinx it, I won’t say that I also hope both of them get picked up by publishers. 😉

  • Krysten Hager

    To learn more about promotion and begin the editing process for my MG novel

  • Tiffany Doerr Guerzon

    Three goals: 1 is a dollar amount I need to make each month, 2 is to get an article or essay published in a national mag and 3 is to finish the rewrite of my middle grade novel.

  • -finally graduate from college
    -book a photography exhibit
    -article in a regional parenting mag

  • After the successful publication of my novel, Dakota Blues, a midlife coming-of-age story, people kept asking, “Where’s the sequel?” So I decided to create not one but three novels to show the continuing journey of Karen Grace. My goal is to get the first one, Tropical Blues, out by the end of the year. Oh, and lose 10 pounds!

  • Ellen Hall Saunders

    My goals are to submit more of my work for publication, improve my website and write a first draft of my memoir. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

  • My two main goals for 2014? To bring into being the first-ever Writer Unboxed live event. And to see a successful launch for my second novel, The Moon Sisters. Sleep would be nice, too.

    Thanks for all of your inspiring work, ladies!

  • Marianne Peters

    My goals this year are both tangible and intangible. Tangible: publish my first ebook, update my website, and get into a steady rhythm of submitting my work to editors. Intangible: finally embrace my awesome inner artist and let her run amuck! She’s been waiting a long time.

  • Jane Estes

    In 2014, I am looking forward to making the last revisions on my first novel and finding an agent. Expanding my platform and finding more writing gigs are number 2 and 3 on the list. And of course selling my book or finding alternative publishing avenues, if need be. It’s an exciting time!

  • Caroline Leavitt

    Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You.
    In 2014, I need to finish my next novel Cruel Beautiful World or I will have to nail myself to my computer, which would be both painful and impractical. I also want to have a new novel vaguely started, because otherwise I will keep obsessing about Cruel Beautiful World, and that will keep the Klonopin industry in business. My resolutions are always the same: Be kind. Be brave. Take risks. Be loving.

  • Stacy Smith Rogers

    Since moving from Kentucky to Georgia in July, I’ve spent much of the last six months just adjusting to our new home and hometown. My business has been steady, but my goal for 2014 is to be bold and confident and reach beyond my comfort zone to possibilities that will enhance my writing and income.

  • Diane Turner Maller

    In 2014, I will write and submit work regularly to Regional Publications in hopes of reaching my writing goal of acquiring twelve published clips. I hope to establish rhythm and momentum this year by continually setting small achievable goals and working toward them every day.

  • Get two new clients before the end of first quarter. Stay calm, cool and collected.

  • Lisa S.

    I’d like to make 2014 the year my writing business comes to life. Submit articles to RPPs, send out enough queries until at least one is accepted, and continue work on several short stories.

  • Beth Fornauf

    My 2014 goals are to regularly write articles and submit them to Regional Parenting Pubs, and to focus on developing a platform. This is also the year I will finish my book – there, I put it in writing!

  • Sarah E. White

    I do have a book I’m writing this year, so that’s a major professional goal, though not really a resolution. I do resolve this is the year I get better at marketing and less icked out about it. Thanks for all you do to help with that, Christina!

  • My goals this year are to continue to improve my writing skills, be published at least 9 months in RPPs, work on developing my author website, and finish my fiction book I have been working on for two years! /thanks for this great giveaway Christina! xo Alexa

  • Allison Winn Scotch

    Goal: to continue to find joy in the writing and publishing process and NOT to lose sight of that, no matter what. Goal: to take some quiet brain time to refresh and renew so that I’ll have the energy and awareness to find inspiration to start another book. Goal: to remember how lucky I am to have this career!

  • Judy

    My goal is broad: to enjoy the moment and make the absolute most of it, whatever it may be. Happy 2014 everyone!

  • christinakatz

    And the winner of all 15 books is…Jane Estes! Congratulations, Jane. I will put your authors in touch with you. Thank you for participating, everyone. I wish everyone a productive, prosperous year! 🙂

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