I'm a Finalist in the WD Contest #74



WD Contest Finalist

I’ve been entering contests this year to get my work out there to a larger audience. Short stories and flash fiction also happen to be great ways to keep your writing muscles in shape.

So a month ago, I tried my hand at one of Writer’s Digest’s contests. It’s based on a photo. You have to write the first line of the story in less than 25 words. Well, I submitted and promptly forgot about it.

Then on Friday I got an email saying that I’m a finalist in the WD Your Story #74 Contest! The twelve finalists are listed on the Writer’s Digest website and they are letting readers vote on the winner.

Please vote for the entry you think is the best (Mine is option E). You can comment on the WD page or send them a quick email.


I really and truly appreciate your support!


Barnes & Noble B-Fest

In other exciting news, I spent the weekend at the Waterbury Barnes and Noble as part of their national Teen Book Festival, B-Fest. I sold some books, chatted with some cool readers, and met some awesome authors. It was a great weekend!

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Michael Slaughter, Joseph Adomavicia, me, and Patrick Freivald.

Michael writes motivational non-fiction, Joseph has a beautiful collection of poetry, and Patrick has terrific horror novels and short stories.

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Here’s me at the table. 🙂

Update on Highway Thirteen to Manhattan

I’m wrapping up line edits of Highway Thirteen to Manhattan this week. What a journey it’s been to get the book here. Next it goes to the layout team for the ARC, which will be available in mid-July in ebook and paperback format.

If anyone is a book reviewer or librarian and would like to request an ARC, please email me at: kourtney.heintz(at)yahoo.com or comment below.

If you’d love to win an ARC, keep your eyes peeled for my Goodreads giveaways of ARCs this summer. I’ll also do a couple ARC giveaways on my blog, too. The ebook ARC will be available on Netgalley too.

Lastly, I’m planning the cover reveal for the week of July 10-17. If any blogger would like to participate, let me know and I will send you the back cover summary, cover image, and anything else you might need.


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