Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Christmas Project Writing Contest

Several of our Write Integrity Press and Pix-N-Pens authors are joining together to write a Christmas novella and they want to invite one guest to join them in the project.

We don't want to give away all the details at this point, but we need to provide you with a few of them so you'll know if this is something you'd like to participate in.

The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt will be published online in a "blog hop" by chapters over a two-week period in December, and then published in digital format on December 13th. Each author, and one guest, will write 2000-2500 words for their section, with the story being due November 15th. If you wish to participate, we'll send you the details, and then you write a story matching our theme. Submit your story by the November 15th deadline. The participating authors and I will choose one winner out of all submissions to be included with the project. The winner will be chosen and notified no later than December 1st.

We have lots of fun and surprises in store for the person whose story is chosen as the guest post. This contest is open to international writers, too!

If you're interested in participating in this project, please send me an e-mail - editor [at] writeintegrity [dot] com - and I'll send you more details. Serious inquiries only, please. We're moving fast on this story and want to give everyone a chance to participate! Requests will be taken ONLY this week, by Friday, October  19th, midnight (eastern time zone) so if this is something you think you'd like to do send me an e-mail now!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Magnificent Hope Store

We're thrilled and excited to announce the Magnificent Hope store, just in time for Christmas!

Magnificent Hope is such a wonderful part of 2012, and we're happy that she will continue to be with us through merchandise and special appearances all throughout the year. (Shhh ... she's even hosting a Christmas party this year - stay tuned for all the details after Thanksgiving!)

We've added a special blurb on our Zazzle site to tell people what Magnificent Hope is all about:

Magnificent Hope was created as the "Flat Stanley" for Write Integrity Press's virtual book tour during the summer of 2012. Hope Tour 2012 had a three-fold purpose: 1) to promote authors of Write Integrity Press and Pix-N-Pens Publishing, as well as other inspirational authors; 2) to promote awareness of several worthy causes to encourage people to get involved in their own backyards and to be the hands and feet of Jesus wherever we go; 3) to impact the lives of readers worldwide in a positive light, sharing Hope and the message of Jesus in all we do.

Who is Magnificent Hope? Magnificent Hope lives inside each of us, but we must be willing to let God use us however He wishes for her to thrive and be evident to others. Her rainbow hair represents all of us, all over the world, who want to live for Jesus. Her sparkle represents the Holy Spirit living within us. Her actions represent Jesus, and our actions reflect Him. Magnificent Hope also represents all we can be when we allow God’s love to guide our every thought, our every word, our every action. She represents all of the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. 25% of all proceeds will be used to establish the Magnificent Hope Foundation, an organization purposed to help fund, assist, and promote worthy organizations and needs.

So we invite you to drop by our store, and check out the fun merchandise. You'll find Christmas ornaments, postage stamps, mousepads, mugs, t-shirts, aprons, puzzles, skins for your electronics, note cards, greeting cards, calendars, and much more!

Here's the link: 

To celebrate, we're having a giveaway. Share the store link (and/or this blog post) on Facebook, Twitter, your blog or website, by e-mail to your friends and family, or post it on any other social network (no spamming please), then send Magnificent Hope an e-mail, magnificenthope [at] yahoo [dot] com, letting her know where you shared it. You'll get an entry for each way you do it.

The winner will receive one Magnificent Hope mouse pad, one Magnificent Hope mug, and a book of their choice (print or digital) from any of our books published this year.

We'll have the drawing next Friday, October 19th.

THANK YOU so much for helping us spread the word!!