Monday, March 18, 2013

Character Closeups with EJ Wesley and Writers4Writers

I'm cutting back a bit on blogging for the next few weeks in order to concentrate on writing before the craziness of the A-Z in April Challenge begins, so a few of the Polar Night characters are taking up the slack for me this week.

Danny, Aleksei, and Amanda are visiting with one of my favorite blogger buddies, the totally awseome E.J. Wesley, at his site The Open Vein.

E.J. recently started a new series called Character Closeups, and my characters and I are thrilled to be part of it. Danny is up first, so if you'd like to get to know a bit more about my protagonist visit E.J.'s site here.

I'm offering a free ebook copy of Polar Night at the end of the week, so be sure to stop by E.J.'s if you are interested.

Thank you to E.J. for including me in his series!

Also, today is the day for another round of Writers4Writers! This month's featured writers are Angela Brown and Kyra Lennon, so congratulations to these two fantastic writers!!

If you want to join in and help spread the word about these two authors and their great works, visit the W4WS page here for all the info about this monthly project. 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a good week ahead. In addition to spending time concentrating on my writing this week, I am really looking forward to the start of March Madness. Go Buckeyes! :D

Hope to see you over at E.J.'s place this week. I'll be popping back in here on Thursday for The Big Reveal A-Z Theme Hop and to share a guest post from the wonderful Ellie Garratt


  1. I was just at EJ's!
    Need to start Tweeting the W4W links. Just so many blogfest posts still to visit!

  2. Good luck with all your writing. You are an inspiration, Julie.

  3. Good luck on the writing. So hard to find the time.

  4. A to Z is so close! *ripping out strands of hair*

    Congrats to Kyra and Angela!

  5. It really does help to have those posts written up ahead of time. The first year I pantsed it and nearly didn't make it. :)

    See you over at E.J.'s.

  6. @Alex, yeah, it's crazy (but fun) how much is going on. I couldn't believe it was time for another W4WS already, I almost missed it!

    @Michael, aww, thank you!

    @LD, it really is, especially since I am way too easily distracted. Thanks!

    @Laura, I can't believe it's less that two weeks away.

    @LG, thanks! Yeah, last year I almost had to throw in the A-Z towel. I think I'm much better prepared this year. So I say now LOL.

  7. Best of luck with the writing and keep at it! :)

  8. Hi Julie - I think it's brilliant you've got Polar Nights out here - I'll get my Kindle live tomorrow and then I can learn how to download books - and guess whose book will be one of the first ...

    I am so looking forward to reading it - good luck and craziness abounds in less than 2 weeks now!

    Cheers - Hilary

  9. I'm writing as much as I can for the A to Z challenge. I do hope I can finish before April starts. Good luck with your writing!

  10. @Melissa, thanks!:)

    @Carol, I hope so, thank you!

    @Mark, thanks so much.

    @Hilary, oh, thank you, I'm so thrilled you will be adding the book to your Kindle! I hope you enjoy it.

    @Al, thanks, good luck to you as well. :)

  11. I just read your profile on Danny, and thought it was great! He sounds like a guy that I could really root for!


  12. I will be at EJ's! I started Polar Night this weekend. Yay!

    Thanks for mentioning w4ws.

  13. Good luck with the writing! Heading over to E.J.'s. :)

  14. Good luck! Thanks for giving a shout-out for the W4WS. I wish both spotlighted authors all the luck!

  15. @Julie, I'm glad you liked it, hope you will like the character. Thanks!

    @Mary, yay! I hope you like it, thanks so much.

    @Cherie, thank you!

    @Christine, my pleasure, the W4WS project is a lot of fun. :)

  16. Character close ups sounds like a great idea to dig a little deeper into your book. And yay for Kyra and Angela!

  17. @Julie, thanks! And I second your yays. :D

  18. Character close ups sound awesome! Heading to EJ's.

  19. Thanks for the W4WS shout out! I love how the blogging community comes together to help one another out!

  20. Heading over to EJ's...Congrats on the spotlight! I know I'm late. I'm so far behind on everything, it seems like I will never catch up.

  21. @Tyrean, thank you!

    @Stephen, my pleasure, I totally agree.

    @Melissa, oh, I know what you mean, I am getting really far behind myself. Thanks so much!

  22. I've already tweeted for Kyra and Angela!
    And I already have a copy of Polar Night which I won a few weeks back!
    Off to E.J's place...

  23. I tweeted and spread the word.

    I'm also taking a blogging break soon to recharge myself before A to Z.

    I'll check out the link.

  24. @Michelle, thanks, I'll see you at EJ's! :)

    @hibilala, thank you.

    @Medeia, thanks so much, and I hope you will have a nice break.

  25. I better get started on the A-Z posts too. It's coming soon!

  26. @Elizabeth, I know, I can't believe it. Good luck!

  27. I'm stopping by today from the A to Z challenge. Congrats on signing up! Good luck. This is my first year with the A to Z challenge, even though I've watched it grow over the last 3 years. I'm also taking part in the Reveal on the 21st. I'm trying to share some positivity with my #WriteMotivation friends on Twitter (and to help keep me positive in the process)
    Hope to see you around. :)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)

  28. Hi Jamie! Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad to meet you. I will look forward to your posts during the Challenge!

  29. good for you! its also spring break here! i'm working like crazy to get done for the month!

  30. Thanks, Tara. Good luck with getting everything done, I know it's a crazy time.


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