3...2...1...We have liftoff! Welcome to our brand new group blog, Title Magic. Who are we? We are the 10 finalists in 2007's American Title contest sponsored by Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine and Dorchester Publishing. The American Title is like American Idol but for authors and their books instead of singers. Each year, the contest has a different sub-genre of romance in the spotlight, and this year it was paranormal. Hey, what's not to love about vampires and fairies and sexy otherworldlies? :)
Voting for American Title takes place online during five rounds of competition. After each round, unfortunately the two contestants with the least amount of votes are eliminated. But they aren't eliminated here! Even though we're down to six contestants in the competition as of today, all of us are staking our claim in the blogosphere. We'll be bringing you daily (M-F) posts on writing-related topics of all kinds and some wonderful guest bloggers from time to time. Our first guest blogger will be the fabulous Anna Campbell this Friday. Anna is the author of the much-talked-about Claiming the Courtesan and this month's Untouched. She always has wisdom, and often a good bit of humor, to share with blog readers.
Since the contest is still under way, the six of us who are still in the running would very much appreciate you checking out the latest round starting today (the information is typically up in the late morning) and cast your vote. Round 3 lasts from Dec. 17 through Dec. 30. I know it's an incredibly busy time of year, but it only takes a moment to vote. And the stakes are high. The winner of the competition will have her book published by Dorchester.
Regular blog topics will start tomorrow, so we hope you'll bookmark Title Magic and make a point of visiting and commenting every day. We're excited about the group's endeavor. And now some questions for you:
1. What would you like to see on writing-related blogs that you haven't?
2. What types of things do you think are covered too much or are just not of interest?
3. What keeps you coming back to a blog day after day?
We want to make Title Magic a blog destination, a place where you can learn something and have fun at the same time.