Monday, May 14, 2012

Kindness ROCKS!

To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I'm participating too!

***I chose to blitz Mona Pease, my crit buddy from The Red Pen Writers MG Critique Group because she has helped me tremendously with her knowledge of all things country and colonial. She has guided me through specifics such as the making of brown bread, the stringing of mushrooms and pointing out that jute was used for fabric and not rope in 1776. My MG historical fiction novel is stronger because of her.

Thank you Mona. For my RAOK gift I'm offering to help you with your pitch line and query letter when you are ready to shop your MG novel to agents and/or editors.

I really appreciate Mona who blogs at

If you have a minute, please stop in and tell her how awesome she is!***

Do you know someone special that you'd like to randomly acknowledge? 
Don't be shy--come join us and celebrate!
Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. 

Kindness makes the world go round. :)
Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  
Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Timeless Young Adult Romance Anthology - June 2012

Pugalicious Press has announced its  Timeless Young Adult Romance Anthology authors and their short stories.
The Storyteller’s Daughter by Gayle C. Krause
And The Nightingale Sang by Kip Wilson
A Light Of Victory by Jennifer Carson
The Angel of the Bastille by J.R. Sparlin
Stella’s Hero by Kristine Asselin & Ansha Kotyk
In this Moment by D.E. Atwood
It Lies Beneath by Magda Knight
Timeless will be available as an eBook for all eBook readers June 2012. 
I hope all my readers will support the anthology. Thank you. :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

And the of the Picture Book Page Turner Contest Winner is..........

Julie Bergman for A Beautiful Day in Sunnybrook Hollow.

It was a beautiful day in Sunnybrook Hollow.

Morris McCreedy leaned out his bedroom window and inhaled the fresh scent of wild poppies.

“I hate spring,” he groaned.

First of all I love the MC's name. He just sounds like he's going to get into trouble.

Secondly, why does he hate spring? Allergies? 

You really want to find out why a kid would not like the time of year when he could spend more time playing outside.

Nice page turn.......

Please contact me through my website (see address in upper right hand corner) for details on your FULL picture book critique. And congratulations.

Gayle C. Krause

Energized to Write for the New Year

 So happy to be attending the SCBWI National Conference this week. My peer critiques went well two nights ago, and energized me to see the p...