Sunday, December 26, 2010

Writing Goals for 2011

One of the writers in my writing group threw down the challenge to write a minimum of ten minutes per day in 2011.  Well, I’m extending the challenge to each of you—only hey, let’s make it 11 minutes!

I’ve already started and it’s working out pretty well so far. I forgot to ask her if we were excused for weekends and holidays. After all, one of my goals for 2011 is to lighten my load a bit so that I have a little free time to do frivolous, fun things.

The official guidelines will be posted at by the first part of January for Cougars on the Prowl. It looks like the competition will be pretty stiff for this anthology! I look forward to reading your submissions.

Wishing each of you writing success in the New Year!

Linda Fisher
Mozark Press

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fisher to Sign Hot Flash Mommas Friday, December 10

Sedalia, MO. Linda Fisher will sign A Shaker of Margaritas: Hot Flash Mommas at Sedalia Book and Toy, December 10 from 3-5 P.M. Her prizewinning story “New Identity,” set in Sedalia, is one of twenty-five captivating fiction stories written by talented authors across the U.S. Fisher edited the book published by Mozark Press LLC.

Note from Linda--Update!! Tonya from the Sedalia Democrat interviewed me today and the following story is online at It should be in this week's SWOOP section.

The article in the Sedalia Democrat announcing the signing:

Janice Votsmier: Flashes from a Hot Momma

Janice Votsmier author of "Flashes from a Hot Momma" is dressed in her hillbilly formal for the Ozarks Writers League awards banquet. I told her I was just going to tell everyone that Missouri Hot Mommas always wear tiaras and dress in glitz. Janice's story follows Marie through a day where she deals with her hot flashes by spending extra time in the frozen food aisle--at least until the store manager makes her get out of the freezer. And, she is really HOT when she tries on a sexy silk gown.
About the Author: Janice Havlik Votsmier was born in Berwyn, Illinois, just west of downtown Chicago and grew up in a Czech family and neighborhood. She met her husband of forty-four years when they were juniors in high school. Never having liked the cold Chicago winters they settled in Houston, Texas, where they remained for the next thirty years. After raising a son and a daughter, she joined her husband in his insurance agency. Getting ready for semi-retirement sparked an interest to move to a cooler climate and Arkansas proved to be a nice half-way point between families. New hobbies include gardening, fishing and writing. Janice has written several children’s short stories for her youngest grandchild and is now venturing out into a wider variety of stories.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cheering them on!

Read this article by a local author about Susan Thomas and Sonia Todd's signing at Hastings.

Cheering them on!

Hot Flash Mommas Sets Record at Idaho Hastings Bookstore

Sonia Todd and Susan Thomas arrived at Hastings Books in Moscow, Idaho, for their 11:30 – 3 p.m. Hot Flash Momma book signing cautiously optimistic. They had contacted friends, distributed flyers and the Mozark Press press release was published in local papers.

By 1:00 p.m. the two authors had signed and sold all forty copies of A shaker of Margaritas: Hot Flash Mommas. They stayed and visited with approximately twenty disappointed shoppers who wanted to purchase books. Sonia Todd said, “We broke their store record for most books sold at a signing and we outsold Twilight today at the Moscow Hastings. We had a great time meeting folks and telling them about the book and Mozark Press! So much fun!”

Kudos to Sonia and Susan for their successful signing! Moscow Hastings plans to order more books to have in stock.