2023 Cover Image Voting

Under a Painted Sky: 2023 Contest Winners Under a Painted Sky is the official title, scoring over twice as many votes as the second title, Chasing the Wind. Since about 100 people voted, the percent value also corresponds to the number of votes each title received. We were in no danger of a tie. PaintedContinue reading “2023 Cover Image Voting”

Back-to-School Giveaway Has Ended

Congratulations to AmyBethB, the winner out of over 2,000 bonus entries and 230 individual contestants. Amy has been emailed and has 48 hours to claim her prize. For those who did not win, check your email. Everyone who entered the giveaway is entitled to an amazing coupon code for 20% off anything in the CircleContinue reading “Back-to-School Giveaway Has Ended”

Summer Contest Winners

The readers have voted and determined their favorite story from each age category. The votes were within a few percent points, which means readers had a hard time deciding too (just like the initial judges’ choices). The good news is that all six runners up received a prize this time (the digital audio book ofContinue reading “Summer Contest Winners”

Annual or Seasonal Contests Results

Are. You. Kidding. Me? As you can see by the results of the survey voting, it’s “even Steven” for choosing an annual contest or the four times a year more “casual” writing contests. So this was no help at all, I’m sad to say. It means that I will end up making the decision, andContinue reading “Annual or Seasonal Contests Results”

Two Fun Book(s) Giveaways

These two contests have closed. The winners are posted below for each giveaway. 1. Kregel Facebook Giveaway My publisher, Kregel Publications, is hosting a Back to School Giveaway through August 25th (winner announced on the 26th). Along with other fun prizes, it also includes ANY two of my books (not just the Stepping Stones booksContinue reading “Two Fun Book(s) Giveaways”

Circle C Summer Writing Contest

It’s here! Starting July 7 (and going through August 18), you have six weeks to write a short story using one of the dozen photo prompts on the Current Contest page. This is going to be an awesome contest. Why? You can write practically anything you want (Circle C or Goldtown related) because the choicesContinue reading “Circle C Summer Writing Contest”