Maybe I should have named my blog Potpourri or Pastiche or simply a Savory Stew because I aim to throw a lot of different things into the pot, mostly about reading, writing and art, but many other things, too, because I’ve lived a long time and have a lot of interests. I also will include here thoughts of others I come upon who share my loves. Including those of you who care to share your thoughts and impressions.

Archive - March, 2014

AMAZON NOVEL CONTEST
posted by Ed Farber on March 18, 2014

I'm delighted to announce that my unpublished novel, Elixir of the Incas, which I entered in the Amazon Breakthru Novel Award Contest (ABNA) has cleared the first hurdle and was accepted to move on to the second round. Up to 10,000 entries were submitted to this annual contest in 5 categories: general fiction, sci-fi & horror, romance,young adult, and mystery/thriller. The entries were culled down to about 400 in each of the 5 categories. I submitted my novel in the general fiction category.  I feel rather good that I passed that first hurdle. In April I will learn if my work will go on to the quarter finals. If it doesn't I'll be disappointed but still happy to have made the first cut.