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Weekend Writing Warriors #104!

Helloooooo! Happy Sunday! Happy May! Happy, happy! 😀 In case you didn’t hear MY happy news, stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it after today’s snippet from Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off…

“For the reading, you mean?”

Towanda let loose a throaty cackle. “Yes, you silly girl.”

With a resigned sigh, Rebecca rolled back her shoulders and gave herself over to the palm gods–or goddess, in this case. What’s the worse that could happen? “Okay, have at it. Or them. Well…whichever one gives you the best reading.”

“That’s the spirit! I’ll be reading both palms. The left, they say, is what the gods give you, and the right is what you do with it.”

Here’s the blurb:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a Physical Education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. On a whim, she has her palm read before summer vacation ends, and she’s told she’s an old soul who’ll find happiness with a younger man.

William Whitney leaves an unfulfilling career to pursue teaching and gets placed at Rebecca’s school for his Physical Education practicum. He’s desperate to make a difference, convinced that the choices he made in the past contributed to his younger sister’s death. Kendal High School is nothing like the prep school he attended as a teenager, but he’s determined to make the most of his time there, especially if it makes Rebecca notice him.

Though they come from vastly different backgrounds, there’s an undeniable chemistry that sparks between the two. They resist, as they must, until his practicum ends, but when he’s offered a teaching position at his former prep school, will he take the easy way out, or fight for what’s right in front of him?

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Okay, super exciting news time…

STEEPED IN LOVE, my debut romantic comedy, has been shortlisted in the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize!!! Lookit:

The awards ceremony is taking place at the end of June in Toronto. The winners in each category (genre fiction, literary fiction, and non-fiction) receive $10,000, plus promotion, marketing, and communications support! Cross your fingers for me, my friends! Wishing each of you a bright and sunny week ahead! 🙂

20 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #104!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    First of all, I’m thrilled for you and Steeped in Love. Fingers crossed for good luck you deserve. And here you are with a delightful story that gives this writer so much pleasure.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 <-- my face! Thank you, my dear friend! I always, always appreciate your love and support! xoxo

  2. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Congratulations! Best of luck with the contest! I like that palm reading saying! Is that yours or is that what palm readers say? Nice snippet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thank you, Jenna! It’s an expression I heard when I had my own palm read and it stuck with me. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

      1. Laurie says:

        I am crossing everything for you. So proud of ya. Good luck!

  3. Veronica Scott says:

    Congratulations on the KOBO contest and I hope your book wins! It’s a terrific story…enjoyed the excerpt today of course but the book news was WOW!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thank you tons, Veronica! I’m still in shock over the news myself, but I’m so very hopeful! 🙂

  4. Sue Barr says:

    Woo Hoo! Sending all sorts of best wishes and CONGRATULATIONS!!! You rock, my friend.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 Yay! Thanks, pal! I greatly appreciate the cheerleading and support! You rock, too! xo

  5. Ed Hoornaert says:

    That’s great news, Julie! I enjoyed Steeped in Love a lot. Your breezy writing style is sure to put you in the running for this award.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, Ed, that’s so sweet of you to say! Thanks so much for your support! 🙂

  6. Siren X Star says:

    Wishing you the best!!! It is such a good story! And the snippet you shared today is great, too!

  7. Amy Braun says:

    Ooo Palm reading! I wonder what hers will say. Also HUGE congratulations on the awards ceremony! I hope you win!!! 😀

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      You’ll find out soooooon! 😀

      Thank you, Amy! I’m super excited!

  8. Kate Hill says:

    Finger crossed for you and Steeped in Love! Congratulations! Enjoyed the snippet. I’m curious about the palm reading.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thank you, Kate! I’m glad you enjoyed the snippet, too! More palm reading to come! 🙂

  9. Carol says:

    I’d never heard that about the left vs. right palm. Interesting. Of course, first thing I did was to try and compare my own! Conclusion: I have not done much to change what the gods gave me – they look identical to my eyes!

    Huge CONGRATULATIONS on the nomination!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve it not only because you are one of the most amazing women I know, but because the story was absolutely top-notch! You’re going to hear me scream so loud when you win!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Maybe that means you’re doing things exactly as you should. 🙂

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Honestly, you have no idea how much I appreciate the love and encouragement. It means the absolute world to me, just like you! Hurry up and get here, June!!! xoxo

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