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Meeting Billie Williams

This week's guest is someone I have admired for many years now, Billie Williams.  This week, we will be talking with Billie and sharing her writing.  You'll get to peek at several of her books and get some free gifts AND get a chance to win some neat prizes!  You need to know from the start that you have to leave a comment and a way to contact you in order to win and get your free gifts--otherwise, we don't know where to send them :-)

Best Selling and Award winning Mystery/Suspense author Billie A Williams is a fiction, non-fiction and poetry author and has won numerous contests for her short/flash fiction stories, essays, and poetry with over two dozen works published. She is published in various magazines such as the literary magazine Thema; Guide, a Magazine for Children, Novel Advice.com, Writing Etc. WritingNow.com, and Women In The Arts newsletter as well as Sister’s in Crime, to list but a few.

Her articles, columns and features have appeared regularly in newspapers. Short stories, Flash fiction, poetry and book reviews have appeared in Mystery Time, True Love Magazine and various anthologies and on line e-zines and web sites. She writes a bi-monthly column titled “Whodunit?” for Mystery Fiction’s Voices in the Dark and is a contributing editor for Writingnow.com a Blueberry Press Newsletter. She also hosts her own writer’s group, Word Mage Writers and Readers as well as The Amberg Writers Group that meets at her home monthly. She is an active blogger; http://printedwords.blogspot.com and http://onewomansgarden.blogspot.com A website for writers is at http://writingwide.com where you can find plenty of tips, tricks and good reads, as well as a current novel in progress serialized in her newsletter, “Printed Words.”

Williams is currently a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association (WRWA) Upper Peninsula Writers Association (UPWA)National Association of Women Writers (NAWW) Sister’s in Crime, Women in the Arts Program, Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. (SCBWI) and Children’s Book Insider, and the Children Writers Coaching Club. Her website http://www.billiewilliams.com/

She lives with her husband and Lady Slipper the Maine Coon Cat she received the day she got her contract for The Pink Lady Slipper bed and breakfast murder mystery from Wings ePress so of course the kitten got the name. Amberg, is home, a small Northern Wisconsin community where the winters are cold and long, but the people are warm and friendly.

*There are three booklets available for the asking!  They include several authors answering--Where I Got My Idea, Why I Write and What's My Chosen Genre.  Just give me a shout and I'll send them your way. 

*Each person who comments will have a chance to win either a $100 note pad, a $100 pen, or a $100 bookmark magnet. (They all incorporate the hundred dollar bills into their design)

*Everyone that comments and includes an email address will get a bookmark with the cover of Money Isn’t Everything and one lucky winner will get an autographed poster of the cover of Money Isn’t Everything.

*Billie will draw one name from all the blog sites to get an autographed copy of the print version of Fin, Fur and Fatal another Mystery in the Zodiac Sleuths Series. (That is stateside– if the name drawn is overseas or Canada-- it will be a download version.)

Wow, all that, some excellent reading and a wonderful interview (Oh, and a book review from me!).  Stop by each day between now and Thursday--and don't forget to leave your comments!

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Annette Snyder said...

What a great idea, this blog tour. Not only do people get to learn about Billie Williams, they meet all sorts of other writing pros.

Lizzie said...

Looks like you're having a great tour, Billie!

Unknown said...

COOL! Everything about this tour is cool. You've put it together, Joyce, in top-notch fashion. I always delight in learning all about you and your outstanding achievements, Billie. I'm doubly impressed by the way you donate to so many worthy causes. You're to be commended for setting such a good example.

Pee Wee (S.K. Hamilton)

Pat said...

What a great way to start the week. I like your blog very much, Joyce. And great to see Billie here again. This blog tour is a great idea--I second Annette's comment.
Best of luck to both of you, Billie and Joyce.

unwriter said...

As always Joyce does an excellent job on ths blog. I learn a bit more about Billie every time I read one of these stops. I'm looking forward to your review of 'Money isn't Everything'.

Unknown said...

Wow, you guys are up and at 'em this morning. Thank you all for your very kind comments. And Joyce thanks so much for hosting me. I love your blog and there are so many things to read here - I could spend a week. -- Oh wait--I am. I'm thrilled to be able to.
Thank you and everyone who stops by. I'll be back later!

Fran Orenstein said...

Aha, said the ancient eyes...there is the link to comments. Good job, Joyce. Hi Billie...once more good insight into you and your books. Lovely way to network.

Unknown said...

Thanks Fran, I'm so glad you made it. Be sure to tour Joyce's site it is really a great place to visit.
Thanks again.

Killarney said...

Great to meet Billie!
Billie, sometimes I find all the things to learn and do a little over whelming. What advice do you have for a new author like myself? (my first novel is due to debut June/01/2011 with museituppublishing.com).

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