WINTER SURVIVAL KIT CONTEST
I’ve filled a bag with signed books and some fun (surprise) winter-survival gifts to help you brave the cold.

To enter:
1. Choose your favorite quote from one of my books.

2. Share the quote on one or all of the following: Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, FaceBook, GoodReads, and/or the social media outlet of your choice (i.e. your blog).

Rules:
3. Be sure to use #Hashtags with my name and the book’s title (or at least one of these if you’re using Twitter and don’t have character-space), for example #LaurieStolarz #DeadlyLittleLessons

4. Ping me for each quote you use so I can keep track, or email me with a list of the quotes you posted: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

5. Enter as many times as you like.

6. Contest ends January 15th, 2017, midnight EST.

Points:
7. One point each for quotes from Blue is for Nightmares, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, Red is for Remembrance, Black is for Beginnings, Project 17, Bleed, Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons.

8. Two points each for Welcome to the Dark House, Return to the Dark House, and Shutter.

9. One point each for every Retweet and/repost about this contest.

You can find me on social media here:
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
GoodReads
Wattpad

APPEARANCES

I will be reading from WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE and SHUTTER on Monday, January 2nd, at 7:30PM, at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, as part of the college's winter solstice MFA program. All are invited to attend. Joining me will be Amy Hoffman (author of three memoirs, including Lies About My Family); and Helen Elaine Lee (author of The Serpent’s Gift & Water Marked).


Mark your calendars, I will be at the Hudson Children's Book Fest, Hudson, NY, on Saturday, May 6th from 10-4. Come see me!

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

Six-session workshop for tweens in Marblehead, MA.

Ages: 10-13
Time: 4-5:15PM
Cost: $150
Location: TBA
Dates: Jan. 24th and 31st; Feb. 7th, 14th, and 28th; March 7th

To sign up for the online writing critique, please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

Workshop Description: In this workshop, students will work to develop and improve their writing craft in a fun and supportive group. Each week we will explore and practice with a different element of creative writing, including character- and plot-building, story structure, voice, dialogue, pacing, language, and more. Please bring a notebook and pen


ANYTIME ONLINE CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE
Cost: $100.00

I will send you, via e-mail, a 30-page packet of information and exercises for character-building, plot structure, dialogue, point-of-view, revision, and more. In addition, You can submit up to 10 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font, standard margins) of writing for my editorial notes. I will critique the pages, addressing any issues, including but not limited to plot, character development, syntax, grammar, and dialogue. I will point out what I believe works and offer some advice for an overall direction.

After I give notes, I will be available via e-mail for follow up if you have questions.

This class is available now. I will take up to ten students at a time and get back to you within one week of payment.

To sign up for the online writing critique, please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

Autographed Books & Bookplates
Would you like to purchase one of my autographed titles (or better yet a whole series) for a gift or for yourself? Or would you like a personalized bookplate? Please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

New Merchandise:
Check out the new book-related clothing and gear through spreadshirt.com!