July 17, 2012

Short-Short Romance: Take A Moment To Read & Vote

Hey You Romance Lovers & Lovers Of Simply Good, Clean, Short-Short Fiction!

Family Fiction's Create Romance contest is underway for 1000 word (one page) romance stories. Once the entries have passed a first round screening, they are posted on the Family Fiction contest page for public voting. Anyone can vote (you just have to provide an email address). You can vote once for each story you like. The stories with the most votes move on to further rounds, and the author who takes first place in the final round wins an all expense paid trip to American Christian Fiction Writers' Conference 2013. Voting ends in August. 

I've entered two stories. The titles are links to read them:

Before Another Day Ends is a touching story about a young woman who finally admits she's in love with her best bud, only . . . it may be too late. 

Hope Lights The Way, there's just something familiar about the quiet, handsome man Lily has been serving breakfast at the diner.

You are welcome to vote as you please for mine and/or any other stories you want to win.

Thank you so much for taking a brief moment to read my short stories (consider it a super cheap birthday gift to me!) and for supporting Christian Fiction!

God's Grace & Blessings,


Something About the Joy said...

I voted for both of these delightful stories. Keep them coming, Camille.

Linda Glaz said...

Awesome, Camille! You sure can write, girl!

Camille Eide said...

Thanks so much, Ginny & Linda!



I've published five novels and 2 novellas (more about those on my website.) I've been writing all my life, but decided in 2007 to get serious about being published.

I love action movies and Jane Austen. (she’s dead, I know. I found that out when I tried to get her to endorse my novel)

They let me play Bass guitar and sing in a worship band.

I can produce 4 dozen homemade cinnamon rolls in a flash for a crowd of drooling young adults. Or publishing house editors.

I used to have a Harley. Now we have six (going on seven) grandkiddos. Decent trade, really.

I am a proud Grammy. Don't even think about taking candy from my babies.

I hate shopping (Yes, I'm aware that I'm a girl)

I've lived in Oregon all my life, spent time in Eugene (Go DUCKS!), Springfield, Reedsport, and Smith River. Which is not really a town, but a river, about 70 miles long, a tributary of the Umpqua River in southwest Oregon.

Although it's not a town, it is a community with a strong sense of pioneer history. It's cool to say you've lived there, especially if you lived there during the days when you had to take a boat to school. No joke! The old farmhouse my grandfather and my mother grew up in still stands, nestled into a narrow, pasture carpeted valley, complete with a swimmin' hole and its own 'crick'. It may turn up in one of my novels.

There's a rumor that my ancestors had a connection with the Mafia back in Sicily. I used to fantasize as a kid about a big black limo with tinted windows pulling up and whisking me away from school. Ahhh. So THAT'S why I'm having so much trouble conjugating my dangling participles now.

NOT RANDOM: I am challenged by the truth and amazed by the grace of God. And it's either in spite of or because of that grace that I hold a PhD in Learning Stuff the Hard Way.