Beth Groundwater's Blog – November 2008 Archive (4)

A Late Fall Newsletter and Website Updates

My website guru, my handsome husband, has made quite a few tweaks to my author website ( in preparation for promoting the release of To Hell in a Handbasket next year. The covers of both A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket now appear on the Books page and you can click on either one to go to its individual book page complete with reviews, excerpts, etc. Also, we’ve updated my Frequently Asked Questions page and made some minor updates on just about every page of… Continue

Added by Beth Groundwater on November 30, 2008 at 1:16pm — No Comments

"Biscuit Connection" on Sniplits

My holiday story, "Biscuit Connection," has just been posted on and is available for download at a very cheap price of 88 cents. Here's the blurb: Samuel's been dragged from one of his wife's volunteer activities to another. Now it's Christmas, he's stuck dishing up mashed potatoes at the food kitchen, and he's hungrier then he realized. Winner of the Mom Writers' Literary Magazine Short Fiction Contest in 2006. Family friendly....

I've listened to the story myself and… Continue

Added by Beth Groundwater on November 20, 2008 at 3:03pm — No Comments

A Writer's Week

Little did I know when I embarked on this new career as a writer how much of my time would be spent on tasks OTHER than writing. This past week I did the following:

- Contacted a bookstore to determine the status of my payment for consignment books, then deposited the check when it arrived,

- Mailed a copy of A Real Basket Case to a Japanese publisher interested evaluating it for publication in Japan,

- Participated in a 20-author library signing event,

-… Continue

Added by Beth Groundwater on November 15, 2008 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Story sale to

I am very pleased to announce that I recently sold audio rights to for my holiday-themed short story "Biscuit Connection." This is the second story of mine that Sniplits has picked up. The first was "Covered Dish Casseroles." I was very happy with the female voice actor who read my story and the emotion she put into the dialogue.

Sniplits publishes audio short stories as DRM-free MP3 files - and offers a paying market for new and established authors. Stories range from… Continue

Added by Beth Groundwater on November 11, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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