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The 2014 JABBIC

Judge a Book by Its Cover Contest


Thank you for entering! Our judges are now reviewing entries.

Readers Choice voting begins February 2. Watch for details.

Proving since 2005 that you CAN judge a book by its cover


Meeting on January 20, 2015–

Colleen Thompson   Colleen Thompson 

Get Out of Your Own Way: Tips on Stopping Self-Sabotage and Unlocking Your Potential

Ever find yourself unaccountably avoiding the cozy writing nook you once loved or using your computer for everything but writing? In “Get Out of Your Own Way: Tips on Stopping Self-Sabotage and Unlocking Your Potential,” RITA-nominated author Colleen Thompson shares strategies for overcoming procrastination, perfectionism, self-criticism, and other monsters under the keyboard that can strike at any stage of a writer’s journey.

About the Author:

A former teacher and prolific speaker on the craft of writing, Colleen Thompson is the RITA-nominated author of 26 books, from the fast-paced romantic thrillers she has written for Harlequin, Montlake, and Dorchester Publishing to the action-packed historical romances she wrote as Gwyneth Atlee for Kensington. Other honors include the National Readers’ Choice Award, multiple Romantic Times’ Top Picks, KISS Awards and nominations for Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Publisher’s Weekly starred reviews, and appearances on the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, Bookscan and Amazon bestseller lists.

Colleen’s most recent releases are Lone Star Survivor (Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Dec. 2014), Lone Star Redemption (Harlequin Romantic Suspense, June 2014) and The Best Victim (Montlake Romance, April 2014.

Visit Colleen online at www.colleen-thompson.com.


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