In Search of the Fiction Fairy

award-wining author Mia Zachary's online diary where she ponders the meaning of life, strives to improve her craft and generally mouths off

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Wanna go to Sin City?

There are only NINE days left to make a bid/ donation to best-selling author Brenda Novak's juvenile diabetes auction. Her youngest son, Thad, lives with diabetes, so this is a very personal cause for her.

"I appreciate the support of the many people who have come together to make this happen. What an inspiration their generosity has been! In year one, we raised $34,982 that went directly to research. In year two, we nearly doubled that amount at $63,000. This year I was hoping to reach $75,000, but we've already blown past that. We're at $88,000 as of May 16th, so I've readjusted my goal to shoot even higher. I'm now hoping to raise $110,000!"

I've donated a stay in Las Vegas as well as library of writers guides

This donation is dedicated to my parents, later life diabetics both, and especially my mom for always believing in me. To celebrate the October 2007 release of her first single title, author Mia Zachary is donating an autographed copy of her romantic mystery, ANOTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, for you to read on the plane to Sin City.

Once you get there, she'll treat you to two nights at the Luxor and one of the hottest shows in town (choice of Lance Burton, Danny Gans, The Blueman Group or La Reve), as well as providing two books to help you enjoy your stay: The Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide to Las Vegas and 1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets. (Winner must travel between Oct. 1, 2007 and Mar 31, 2008, airfare not included. The room is subject to the hotel's availability and the show tickets are subject to theater blackout dates and dark nights.)

If that sounds good to you then GO AND BID

Go under the covers of ANOTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT at or visit Mia online at for excerpts, reviews, articles and more!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Available on Amazon!

Even after you're written the manuscript, signed the contracts and cashed the acceptance check, somehow the book isn't 'real' until you see it listed on the Amazon website :)

Here is an excerpt from SPIRIT DANCE, my novella in the Witchy Business anthology, which comes out in September. The jury is still out on the cover, but I guess the art department needed something that would be generic enough for all three stories.

I don't have the artwork for ANOTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT yet, but you can read about it here and then pre-order it here.

Why am I encouraging you to pre-order? Because apparently those count with the bean counters and if the bean counters are happy then the editors might get permission to ask me for a second book. And I love this world and these chacarters and I'd love to write a second book! I'v already come up with several titles...