Happy 2011! I wanted to start the year with Bang, so I grabbed Patricia McLinn. Yep, I twisted her arm, so she agreed to help us begin this year! Please welcome her and ask tons of questions. Check out her website for lists of her books.

By Patricia McLinn

There’s no better way to start this new year than by reading

and by trying out a fabulous new website: http://www.AWritersWork.com


To welcome in 2011 and to welcome you to our website, the authors of http://www.AWritersWork.com have put together Book-Up in January. Each day of the month we will offer a different e-book by one of our established authors for free. FREE!

First, let me tell you a bit about AWritersWork.com. All the authors of AWW are multi-published, proven authors. The website allows us to bring you our works directly as e-books. We’re offering previously published books, as well as original fiction and non-fiction. Our fiction genres include women’s fiction, contemporary and historical romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers YA and more.

A year ago at this time AWritersWork was still just a hope; I was neck deep in plans, along with the other dozen launchers. Now we’re thrilled to tell you that since our March launch, we have already grown by 50 percent, with more authors and more books coming in January and beyond.

We have a newsletter you can subscribe to on the http://www.AWritersWork.com homepage. We’re also on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AWritersWork) and Twitter (Twitter.com/AWritersWork). Those are all great ways to keep up with our progress, to ask questions, and just to visit.

To celebrate how far we’ve come in less than a year, we are offering readers Book-Up in January! And I’m honored that my book THE GAMES -- set during

the 16 days of a Winter Olympics -- is the first e-book from our site being offered free.

From the pomp of Opening Ceremonies to the good-byes of Closing Ceremonies, join three remarkable women as their lives are forever changed during THE GAMES. At the Olympics, medals can be won, careers can be made, and hearts can be lost.

THE GAMES has earned praise from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers, USA Today columnist Christine Brennan and Olympic figure skater Michael Weiss among many others. To read more about THE GAMES -- and to get your free copy today only -- Jan. 1, 2011 -- go to http://bit.ly/McLinnTG

And THE GAMES is only the beginning of AWritersWork.com’s Book-Up in January!

Of course there are some nitty-gritty details to get through, so here they are:

-- Books are available in e-pub format or PDF.
-- No more than 1 copy of the day's free book to any individual/household.
-- Each day's free book is available 12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m. EST, as time-stamped by PayPal.
-- Initially, you will be charged for your book(s), then you will receive a refund via PayPal for the purchase price, making it free.
-- Books from Jan. 1-15 will be refunded via PayPal by Jan. 18. Books from Jan. 16-31 will be refunded via PayPal by Feb. 3.

Mark your calendar for each day of January:

1 THE GAMES Patricia McLinn
2 THE TEXAN Ken Casper
4 SASSY LADY Becky Barker
6 TIMELESS Jasmine Cresswell
7 RODEO NIGHTS Patricia McLinn
8 SECRET LIVES Diane Chamberlain
9 SUMMER SECRETS Barbara Freethy
10 WIDOW WOMAN Patricia McLinn
11 DRINK MY BLOOD Phoebe Conn
12 THIS OLD HEART Holly Jacobs
13 PRINCIPAL OF LOVE Patricia McLinn
14 CALL IT LOVE Ginger Chambers
15 DEAR IMPOSTER Nicole Byrd
16 YOUR'RE MOVING WHERE?! Karen van der Zee
19 ESCAPE ARTIST Diane Chamberlain
20 MOTHER OF THE YEAR Lori Handeland
21 ROMEO,ROMEO Fran Baker
22 FATAL AS A FALLEN WOMAN Kathy Lynn Emerson
23 HOOPS Patricia McLinn
25 BACK IN HIS ARMS Becky Barker
27 ALMOST PERFECT Patricia Rice
28 EMILY'S CAPTAIN Shari Anton
29 THE PRICE OF A MAN Karen van der Zee
30 PORTRAIT OF A LADY Elizabeth Kary
31 ALMOST A BRIDE Patricia McLinn

Book-Up in January at AWritersWork.com!

P.S. I’d love for you to visit me at my website http://www.PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook or Twitter, too!


  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel // January 1, 2011 at 1:22 AM  

    How is it possible I haven't heard of this wonderful site? I am going to skip over there right away to check it out. Oh yes, welcome to the Pink Fuzzies Patricia, we are pleased to have you visit us. Now I'm off to check out the new site. How exciting. Love free ebooks.

  2. Beth Trissel // January 1, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

    wow, this is news to me. I'm impressed. What a super idea. Will definitely check this out. Thanks so much and for being here with The Fuzzies!

  3. Patricia McLinn // January 1, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

    Thanks for the Fuzzy welcome, Beth. As a long-time journalist I love to deliver news -- especially good news! :-)

    Let us know what you think of the site.

  4. Patricia McLinn // January 1, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

    Scarlet Pumpernickel -- love your name!

    "How is it possible I haven't heard of this wonderful site?"

    Hope you'll help us keep spreading the word. We appreciate this Fuzzy opportunity to let your readers know -- and of course to start the year reading!

  5. Mary Ricksen // January 1, 2011 at 1:31 PM  

    What a great site! Welcome to our blog Patricia and we wish you the very best of luck with this amazing
    Happy New Year!!!

  6. Nightingale // January 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM  

    Great site. Must take a longer look later today. So this was like a dream come true for you?

  7. Mary Marvella // January 1, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

    Afternoon, Patrica, Scarlet, Beth, Mary R, and Linda.

    Can you believe Patricia is here today with US on New Years Day? How cool is that?

    So, how many books have you published the old fashioned way?

    Mama Mary got tired counting.

  8. Patricia McLinn // January 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM  

    Thank you so much, Mary, for all those kind words!

  9. Patricia McLinn // January 1, 2011 at 9:12 PM  

    Hi Nightingale,

    I'm so glad you like the site -- and hope you will come back frequently to check it out :-)

  10. Patricia McLinn // January 1, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

    Hi Mary,

    I've had 25 print books published and 1 e-book original. Hoping for more ;-)

    Thank you so much for all you did to make this possible.

    It's been a great New Year's Day ... except for my Big Ten football teams. Sigh.

  11. Joanne // January 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM  

    Hi Patricia,
    A warm and belated welcome to the Pink Fuzzies. I was in Disneyworld this past week with my dh and 16 year old daughter and still recovering. Thanks for the info on the website.