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Site News / Hey, I just made a contest under my name!
« on: September 11, 2007, 11:31:08 PM »
Hey guys, check out my contest. Whoever wins, gets a free book, my book actually. It's "Meet Your Match," and it just came out last weekend, so hurray! Yeah, so even if you can care less if you win my book, you might be the competitive type who likes to win these kinds of things anyway, so let's have some fun!

Stephanie Fowers / Let the Games Begin!!!
« on: September 11, 2007, 11:27:13 PM »
Okay, so I wanna give away a free book...mine to be exact, "Meet Your Match." It just came out last weekend, so I've got a copy of it in my sweaty little hand. Well, not so sweaty exactly, my gloriously shimmering little hand.

Anyhoo, so here's the game:

If you had no choice (and believe me, nobody has a choice in these things). And you HAD to date one of these mythological creatures/ people, who would it be and why?

Werewolf? Vampire? Fairy? Zombie? Superhero? Anything else?

(Most imaginative answer gets a free book…and the envy of all of us)

Stephanie Fowers / My 'Meet Your Match' Dating Personality Quiz
« on: August 20, 2007, 11:02:43 PM »
Hey guys, actually gals (well, guys can take the quiz too...but you'll probably get some wierd answers...though it could actually be pretty funny).


I made a personality quiz to advertise my book, 'Meet Your Match.' It comes out in September. Anyhoo, it's for single gals (to find out their dating personality type).

So here it is:

Stephanie Fowers is sending you a link to take the quiz, "Match up
with `Meet Your Match` a novel by Stephanie Fowers"

Note from stephanie Fowers: My result was: Burnt squirrelly girl,
"You're Dangerous!"!

Click here to take the quiz:

Nessa and I are still trying to think of an appropriate contest for this site, so I can give away a book. I dunno, just for fun, I guess. She actually came up with some good ideas, so we'll probably use one of hers.

I'll get back to you on that though!

Later, Steph

P.S: Please, please, please, tell me what you get! I want to see if this baby is working or not!

Stephanie Fowers / Remember me? Uh yeah, probably not...
« on: July 19, 2007, 01:04:25 AM »
Hello all,

I have been sadly remiss in my blogging duties...and it actually reminds me of my attempts at keeping a journal. You would think that since I'm a writer that I'd like to write more...and read...and all those things...and I do, just not the right things...I read cereal boxes and dating polls and I write notes to my fellow classmates and emails that somehow take up too much time.

So, I suppose I should tell you what I've been up to. We finished Macbeth, the movie for my bro's Shakespeare class. It was so incredibly awesome to do. I played Lady Macbeth and I had a fun time being evil. Strangely enough, it wasn't too hard.

Now, I'm working at a children's theater and writing a mystery script for them (mystery as in the theme is 'mystery,' not as in 'I don't know what I'm going to write'...although...). I'm also helping to make some movies. I've actually taken the role as the crew. I'm one of the best loggers there is...there are...there is...uh, just fix the grammar in your head. Anyway, I'm trying to get a 'behind the scenes' take because I really think it would be cool to make some movies someday. I'm writing a few low budget scripts right now. I've been told that if you produce the movie yourself that you have a better chance of getting your screenplays looked at, so that's why I'm going low budget.

Anyhoo, I have a new book coming out in September, 'Meet Your Match.' Yay...the editing was grueling, but then I guess it always is, most especially for my editors. My grammar leaves much to be desired.  Maybe I can download a picture of the cover somewhere, the only place where I know where the picture is right now, is on my friend Anne's site: --you know, if you want to see what the cover looks like and all. She's Brittish, and sure makes me want to be Brittish sometimes...I think it's the accent.

The best way to describe my book is that it's like a modern Much Ado about Nothing.

Sooo, I actually put Nessa on my acknowledgement's page in my book because she read it (when it was in its EXTREMELY long stages) and helped me out with it and all...thank you, thank you! I have changed it TONS since then though. It's MUCH better. I suppose you can decide, Nessa, if you ever get a chance to read it again.

And you know what? I want to give away one of my books, so I'm trying to think of some sort of contest to put on here. Is that too wierd? I don't even know what KIND of contest. Maybe you can help me think of something. Now that could be funny. Don't be too mean.

Ooh, but my sister just came up with an idea. She says since my book is about 'Squirrelly girls;' i.e: flirty girls with commitment problems,' then maybe you could nominate a squirrelly girl (no names, boy, we don't want slander or libel or whatever AND YOU CAN'T NOMINATE ME either!--unless I can't tell that it's me...ha ha, now that could be the basis of a great novel). Then, you can give us your best story on how she got hers...or your most embarrassing moment (as a squirrelly girl if you are one)...or how she finally committed...hmmm.  What do you think? I think it could be interesting. We'd just have everyone vote and I'd give them a free copy of my book when it comes out in September.

If this is too crazy, just tell me.

By the by, I love the new set up. It looks super classy.

Later, Steph

Writing Group / World Fantasy Con 2006
« on: October 12, 2006, 08:32:18 PM »
Okay, I know this is totally last minute, but I'm selling my membership for the World Fantasy Con, so if anyone was feeling like going...I'll sell mine to you for a good price. My pocketbook is seriously hurting right now, so there's no way I can get there. I just hope that someone else can use the membership...maybe someone who lives in Texas?

Here's the link:

Stephanie Fowers / New Projects!
« on: September 29, 2006, 07:07:18 PM »
So, I feel like I'm one of those people, who start every entry in the journal...from now on I'm going to do better.

Yep, maybe it's because I'm caught in the evil grasp of the great job search with still no victories, that's me to a tee! Although I'm trying for a part time job as a production assistant at a local TV station. We'll see how that goes.

I've had a little more success with the writing thing (I wonder if the two are connected?--I'll try not to think about that).

I've started YA fantasy novel, called 'Faery Prophecies.' I was inspired by 'Ella Enchanted' of all things. My niece made me read it and some of her other books that she loves, and I thought, hey, I could do something like I am. It is REALLY  a lot of fun!

I've also finished an 'almost' final draft of a screenplay called, 'Macbeth.' My little brother is in a Shakespeare class in highschool and he wanted to make a film on it...and he MAKES films. We're about to have a premier of his 'Apocolypse Crusaders' film. Ha ha, a film that has taken him over two years to do with a variety of friends. We can definitely see them growing from scene to scene. It has to be over two hours long and we just hope the computer doesn't blow up on us, since it keeps threatening to do so with the Pinacle program we have on it.

Anyway, so we're thinking with a little more planning, we can get this thing done in hopefully...two to three months. We're already planning the costumes and the locations (a bunch of elementary schools, colleges, retaining walls, farmlands, canyons, and golf courses to create the look of a castle like time, since let's face it, we're a little sparse on castles around here).

We're weaving the 'real Macbeth' story with the Shakespearean version with a Scottish accent. Um, yeah, I'm giving my little brother's friends lessons. Get this. Macbeth really wasn't a jerk. Yeah, chew on that. It was kind of an English agenda at the time to make him look bad. So, yeah, you can definitely say the research was fun for this one.

And for the clincher, we're going to try to enter it in some amateur filmmaking contest. You know the ones listed in the 'without a box' section? We know it won't be 'the best' filmmaking wise (think about our locations and age of actors), but hopefully we'll pick the right amateur contest, right?

Anyhoo, yep, that's the latest. Pretty crazy. Any new projects on your side? I'd love to catch up.

Stephanie Fowers / The Black Priest
« on: September 12, 2006, 02:09:34 AM »
This is such a random question...I've been looking up some ancestry lately, and it's really interesting and it makes me want to write about it BUT I've hit a wall. Okay, I doubt anyone knows, but here it goes. I'm related to the Lamont clan. And the Campbells massacred them in a civil war in the 1700s. Anyway, the Lamonts that I'm related to changed their last name to Black to escape the Campbells because they followed a guy called 'The Black Priest.' Other than that, I can't find a thing about it??? Anyone a history buff out there or hear anything about such a guy? I'm been trying to look it up on the internet and I've just been hitting walls. Man, I love this stuff, but sometimes it gets so frustrating!

Writing Group / Air frequencies/ Research junk
« on: May 08, 2006, 05:20:43 PM »
Hey guys, are there any electrical engineers out there I can email privately? I'm trying to come up with research for my Prank Wars book, and I'm writing about an electrical engineer grad student (they're the ones who work on cellular and microwave frequencies right?) If none of you are, any good websites out there that explain how they work? I'm trying to come up with a conspiracy.

And here's the crazy thing. I looked up cellular frequencies and there are sites that say cellular phones are dangerous and that they won't allow towers to be built too near elementary schools AND then I talked to engineers and they say that's a bunch of bologna. So, what's your take on it? Anyone? Anyone?

Here's a couple of crazy theories that I've heard (and just can't bring myself to try).

1--you can hear cell phone conversations when you put your ear next to a microwave (but then the site said not to try it because you'd give yourself some crazy radiation). One of my engineering friends said that was stupid--I would be hearing no cellular conversations. 2--My friend said that a friend of a friend of a friend, put a cell phone in a microwave and called it and blew the microwave up (without turning the microwave on).

Is everyone messing with me? I told you how I started the microwave accidentally while talking on the cell phone and I set a metal can on top of the microwave. My brother says I probably touched a button or something without knowing, but there were no beeps and the microwave stopped as soon as I pulled the can away from the microwave. He then said it was probably static electricity, except why didn't I get shocked when I touched the can and I didn't move after I set it on the microwave (and then promptly off)?  The trick never worked again btw and then my managers took the microwave away and gave us a newer microwave (not because of anything I said).

So, maybe it was some sort of wierd coincidence, but my question is...what do cell phone and microwave frequencies have in common?

Stephanie Fowers / Review on 'Rules of Engagement.'
« on: April 22, 2006, 11:15:43 AM »
Hey guys,

There's a new review of my book, 'Rules of Engagement.'

If you wanna read it, here it is!

And then here's where they did a review on me...ur...okay, just an interview:

Stephanie Fowers / Hurray for somewhat finished projects!
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:56:17 AM »
I just finished a somewhat decent draft of 'Meet Your Match.' Ugh, I'm so bad at characterization. Basically I write the story and then I go back and add details like clothes and scenery and stuff. I was picking my poor sister's brain for the last few days...'Okay, Jack...I need another outfit!' I told her I'd name the main character after her, which I already did by the way, so it really wasn't much incentive, ha ha!

And Just a week ago, it was WAY TOO LONG!!! While I was writing it, I kept thinking...dash everything...this is no good, no good 'cause it kept stretching out longer and longer, but I figured I'd have to take care of that later. Well, I had my little sis Ash read it and she told me the parts that were 'the most' boring, so that I could cut those out first, and then we fought over what we would cut next. I think I broke her heart because I cut 100 pgs in one day! It was pure, pure torture, but I used that ms slashing procedure to do it (ruthless heart, shaking fingers, you know).

So, now I've just sent it out to my test group, the 'uneducated readers' as OSC would say. A bunch of friends who aren't editors at heart, but like a good read and are also painfully honest. It might help me cut it down even more once I get it back from them, I guess, though it's pretty good size now. They'll also help my guys be REAL guys (if there's a line a guy simply wouldn't say, it's out), that sorta thing. Ha ha, and I'm so in love with my bad guy...why does that always happen to me?

Anyhoo, I'd say I have about a week to two weeks to get it back from them and then I'm sending it to my publisher. What fun! Now, I can start Prank Wars!

Stephanie Fowers / Chic Lit and Rob Wells conference
« on: March 16, 2006, 05:06:58 PM »
So, I know this was mentioned in Rob Well's post, but I just wanted to make sure we got the word out.

LDStorymakers is doing a writer's conference, and here are the details.

Rob is doing 'Laugh your head off: Humor in books.'

Jules and I (Jules is like Precious Jewels here or something), we're doing 'A guide to chic lit: the newest rage in LDS fiction).

James Dashner (he's like Jamestown here), is doing tons of stuff, master of ceremonies, Hooks and Cliffhangers, Follow Your Wierdness, and he's team teaching with me: 'Let's Pretend: writing Fantasy,' where I will emphasize 'let's pretend,' and he  emphasizes 'writing fantasy.'

Also, our own controversial Jeff Savage (savage beast, I think) will be doing 'All that and a bag of chips, Marketing and self promotion,' and 'The book recipe.'

And there's tons more of us, so do come if you're interested.

And for those concerned (Fellfrosch), I will be turning my cell phone off!--but if I happen to make a call, the exit signs are marked.

Stephanie Fowers / Starving Artist Guide
« on: February 23, 2006, 09:55:08 PM »
Okay, I'm starting a list of survival tips for starving artists...and since I figure most of us are starving artists here, we just might need the guide...well, at least I'd appreciate the tips.

So, I'll start it off. Here's my first one...water. Yep, it's my best friend. You can add it to shampoo, conditioner, make-up (not so helpful to the guys, sorry), makes the shelf life of the typical household item last that much longer (well, you know as long as it's not electric)...and you can get all that gunk that sticks on the bottom, you know, that stuff. Oh, but don't use it on nail polish...well, you can if you're conducting an experiment.

Alright...annie body else? (man, that is such an Annie line...I love that show...the old one, not the new one), anyhoo, let's hear it!

Stephanie Fowers / James Dashner speaks...
« on: February 22, 2006, 10:46:33 AM »
Okay, I know I posted this on the Writer's Corner...or whatever that there thing's called.

Anyhoo, I just wanted to make sure absolutely everybody gets the word because a really cool guy and this is totally the last minute, James Dashner is speaking at the Provo library tonight at 7:00 (Wed, Feb 22nd). He is the author of some YA sci fi books (is it YA?). Well, look it up on his site:

He wrote a 'Door in the Woods,' 'A Gift of Ice,' 'The Tower of Air,' The War of the Black Curtain.' (gasp) those ones.

Sooo, come...please!

Writing Group / James Dashner speaking tonight! (Feb 22nd)
« on: February 22, 2006, 10:40:09 AM »
Hey guys, a quick head's up. James Dashner is speaking tonight at the Provo library at 7:00 (Wed, Feb 22nd). He's the author of a 'Door in the Woods,' 'A Gift of Ice,' 'The Tower of Air,' 'The War of the Black Curtain.'

Anyway, it should be good...and I'm going, so...come anyway!

Stephanie Fowers / I lost????
« on: February 14, 2006, 07:32:29 PM »
Okay, this is disturbing. My sister said that she dueled me on this site...which I had NO idea that you could do btw, and to make it even worse, SHE WON!!!

I couldn't even defend myself. That little sneak. I'm getting her back!

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