First, an update to this entry about McDaniel College's courses on romance writing from Pam Regis:
We've added a non-credit option for the McDaniel College romance writing courses which begin on August 27. Essentially, this means that non-bachelor's applicants can take them, and international students don't have to jump through a whole lot of hoops to demonstrate the authenticity of their educational credentials if they are willing to take the courses on a non-credit basis.
From the McDaniel website:
Not interested in receiving graduate credit? A noncredit version of the program is available for those not wishing to pursue graduate credit. The noncredit version of the program offers students the exact same program, experience and interaction as the credit version of the program. Download the noncredit registration form. Please carefully follow the instructions on the form regarding registration and payment for the noncredit option. Noncredit registration forms can be e-mailed to Ms. Penny Pfeiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 410-857-2515 (attn: Penny Pfeiffer).
To enroll as a non-credit student you do not need a bachelor's degree, and international students interested in the program do not need to undertake the authentication of their credentials required of degree-seeking, for-credit students.
The courses are online and asynchronous–you can attend class at any time, 24/7, from anyplace in the world that has an internet connection. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie will be teaching the writing courses. She and I will co-teach the first course, Reading the Romance, a craft-driven analysis of the writing technique in ten novels, designed to sharpen your tools for the work in the writing courses that follow.
For full information: www.mcdaniel.edu/romancewriting.
And there are sales! On books! My gosh, it's kind of awesome!
This book is compelling and scared the crap out of me at times, but I couldn't stop reading.
- The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
- Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S | ARe
Mythos Academy Bundle: First Frost, Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost & Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep * $22.99 * A | BN | K | S
The first book in this series, Touch of Frost was a Sizzing Book Club selection in August 2011. The whole series is discounted at different retailers. For example, at Amazon, it's $12.64.
At KoboBooks, it's also $14.29, but you can use coupons because this is a Kensington publication (HI Kensington! How are your awesome selves today?).
Kobo Coupons to try: (many Kobo coupons are one-time use, so try a few from this entry, too, if you haven't already).
“4825USoffz” — 25% off, drops the price down to $10.72
“ac4auto45” – 45%, drops to $7.86
“thankyou40” – 40%, drops price to $8.57
- The Black Prism by Brent Weeks * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
- Back Roads by Susan Crandall * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
- Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
Ripe for Pleasure by Isobel Carr * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
- Sisters and Husbands by Connie Briscoe * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
- Testimony by Anita Shreve * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
This One is Mine by Maria Semple * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
Now I'm curious: if you buy the Estep bundle, what's the lowest price you can get using coupon codes? Share? And I hope you enjoy!