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April 7, 2016

Short and sweet. That’s how I do things around here.

Sigh, okay, not really. I want things to be short and sweet, as in simple and easy, but it seems like a near-impossible task at times. Things somehow end up complicated and busy. I need to take a page from Deidre’s book, I think.

Here’s one of my favorite recipes. The flavors are fresh and the colors remind me of spring. Enter the oh-so-gorgeous (and delicious) Green Tea Tart with Lychees and Raspberries. Chef Stephane Lemagnen from zencancook.com shared it with me and the recipe made an appearance in Table Manners. If you ever decide to give it a try (just click on the image to get the recipe), snap a picture and share it with me on Facebook. I’d love to see it!

Green Tea Lychee Raspberry Tart by Zen Can Cook | http://www.miaking.com

Authors in Bloom at www.miaking.comToday is the kick off for the Authors in Bloom Spring Blog Hop Giveaway. Seem like a mouthful? It is, but for good reason. Over 50 authors are participating in a mega giveaway for the next 10 days, which means you have 10 days to enter over 50 individual author contests and, if you do, qualify for the grand prize or a Kindle Fire or Nook, winner’s choice.

To qualify for the grand prize, you must visit each and every author on the hop. Grand prize entrants will be entered via Rafflecopter, available on the first and final landing page of this hop, located on BloominThyme.  All winning entries will be verified. Visit the website for more details.

The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop runs from Thursday, April 7, 2016 to Saturday, April 16, 2016.

What will be given awayEverything from books to swag, promotional products and more. The grand prize is an e-reader of your choice (up to $200 value). A second prize of $25 gift card for an e-book retailer gift card. Visit BloominThyme for complete details and entry restrictions.

I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon (U.S. and Canada residents only). I know — it’s so creative, right? :-) But I know you’ll get something awesome with it! The winner will also have their choice of one of my novels (Good Things, Sweet Life, Table Manners or Family Room) in print, ebook or audiobook.

What do I do when it’s all over? On April 18th, the grand prize winners will be posted on BloominThyme. Individual authors will announce and contact the winners of their author-specific giveaways on their own websites. You will be required to claim your prize according to each giveaway’s terms and conditions. IMPORTANT: I will be on the road and traveling off the beaten path during this giveaway so the winner of my giveaway will be notified and receive their prize during the week of May 1, 2016, when I return. Grab a good book and then another, and keep reading until I get back!

To enter my giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me who you are, where you’re from and how you love to spend your free time. Now THAT’s easy.

Thanks so much for swinging by and have fun these next 10 days!

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Published on April 07, 2016 03:01 • 28 views

January 1, 2016

Free 2016 Goal Worksheets and Planners ♥ http://www.dariengee.comI wanted to share two FREE goal planners for 2016. One is to help you shape this year into one that is creatively fulfilling and focused, and the other is for any writing projects you may have in mind. I’m going to use both planners, and now that Family Room is done, I’ll be working on a new book this year. ♥

The planners are over at the Darien Gee website. Go grab your copy and feel free to share. Here’s to a great 2016!

Free 2016 Goal Worksheets and Planners ♥ http://www.dariengee.com

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Published on January 01, 2016 16:05 • 27 views

It’s a new year, and I have a new website (picture me doing a happy dance). Unfortunately my old posts didn’t make the transition, but I’m looking forward, not back. I’m starting fresh once again. Hello 2016!

I’m finally finding time to read and turned to the stack of advanced reader copies I’ve been trying to get to. The one I’m excited about this week is Abby Fabiaschi‘s I Liked My Life. It’ll be published by St. Martin’s Press in early 2017, which means that you’ll have to wait a year but it also means you have plenty of time to get to know Abby, who is a fellow debutante author at The Debutante Ball, my old stomping grounds in 2006.

What Mia's Reading ♥ http://www.miaking.com

I’m on page 25, and I’m hooked. It remind me of one of my favorite books, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple, with the alternating points of view except in this case, one of the characters is narrating from beyond the grave which gives it a hint of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebolt, minus the grit.

I’m looking forward to finishing this one, and next week I’ll be on retreat in Volcano with author Jessica Barksdale Inclan where we’ll be writing and sharing our work. Jessica and I were in this together from the very beginning, and we’ve recommended each other’s work over the years. I helped her with her first book, Her Daughter’s Eyes, and she gave an endorsement for mine.

Good Things by Mia King ♥ http://www.miaking.com

I hope 2016 is shiny and full of good things for you. Thanks for reading! ❤

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Published on January 01, 2016 15:54 • 17 views

March 8, 2015

This month I’m taking a short break from writing for two very cool and very fun events: March 21, 2015 (Honolulu, HI): I’m teaching a one-day memoir writing intensive. If you’ve ever thought about writing your memoir or getting down the stories of your life, you won’t want to miss this. I share everything I […]
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May 12, 2014

I am ALMOST done with Family Room, the next Mia King book and the third and final book in the Good Things series. It feels a bit like I’m dragging myself over the finish line (though I’m changing my attitude about that TODAY!), not because I don’t love the book, but because it’s just been a marathon. And […]
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April 16, 2014

Enter for a chance to win a free promo code for the audiobook of Sweet Life: A Novel. Listen on Audible today!
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Published on April 16, 2014 16:35 • 49 views

March 20, 2014

Submit a favorite recipe and you could see it in print in my next Mia King novel, Family Room.
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Published on March 20, 2014 04:28 • 51 views

November 13, 2012

Greetings, friends! Wow, it’s November and the holidays are almost upon us! It’s been quiet on the Mia King front as I’ve been busy with kids, new house, a garden (argh — more on this later!), and of course, writing. BOOKS & WRITING I’m working on two novels for you — the first is the [...]
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Published on November 13, 2012 05:00 • 114 views

November 1, 2012

National bestselling author Mia King has a new look, and a new contest!
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Published on November 01, 2012 09:19 • 68 views

April 9, 2012

Authors in Bloom friends, welcome to the Mia King website!

After some technical difficulties, it seems that winter has decided to step aside and at, last, spring is here!

Celebrate the season with a fun blog hop! Join in the fun and hop around and visit all the Authors in Bloom. You'll find 10 days of gardening tips, recipes, great giveaways and one amazing grand prize: a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner's choice) along with a $25 gift card to get books for your new eReader.

The Mia King Giveaway!

I'm giving away this very sweet, very fun 8″ mini rainbow garden spinner PLUS a Mia King book of your choice!

Got spinner? Imagine yourself looking out your kitchen window and seeing this colorful spinner, happily spinning away in your garden!

To qualify, all you have to do is:

Head over to Amazon and give it the book you want a thumbs up ("Like"):

Good Things: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Things-Mia-King/dp/0425213714/ref=pd_sim_b_1
Sweet Life: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Life-Mia-King/dp/0425221679/ref=lp_B001JSCN3E_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333987422&sr=1-1
Table Manners: http://www.amazon.com/Table-Manners-Mia-King/dp/0425227898/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333987470&sr=8-2

Leave a comment below telling us that you gave the book a thumbs up (let us know what # thumb you were!), your favorite flower, and where where you're from. That's it!
Bonus entries: Follow me on Facebook, join my mailing list, or give my Amazon author's page a "Like" Leave a comment on each one you complete.
Open to (US/CAN/INTNTL) friends.

To be eligible for the grand prize (Kindle or Nook) you need to take our two short phrases

Line 86: Rejoice in spring, the time for renewal and growth, blossoms and beauty–

Line 87: And of course, all things romance!

The tour ends April 18th at 11:59pm EST and then the winner will be picked.and go find the phrases on all the other participating blogs.  Assimilate all the phrases into the complete passage:  "Authors in Bloom," a vignette about a women's personal growth and empowerment.

Good luck, everyone, and thanks for stopping by! Here is the list of participating authors.

Dianne Venetta
YA Author PJ Sharon

Vickie Taylor
Alexa Grace

Marilyn Brant
Celebrating Spring

Diana Layne Blog
*lizzie starr

Darcy Flynn
Off Kilter

Marci Baun
Amber Kallyn

Sarah Gilman
Renee Pace

A Cozy Reader's Corner
Children's Author Maria Dismondy

Indie Author How-To
Deb Sanders

Fresh Start Stories with Beverly Nault
Aris Whittier

Darcyholic Diversions
Once Upon a Time: world of symbols

YA author Katharina Gerlach
Chick Lit (Bridget Jones's Diary meets The Office)

Beate Boeker
Jessica Chambers: Straight From The Heart

Gotta Have YA
Karl Fields

Sally Clements
Dina Silver

Sybil Nelson
Priscilla the Great

Nina Benneton
Caron Rider, YA Author of Silver Knight

Tara Woolpy
J.M. Kelley

Susan Mallery Cooks
J.L. Campbell

Amy Saunders
Kaira Rouda

Michael Scott Miller
Samantha March

Marika Christian
Elena Aitken

No Hope for Gomez!
Nearly Brilliant

Amy Lignor – Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles

Jolene Perry – Night Sky

DeeSWhite-Author, Inspirational Speaker, Vocalist
Tracy Marchini – Hot Ticket

STAY TUNED – Lauren Clark
TwoCanDo Books Mary Laudien's Website- Follow the Blog!

Maria Geraci
Pandora Poikilos – Peace from Pieces

Christina Wible
ALMOST HUMAN – venomous vampire series

Walking with Justice
Author Darien Gee and the Friendship Bread Kitchen

K.E. Saxon
Cynthia Vespia Author of Thrills and Chills

Louisa Mack – Cooking Up Trouble
Cheryl – Books, Products and More!

Sloane Wolf – Margay Leah Justice
Daddy, Come & Get Me

Author Mia King (Good Things, Sweet Life, Table Manners)
Welcome to the Woods


But What Are They Eating?

Sheila Seabrook – Tripping My Way Through Life
Alicia and Roy Street

Indie Pub Promos
RS Author Stacey Joy Netzel

Doing Italians, Oops!, Italy


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Published on April 09, 2012 09:12 • 89 views