Update. I am alive and not undead yet.

Hi Readers,

I wanted to take a moment and let you know that I am alive. 2013 was a very difficult year when it came to my health which has continued into 2014. Namely I have suffered from multiple respiratory infections that have left me on inhalers and puffers. My doctors and I have been hard at work managing the systems and the root cause. It has been over a year since the first signs of what was to come began. I’d thought they would give me a pill and I’d be back to normal however that is not how this has moved forward. Throughout this I’ve had to put my health before my often hectic schedule. This is one of the reasons there has been a slowdown in my activeness and communication.

I’ve continued working on author advocacy which is a cause near and dear to me.

I haven’t stop writing. I’ve continued to work on books but the pace has been slower than I’m used to. Slower than you’ve been used to from me. I’m still committed to ensuring that each book I put out is better than the last because you’re worthy of only the best from me. I’m not at this time able to provide estimated release dates but will keep you posted of progress.

I appreciated your patience and support.

Thank you,

a.c. Mason


We need diverse books

I support the #Weneeddiversebooks

Because I want to see YOU. And I want you to see ME.








This is one of the reason I’ve spent the time and energy I have in supporting authors of Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Romance. 

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2014 Abalone Awards for Published Writers

Abalone Awards for Published Writers (AAPW) opens to registration March 31, 2014

  • Contests opens on March 31, 2014 - ENTER HERE
  • Contests closes on April 28, 2014
  • Entries sent to Judges on April 28, 2014
  • Tally score sheets due by judges on June 9, 2014
  • Finalists announced the week of June 30th to July 4th, 2014.
  • Winners and Finalists of the Abalone Awards winners announced: At RWA Nationals
  • Awards presented at RWA Nationals (usually in July) Email sent to winners and posted on website.
  • Awards mailed to those recipients not at RWA Nationals (by mid-August)

The Abalone – Unpublished Authors

Hi Everyone!

The Abalone Awards for Unpublished Authors is now open!

Brush off those manuscripts and get the ready, we have a great line-up of final judges again this year. Visit our website for all the details: http://www.cimrwa.org/abalone-awards.html AA_CIMRWA

Contest closes for entries on March 17th.

Adrienne Trent
2014 Abalone Coordinator

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