Monday, March 31, 2014

It's Cover Reveal Day!

I can't believe it! Reveal day is finally here!

For over two years, I've been researching and writing my debut novel,  
Come Back, and preparing it for publication. I was blessed to meet author and graphic designer Carrie Butler early in my writing journey. Carrie has not only helped me improve as a writer, she's the talent and inspiration behind the novel's cover design.

You can find this multi-talented lady at...

http://www.forwardauthority.com/

I know you're anxious to see the cover, so I won't make you wait any longer.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Out of time


The deadline for entering my cover teaser contest has passed. If you just now arrived, sorry you missed it.

If you sent me your entry in time, good luck. 
I'll announce the winner when I reveal my book's cover on Monday.  :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cover Teaser Contest - Day 5 (Last Day!)

Today is the LAST day of my cover teaser activitiesa cover reveal contest, scavenger hunt style.

For those coming late, there's still time!

Every day this week, awesome writer friends have posted snippets of the cover along with a trivia question. Give them a round of cyber applause! *jumps up and claps* Woohoo!!! Today you'll get to see the last one. ;)

To be entered in the drawing, visit all participating blogs and gather the answers to the questions. Your answers don't have to be correct to win, but you must have answers to all 7 questions to enter.

Email me with your list by midnight, Saturday, March 29th (That's tomorrow!), and I'll enter you in the drawing. You can also use my blog's contact form.

The prize is a free e-copy of Come Back once it's published and your choice of a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cover Teaser Contest - Day 4

Today is the fourth day of my pre- cover reveal activities week. This is a cover reveal contest, scavenger hunt style.

If you're joining us late, you can find the details and rules of the contest here.

The prize is a free e-copy of Come Back once it's published and your choice of a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

I'll post the answers and announce the winner on Monday, March 31stcover reveal day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cover Teaser Contest - Day 3

Today is the third day of my pre- cover reveal activities week. This is a cover reveal contest, scavenger hunt style.

If you're joining us late, you can find the details and rules of the contest here.

The prize is a free e-copy of Come Back once it's published and your choice of a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I'll post the answers and announce the winner on Monday, March 31stcover reveal day!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cover Teaser Contest - Day 2

Today is the second day of my cover teaser week for my debut novel, Come Back. This is a cover reveal contest... a scavenger hunt of sorts.

Every day this week, awesome writer-bloggers will post a snippet of the cover and a trivia question.

To be entered in the drawing, visit all participating blogs (I'll link them daily as the posts occur.) and gather the answers to the questions. Your answers don't have to be correct to win, but you must have answers to all 7 questions to enter.

Email me with your list by midnight, Saturday, March 29th, and I'll enter you in the drawing. You can also use my blog's contact form.

*The prize is a free e-copy of Come Back once it's published and your choice of a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.*

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cover Teaser Contest - Day 1


Today marks the beginning of my pre- cover reveal activities and kicks off the cover reveal contest. It's a scavenger hunt of sorts.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Gone Visiting & Reminder

This quick post is to let you know that I'm guest-posting at Natasha Hanova's blog today, regarding my promotional paper products experience. The article has pictures, too! I hope you'll pay us a visit, if for nothing more than to laugh at my amateur photography. :P

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's your turn to gloat

I know it's not Monday, but my next two are booked, so I thought I'd throw a little grammar your way on a Wednesday.

See this picture?

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Release - Honesty (Mark of Nexus 2.5) by Carrie Butler

Woot! It's release day for Carrie Butler's Honesty, Mark of Nexus 2.5—Cole's story. I had the pleasure of reading an ARC, and I loved every minute of it.

I'll still keep a hypodermic of Haldol and a straightjacket stashed within reach whenever Cole's around, but I like him much better now. :P

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What Does The Skunk Say?

You know that song about foxes?
Well I wondered the same about skunks.
I thought they were silent. Not so.

My mom just caught skunk #11 in her back yard the other day. Yes, you read that correctly. Eleven skunks. Which is shocking, considering my parents live in the suburbs--the kind of neighborhood where, if you stand in between two houses and stretch your arms out, you can almost touch brick with both hands.

It all started several years ago, when they had a shed built behind the house. Skunks eventually took up residence underneath the structure.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

IWSG - What Was I Thinking!

This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for March.  
For more information about the group, see the bottom of this post.

Alex's awesome co-hosts for March are:

MJ Joachim, Elsie, Elizabeth Seckman, 
and Julie Flanders!

Please stop by their blogs and say thank you.


Publishing a debut novel is one heck of a ride. One minute I'm reading Susan Kaye Quinn's Indie Author Survival Guide and feeling like I'm twirling on top of the mountain shown on the cover, and the next, I'm pulling my hair out, trying to understand ISBN barcodes and trim sizesall the while biting my nails, waiting for the beta feedback to come in. 

Gah! I must've been temporarily insane when I took this on!