My website is finally live! I’m completely stoked to have such an awesome home on the web. I’ve wanted to have my own site since first logging on to the internet in high school, and this one reflects me and my writing perfectly. Love it! And I have to give a huge shout-out to Frauke with Croco Designs for putting it all together. She does fantastic work!
I have to admit, though, that this site isn’t quite perfect yet. It’s my fault. Or rather, it’s the fault of these little guys:
The boys were born via c-section last week, so I’ve been kind of busy since then because babies… Well, they eat often. Every time I think I might have things under control and can spare a moment to check email, catch up on my RSS feeds, or do a few minutes of writing related work, I look at the clock and realize it’s time to start the cycle all over again. Plus, the boys are just so darn cute, it’s a bit difficult not to spend the whole day watching and holding them.
Best excuse for being behind on things ever, right? I think so, too.
Anyway, all of this is just to say that, in between double feedings, double diaper changes, and double cuteness overload, I’m still tweaking things. Right now, my plan is to update this blog at least twice a week. I’ll post about my favorite books and authors, and I’m sure I’ll have something to say about juggling newborn twins and life as a writer. If you’re interested in reading more about the craft of writing, you should check out the Magic & Mayhem Writers Blog. I post there every Monday, and my urban fantasy/paranormal romance peeps, Amanda Bonilla, Shawntelle Madison, and Nadia Lee (who also has a newborn boy!) round out the rest of the week.
I’ll also host giveaways on this site and via my newsletter. I’d love it if you sign up for the latter. I won’t send out more than one update a month. That update will include the latest news on my writing, on books that I’m reading and places I’m going, and if you’re interested, it could include a spotlight on you. The Subscriber Spotlight form is completely optional, but I love meeting readers and I think a lot of other people do as well. The newsletter will give us a chance to get to know each other. If you would like to promote your own blog, your GoodReads account, a favorite charity, or some other type of website, just fill out this form for a chance to be spotlighted.
And while I’m here, why don’t we go ahead and have two giveaways so that we launch this site with a bang. I happen to have a couple of copies of these beauties to give away:
Yep. That’s right. I have galleys of my debut urban fantasy, The Shadow Reader. You can read an excerpt here, and if you just can’t wait to read the next chapter, you have a chance to win a galley in two ways.
Way #1: Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you think of this site. What else would you like to see here? Or, as an alternative, you can ask me a question that might get included in the FAQ I’m compiling.
Way #2: Subscribe to my newsletter.
That’s it. No obligation to tweet, Facebook, or repeat this message in any way (though you certainly can if you want to). Next Friday, I’ll announce the winners courtesy of random.org.
Alrighty. The boys should be waking up any minute now for their 1 o’clock-ish feeding. I’m praying they’ll go back to sleep easily after that because mama needs some rest!