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The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week!

    I love it when my books get extra attention from a retailer. The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble's FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week! Yes, that means you can read it for free. (Psst: you can also find it free everywhere else this week!) If you know...

I Don’t Like Dystopian Novels

It took me forever to read The Hunger Games. I checked it out from the library probably three or four times. I'd read the first page or two, get bored or distressed, and set it down. Little did I know I needed to make it to page ten to get hooked. lol But The Hunger...

Shades of Allegiance and Fast Reader

Shades of Allegiance is here! Finally! It's only been four years, two months, and twenty-two days since my last book, but let's not dwell on that. Let's celebrate the fact that Ash and Rip are back, and they are freaking awesome in this book. You should read. One of...

A Deleted Scene and 11 Days to go

A deleted scene! This was going to be the opening scene to Shades of Allegiance. I wrote it years ago, and it stayed in the book all the through beta readings and even went to my editor. I like the scene, but it didn't set up the book quite right, and after some deep...

Blueberry Muffins

Forgive me for a post that's totally unrelated to writing. My boys are in 4th grade. They're allowed to bring a snack to school. A few years ago, I started making blueberry muffins to send with them. I figured making them myself was better than buying them, and...

Should I write more Science Fiction? Or get back to Urban Fantasy?

54 days until Shades of Allegiance! I can't wait for you guys to read this. I think it might be your favorite Shades book! I love so much about it. I'm still waiting on a few last comments from my editor, then it's on to the copy editor, then proofreading, then I have...

100 Days of Writing!

I've written for at least 30 minutes for 100 days in a row. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me! My brain is so easily distracted, and when Covid hit, all my extra brain cells were diving down every rabbit hole looking for updates and answers and research and what...

2019 DNFs Part One

Yes, I realize we're 5 months into 2020, but I've started reading again (yay!) and I realized there are a ton of books I've tried in the last year that I haven't recorded or reviewed (I only review books I love). I've tried out so many authors, so many books that just...

Quarantine Home School Day #2

In junior high--sometime in the mid 90s--there was a flood. I have two vivid-for-me memories of this day (my visual memory usually sucks). The first is of my junior high principal. I was a good kid, so I never had anything to do with him. He was just there and someone...

Quarantine Homeschool Day #1

We survived! And I’m exhausted. I’m not sure why. It wasn’t a hard day; I just had to be “on” all day. I expect it to get harder and to meet more resistance from the kids. They pretty much did what I asked today, which I super appreciate. I used this guide from the...

Giveaway Winner and Weekly Goals

First, the winner from the giveaway two weeks ago is: Lexi! Email me your address at sandy AT sandy DASH williams DOT com and I'll send you an autographed copy of Mari Mancusi's THE BLOOD COVEN. 🙂 I had every intention of updating the blog last week with a real post...

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Quick Post

I'm scrambling to get out the door to catch a flight to Chicago. Just wanted to say I'll post a winner from last week's giveaway next week. I'm behind on everything still! I did do well on my goals last week. More later!

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Weekly To-Do List and Giveaway!

Hi, guys! I’m back! I turned in edits for The Shattered Dark on Friday after working nonstop for the last month. Well, okay, I slept and ate and watched the boys for a few minutes here and there, but seriously, I was basically working 12 hours a day 7 days a week...

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My First Public Book Signing!

My First Public Book Signing!

The Shadow Reader has been on the shelves for almost five months now, so I realize it’s ridiculous that I’m just now doing a public signing. The only books I’ve put my signature to so far were for my friends and family and for giveaways on blogs. With the twins and...

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Friday Update

Hey, guys. Sorry I've been so scarce around here lately (all my blogs start this way, don't they?), but it looks like I'm going to continue to be pretty scarce until April. Edits for The Shattered Dark are due at the end of the month, so I have three weeks to make...

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McKenzie Goes to France! And Audiobook Cover!

McKenzie Goes to France! And Audiobook Cover!

I'm so excited to announce that both The Shadow Reader and The Shattered Dark will be published in France by Brangelonne Editions! I don't have more details than that, but I've been doing a  happy dance since I heard the news. I think it's awesome that more people...

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Hey Look, It’s an Update! And an Excerpt!

I feel like I've just been thrashed by the In-Between. I'm not sure if I have that line in either of my books, but I should because I'm sure this must be the way McKenzie feels after a particularly rough fissure. Worn out. Spent. Nope, I haven't been sick. I've just...

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Shark Tank and One Sole

  A few years ago when my husband and I were living in London, we started watching a program called Dragon's Den. We really enjoyed it, and not just because it was the only thing on besides Friends (seriously, they showed Friends all the time over there!), but it...

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Quick Monday Update

(Grr. My laptop just froze up on me. Had to rewrite this post. Usually, it only freezes when I move it, but I swear I didn't do anything other than use the keyboard. This laptop is only 2.5 years old. It shouldn't have these problems!)   I haven't finished last...

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