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Newsletter Contest Winner & OMG One More Week!

First, I wanted to say congratulations to Nicole T., who's favorite fae book is ELFLAND by Freda Warrington. You should receive an email with your $15 Amazon gift card. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet, you can do so here. I have subscriber-only contests...

Friday Updatery

Happy Friday, everybody! This week went by so fast! I'm having fun with the sequel to THE SHADOW READER. And let me tell you, THAT is a big deal. This has been such a tough book to write. I think that's because my mind has been everywhere this past year (pregnancy...

Win Jenn Bennett’s KINDLING THE MOON!

It's giveaway time! I'm super excited about this one. First, because I LOVE the book I'm giving away and, second, because I get to use a new contest program that's still in beta: RaffleMonkey!   Okay. No. The program isn't really called RaffleMonkey - it's called...

Reviews and Giveaways!

I can't even begin to tell you how surreal it is to read reviews of THE SHADOW READER. I still feel like this whole publishing thing is just a dream. It's something that happens to other people, not to me. I'm just me, a girl with stories in her head. The stories...

Goals Update

Geez. I'm already behind this week, and it's only Tuesday! (The husband just came in with Boy #1 saying, "Look how cute he is!" He is pretty darn adorable, which is why it's so hard to get work done sometimes. 🙂  ) I need to get some more writing done today, so I'm...

Weekly Goals

I mentioned a few weeks ago in my I'm Back post that I experienced a mini life crisis the other day after spending over $100 at Target on a week's worth of diapers and baby formula. Since them, I've been reading up on how to save money, namely, I've discovered the...

September 11th

Others have already posted their memories of September 11th. They've written about their thoughts and feelings more eloquently than I ever could, so instead of writing out my memories, I'm posting the thoughts I wrote several days after the attacks. I don't think I've...

I’m Back!

I can't believe it's been over three weeks since I last posted. Major writer fail on my part! But I'm back and I think I'm at a point where I have time somewhat under control again. Since it's been so long since I've been around, I thought I'd do a quick summary of...

I’m Working Today!

My in laws are in town helping out this week. They were here yesterday, but I didn't get hardly anything accomplished, writing wise. I kept helping out with diaper changes and feedings and baby holding, etc. I just feel so guilty if I don't. But I have 81 days until...

Posting at the Magic & Mayhem Blog Today

Hi guys, Just stopping by to say my Monday post is up over at the Magic & Mayhem Blog today. I ask the question, What's Starred on Your RSS Feeder? and list my five most recently starred items. I'll be back here with a new post on Wednesday. Well, that's the plan...
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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Late Update and 1,000 Goodreads Ratings!

Sometime between Sunday and Monday, I passed the 1,000 rating mark on Goodreads. Whoohoo! Thank you everyone who's read and rated The Shadow Reader. You all totally rock! I really wanted to have a swag giveaway when I reached the 1k milestone - and when I reached the...

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Exciting News and Even More Exciting News

Exciting News and Even More Exciting News

I'm wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans! And I can still breath! Whoop! That's super exciting, but I have even more super exciting news. Guess who's story is going to be made into an audiobook? McKenzie's story!!!* Yes, that's right. Tantor Audio will be producing the...

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Newsletter Contest Winner and Monday Update!

My second quarterly newsletter went out last week. The contest question was "What is your favorite scene from The Shadow Reader?" I loved reading your responses! Since I had more than one person interested in everyone else's answers, I thought I'd share them here. If...

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Monday Update

Posting late today, so this will be quick. Had a good but busy weekend. I was able to get some writing done, thanks to my wonderful husband who watched the boys and kicked me out of the house so I could work. Also was able to do some fun stuff, like hang out with...

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Amazon Taxes, Aggie Sippy Cups, and Emails

Amazon Taxes: I discovered last weekend that, since June of 2011, every Kindle book purchase I've made has been charged a sales tax. As I said on Twitter, I'm not exactly upset at being taxed - I think Amazon will have to tax all purchases soon - but I am annoyed...

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