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I love Kickstarter (and a Bound by Bloodsong update)

I just backed Candace Osmond's Omnibus for Dark Tides. I've never read her books or even heard of her, but her campaign totally sucked me in. I mean, look at the reward tiers! A mystery box?! A Funko Pop doll?! It was a really hard choice, but I went with the mystery...

Mind. Blown.

My mind is absolutely blown that Brandon Sanderson has raised over $20 million on Kickstarter and 12,698 people have paid $500 for four books (hardcover, ebook, and audio) and 8 book boxes. Mind. Blown. Meanwhile, I'm launching my own Kickstarter later this month (I...

Achievements Unlocked! And Book Drop!

I hit a milestone overnight! Bound by Bloodsong has over 250 pre-orders! That's way more than I've had on any of my books, and it's a HUGE deal! I mean, I very rarely pre-order books, but when I do, it's because I absolutely love a book or an author, so thank you guys...

News!

First up, it's like I remembered I have a website! lol I seriously need to get better at updating this thing. It's been almost a year, and I had a new book release over the summer! And I have a new release this month! It's sort of a prequel to A Void of Magic, but...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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Reviews and Giveaways!

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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