Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Relic

Tomorrow I plan to start work on The Relic.  I have the whole day off and plan on dedicating most of it to writing.  Fingers crossed that it goes well and I can get the first few chapters off for editing.  It's not that I haven't started it, because I have, I just haven't gotten as far as I would have like to have gotten at this point!  I am really excited to introduce you to a new series of characters and hope that someone will admit sharing a fear of Orca's with me when I am done!  Come on people, they don't call them Killer Whales for nothing :)  Not that I don't like them, it's more that I am terrified of them.  Anyways...  Be on the lookout for a guest blog I am participating in, along with a giveaway, I'll post details when it happens.  Also, The Enchanted Island Series is going to be featured on a blog tomorrow promoting series of books so I'll post the link so you all can check it out.

Thank you again for all of my ongoing support and know that I appreciate all of you!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Exciting News about A Dragon Forsaken

It's up!  It's up!  A Dragon Forsaken is up for sale on both Barnes and Noble and Amazon....  You can find the links at the end of this post.  I want to say thank you to Steffanie and Amber for all of their hard work.  You guys are amazing! 

Also, thanks to Annabel at my book addiction, it already has its first review!!  You can read it Here!

Thank you so much for your continued support.  There are lots of things to come and I can't wait to share them all with you!!

Amazon                                Barnes and Noble

Thursday, March 17, 2011

News on A Dragon Forsaken

A Dragon Forsaken is finished!!!

Thank you to Amber Streed, my illustrator, and Steffanie Hobelman, my editor.  Without them, I wouldn't have gotten it done so quickly.

For a few of my first reviewers out there, I've already sent you the book and cover art... I hope that you enjoy!  For anyone else interested, please email me.  It should be up for sale, hopefully this weekend, on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

Also... be on the lookout for a slightly enhanced cover for The Witches Lottery.

Thanks Everyone!

Monday, March 14, 2011

So Close... So Close

For those of you waiting for A Dragon Forsaken to come out...  I am about five chapters away from being done editing...  Since this is the final edit, straight from my editor, as soon as I am done with it, I will put A Dragon Forsaken up for sale...

I appologize for the delay...  Having a 3 year old who is now super attached to her mom, has made it challenging.  Bare with me folks. it's on the horizon!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Dragon Forsaken is coming...

A Dragon Forsaken should be on sale within the next two weeks.  Sorry for the delays, but it is completed and in its final editing stages...  With that said, I am offering the first wave of reviews to anyone who has reviewed The Witches Lottery.  If you are interested in having a free copy of A Dragon Forsaken quite possibly before it goes on sale...  there is still time to read and review The Witches Lottery.

I am excited and I hope that you all are too...

Things to come...

I have started work on Zombie Point which as you can guess is about zombies!
I have also started work on the first book to my new Atlantean War Series called The Relic...

Also keep an eye out for the third book in The Enchanted Island Series, The Goblin's Daughter due out sometime this summer!

Thank you all for your support and Happy Reading!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Who Inspires You

Today I wanted to do something a little different.  There are people in the world who do amazing things and end up being a big inspiration to those who look up to them.  This is a HUGE honor because you can't make someone look up to you.  It's just something that happens to those who deserve it.  I'd like to take a moment and give thanks to the people who inspire me and who have made an incredible difference in my life.  Some you may know, and some you probably have never heard of and will never hear of again after reading this post.  Despite that, they are people who are amazing and talented and who have pushed me on this extraordinary journey I'm on.

Amber Streed -
For those of you who don't know, Amber is not only my best friend, she is an AMAZINGLY talented artist and also the person responsible for my cover art.  She inspires me with her artistic loving nature and encourages me with her unfailingly faith in me. 

Shawn Mikkelson -
Shawn is an amazing parent, a strongly optimistic person, and one of the best friends I have ever had.  He inspires me to stand up for myself, take true chances in life, and to never give up hope that there is something better out there for me.  He encourages me to take one day at a time and live life for myself and my daughter.  He's reminded me how important it is to let love become a part of your life.

JK Rowling -
Got to give this woman a HUGE chunk of my inspiration.  Not only because she is amazing and I am an enormous fan of Harry Potter, but because she never gave up hope that one day the characters she brought to life would become so much bigger than herself and bring so much joy into the lives of her readers.  Plus, I have forged many friendships on our mutual love for the books, movies and characters in her magically wonderful Wizarding World.

Amanda Hocking -
There has been a lot of hype around Amanda in the past month and I do have to say that it is deserved.  She is an inspiration to me, because she never gave up hope that one day people would read her books and enjoy them.  I have to admit that until I put my own book on sale through self publishing, I didn't know who she was, but now that I do, she is a constant reminder to me that dreams can and do come true. 

Chloe McLaughlin -
She inspires me everyday to see things in a new way, to not take anything for granted and that the simple things in life are often the most rewarding.  For those of you who don't know how she is... She's my 3 year old daughter!

Now don't get me wrong, there are many other people out there who inspire me and I may work this into a weekly or monthly blog post, but for now, today, these are the people at the front of my mind and heart and I want to thank them.

As Always... Happy Reading Everyone!