Showing posts from August, 2012

The Great Giveaway of Awesome (aka It's My Birthday) (aka I want to say THANK YOU)

Today is my birthday! *Hands out cupcakes and party hats* *Turns on music* *Dances* *Gets strange looks* Moving on... I've also reached a social networking milestone - over 200 blog followers and over 500 twitter followers! *My condolences to all of you* And... Because it's my birthday and I've reached a milestone and I'm kind of the bees knees I'm throwing a humungo giveaway! (Writerly types - stop editing! That sentence was awesome!) And... This giveaway is all about paying it forward. That's right! Paying it forward to all my readers, the awesome online writing community and the family, friends and everyone else who supports us! Honestly, the online writing community has been so incredible. They are some of the most giving, generous people I've never met. They've given their time, shared their knowledge and provided support like none other. My co-author and I wouldn't be where we are today without the countless hours of mentorship,

A Preliminary Look at My Upcoming Giveaway!

I'm having a huge contest on Monday. Seriously HUGE! There will be over 15 authors...and I'm not name dropping here... *A-hem, Rose Cooper* or here... *Cough, CK Bryant*... or here... *Clears throat, Christine Fonseca*... who are donating critiques, copies of their books, and lots of other awesome! So spread the word and GET READY TO RAWK THE AWESOME!!!!

A Little About My Co-Author

My 12 year old co-author is a funny kid. And by funny I mean she's pretty much hysterical. She says things like, "I like running into stores asking what year it is then screaming, 'It worked! It worked! My machine really worked!'" Or she'll prank her Opa with a rubber snake. Saying that Opa hates snakes is the understatement of the year. So when she strategically places that snake in a spot that makes him do a two-step, well, you can bet that it will be full-out belly laughs and rolling on the ground. Though I'm willing to bet Opa feels differently about that ;) And the dinner table...oh man. We've had more drinks spurted through our noses, more food falling out of our mouths and more napkins wiping up tears of laughter than a middle-school cafeteria! Our house is filled with laughter and it's because of Bethanie. In fact, to be perfectly honest, she really is the humor behind our writing. I couldn't be nearly that clever. She