Showing posts from March, 2013

The Great Cinderskella Giveaway #3!

It's the 26th of March and that means only 7 more months until Cinderskella is released!! WAHOOO!! If you go back to this post, you might remember my promise to bring you a contest each and every month until my release date of October 26th, 2013!!   So here I am again with another great giveaway! This month's prize is a copy of Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac*!! From IndieBound: Ever since the morning Molly woke up to find that her parents had vanished, her life has become filled with terrible questions. Where have her parents gone? Who is this spooky old man who's taken her to live with him, claiming to be her great-uncle? Why does he never eat, and why does he lock her in her room at night? What are her dreams of the Skeleton Man trying to tell her? There's one thing Molly does know. She needs to find some answers before it's too late. Remember, you DO have to enter today's drawing in order to be eligible for October's grand prize of

Pitch Green by The Brothers Washburn

If you remember, just last week I wrote a post about balance.  You can find it here .  The one thing that has really helped me find balance is my super cool publicist.  So today, I thought it would be apropos to have the Brothers Washburn, Andy and Berk, chat about our shared publicist and how he's helped build their platform as their first book Pitch Green is released into the world.     A GUIDE THROUGH THE WILDERNESS (Or why are publicists super cool?) I do not remember ever being lost. In my youth, I roamed the trackless wastes of the Mojave Desert surrounding Trona, California, but those waste lands weren't trackless to me. No matter what new byway my friends and I explored, I always knew how to get back to where we started. I have an accurate sense of general directions, north, south, east and west, and more importantly, I think visually, so as our old truck or dune buggy bumped and jarred over the uneven terrain, pictures of the landscape were continuously s

Finding Balance

One of the things I constantly struggle with is finding balance. I mean, seriously, heels are a killer! And stilettos?  Oh man, you've got to be kidding!  They look gorgeous but I swear I'm gonna break my ankle one of these days. I can't balance on those things to save my life. I'm about as good for heels as a porcupine is for a shirt!   Animals should definitely not wear clothing - but Amies should definitely not wear heels! But seriously, finding balance in my life is a continual challenge, especially when it comes to writing.  I never knew how much work went into promotion and social networking before I signed my contract.  Some days I don't get any writing done because I'm working on all the backstage stuff - my networking.  Maybe if I'd known beforehand I would have made sure I cloned myself first.   So, I do my networking on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest .  (Do you like how I snuck that in there?)  And I'm getting quite good a