Showing posts from August, 2013

The Great Cinderskella Giveaway #8!

Can you believe eight months have gone by and only two more remain before Cinderskella is released into the world? It's just absolutely crazy to me. I'm jittery, excited, awed and a little nervous. Who knew that the road to publication would be filled with so many emotions? Not me, that's for sure! Now that it's August 26th, it's time for another giveaway!   (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!) August is a special month, too, not just because it brings me closer to the release date, but because it's also my birth month! I heart August :) So, which got me thinking...what better way to celebrate than with a party!! That's right. This month's prize is a party package. It's not just any party - it's a Carnival themed party! But not here. It's at YOUR house. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd love to have you travel out here, party


I'm over at The Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors with an interview and giveaway! Come learn about author duo Beth Bracken and Kay Fraser and enter to win a copy of their book, WISH! So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to MUF and see what it's all about!

What Does an Email 'PING' Mean to Authors?

A few days ago an email pinged in my inbox. We authors know how exciting an email ping is, now don't we? First it starts off with agents and manuscript requests, then moves up to publishers and edits and then...then it's the really big stuff.  Stuff like book launches, signings and EVENTS!! Never in a million years did I think any opportunities would come our way. So when my inbox pinged I didn't expect much. A note from my hubby perhaps. Inspiration from my CP's. A kind word from my mom or my friends.  And yes, even spam. No, I never expected an email entitled "Event Request" forwarded to me from my publicist. Because, honestly,  I'm just so happy to know our book will be out there soon, in readers hands, that everything else is just icing on the cake. Perhaps maybe that's exactly what makes my announcement so exciting.  I didn't have any expectations.  But  Well, now, I'm beyond thrilled! And I can't wait a moment longer to

Lu Lu in LaLa Land

I've been crazy busy working over at my group blog, MUF, to bring you some really awesome interviews and giveaways. It's been a real pleasure to read some great middle-grade books and get to know other authors. Today you can find my interview with author Elisabeth Wolf over at MUF. You can even win a copy of her book, Lu Lu in LaLa Land. So I hope you'll hop on over to The Mixed-Up Files  and see what it's all about!