Saturday, October 7, 2017

Orange, Yellow, Red, & Brown = FALL!

Sneak Peek at Cover Sketch...
It's supposed to be a were-ogre howling in a crumbling castle
with troll guards asleep at the entrance and Ona and Gabe snooping around...

DISPOSAL will be Released
November 14, 2017

Still waiting on the cover, but it will fall in line with the rest of the Pop Travel series, hosting a young couple in a desperate embrace as they disintegrate...

DISPOSAL - Pop Travel #3
Cooper and Geri are finally in a good place, but their bliss is short-lived when Cooper's rebellious nephew Jimmy moves in with them for a summer internship. He hits the town hard and thinks he's found the girl of his dreams in an fiery, exotic beauty. Against all words of warning, he pursues her and ends up getting kidnapped by her powerful Drug Lord father. Geri tracks him down, but gets herself kidnapped as well.

Now it's up to Cooper to use all his resources to save them, including the hot homicide detective Geri secretly despises, and the latest sketchy gadgets his genius friend Hasan offers him to field-test. Sure, why not? Cooper will do anything to get his family back.

I'm happy to send ARC copies of DISPOSAL for Reviews.
Please email me if you're interested.

And I'll be hosting a Blog Release Tour - as well as a LIVE Release Party


My Un-Princess Book Party went very well. I hosted a book signing at Half Price Books and did the best I've ever done at a solo bookstore event! Some days I doubt if I should continue writing, then I have days like that!

JOLISSA - An Anti-Princess Story                       TWO PRINCESSES
       UnPrincess #1                                                   UnPrincess #2
     Kindle *** Paperback                                      Kindle *** Paperback

Glass City Con fizzled out as they never responded until I had already made other plans. Probably for the best...

But I have lots more events that I know will be awesome! (see below)


Where I answer commonly asked questions and pass on writerly advice...

Q&A - How did you get published? Some of my best customers are other writers. And I am happy to share advice on how I got published with them. It takes lots of perseverance, not giving up in the face of many rejections. Keep honing your pitch - make your story sound unique and enticing in only a few words. And just keep sending it out there. Eventually you will click with an agent, editor, or publisher!


October ~ November ~ December

October is for Oodles of Spooky Fun!
I started a terrific long-term sub job in September and it's flying by. Now that Fall is here, I'm excited about several book events coming up. WINDY HOLLOW should be ready for submission SOON! I've also reached out to a couple of artist friends to collaborate with me on a few side projects in the works - Magic Storm and another UnPrincess Story. thoroughly enjoying cooler temps and PSLs.

November to remember
A short, but special month, I have a big book event, a small business day sale, and my DISPOSAL release! And lest I forget, Christmas is right around the corner!

December of Doing
Planning to host my DISPOSAL book release party, just in time for Xmas shopping! And have another signing lined up at a quaint local re-sale boutique for my UnPrincess books. It will be a magical month!


What I'm Reading...
  • Sadly, I ran out of reading material (and time to read) If you have any recommendations for juicy, good fun, please share!
What I'm Writing...
  • WINDY HOLLOW - Beast World, Book Three. Finishing touches and editing the perfect Query Letter. I'll be taking a break from this series for a bit to write a couple of new novels vying for my attention.
  • MAGIC STORM - I'm not sure if a graphic novel will do this story justice. I've outlined episodes, more of a series than a novel... I may go with a script and submit it to Disney or Nickelodeon or the more receptive AMAZON!! They love shiny new things!
  • The 4th POP TRAVEL novel - CONDUCTION. Under construction as so many other projects distract me!
  • PRINCESS B - this is the 3rd Un-Princess story, and it has huge heart. Might even be a bit controversial, but a story that needs to be told.

Where I'll be...
  • Oct 9 - Mason Middle School, Language Arts Classes. Very honored to have my teacher friend call and ask for me to speak to her classes about VOICE. And so glad I had a day off to do it. Yeehaw!
  • Oct 28 - West Virginia Book Fest with my long-time author buddy, Elizabeth Seckman! Also get to see our awesome author friend, Ashley Chappell-Peeples. A great time will be had by all!
  • Nov 18 - Kentucky Book Fair, Lexington, KY. This is a well-traveled event, and I've had success there in the past. Looking forward to selling some books!
  • Nov 25 - Local Business Day (or the Day after Black Friday) - hoping to be at a local bookstore, Well of Books in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Dec 2 - Sprouts Boutique, a consignment shop for kids. Still ironing out details, but looking forward to having a signing at a different atmosphere. Geared toward my UnPrincess series.
  • Dec 7 - Plan to have my DISPOSAL relelase party at James Third Base - a local sports bar and grill with great food and music. And "James" is the name of Cooper's nephew!

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