Thursday, September 29, 2011

Legacy of the Empress is available in PAPERBACK!

The day has come!  It's finally here, and I am practically vibrating with excitement :).

Legacy of the Empress is a FOR REALS book!  On paper!  With bindings and pages and new book smell!

To your left you will see me holding a copy of my for-realsies paperback novel, formatted with tender loving care, and looking completely and utterly awesome.

330 pages full of goodness.. in my actual hands.

I know that I've said in the past that when the day came that I held my book in my hands, that I'd get a big pile of them and swim through them like Scrooge McDuck, however... now that the day has come, I don't want to crease them with my flailing body.

They are just too pretty.

In related news, the trade paperback is available on Amazon for $10.99!  How awesome is that?

So if you love the feel of a delicious papery book in your hands, and also want a great epic fantasy read, here you go.  You're all set :).

I have my first ever book signing this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Vancouver, WA at Cover to Cover bookstore, so if you're in the area, come say "hi!"  I will be thrilled to see you :).

Thank you for letting me share this incredibly exciting moment with you, and for all of the love and support over the past couple of years.  You guys mean the world to me.  ((internet hugs!))

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Cover Art! A Paperback! A Book Tour! OH MY!

In case you've been wondering what I've been up to when I've been horridly neglecting you, here's some new and exciting news! :)

Legacy of the Empress has a Fancy Pants professional cover, and is coming out in paperback form NEXT WEEK!  That's right, ladies and gents. I'm going paper, and I'm going there hard.  The book will be a nice sized trade paperback, and will be priced at $10.99.  Woot!

Along with that awesome and most excellent news, I'm excited to say that I'm going on a booktour around the Portland Metro Area in October with some other really cool, local YA Authors.  Since Legacy straddles the line between YA and epic fantasy, they were nice enough to have me.

Here's where you can find me if you live in the area:

  • Cover to Cover Bookstore on October 1st, from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • West Linn Public Library on October 7th, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • Beaverton City Library on October 20th, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • A Children's Place Bookstore on October 22nd at 1 p.m. - whenever they kick us out!
So, all of you Pacific Northwest Internet Friends, come say "hi!" :)  I'll be the one getting all nervous and sweaty before reading a passage from my book.

I'm so excited!  I hope I get to meet some of you face to face. How cool would that be?

Also, please tweet, facebook, or blog about these events, or even the paperback. It would be a huge help.  Thanks for all your support, guys!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Announcements Tomorrow!

Hi, guys,

As you have probably deduced, I've been one busy lady over the past couple of weeks, but tomorrow I get to announce some EXCITING things, and show you the fruits of my labor!

Woo hoo!

See you then ;).

Monday, September 12, 2011

Get out the Vote! What's YOUR Favorite Title?

Hi, guys!

Thanks for bearing with me lately on the blogging.  Life has been crazy around here, with family emergencies, work, and a flurry of visiting relations.

Now that it's fall things should be settling down, which makes it the perfect time for writing, and of course, blogging!

Now, I owe you guys a vote!

Several awesome blog followers entered my Name that E-Book Contest, submitting possible titles for the new Fairytale Assassin adventure for the chance at a free copy, a dedication in the e-book, and a $15 Amazon giftcard.

Well, it's time to vote for your favorite, my friends :).  Here are my top three picks for my tale, based on the Rumplestiltskin story:
  1. Greed
  2. Avarice
  3. Spun Gold
So, you tell me!

What's the best name, and who is our lucky winner?  Please leave your votes in the comments, and support Kimmy and Nichole, our two finalists!


Above is a sneak peak at the cover for the next Fairytale Assassin story, coming soon!  Woo hooo!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baring Your Soul

When you're writing, do you ever feel like you're baring your soul?  Or at least having one of those weird dreams where you're walking down the hall naked and the only one who knows it is you?

I do.

I was thinking about this today, and wondering why we writers don't feel shy when we write, even though we're usually a shyer bunch face to face. 

After all, when we write a scary scene, aren't we telling people what scares us?  And when we write a love scene, aren't we telling the world what turns us on?

Aren't we showing our own views on life, religion, social interaction, and even good versus evil with every story we write?

What do you guys think?  :) 

Do you think a writer bares a part of themselves when they write?  If so, are you shy about it, or do you love the freedom?

Coming tomorrow:  We'll vote for my Name that E-Book Contest winner!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sorry for My Absence!

Hi, guys,

I apologize for lying down on the job as far as blogging goes recently. Life came up, and I needed to unplug for a bit, but I promise to be back in blogging form next week :).

Don't forget to enter my NAME THAT E-BOOK contest! We have some great entries so far, and I'd love to have more names for the voting soon.  After all, there's a $15 Amazon giftcard at stake! Let's make it interesting ;).

Because it's Friday, I'll leave this post short, but to make up for it, here's a picture of one of the cutest things in the world--a baby stoat.

D'awwwww :3  Lookit that face and tell me that's not one adorable creature.  Seriously.

Have a great weekend, everyone!