Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

I've had an up-and-down relationship with Halloween. There were years I hated it, brought on mostly by my time spent in a Christian school that was very anti-Halloween and equally vocal about it in ways that scared the heck out of me. There were years I got sick of it because my mom dressed me up as a hag several years in a row as a kid, never the princess or the hula girl I wanted to be. (And hags, as everyone knows, are nowhere near as fun or as cool as regular witches, which can be pretty as well as scary, and which I now aspire to and love, thanks to Harry Potter! No. I was a green-faced, wart-covered, cackling hag.)

When my own kids were little, we often went to Disneyland on Halloween in lieu of trick-or-treating. But once they got older, and as a family we had gotten into renaissance faires and Harry Potter, Halloween suddenly became a lot of fun again. Each of us now have quite the assortment of costumes, from our Hogwarts robes (my husband makes a fantabulous Hagrid!), to our renaissance garb, to our pirate costumes, and more. Now the trouble is deciding which awesome costume to wear every year. Since I wore my Hogwarts robes to ComiCon back in March, for this Halloween I think I'll break out either the pirate or the renaissance princess...

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2nd Place Contest Final For Tempest!

I'm super excited to announce that my novella, TEMPEST, won 2nd Place in the IDA for short contemporary! The International Digital Awards is put on by Oklahoma RWA. My thanks go out to them, and to the judges, and congratulations to everyone who won or placed! WOOT!! (Click here to see the full list.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Covers for Lucy Monroe!

Last summer, I had the completely awesome opportunity to create four ebook covers for the extremely lovely Lucy Monroe!

It was SO exciting, and so much fun, to have the chance to work with her creatively and to brainstorm covers that would accurately depict her incredible stories and her author brand.

These are the results of our collaboration, which I have to confess, I think turned out pretty great. I was thrilled to hear she loves them, too.

Lucy is one of my favorite people ever, she has such a pure heart, is incredibly supportive, generous with her time and knowledge, and is always a true friend. I count myself extremely lucky to know her. And if you haven't tried her books yet, you're missing out! Go grab one or ten for your collection today, you'll love them. (And her!)

Thank you, Lucy, for this awesome opportunity!
{{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}

Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Scavenger Hunt!


Hello Folks, and Welcome to our Halloween Scavenger Hunt!!!!

We have 36 awesome authors participating in this event, which means prizes galore.   

In the spirit of making this as easy for the readers as possible, Sloan McBride of the awesome techie skills has created a list below of all the authors' websites/blogs so you can click on the link and be taken directly to the site to find the Halloween graphics (courtesy of Google.)  She also provided a link to a page where you can type in the answers of where you found the graphics here. Each site you visit and provide the right answer, equals one entry. So the more sites you visit, the more chances to win.

The list of prizes and the dates they will be given away is here.  We will be using Rafflecopter to pick the winners each day.  

Here's the IMPORTANT part -- once you've filled in your answers, you must email the document to Sloan McBride at  She will review the answers, and will enter your name the number of times to match the number of sites you visited, and correct answers provided.  

Good luck, and happy scavenging!!!!!  


The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Congratulations to my winners!

Just a quick note to say congratulations to the winners of my Goodreads giveaway for signed print copies of Tempest! Sara, Kristin, and Christyn, I hope you enjoy the book!

For those of you who didn't win this time around, be sure to keep your ears to the ground for more opportunities!

In the meantime, Tempest is available on all major retailers and in print!

Amazon  B&N  Apple  Kobo  GooglePlay  Smashwords  AllRomance
The Book Depository  CreateSpace