Book Blog Tours Are Us! (+ new year writing exercise)

Hey . . . stuff! Quick post to announce my official Narine of Noe blog tour kicks off this week and will run through February. I will post more dates/locations as they are announced. Please check out the blogs of these lovely book tour hosts. All of them are writers themselves who work hard and deserve recognition. During the tour there will be multiple chances to win prizes (copies of Book Four or the Omnibus, other books and gift certificates. yay.). Enter to win a copy of Narine of Noe on GoodReads (deadline Jan 10). Enter to win various books by posting reviews (deadline Jan 31). 2016 Blog Tour Stops Thursday, Jan 7 Guest post (and giveaway) on Smack Dab in the Middle Tuesday, Jan 12 Guest post on Roger Eschbacher Books Monday, Jan 18 Interview (and giveaway)...

And we’re off . . . like a herd of turtles!

Launching a book from a cell phone isn’t easy! Trust me on that one. My computer went into the shop 4 days before my launch and won’t be ready until next week! Doh! I’m keeping this short and sweet until I can get my magic box back. Let’s call this the softest book launch in White Forest history! Ladies and gentleman, small and large humans, Narine of Noe is officially available TODAY! In celebration, the publisher has listed the ebook price at $4.99 (regularly $6.99) through the weekend. As well, BOOK ONE is on sale for .99 through the weekend. All official book launch events and parties will be in the New Year. We needed to get the book out before the end of the year, though. So… looking for a holiday gift for a 10 year old or a 10...

Trusting the Process

Wow. Wow. Wow. I haven’t posted in over four months. That’s the longest break I’ve taken since I started blogging ten years ago. And it’s not for lack of wanting to, it’s because life happened (moving, working, family stuff, etc) and I was in the middle of a crisis of faith with Faerie Tales from the White Forest Book Four. Or really, I should say a crisis of trust. Faith and trust are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Faith is known as the “substance of hope.”  It’s very nature is that it requires no evidence, one just believes. Trust is based largely on evidence from previous knowledge/experience. For example, you might trust someone because they’ve never given you a reason to do...

Omnibus Release Week! Drawings and Freebies!

This week marked the release of the print version of the Faerie Tales from the White Forest Omnibus. (*See how you can get a free ebook version of Book One at the bottom of the post) The ebook version of the Omnibus contains all the same goodies as the print version, but for those of you who have a romantic relationship with print books, the print version really is beautiful. And thick! It’s a book AND a doorstop. And possibly a weapon.     In honour of the launch, I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift card through midnight 9/25. a Rafflecopter giveaway If you win, there is no obligation to buy the book. (Really!) If you would like to purchase a copy outright, however, you can order one from any bookstore or locate on Amazon: OMNIBUS...

Retreatment

Before I launch into my blog post, I wanted to let you know of a release I have not had time to promote (see blog post). Just yesterday, Hydra House launched the ebook version of the Faerie Tales from the White Forest Omnibus (Vol 1). It features the first 3 books in my White Forest series in one collection. The print version will be released Sept 15. It’s really beautiful, too, and I’m so grateful to HH for putting it together.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RETREAT : movement away from a place or situation especially because it is dangerous, unpleasant, etc. : a place of privacy or safety :  refuge : a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director   I just got off the phone with...

LAUNCH PARTY! Come on in!

Thanks for stopping by. There’s so much I want to share, I don’t even know where to start! So, before we get to the food and entertainment and party games, how about I start with what we’re celebrating? First off, we are celebrating the official launch of Ondelle of Grioth, the third book in my Faerie Tales from the White Forest series, which Cassandra Rose Clarke called “A charming, magical journey.” (check out her books if you haven’t already, because she is all kinds of fun.) You may buy copies HERE (or order through your Local Indie Bookstore) Second, the launch of this site. I’m still getting used to the new digs, working out kinks, etc, but it’s growing on me. And I like that it’s uniquely mine. Many...