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...

Children’s Book Week Ides of May Extravaganza Continues (With Giveaways and Launches!)

  In celebration of Children’s Book Week I have a lot going on, including new editions of the first two books in my middle grade fantasy series (Faerie Tales from the White Forest) with sparkly new covers. FIRST I’m participating in a substantial giveaway for the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop, joining over 100 participating bloggers giving away books and gift certificates and other goodies. So, if you have kids, you might want to check that out. Here are the LINKS of all the participants. For the CBW Hop I’m giving away a full print set of the first three books in my White Forest series, a copy of Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, AND a copy of FutureDaze: an anthology of YA science fiction. CLICK HERE to find out...

Children’s Book Week: Ides of May White Forest Extravaganza

Next week, Children’s Book Week, is going to be a pretty exciting all around in White Forest land. First, I’ve joined a BLOG HOP, which I don’t often do. But it’s a Blog Hop Giveaway during Children’s Book Week, so how could I turn that down? Never Blog Hopped before? Basically, you go to a list of blog links from authors, book bloggers, and others who are GIVING PRIZES AWAY all at the same time (who doesn’t like prizes?). And you hop from one to the next adding your name to the drawings. If you like children’s lit, what have you got to lose? The hop runs from Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 19, so you’ve got plenty of time to get around to all the blogs. And you’ll need it, because as of this morning,...

New Ruins of Noe Promo Video

As much as I love our Book One trailer, there was no way we could pull off another live book trailer. Just didn’t have the time or resources and if you’ve read the second book, the world is SO different it would have been quite the SFX challenge. So, my filmmaker friend Mauri came up with a different idea, which is what you see below. Not quite as exciting as a live action version, but it does the...

New Brigitta Book Trailer has Launched!

The Accidental Novelist (who won’t be able to call herself that much longer) presents the new book trailer for Brigitta of the White Forest (from our production company BYOA Entertainment) Cast and Crew: Brigitta – Haley Hunt Himalette – Shaleigh Lachance Hrathgar Evil – Yvette Dudley-Neuman Music by Land Of Deborah Producers: Danika Dinsmore and Mauri Bernstein Author/Director: Danika Dinsmore Cinematographer: Phillip Schalast Editor/Puppeteer: Mauri Bernstein Sound: Kevin Barron Sprite and Eyeball Puppets: Keith Randall Hrathgar Hair/Make-up: Susan Manning Briggy/Himmy Hair/Make-up: Leah Wilburn Props: Jo Shotbolt Faerie Wings: Charlene Rowley For information on the book: thewhiteforest.com For information on the publisher:...

Booktrailers Are Us!

When I first decided to create a live action book trailer for my accidental novel Brigitta of the White Forest, it was at a time when book trailers were still pretty basic. Most were made by “panning” over still shots and overlaying words on the stills or inserting them as separate title cards. There are websites you can use to put these together with stock images and stock music. I just did a quick search and found these: SQUIDOO’s BOOK TRAILER TIPS and TOOLS How to Create Your Own Book Trailer for Free Because I come from a film background and love to direct, when I think of “trailers” I think in movie trailers. I knew right away that if I were going to do a book trailer it would be live action or not at all. Since the inception of...