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,...

Middle Grade Monday: The Ruins of Noe!

Yes, I’m blogging about my own book today, darnit! I figured it was appropriate since today is the first day of my Imaginary Worlds Fall Tour in conjunction with the release of The Ruins of Noe. The book was actually published in May, but I had to postpone the tour for scheduling reasons. In The Ruins of Noe, Brigitta’s adventures continue when she and her High Priestess travel to the old faerie ruins in the Valley of Noe, expecting to find them deserted. The Ancients had brought all the faeries north after the Great World Cry and placed them in the protected realm, after all. But when Brigitta and Ondelle arrive, they discover two warring factions of oppressed faeries they had never been told about. After Ondelle is captured, Brigitta must figure out...

Free Days Are Here Again

A few months ago we did some experimentation with Amazon’s free ebook program. After some research and speaking to those who have gone before us, my publisher and I decided to try it again, this time for two days. When you sign up for the KDP program, you can have up to 5 free days in a 90 day period. During that time, your ebook is exclusively on Amazon. Now that everyone seems to be jumping on the free ebook promo bandwagon (on Amazon and elsewhere), the interweb seems awash in free ebookness. It makes me wonder if the market will get oversaturated and the free campaigns will cease to have the same affect. Hmmm. How many free ebooks do you actually download? Of those, how many do you read? I may not be the best person to contemplate this, as I’m...

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...

Last Leg of the Blog Tour and Weekend Workout

There are four more stops on my blog tour on four great blogs. Reviews, Interviews, and Guest Posts. Guest Post Today (May 11) on 4 AM Writer I love Kate’s enthusiasm for all things writing. Review/Interview Saturday, May 12 on Dead Houseplants I snorked my coffee when I *got* that blog title. Oh, how I relate. Guest Post Monday, May 12 on Just Deb Deb is a great supporter of children’s writers and is a writer herself. Interview on Wednesday, May 16 on Morgen Baily’s Writing Blog One stop shopping for reviews, interviews, guest posts, podcasts, flash fiction and more. And now to the Weekend Workout… I’m in this odd in between writings stage at the moment. I still have not finished my Character – Action Workout series, but...