Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Giveaway: The Stag Lord by Darby Kaye

In anticipation of the upcoming release of UNHOLY BLUE (the sequel to THE STAG LORD), I'm hosting a giveaway on Goodreads.

Get thee over there and enter to win one of the three signed copies of THE STAG LORD.

Release date: January 19th

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cover Reveal: Under A Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure

A dear author friend of mine, Beverly Stowe McClure, has another awesome book coming out next spring: Under A Purple Moon. I know - cool title! I have enjoyed all of her books, and can't wait for this one! Today, I get to be part of the cover reveal! Ta-Da!
Under a Purple Moon
Beverly Stowe McClure
(Release Date: March 15, 2016)

 No Love in the Garden of Eden...

Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother’s criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can’t deal with are the arguments between her parents. To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden’s not sure what the word love means.

Three other teens with problems also hang out at the Old House. Meeting Murphy, Toby, and Josh changes Eden’s world, and she begins to have faith in herself. Perhaps she can do something right, after all.

Thanks to the boys, she begins to understand the meaning of love. But will it be enough to save her broken home life?

Release date - March 15, 2016
$17.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 270 pages
Freedom Fox Press - Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Fiction/Young Adult - General (JUV000000) / Girls & Women (JUV014000)
Print ISBN 9781939844132 eBook ISBN 9781939844149
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

Beverly Stowe McClure
Most of the time, you’ll find Beverly Stowe McClure at her computer, typing stories little voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she’s snapping pictures of wildlife, flowers and clouds. She’s sometimes known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why.

Friday, October 2, 2015

My Current Read: Stonebird by Mike Revell

UPDATE: Here's my review!

How good is STONEBIRD? I read it straight through in one sitting, because I had to know about the gargoyle. And because I was afraid if I stopped reading, something bad (okay, worse) might happen to Danny. Mike Revell did an outstanding job drawing me in as a reader with his spot-on voice, the touch of magical realism, and the oh-so-familiar family/school drama that so many kids go through every day.

As a writer, I often find myself reading books with a critical eye. But, this book was so good that the writer part of my brain took a break, and the reader part of me found itself lost in the adventure.

Bravo to Mike Revell on his debut novel. This is an author to watch!

Earlier Post: 
=Next on my list of books I've been dying to read is STONEBIRD by Mike Revell. Can't wait to get started!

Here's the blurb from Goodreads:

When eleven-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his grandma, he's thrown into an unfamiliar place, with a family that seems to be falling apart.

Liam doesn't remember what Grandma was like before she became ill with dementia. He only knows the witch-like old woman who snaps and snarls and eats her birthday cards. He desperately wants to make everything better, but he can't.

Escaping the house one evening, Liam discovers an old stone gargoyle in a rundown church, and his life changes in impossible ways.

The gargoyle is alive. It moves unseen in the night, acting out Liam's stories. And stories can be dangerous things . . .

But Grandma's illness is getting worse, Liam's mum isn't coping, and his sister is skipping school.

What if the gargoyle is the only thing that can save Liam's family?

Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Season of Changes

Autumn. Hands down, my favorite season.
And autumn in the Rockies is something pretty amazing. The brilliant gold of aspens interspersed with the dark green of spruce and fir and pines decorate the mountains. And overhead, the sky is the most intense blue you can imagine. That's glory for you.

With this new season comes new changes for me. One of the changes is in the works, so I can't really talk about it yet, but it does have to do with my writing career. More news (hopefully) in a few weeks.

The other news is that I've been asked to be a regular columnist for the Pikes Peak Writers' WRITING FROM THE PEAK blog. Each spring, Pikes Peak Writers puts on one the biggest and best writing conference in the Rocky Mountain Region. It's been called the "friendliest writers conference around." If you're thinking about attending a conference this year, check out the 24th Annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference The theme for this coming conference is: Dare To Dream.

How about you? Any writing conferences coming up you'd like to share? Let me know and I'll post links.