Well this week was busy. Tuesday I went to the amazing J.R. Johansson’s book release of INSOMNIA. She read a section, and I’ll just say that I got CHILLS and can’t wait to read the rest! (A signed copy of the book is available to win at this contest). This book cover basically means I’ll never read this book after dark… or by myself… or, well, with the lights out? I guess that doesn’t work either way.
My favorite part was how we went into the details of the cover model and how a.) he is a boy and b.) in order to make him look more boyish they added stubble and an earring (lol) and c.) his lips are still a little too pinkish…
Anyways, today I also got to catch up with a bunch of friends at the WIFYR conference, as well as make a bunch of new friends. So basically this week has been so full of writer friends that I barely know what to do with myself. Oh wait, I do. For those who haven’t heard, I’m launching myself into a book-writing frenzy with the determination to finish this AWESOME NEW BOOK IDEA in only a few weeks. I’m already a pretty good chunk in, so it’s looking good! Anyone want to join me for my #writingparty the next two weeks? Hands??? Please? Anyone??
I also want to give a shout out about our SummerPalooza Contest over on the Writer Therapy blog, which is truly epic. Prizes include books of your choice, amazon gift cards, critiques and much, much more.
So how has your summer been going?
On Saturday, I went over to the Authorpalooza at my local Barnes and Noble. There were dozens of authors, and it was such an amazing event! I took a stack of books to get signed, and was completely bummed when I realized I hadn’t brought some of the books by authors who were there. Always next time, right?
Brandon Sanderson also showed up last minute to do a signing, and his line was ginormous.
That was just the last 1/4 of the line. See, I’m not making it up. And here’s me and my critique group buddy, Shallee McArthur, waiting in the line.
Okay, so really she waited while I went to get my books signed… since I didn’t actually bring any of my Brandon Sanderson books to get signed because I didn’t get the last minute FB post announcing he would be there. #TechnologyFail But I guess that’s okay, because that would’ve been ANOTHER big bag of books to carry, and I’m doubting my back could’ve taken it.
ANYWAYS, what are some fun things you’ve been doing in your life recently??
Sorry I’ve been MIA, but you can find me blogging over at the Writer Therapy blog. The webseries is launching in TWO DAYS – yeah, I can’t really believe it’s actually happening. This has been a long time in the making, and sometimes it felt like it would never happen
You can check out the youtube trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r79K75zVGVA
CONJURE: Be careful what you search for…
Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry–hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.
When a strange girl appears, bent on revenge; demon dogs become a threat; and Jack turns into a walking skeleton; Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before summer—and her friends–are lost forever.
So what do you think of the cover?