May Update

Hey, awesome readers!

Just wanted to share some cool updates with ya’ll. There’s so much going on for me this month, so I’m doing my best to take one thing at a time. You ready? Here we go!


Website Redesign

If you have been hanging out at my blog for a while, you’ll notice I just did a huge overhaul of my website. Yes, I did it all by myself. πŸ™‚ I am very proud, especially since I used a free WordPress theme, and I only spend about $45 per year on my domain + mapping it from my host (Network Solutions) to WordPress. It took me several hours to get everything just right, but I am pleased with the overall design. Hope you guys like it too!


 

TODAY: Special Event

One of my YA author friends is hosting a Facebook event all day long today, and you can join the event by clicking HERE. Other authors will be “taking over” during the day, including yours truly at 3:30pm PST. We’ll have some cool giveaways, so stop by—you just might win something!


 

Buzz Bookstore Excerpt Contest

I am trying to get my work “out there” even more this year, especially since my Spirit Lake series is now in the hands of my publisher, Cosby Media Productions. Something I discovered is an Except Contest, hosted by Buzz Bookstore. If I win, I will get three months of free exposure on the Buzz Bookstore site, which would be AMAZING!

Would you do me a favor and watch my video and then give it a share or two? Every bit helps! Check it out below:


Spirit Lake Review Opportunity

And speaking of getting my work “out there,” there is a special review opportunity for my debut novel, Spirit Lake! You can read my book for FREE in exchange for an honest review. To sign up to review my book (I REALLY need some reviews, too!), click HERE.

A HUGE Thank You to LIEP Promotions for hosting my book and providing the opportunity for book reviews. πŸ™‚

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Current Projects

So…what’s next for me? Well, my second book, The Wrong Fairy Tale, will be out next month! Woohoo! Paperbacks for both Spirit Lake and The Wrong Fairy Tale will be available in July—exciting!

I’m working on the third installment of the Spirit Lake series, titled Freak Show, which will hopefully be out later this year. I’m super stoked for this story and can’t wait to share teasers with you guys over the summer.

I am also working on a few secret projects, including a surprise for the Spirit Lake series. I’ll let you guys know any news I can share when the time is right. πŸ˜‰


Under Development

Coming up, something exciting (I hope!) for authors/writers: an easy sign-up sheet in order to be featured on my blog. I LOVE being able to give back to the writing and reading community by featuring authors/writers and their work. I am working on a way to make things easier on me to host and on those who want to be featured on my blog. Of course, there will be some basic criteria for guest posts/features, but nothing crazy. When things are all set and sign-ups are live, I’ll make the announcement. Keep your eyes peeled for the update!


Editing Tip

Quick editing tip: Not sure about the wording for that new novel you’re writing? Take a break from writing and read your work OUT LOUD. It’s easier to catch choppy sentences and word repeats when you read aloud. πŸ˜‰

If you’re looking for a professional editor, you can contact me by clicking HERE for more information or a quote.


 

Well, that’s all for now. Hope you’re all having a fabulous week! And don’t forget to check out my latest book HERE.

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