Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wow, I can't believe 2013 is here, and 2012 is over. How did this happen? Where did all the time go? 2012 was a strange mix of hurry up and wait for me, and try as I might, I really can't believe that my debut is right around the corner. I guess maybe I'll start believing it once it's here. Then again, maybe not.
Anyway, 2012 was an awesome year, full of some awesome things. I got to do my first 3-day Event (just a Starter, but still awesome, and yes I'm talking about horses here). I sold my YA sci-fi to Balzer & Bray (HarperCollins), the newly dubbed Avalon. I got to see and reveal the gorgeous cover for The Nightmare Affair twice! Not to mention the arrival of real, hold-them-in-my-hands ARCs. And I made a bunch of new writerly friends. It was definitely a year to be thankful for.
I don't really have any resolutions or goals for 2013. All I want to do is survive all the coming crazy and the busy, insane schedule. Oh, and to have some fun along the way.
So have a happy New Year! I hope your 2013 is full of good friends, good times, and most especially good stories!
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to those of you that celebrate, and Happy Holidays all around.
If you don't believe in this sort of thing, I can only say that I hope you at least believe in the power of story. Because this one is the ultimate hero stories when you really think about it. Frodo saved all the peoples of Middle Earth. Harry Potter saved all his friends and companions. But Jesus saved all the world and all the people in it throughout all time. And that's pretty freakin' amazing.
So again, Merry Christmas and happy writing!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Updated Cover Reveal, ARC Giveaway, and Title News!

First up, the updated cover for The Nightmare Affair has been revealed over on Check it out here and enter to win a signed ARC of the book! And let me know what you think. Personally, I think it rocks!
In other news, my little sci-fi thriller formerly known as Finding Eden has been rechristened. And the new title is....

What do you think? Personally, I think it rocks pretty hard. In other words, I'm totally in love with it.
The book is officially available on Goodreads thanks to awesome-sauce Inky over at, and there's a slightly updated blurb about it, too:
17-year-old Jeth Seagrave, leader of a group of talented spaceship thieves, finds his life on the line when he takes on a high risk job for his crime lord employer in order to earn a way out of the life for him and his sister. Pitched as Firefly meets White Cat.
And here's the link if you want to add it.
Oh, and one last final tidbit, in case you're wondering. Avalon is the name of a very special, very important spaceship. She's really a character all by herself, almost. I can't wait for you to meet her, and Jeth and the rest of the crew.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Debut Debutante and Giveaway

I'm so thrilled to say that I'm a debutante! Definitely the first that has ever come out of my mouth (or brain? or fingers? since this is a written thing...never mind). The event is being hosted by the spectacular Badass Bookie, and my introductory post is up right now. In it you'll get to see my dream dress and learn 10 wacky, weird, and semi-fun things about me. And TOMORROW, you'll want to check back for a sneak peek at The Nightmare Affair and a chance to win an advanced copy of the book. Check it out here!

Update - and the giveaway is live! Enter here. (Note: the giveaway is for a pre-order, not an ARC. But I will be giving away a couple of ARCs soon!)
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