Tag: blue violet

This & That

I’ve had so much stuff going on lately with the Sarai’s Fortune release, I’ve been totally obsessed with that. I still have an epic blog tour program set up for June that I’m getting ready for now, but I thought I’d take this opportunity to just chat about this and that. In other words, what else is rocking my world at the moment.

Blue Violet – A New Beginning

Blue Violet is the first book of my Svatura series of books. I originally self-published it along with the other three books of the series. In January I contracted the series with The Wild Rose Press. The past few months I’ve been working on the book with my editor, Mary. No major/huge changes (for my awesome readers who’ve already read it), but we’ve cleaned … Read More Blue Violet – A New Beginning

Editing Blue Violet

In January, The Wild Rose Press contracted Blue Violet and the Svatura series of novels. Blue Violet was my first completed book, my first self-published (or published at all) book, and my first book to win an award (or 2). It’s my baby. It started it all. In publishing now with The Wild Rose Press, I’m enjoying revisiting the story and my characters as … Read More Editing Blue Violet

5 Word Friday (March 20, 2015)

5 Word Friday is my goofy way of sharing what’s top of mind for me each week – usually writing related, but not always. If you think it’s a fun concept, I invite you to reciprocate with your own five words/topics that are top of mind for you – either in the comments below or on your own blog post and share the link. My … Read More 5 Word Friday (March 20, 2015)

Five Word Friday (Feb 13, 2015)

Five Word Friday is my goofy way of sharing what’s top of mind for me each week – usually writing related, but not always. If you think it’s a fun concept, I invite you to reciprocate with your own five words/topics that are top of mind for you – either in the comments below or on your own blog post and share the link. … Read More Five Word Friday (Feb 13, 2015)

Writing the Spunky Heroine

I took an excellent workshop on character development from Anna Stuart and Mel Curtis a few months ago. During that workshop we discussed the book, Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes which introduces different character archetypes for both the heroine and hero. (Excellent workshop and book – highly recommend both!). I discovered something about myself as a writer in that workshop. I LOVE to … Read More Writing the Spunky Heroine

Blue Violet Travels to Estes Park

Remember my idea to leave my books in places as gifts for whomever picks them up – sort of “Flat Stanley” meets “Abandoned Art” meets giveaways? Well I just spent ten days at my favorite place on the planet – Estes Park, Colorado. And, since Blue Violet and parts of the rest of the Svatura series are set in that location, I decided it would be … Read More Blue Violet Travels to Estes Park

And the Winners of the IPPY Medalist Giveaway Are…

My fellow IPPY winners, Josh and Janine, and I would like to thank everyone for the awesome participation in our contest. We had 1910 entries over the course of the month long contest. People participated in all sorts of ways – comments on FB, tweets, liking our pages, etc. Today we did a random drawing of all contest entries.   The Grand Prize Winner … Read More And the Winners of the IPPY Medalist Giveaway Are…

My Shot at a Pitch Contest (Entangled Publishing on NA Alley)

The awesome folks at NA Alley are hosting a pitch contest from Entangled Publishing.  NA Ally are a group of people who have been or are in the writing/publishing biz and who are focused on the New Adult genre. If you haven’t heard of NA, it is a genre that bridges the gap between Young Adult and Adult. This is my favorite time of life … Read More My Shot at a Pitch Contest (Entangled Publishing on NA Alley)

Blue Violet Wins Bronze at the IPPYs!!!

I am thrilled to announce that Blue Violet – my debut novel and the first book of the Svatura series – won Bronze in the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook category at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) for 2013!!!!! I am beyond thrilled and honored to have placed! Click here to see more details: http://www.independentpublisher.com Almost 2,500 independent authors and publishers participated, submitting over 5,300 entries … Read More Blue Violet Wins Bronze at the IPPYs!!!