Friday, October 24, 2014

BUILDING MY OCTOBER READING LIST WITH SOME PSYCHIC STORIES

Just in time for Halloween, I'm adding this to my TBR because a friend told me I'd love it if I was a fan of Laini Taylor (um, yeah!). In INVISIBLE, the second in Dawn Metcalf's Twixt series, mc Joy Malone must decide whether having the power of The Sight comes at too high a cost for everyone she holds dear. The novel has been described as both "romantic" and "creepy" and that sounds intriguing and awesome to me! If you want to learn more, I'm sure Dawn would love to hear from you @dawnmetcalf on Twitter!



And I'm looking forward to finishing this one while sitting by the fire this rainy weekend. Family issues, a hot boyfriend, the fascinating art of architecture and mc Rebecca's psychic ability (a perilous gift shared by the women of her family) have made for a great start. Have you read RETURN TO ME? Do you love tree houses and authors who write about them? Then you'll want to Twitter follow @JustinaYChen






Thursday, October 23, 2014

Praise for THE SOUND OF LETTING GO & READY, SET, SCAVENGER HUNT

Since I'm absolutely mired in revisions on one manuscript and trying something new (a mystery) via research/long proposal/outline, I decided to be naughty and, you know, check my Amazon stats (gah!) and Google search myself. Oh, come on, admit it, you've done it once or twice!

Anyhow, I came across these lovelies to brighten my super-stressed-out Thursday night. Thanks to...

READER WRITER CRITIC
“Daisy was…quite possibly the most realistic, normal and most understandable/relatable character's I've read in a long time.”  ...and...
YA BOOKS AND MORE  "Kehoe writes about this emotional stage of life from all perspectives while being able to fluidly create a centrifugal force that isn't Steven, but is Daisy's life, before, during and after. This is a novel unlike any other and one that should be on YA shelves."

YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt
Check back here first thing Saturday morning for my contribution to the 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Creating Content



One of the oddest parts of the "author" job is writing content designed to SHARE the books you've already written. At this moment, I'm writing a presentation for a school visit, a guest feature for a blogger event, a proposal to present at a conference and, er, this post.

So here I sit, wracking my brain for funny, punny, insightful and intellectual turns of phrase, hoping my efforts will keep my latest novel above Amazon dumpster-rankings and maybe yield a paperback edition (or at least sales figures sufficient to keep me in the business).  Meanwhile my w-i-p and shiny-new-idea sit, forlorn, in unopened files AND my agent keeps asking when she'll see the new book.

The irony...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Book Birthday to THE ALMOST PERFECT GUIDE TO IMPERFECT BOYS

I've been a Barbara Dee fan pretty much forever. From SOLVING ZOE to TRAUMA QUEEN, I adore the way she captures that middle grade girl vibe. So, I am thrilled to be celebrating the arrival of her latest...


Do you have a tweenage girl in your world? Then you'll definitely want to order your copy now!