My Author Website is Live!

TGIF my friends!  It’s been an extremely long week and I am happy to say goodbye to it!

I wanted to share with you, my author website is now live!  You can check it out HERE. I am super excited about it and Kelly at KMD Web Designs did a fabulous job!

As I am currently a one book author, the site may seem a little bare, but, I’m getting there :). You’ll be able to see my events and books as they are added.

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One of my events is tomorrow!  I am doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble at the Christiana Mall in Newark, DE. If you are in that area, make sure to stop by!  I’d love to meet you!

But, stop by my site and I’d love to hear what you think!

Random Author Get to Know Me Blog Post

As a writer, I knew there would be different topics in a story line that would have to be researched.  And as authors, we ALWAYS joke about what is in our search engines and how we are now on the FBI Watchlist.

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I am currently writing a post apocalyptic book, so, yes, my search history is a bit scary!  NSA, FBI, CIA – any of those agencies, I’m innocent I tell ya, I’m innocent!  I’ve actually gotten to the point, I now include writer or author in the search as well. Hoping that deters them from coming and banging on my door.

All joking aside though, as authors, our thoughts, hearts and hours upon hours of time go into our books. We write because we want to get stories out that we have in us. We want to entertain you all.  Our readers.  We hope that you enjoy even a fraction of what we write for you. But, there are times and I hate to admit it:

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This is where it comes in our google searches.  Last night, for my current work in progress, I’ll share with you, I googled how certain farm animals breed and the gestation period of resulting animal pregnancies.  THAT?  Is how much I love you guys….

 

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Appropriate, yes?  LOL

Other than online research, we take from what is around us.  If I see something I find interesting and appropriate, I will try to implement it into my book.

I kid with my family and friends that if they continue to irritate me, I’ll put them in my book and kill them off. They laugh at me.  No respect….

Honestly though. I let my characters lead me. I start typing and the next thing I know, I’m one thousand words down, many more to go. That’s what took me so long when I wrote my first book, Cavern Cove.  I was getting so frustrated with my characters.  I was trying to lead them, but, they pulled a switcharoo and led me. Three years later, the book was FINALLY published! I was pretty happy with it.  Had actually planned on it being a stand alone book, but, friends have informed me they need to know what happened to Nicole and Brent. Sooooo. Guess who’s writing a sequel???

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That story line will be fun to work with I think and I’m looking forward to it. But, first, I need to finish my current work in progress. It’s a post-apocalyptic book. I am well over 52k words. This book is going to be much bigger, and I don’t think the story line is like any other post-apocalyptic books out there. I ‘think’ I’m about half way done, but, this book is leading me much more than Cavern Cove did.  If the book continues the way it is, I may have to break it down into two books. But, we shall see.

I’m still trying to come up with a name for the book!  The one I have is just NOT sticking to me. It doesn’t excite me. BUT!  I think I’ve come up with another one that I’m much more excited with.  So, I can’t wait to share it with you all!

I’ve chosen not to stick with one genre. My books will reflect what I like to read, which is a whole hodgepodge of settings.  I’ll read anything from Romance, Dystopian, Time Travel to Amish stories. Almost like my music collection.  My dad laughed at me because I had Top 40, Rap, Country, Classical, and 50’s style music on my iPhone. I’m open to everything. And if I don’t like it, I don’t have to continue!

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What type of books do you like to read?  Ask me any questions on Twitter or Facebook and I’ll be as honest as I can be!  Just click those links, like my page/twitter account and ask away!

 

New Website Coming to a Screen Near You!

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Hello Everyone!  I hope you all had another wonderful weekend!

I wanted to update you on some exciting changes.  My page here is going to go through an overhaul and you will notice some big changes here on my author page.  I’ll be working with a designer to make it easy to use and allow me to provide you updates in a more streamlined manner.  I hope you like it! And if there’s anything myself or the designer didn’t think up, there will be a contact page and you can let me know!  I am always up for suggestions for improvements 🙂

Have a wonderful week and I hope Friday comes fast for us all!

Cavern Cove Kindle Book Giveaway on Amazon!

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I was in New York City for the weekend with my daughter, so, I did!

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I am hosting a giveaway for Cavern Cove for your Kindle for three lucky winners!  Make sure you get entered HERE. The giveaway ends on August 11th. It is open to US residents only.

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Nicole relocated to Delaware from Texas after her parents perished in a car accident. She lives with her grandparents and is eager to finish her senior year so she can move back to Texas to attend college. Little does she know her life is about to take some unexpected turns. For one, she finds out she’s a witch with the power of conjuring. Then she finds out a young man who has caught her eye named Brent is also a witch with powers. She also learns she is a future Coven Leader with Brent as her other half. Nicole begins to adjust to her new life and anticipates the All Hallows’ Eve party where everyone’s powers will be regenerated. But she soon realizes someone wants to gain more power by eliminating her. Now she’s in a race to find out who is friend or foe before it’s too late.

GOOD LUCK!

Cavern Cove Book is Free for Your Kindle Today!

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Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!  I have fantastic news!  My first book, Cavern Cove, published last month is free today for your Kindle!  I think you should hop on over to Amazon and add it to your summer reading list!  It’s a light fun YA book about witches.

I believe you will enjoy it and I look forward to hearing what you think! You can get it HERE.

Nicole relocated to Delaware from Texas after her parents perished in a car accident. She lives with her grandparents and is eager to finish her senior year so she can move back to Texas to attend college. Little does she know her life is about to take some unexpected turns. For one, she finds out she’s a witch with the power of conjuring. Then she finds out a young man who has caught her eye named Brent is also a witch with powers. She also learns she is a future Coven Leader with Brent as her other half. Nicole begins to adjust to her new life and anticipates the All Hallows’ Eve party where everyone’s powers will be regenerated. But she soon realizes someone wants to gain more power by eliminating her. Now she’s in a race to find out who is friend or foe before it’s too late.

A Post-Apocalyptic World

Hey Guys!  I hope you had a great weekend!

This weekend I started Chapter 12 of my current book, which is a post-apocalyptic after the lights go out in America.

It got me thinking!  Yes, I know, dangerous territory!  Did you see the smoke? 🙂

So, I started to think, what would and wouldn’t I miss in a post – apocalyptic world?

I would miss:

  • First and foremost, I would miss my daughter if she didn’t live on the same coast as I am on. This is one of my greatest fears. Heck, any parent would have this fear. Never seeing our children again. I once told my daughter that if anything like this happened, we would have to plan a location to meet in. Her response? If I’m in California, I’m staying in California. Alrighty then… I’ll have to travel, on bike, or walking, over 3,000 miles.   Fun times!
  • Family and Friends. If I’m at the point in my life that I am working from the road and traveling the country, would I be able to make it back home?  Better question, with all the violence that is sure to follow, would I risk my life to try and make it home?
  • My Kindle. But, I would always have books, as well, so, reading wouldn’t go away.
  • My iPhone. Ummm, hello.. Candy Crush and Pokemon GO! Oh, and I guess texting with friends and family, lol.
  • My laptop. I would miss writing my books. I’d have to go back to the old way and make sure I have plenty of paper and pencils to continue writing.  Even if no one were able to read them, I think I’d still continue writing.
  • Starbucks. I would SO miss my Passion Tea Lemonade!
  • Grocery Stores. It’s going to be a lot of work hunting food, planting a garden and living off the land.

What I wouldn’t miss:

  • My weight!  Hello walking and biking around to everywhere. Would love to see those pounds shed right off!
  • My iPhone. Yes, I know that’s on my miss list as well, but, the dependency we have on it today?  Sometimes I wish it were a paperweight instead!
  • Grocery Stores. I know I’m strange. The grocery store goes on this list as well because it’s one of the easiest places to get food that is bad for us.
  • The government. Ummm, have you seen the way it’s turning?  Can you imagine if this situation happened during Trump or Clinton running for office? Trump would be in denial and Clinton would lie and say it’s not really happening.
  • Work. Strangely enough, this would go on my not miss list LOL! I’ll be working hard enough to keep myself alive and keep food growing. Never mind having to deal with going to work.  But, as I work on my computer all the time at work, continuing to work would be a non-issue.
  • Bills.  Oh come on.  Who in the world wouldn’t miss bills??  Go back to a time with a barter system?

If an EMP ever went off over our country, what would you miss?  What wouldn’t you miss? Do you think this is something that would happen in our lifetime?

Book Signing Event

On July 1st, I had my first Book Signing!  I was so excited!  I had 18 books out and my Disney pen, ready to go! I put out a bowl of chocolates as treats for people as well.

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I ended up only selling four books. I am definitely not disappointed. I expected a lower turn out because I am a new author. No one knows me. And my town is a small one. If I had been set up outside? I may have sold more. But, I was actually happy with what I sold. That was four people who previously didn’t know I existed! The people who stopped by were so nice, and excited for me. They were happy to meet an author who had their first book out and ready to go for readers. We were able to chat for a little bit as well.

One person who stopped at my table was excited that someone with the same spelling as her’s had a book out. I loved that!  Jacqui power!  🙂 🙂 :).

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I will continue getting myself out there. Even if the signings are only four books at a time. Having the opportunity to meet and talk with new people about your passion and their lives is priceless :).