2017

Main writing goals:

  • complete two manuscripts that are half-way there at this point
  • get beat-readers to shred said manuscripts to pieces, then build them up and get started on querying
  • revise a shelved manuscript
  • keep in touch with my writer friends
  • promote my late fall YA, Mick & Michelle

Life goals:

  • write a bucket list
  • travel to Svalbard
  • spend more time at my parents’ cabin
  • go camping with the kids
  • pick blueberries in the fall
  • mountain bike even when it’s raining
  • appreciate my gray hairs
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Readathon update

My final list of Diverse Retelling Readathon Categories & Titles:

 

Small Publisher: MARIAN by Ella Lyons. Completed 20/12-16.

Published 2016: THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi. Completed 26/12-16.

POC Protagonist: THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler. Completed 28/12-16

LGBTQIA Protagonist: BEAST by Brie Spangler. Completed 30/12-16

Non-Western Setting: THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh. Completed 25/12-16

Wild Card: The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine F. King. Completed 29/12-16.

Diverse Retelling Readathon

This is what I’ll be doing later this month:

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The readathon is organized by Julia Ember, who has put up a great list of suggested reads. I’m looking forward to digging into a nice stack of diverse books 🙂

My current plan is to read the following titles:

Ella Lyons – MARIAN
Sara Ockler – THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS
Brie Spangler – BEAST
Renee Ahdieh – THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER
Francesca Lia Block – LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING

 

 

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT BLOG HUNT

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This contest gives you a chance to win a ton of treats in the form of signed books, ebooks, candy, book swag and more from 13 authors!

Visit each of the THIRTEEN participating author websites. You will find the name of the candy/treat they are giving away, as well as what BOOK they are offering as part of the PRIZE PACK!  Be sure to write down the name of the treat, you’ll need it later.
Each author will provide a link to another author website on the hunt. (We are making it nice and easy so you don’t get lost in the dark) =)

When you have collected the names of all 13 author “TREATS”, head on over to complete the Trick or Treat Hunt Page Google Forms doc and enter the correct treat next to the corresponding author name.

You can enter for BONUS chances to win via this Rafflecopter too! Follow the authors on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, and leave blog comments to add to your winning chances!

 
So WHAT WILL YOU WIN??
A creepy-awesome black canvas tote bag with a cool skull filled with each of the books noted below as well as bookmarks and other great book swag. You will also win all of the treats that the author’s list on their pages PLUS a bunch of other candy treats all in a black plastic cauldron. You’ll even get the cute little plastic skulls shown in the prize photo.

LIST OF PARTICIPATING AUTHORS and their AWESOME BOOKS!
Amy McNulty – NOBODY’S GODDESS (advanced paperback)
Kiran Oliver – DAYBREAK RISING (ebook)
Dorothy Dreyer – SCARE ME TO SLEEP (Kindle ebook)
Jodie Andrefski – THE SOCIETY (signed paperback)
Julia Ember – UNICORN TRACKS (paperback)
Julie Reece – THE ARTISANS (signed paperback)
Nina Rossing – FJORD BLUE (signed paperback)
Pat Esden – BEYOND YOUR TOUCH
Pintip Dunn – FORGET TOMORROW (signed paperback)
S.A.Larsen – MOTLEY EDUCATION (signed paperback)
Suzanne van Rooyen – OBSCURA BURNING (Releases 11/10 ebook)
Vanessa Barneveld – THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE (signed paperback)
Vicki Weavil – FACSIMILE (signed paperback)

The contest runs from Friday October 28th, 2016 through Midnight, October 31st, 2016 (EST)
The winner will be announced November 1st. Contest is US only.

My prize:
For this hunt, I am giving away a signed paperback copy of my second YA, FJORD BLUE, along with swag and two rolls of LoveHearts. Why the LoveHearts? They’re the favorite candy of one of the characters in FJORD BLUE 🙂 Also, I can never get enough of them myself, and I basically insert them into every novel I write (but sometimes they’re cut from the final draft… because I ate them all 😉

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To continue on the hunt,
be sure to head on over to Kiran Oliver’s blog. For this hunt you can win the ebook of Kiran’s YA, Daybreak Rising.

Before you head over to Kiran, don’t forget to write down the name of my treat, and enter to win via the rafflecopter. Feel free to leave a comment telling me YOUR favorite Halloween treat for another entry. Remember, you can tweet daily about the contest for another chance to win.

Happy hunting, and good luck!!