Get Ready for “The Palms” with This Fun E-Book Giveaway!

As you many know, we’re just a few weeks from the release of my new novella, The Palms. I’m pretty happy about that. Very happy, in fact. That’s why, to celebrate, I’ve decided to offer a fun e-book giveaway. I want to load up your Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader with some of the hottest titles out there! What’s more, some awesome authors have agreed to help me do it! So who’s on the list? One copy each of: Faking…

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Books and Authors to Know

Did you know there are almost 4 million books for sale in the Amazon store? Yep. That many. And every day, there are more and more books out by indie authors. I don’t know about you, but I love that. It means that more than ever, the power is in the hands of authors and readers. And that’s a good thing. A very good thing. With that in mind, I thought I’d share three books you might want to check…

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Sweet Valley Memories

For whatever reason, this weekend had me remembering some of  my favorite books as a kid. Now, let me just say I was a voracious reader. I had to have a book at all times, and I plowed through the school library and then the community library with abandon. My parents spent more money on books for me than they did on clothes. On long trips, I had to have a stack of books as we made the long drive…

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The First Draft of THE RESISTANCE is Finished!

Yes! It is! Just a few minutes ago, I finished it! Fifty chapters and thousands of words later, THE RESISTANCE is done! Well, the first draft! WHEW! I can’t believe it. It feels great. It’s been a tough book to write, with just as many twists, turns, and tense moments as THE UNDESIRABLE. It’s messy. It needs its share of revisions. It’s got a long way to go before it is ready for public consumption. I am a huge believer…

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Keep Calm and Save Fostino at The Undesirable Series Shop!

Do you love the characters and the story of The Undesirable? Can’t wait for the next story in the series? I get it, I know. I’m in the middle of working on it, and I can hardly wait to finish it myself. It’s like the characters have taken hold of my body and all I want to do is write the story until my fingers fall off my hands. Luckily, there’s a way to show your love! The Undesirable series…

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Just because I feel like it, THE UNDESIRABLE is FREE right now on Amazon. Yep,  you read that one right. Free! The promotion started today at midnight PST and ends on March 21st at 11:59PM PST. So, now is your time to go ahead and get a copy! If you like a gripping story of adversity, maturity, love and triumph all wrapped up into a teenage coming of age story, then this book is for you. And if you’re not sure,…

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How Fostino Became… Fostino

Naming a character might be one of the best parts of writing a book, but it can also be one of the hardest. You want to get the character names just right because (if readers are anything like me) impression are sometimes created by the name of character. When it came to Fostino, the male love interest for The Undesirable, I had a really hard time naming him. I kicked around about ten different names for him, and not one of them…

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Review: The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming

I’m participating in a blog review tour for Michelle Browne’s book The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, you can check it out here. Here is a synopsis of the book and several links: Title: The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming Author: Michelle Browne Release Date: January 28, 2013 Genre: Horror; Sci-Fi; Fantasy; Paranormal; Romance Synopsis: Nightmares bleed into  the waking world. Featuring a full-length novel, “The Underlighters”,  and eleven stand-alone short stories,…

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The Day I Finally Met Jamie McGuire

“If you have a story that is crushing your heart, then write it,” Jamie McGuire told the crowd at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa on Tuesday. She visited the campus to talk to the students about writing and her bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. I was there to talk to her. Sometimes my personal and professional lives intersect, when it happens, it’s awesome.  This was one of those times. You see, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a fan of Jamie’s writing. She has…

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The Reasons I Love The Great Gatsby

This week a couple of new photos from the upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby popped up in my news feed on Facebook. Of course, this got me thinking about the novel, and I thought I’d share a couple of reasons why this book has become one of my all-time favorites. Like a lot of people, I first read this book in early high school.  The book was required reading (sophomore year?) for a unit on American Literature, and we…

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