• Book Release,  Contests

    Launch Party, giveaway winners, and one more teaser!

    It’s been a crazy awesome week!  I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness and praise for THE STORYSPINNER!!  Thank you!! If you’re in Houston, come help me celebrate! Blue Willow Bookshop is hosting my launch party tomorrow (Saturday, March 7th) at 2 p.m. I’d love to see you there. There will be treats!! I’m sure most of you are here for the GIVEWAY announcement.  The winners are listed below: Cassie B. won The Reader’s Package (A $50 gift card to a retailer of your choice, a personalized hard copy, a jade pendant and swag!) Melody G. won The Writer’s Package (A $50 gift card to a retailer of your choice,…

  • Book Release,  Contests

    The Storyspinner will be out TOMORROW!!

    Four years ago…I finished my first book. Three and a half years ago…I signed with my agent. Two and half years ago…I wrote my fourth manuscript. Twenty-two months ago…Simon & Schuster bought it. Eighteen months ago...I revised the crap out of it. Three times. Twelve months ago…I saw the cover. Eight months ago...I held the first printed copy. Six months ago…It was read by my peers. Two weeks ago...I held the final finished copy. TOMORROW…I’ll finally be a published author.   It’s so very surreal to write that sentence. I feel excited, and panicky, and a little bit nauseous because this thing that’s been a huge part—no—that’s dominated my life…

  • Book Release,  Contests

    Only FIVE DAYS left to enter the BIG Giveaway!

    This is it. The final push. On Tuesday, my book will be in the world.  *runs frantically in circles* I have things I’m supposed to be doing, like cooking meals and cleaning my house, but there is something enormous looming and it’s sucking up all my attention. Part of my imagination will be on the display, being read and critiqued and (hopefully) enjoyed by people everywhere. Is that crazy to anyone else?   If you haven’t entered the pre-order giveaway, you can do it now!  I don’t want anyone to miss a chance on PRIZES here! a Rafflecopter giveaway And until Tuesday…my book’s birthday…here’s the last little bit of THE STORYSPINNER I…