Saturday, September 20, 2014
And... because I'm so excited about my book coming out very, very soon, I have some exciting books to give away, just for stopping by! All three of these books will go to one lucky winner, but because they are advance copies and because some of these books are already out in the stores, I will give extra favor to those who are willing to review these books somewhere after reading them (you don't have to be a book blogger, just let me know where you are willing to review them - Amazon, Facebook, GoodReads, etc.) Sorry, because of shipping costs, the contest is US only. (International friends - if you send me your mailing address at email@example.com I will send you a few signed bookmarks.)
Here are the AWESOME books that are included in this lot that will go to one very lucky winner.
These books are all great and you will enjoy them all, but I should note that one of them was one of my favorite books I read this year!
Also worth mentioning - Landline is the audio book CD version.
Fill out the Rafflecopter below and all the best to you!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Friday, September 19, 2014
Denise asks that you spend 20 minutes to one hour a day on the first month. Every day she gives you a bite-sized piece of background information followed by an assignment. You'll learn, for example, how to:
She offers information about logistics (like experimenting with and finding the most productive time of day and environment for you to brainstorm or to write) as well as feedback and problem-solving when you are stuck.
Ruth Folit has been keeping a journal for 40+ years. She is the founder/director of the International Association for Journal Writing and designer for LifeJournal software. She just wrote a first draft of her first novel as a student in the IAJW class with Denise Jaden.
Friday, September 12, 2014
High school sophomore Trisha Traynor and friends have played the Halloween mirror game for years, the one that’s supposed to show a glimpse of the guy they’ll marry. But no one’s ever seen anything.
Until tonight—when Trisha is gob smacked by the candlelit arrival of her long-deceased twin sister, instead of her crush, Kirk Maxwell.
In a voice and vision that only Trisha can hear and see, Chessie claims to be back on a compassionate journey. Trisha fears she's gone nuthouse crazy. But she nonetheless follows the instructions Chessie outlines in their nightly conversations, until she finds herself stepping across some ethical lines, and probably ending all chances with Kirk.
When a sisterly showdown ensues, resulting in the shattering of the mirror, Chessie’s gone again, and a heartsick Trisha sets about righting her recent wrongs. That is, until she stumbles upon the real reason Chessie had come back and the most important glimpse yet that the mirror could never predict.
18-year-old Jesse is still grieving from the loss of his father to cancer when he learns his mother has lost her job. All too soon, Jesse, his little sister, and his mother might be put out on the streets.
Jesse hears of a local car race sponsored by his father's nemesis, Shep Bradley, and the prize money might be enough to keep Jesse’s family from losing their home - if he can win it.
When Shep’s own daughter Brooke asks Jesse to build her a racecar against her father’s wishes, Jesse accepts. After all, he needs the money.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Here's a trailer for one of my GCC mate's new book:
Like I said, the most important thing for me is that a trailer properly sets the mood. I'm busy working on a trailer for FOREIGN EXCHANGE. I love working on my own trailers to try and capture the mood I'm looking for. I'm curious, what is the most important thing for you when watching a trailer for a movie or book?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
You can check out all the cool 411 from Cindy Callaghan on her website www.cindycallaghan.com.
From School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—Middle-schooler Meghan McGlinchey, third daughter in a large, Irish-American family is extremely superstitious. Upon receiving a chain letter in the mail from an Irish relative, she plans to respond quickly so as not to break the chain. In the interest of getting the letter's promised good luck to begin for her even faster, Meghan emails it to the next recipients rather than the mandated way. After a day filled with one calamity after another, she realizes the error of her ways and, with the help of her friend Carissa, she discovers a way to neutralize her bad luck. A family trip to Ireland ensues, complete with a stay at a genuine, if decaying, castle, plenty of unlucky mishaps, and a host of adventures populated with quirky characters. By novel's end, Meghan is able to see that events first thought of as unlucky may have had a silver lining after all. This humorous novel has elements of mystery, sibling drama, Irish history and geography, and a bit of light tween romance. Readers will want to stick around to see if Meghan's luck takes a turn for the better.—Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NY