Friday, March 29, 2013

Interview with I Like These Books

So, I am so exhausted from my week of field trips that I can hardly keep my eyes open, but I just wanted to let everyone know I have an interview up at the blog I Like These Books!  Thanks so much to Britta for interviewing me, and you can read it here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Perfect Flaw Anthology Released

So of course as soon as I decide to take a blog hiatus...I have some news to share!  The dystopian anthology PERFECT FLAW from Seventh Star Press, including my short story "The Bird Below Ground," has been officially released!  Here's a look at the beautiful cover:

The ebook is only 3.99, and it's available in paperback too!  I'm looking forward to getting a copy and hopefully discovering some great new authors!  You can buy PERFECT FLAW at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Welcome New Followers

Now that the blog tour is over and Alice in Everville is out in the world, I just wanted to give all my new followers a big

I hope you'll stick around!  I have another YA novel coming out with Pendrell Publishing sometime in the near future, and I'll have more information on the cover/release date/all that good stuff as I get it.  I also have a short story in the dystopian anthology PERFECT FLAW, which I believe will actually be out by the end of this month!

My goal is to blog here once to twice a week--I'm planning on Wednesday and/or Saturday--on some topic relating to reading, writing, books, etc.  However, with the blog tour and AiE release, I've gotten behind on quite a few things...and I've just found out that because next week is Spring Break, my part-time after-school teaching job is becoming a full-time, five-major-field-trips-in-a-row job!  So do give myself some time to catch up (or, more realistically, not fall further behind), I am going to take a short hiatus from this blog until the beginning of April, unless I have some majorly exciting announcements or anything else...

In the meantime, I'll be thinking up interesting blog topics for the future...and probably drinking a lot of coffee from K. Cubrats! :D

Monday, March 18, 2013

Alice in Everville Official Release Day

So...deep breath...Alice in Everville is officially out in the world!  That means you can now purchase--not pre-order, but purchase!--the book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Also...March is almost over already?!  Where has this year gone?

And finally, I was so excited to see Alice in Everville listed among this weeks' new releases on one of my favorite blogs, Xpresso Reads.  You can check it out here.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Alice in Everville Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Finally, it's time to announce the giveaway winners!  The winner of the 20.00 amazon card grand prize is...


And the book winners are...


Congratulations to the winners!  And now, the meat of this post...

I want to end this blog tour with a huge

Thank you to Jennifer from My Life With Books for working so hard to organize this tour, to Kamilla Quast for publishing Alice in Everville and working so hard for her authors, to all the bloggers who participated in the tour, and especially to all the readers who even consider picking up Alice in Everville...everyone who reads a review, buys or borrows the book, writes a review, tweets or blogs, or spreads the word about my little book in any way.  Readers are truly the people who make a writer's world go round, so thank YOU!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blog Tour Day 11

***I apologize for getting the link wrong's fixed now!***

So I am SUPER late today, due to a closure of the subway which meant I didn't get home from work till super late...grrr!  Anyway, today on the blog tour we have a great review from Michelle at Book Briefs.  Thanks so much, Michelle!  You can check it out here.

Stay tuned for the final blog post and announcement of giveaway winners, happening soon right here!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Blog Tour Update

I just wanted to let everyone know the blog tour--and, most importantly, the GIVEAWAY--for Alice in Everville will be extended a few more days due to some technical issues.  The final post will be right here on my blog, and I'll be announcing the giveaway winners.  In the meantime...

If you're in need of new reading material, I did want to remind everyone that the Alice in Everville ebook is 3.99 for a limited time only.  That's less than a latte from K. Cubrats!  (You'll have to read the book to figure out that one...)  It's available on Amazon now.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Blog Tour Continues with an Interview!

Today on the Alice in Everville blog tour, I was interviewed by Haley at The Life and Lies of an Inanimate Flying Object, which has to be one of the coolest blog names ever!  Check it out here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Blog Tour Continues!

For today's blog tour post I have a super-sweet review from super-sweet blogger Alexis at The Reading Hideaway!  Lucky me, in addition to getting a great review, I found a new blog to follow today!  Check out the review and The Reading Hideaway here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Blog Tour Day 6

Today's blog tour stop is one of my favorites...a post on some of the classical myths and tales that inspired Alice in Everville, hosted by my author friend Jamie Manning.  Check it out here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Blog Tour Day 5...and an Announcement!

For Day 5, we have a lovely review from Penelope at The Reading Fever, right here.  And I also just got the go-ahead to share an exciting short story "The Bird Below Ground" will be published in an anthology of dystopian stories, THE PERFECT FLAW, from Seventh Star Press.  The list of authors included and the cover art was just released today, and you can check it out here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Alice in Everville Blog Tour, Day 4

For today's blog tour stop, I was interviewed by Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.  I LOVE entering book giveaways online, and Kathy has some of the best ones, so I visit her blog A LOT!  She also has great ebook deal posts, and I know those take a long time to put up, so I appreciate them a lot too.  Anyway, thanks to Kathy for the great interview, and you can check it out here.

Oh, and speaking of ebook deals...the Alice in Everville ebook is already out, and it's only 3.99 right now!  Just thought I'd mention it... :D

Thanks to everyone who's been following along with the tour.  I really appreciate it!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Blog Tour Day 3!

For today's tour stop, Jessica at Books: A True Story hosted my guest post about why I love shorter books, and why I tend to be a little obsessive about word counts!  (Hint: I am a sloooow reader as well as writer!)  Check it out here.