Molly’s Playlist: You Know I’m No Good

Who doesn’t love good music? I’m doing a series of blog posts featuring music Molly Miranda would enjoy, starting with the incomparable Amy Winehouse.

COVER REVEAL: The Molly Miranda Sequel!

Lucille Bluth totally gets my excitement right now. Today is the one year anniversary of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire being published. And that means… COVER REVEAL TIME!

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I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages to talk about the sequel, the title and reveal the cover for the book I wrote last year. But now I FINALLY can!

Coming this summer…

Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves

I’ll have some tasty hints about the story a little later on, as well as an official launch date. For now, it would be really great if you cool cats would help spread the word on Twitter and Facebook. All support is appreciated! Make sure to sign up for my newsletter to get a notification when the sequel is available!

For anyone who hasn’t read the first book in the series, the Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire ebook is currently on sale for $0.99!

Here’s a few more happy gifs. Ya know, for good measure:

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Can I Haz Cover Reveal?

Wow. Where the heck did January go? Can’t believe this month is on its way out. Yeesh!

That means that the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the publication of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire is coming up on February 6th. (Can’t believe it’s been a year already. Yikes.)

To celebrate, I’m doing a book cover reveal for the sequel on February 6th. *OOOOOH! AWWWWWWE!*

If the lovely folks out there wouldn’t mind sharing the cover on their blogs and/or social media on that day, that would be most fabulous! If anyone would care to take part, you can comment below, drop me a line or tweet at me. Thanks for the support!

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The Molly Miranda Sequel is Complete

I made it through the wilderness. Somehow I made it through.

With excited butterflies in my stomach, I sat down and wrote the last two chapters of the sequel to Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. Having now completed two novels, I can safely say the last several chapters are my very favorite chapters to write. Continue reading

Writing Goals for 2016

Man. I am not good at updating this blog. Ha. I gotta work on that.

I had a great time at the PEI Writer and Illustrator Festival earlier this month. Met some cool people, I hung out with some other writers, sold a few books, I listened to a few author readers… and really got creatively juiced. I can’t wait for the next event when I’ll have TWO books on my table! 😀

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My wee little booth.

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PEI Writer and Illustrator Festival 2015

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Oh, you KNOW I’ll be there! I’ll be signing and selling paperbacks. Each paperback comes with a Molly Miranda bookmark. Come by and say hi and meet other local authors! You can learn more about the event on Facebook.

The Lazy Historian

I’ve never been one for not biting off more than I can chew.

My newest project, in addition to my long list of other projects, is The Lazy Historian. While researching Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire and its sequel, I fell back in love with history. I mean, I never stopped loving history, but I got really, really into it again. The main difference in how I used to view history and how I view it now is the vastness of what I want to know. For many years, I only cared about England in the 1500s. That’s it. I’ve recently expanded my knowledge base to include art history, French Revolution history, Georgian and more. I want to know everything.

Well, almost everything. My interest is still limited to western Europe for the most part, but I’m even finding Civil War history interesting these days. I am thinking I will take a stab at writing non-fiction after Molly Book 2 is out. We shall see.


Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 1.56.35 PMSpeaking of the Molly Miranda sequel, readers will be happy to know I’m back on the wagon! I got married, that went well and last night I sat down and hammered out some words. It was a bit slow because of constant fact checking (I can’t just let something go until later. ugh.) but I’m feeling positive about it.

If you wish to see photos from my wedding, you can see those here, on my other blog.

Well, ya know. My other other blog. *eye roll*

Molly Miranda is 6 Months Old!

And I want you (YES, YOU) to have this ebook for FREE.

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To celebrate Molly Miranda’s half-birthday, I’m giving away an ebook copy to everyone who signs up to my e-newsletter TODAY (August 6, 2015). You’ll get some occasional Molly Miranda goodies from me in your Inbox AND this 5-star rated action/comedy mystery, all for free.

[EDIT] This giveaway has now ended. Thanks to everyone who signed up! You will be receiving your FREE ebook tomorrow (August 7), just in time for some weekend reading! If you missed the giveaway, I still urge you to sign up for my newsletter for my occasional goodies. :) [/EDIT]

Don’t wait. Sign up today!

 

Short Hiatus

11403086_10153162058672885_936473123813178315_nI haven’t updated in ages. Don’t be mad at me. My wedding day is less than two months away. After that, it’s back to the keyboard! The Molly Miranda sequel is about half written (first draft, mind you) but at least I’m not going back to a word count of 0. It really helps.

I’m also finding that crafting, painting, scrapbooking and designing things for myself (and my Etsy store) really help to calm me down these days. I have to make time to have all of these things, as well as writing, in my life. All of these things make me happy, but writing doesn’t relax me like other artistic pursuits do.

If you’d like a head’s up when I’m back at writing, sign up for my newsletter and I’ll toss an email out when the time comes. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

REVIEW: Princess Diaries – Royal Wedding

The Princess Diaries books are/were very special for me. It’s one of the series that taught me that books can be funny and main characters can be flawed. It’s one of the series that made me want to become a writer in the first place.

Royal Wedding made a great addition to the Princess Diaries lineup. Mia is now all grown up, dealing with paparazzi at every turn while still trying to have a career (she is involved with several charities) and something of a love and social life.

I love that writer Mag Cabot keeps Mia’s voice pure and loyal to the established character, keeping many of her lovable quirks, while maturing the character into a grown up. Really well done.

It made me laugh. It made me tear up. (To be fair, I’m getting married in 2.5 months so basically everything wedding-related makes me well up.) Loved seeing how her friends and family have developed too. As expected, Grandmére is still the same. Thank goodness.

Also, I’m so glad that this book doesn’t appear to be a one-off, as it’s Princess Diaries #11. And seriously, who would leave a book series at ELEVEN books? Especially when we’re about to see Mia move to Genovia. I can’t wait to see her bein’ a badass boss.

Meg Cabot is still the queen of fun fiction and Mia is still fantastic.

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