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
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! 😀
My wee little booth.
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.
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.
Speaking 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*
And I want you (YES, YOU) to have this ebook for FREE.
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]
I 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!
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.
As soon as I sent Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire out to its first reviewers, I was filled with anxious joy. My moment had come. People I had never met would read my book, get to know characters I created and hang out in a world that I created for them. It was exhilarating and like nothing I’d ever felt before.
And then people I knew in The Real World wanted to read my book too.
Gulp. Continue reading
While writing Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, I had so much fun writing the sizzle between Molly and her love interests that it put me in the mood for a really good romance novel. My author friend Kristina Knight recommend this new multi-author box set that romance readers are going to looooove.
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This giveaway is now closed to entries.
May is International Chick Lit Month. Let’s be honest—it’s the best month of the year! Every year, chick lit readers and writers get together to celebrate, share, discuss and gush about their favorite book genre. Not familiar with chick lit or Chick Lit Month? Visit internationalchicklitmonth.com for more information.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of ICLM. To celebrate, a bunch of enthusiastic authors got together and made an infographic to help readers find their next chick lit read.
We’re giving away 19 ebooks to 19 lucky readers. Just enter to win the books you’d like to read!
To enter, comment on the blog post below, listing which books from the graphic you’d like to read and WHY you would like to read them. (Make sure to include your email address so we can contact you.) Entrants can only enter once per blog, but can check out other blogs with this same post and comment there for extra entries! All those links are down below.
Entries close on midnight Friday, May 22 (Pacific Daylight Time), and winners will be contacted directly on May 31.
Good luck everyone—and happy reading! 😀
(Even if you missed this giveaway, feel free to share this graphic on your blog and spread the chick lit love!)
Find the authors and books here, and enter again!
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A Little Magic
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Light & Bright
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On Distant Shores
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