Today, August 17th, marks the second birthday of my best little buddy, my nephew Keegan. He is the most special little kid I know. The smartest, the funniest, the cutest, the absolute coolest with the most awesome Aunt Steppies a kid could ask for.
Nothing wrong with a little self-flattery every now and then, right?
Anywho, there are a million things I could say about him, my little Bloop Bloop, but I don’t think WordPress has the capacity to handle a post like that. So, instead I thought I would post another excerpt from my current work in progress, Sleeping to Dream. It seemed to be the most fitting to share on this day, and I hope you enjoy.
Continue reading “Becoming an Aunt: An Excerpt”
Hey there, dear readers. I have a little bit o’ exciting news to share with you all.
Over on Goodreads, there’s a Holly Freakin’ Hughes giveaway happening right this second. It will end on the 19th, so be sure to check it out now if you’re interested.
I promise a real entry will be coming soon. Been a wee bit busy, you know what I mean?
Today is the day, folks. Today is the day that Holly Freakin’ Hughes went live on Amazon. Today is the day I feel like a real author. It’s an incredible feeling, it’s a stressful feeling, it’s…honestly amazing.
It’s funny, actually. I was saying to my sisters earlier that I feel as though something big should have changed in the world on this day. A shifting of the planets or a changing of the Earth’s overall climate. Something, anything. Yet, I woke up today, and everything seemed the same. The time still changed as it always had, the humidity fogged up my eyeballs the way that it always did in the middle of the ass-swampy summer… Initially, I’ll be honest – I was disappointed. I mean, in my mind, there should have been parades. Fireworks. Air shows. Where was the goddamn marching band, trumpeting a rousing rendition of “We Are the Champions”?
But then… Sitting here, on my bed, working on the next book… I felt it. The world is different, if only in a small way. Because you know why? I’m out there now. I’ve made my debut, and this is only the beginning.
You can order Holly Freakin’ Hughes NOW on Amazon HERE:
AMAZON US: ttp://a.co/70HgDOm
AMAZON UK: http://amzn.eu/03QdR4k
AMAZON CA: http://a.co/22KxJni
The release date for Holly Freakin’ Hughes is approaching at lightning speed, guys. I can hardly believe it’s coming so fast. Like, where the hell is all this time going? We all say it, but…damn. Seriously nuts.
Now, I know the book isn’t even officially released yet, but I want to tell you guys a little something… I’m already working on the next book, and it’s well underway. Holly Freakin’ Hughes is intended to be a series, a trilogy at least, but this next book will be something else entirely. Something more, uh, paranormal. Something more…historical? More lovey-dovey? More sickeningly sweet? I don’t know what to even call it, honestly. It’s something completely different than anything I’ve ever done in all of my, uh, thirty-something years of throwing story ideas around. To be honest, I fucking love it and I am pumped as all hell to let y’all read it. But for now, I’m going to leave you with a little excerpt of what will be titled Sleeping to Dream, the story of Drew McAdams and William Fuller.
I hope y’all enjoy.
Continue reading “In William’s Room: An Excerpt”
So, in addition to being an incredibly kickass writer, I am also a music lover (as you might have gathered from posts like THIS or THIS). Music is an incredibly important part of my life – an incredibly important part of who I am as a person – and so, I pretty much make soundtracks for everything. My books are no exception.
I thought it would be a fun little thing to list the songs and accompanying YouTube videos for the songs that helped to create Holly Freakin’ Hughes. I thought I could do this for every book I release, because trust me – every book has a soundtrack. Every piece of my writing is in some part inspired by music, most scenes are set to a song, and I’d like to share that with you all.
So, without further ado…
Continue reading “Holly Freakin’ Hughes Soundtrack”
So, I’m sitting here, right, and I’m listening to the Counting Crows. If you don’t know about my love affair with the Counting Crows, then I’m taking this moment to clue you in on that right now. I love them. Their music is the comfort of an old friendship that never fades, no matter how much time passes. Adam Duritz (lead singer) is one of my greatest writing influences – has been since I was a wee lass – and he is one of the reasons I chose August 1st as my release date (it’s coincidentally his birthday as well).
Anyway, all sentiments aside, I’m sitting here, filling out form after form, sending away email after email, working my little nubby fingers to the bone…
HOLLY FREAKIN’ HUGHES has been available for pre-order for a week, I’ve received a good handful of orders so far, I have a blog tour happening, there’s a July 27th takeover being handled, reviews are starting to come in, and all I keep thinking is, is this really happening? Do I really have a book coming out in a few weeks? Can I really consider myself a professional author?
Yes, yes, and yes.
Don’t pinch me. I don’t want to wake up.
The time has come, my little ones, to celebrate the pre-order of my first ever full-length novel, Holly Freakin’ Hughes.
Honestly, I can hardly believe I’m at this point in my life. I mean, if you had told me a year ago today that I would be sitting here, announcing that my book was available for pre-order, I’d say, “Dude, you’re cray-cray.” Yet, here I am, announcing that my book is available for pre-order. Indeed, it is cray-cray.
So, at this point in time, my dearest Holly Freakin’ Hughes is only available as a Kindle book. Soon, it will be available in other formats (paperback, Nook, iBook, etc.), but because Kindle was quite honestly the easiest format to go with, that’s where I’m at first. Below, I have provided the links for you to go, go, go pre-order, if you so desire. It would mean the world.
This shit is cray-cray.
PRE-ORDER ON KINDLE NOW: