I’m looking for ARC readers!

Could you or someone you know be interested in reading a young adult, science fiction, fantasy book?

If so, I’m looking for ARC readers who’ll get an e-book version of my upcoming title – THE PURSUAL. You’d get a free copy of the book and the only thing I ask for is that you kindly leave a comment once the it’s published.

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Just click here to get your free copy.

Thanks!

The Pursual: A Book Cover

I noted in an earlier post that my Book 1 of the Nome Chronicles – The Pursual – has a cover. It’s lovely, if I may say so myself. The people over at Deranged Doctor Design (DDD) were extremely patient with me as I knew what I wanted but couldn’t always explain it adequately.

That cover was the culmination of me spending months agonizing over what it should look like. Late nights spent poring over covers in my genre – YA SFF – and studying everything I could get my hands on about cover art at Kboards and elsewhere.

So, what does my cover look like? Continue reading “The Pursual: A Book Cover”

Books To Read in 2017

After reading almost 30 books in 2016, I’m looking forward to reading at least that many books next year.

Below are 14 books I KNOW I’ll read next year.

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2016: My Year in Books! Part 2

I’m going to carry on with my book reads this year. So without further ado, here are the remaining books I devoured in 2016.

The Scarlet Thread by D.S. Murphy

Blame this guy for my having listened to Fallen in audiobook lol! He apparently advertised The Scarlet Thread by piggybacking on the upcoming Fallen movie. He didn’t say go read Fallen but reading his advertising approach caused me to read both that book as well as his short story, The Scarlet Thread. I enjoyed his story, fortunately and will look out for the full novel when it comes out. The characters he created were interesting, the universe was intriguing and I’m sure the longer piece will be only better. Oh, and I’m truly jealous that he created his own stunning cover.

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Continue reading “2016: My Year in Books! Part 2”

2016: My Year in Books! Part 1

One key piece of advice for aspiring authors is to READ, READ, READ.

While I’d heard and read that suggestion everywhere, I didn’t take it seriously until this year. As a result, I did my best to increase the number of books I read in 2016. I’d set a goal on Goodreads for 12 books but, I’m going to read 24 or 25 books this year instead.

That isn’t an earth-shattering number for many others, but for me? It’s a fly me to the moon sort of number. (Uh, I don’t know why I have Frank Sinatra singing in my head, but that’s where the moon reference came from).

So, what did I read this year?

Continue reading “2016: My Year in Books! Part 1”