Saturday, October 25, 2014



Thank you all for the support with COLLIDE. Today is the last day to get it FREE and I'd love to hit the top 100 before I do (I've come close). Please help by spreading the word.
And if you haven't downloaded YOUR copy, do it today. You only have a few more hours.

ACT SOON, though. The deal ends promptly on 10/25.

Thursday, October 23, 2014




I am celebrating Fall and the upcoming Holiday season with a few amazing reads - FREE over the next few days. To start with, I bring you COLLIDE, my YA action-packedhigh-octane read. 
"With smart, thoughtful narrative, and non-stop action, COLLIDE is like watching an excellent episode of the X-Files--I didn't want to miss a single second!" - Ali Cross, author of the Blood Crown
"Collide is a fast moving, suspenseful thriller full of twists and turns around every bend. An action packed read that will have your heart slamming in your chest and your mind racing until the end." - Brooke DelVecchio, book blogger at

Collide is a Bourne Identity meets XMEN wild ride of espionage, psychic warfare and terrorism. 

For a limited time, you can still pick up the ebook
#FREE on kindle.
CLICK HERE to pick up your copy
From 10/23 - 10/25 ONLY.

"But Christine," you say. "I only have a Nook or my iPad."

Well, download a FREE Kindle app. Or, if it really a problem, please contact me and I'll send you an epub of the book. Seriously. My way of saying "thanks" for the wonderful support you've given me over the years.

ACT SOON, though. The deal ends promptly on 10/25.

Want to help me spread the word? Why not take a quick moment and share this newsletter or use this ready made tweet:

Bourne Identity meets Xmen in this fast moving, suspenseful YA thriller. #FREE for a limited time.

I'll be back next week with a NEW surprise - just in time for Halloween! Thanks again for the love and I hope you get a chance to read Collide soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary!!! 4 years, and 9 books later, I'm still here!

I am so excited! 
Today marks my 4th anniversary as a published author. 

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students came out on October 1, 2010. I remember the day distinctly. It was a small little educational title that was supposed to sell in a tiny niche. My agent at that time was Krista Goering. She believed in the product, and I believed in her. So I promised myself I would do anything and everything possible to make this book a success. I scheduled a twitter party (Thank you Deborah Mersino) for #GTCHAT, had a blog tour and a signing, not to mention book chats scattered throughout the week, and BAM.....

the book was completely sold out on day 1. Seriously.

That day changed my life!

For the first time, this dream of being published was a reality. I felt on top of the world, like nothing could possibly get in my way or stop me. It is a feeling I return to anytime I question my sanity for staying in this business.

Since that amazing day, I have published three more nonfiction titles with my amazing editor Lacy Compton and the team at Prufrock Press, including 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids, the Girl Guide, and most recently Quiet Kids. With their help, another two titles - Raising the Shy Child and I'm Not just Gifted - will be coming in the first six months of 2015. These titles have also led to publishing opportunities with Tiger Beat magazine, Justine Magazine, Parents, Johnson & Johnson and others. I can't say how excited and life fulfilling it has all been.

In addition to the non-fiction fun, Krista was encouraging with my fiction (an area she did not represent but supported as I tried to find my niche in the very crowded YA market.) I started publishing my fiction in 2012, first through Heather McCorkle's HUGE help, and then on my own. Drawing on the love and support of my early CPs and writing buds: Elana Johnson, Ali Cross, Michelle McLean and Julie Butcher, I honed my craft until finally, I published the Requiem series, including Lacrimosa, Libera Me, Dominus and the shorts Dies Irae and Mea Culpa. Countless other writers helped along the way, as well as bloggers and fans.

The Requiem series was followed by my thrillers, Transcend and, most recently, Collide. For those keep count, that's a total of 9 books, 2 shorts and countless articles.

How did that even happen...

Along the way, paths have changed, goals have shifted, friendships morphed. I've had ups and downs. I've nearly quit at least a million times. And I've lost and found my voice.

Now, as I entered my fifth year as a published author (and my seventh year writing with the intent to publish), I understand that everything cycles back to the stories too loud to stay quietly present in my head, stories and self-help that is meant to inspire and transcend....this is why I am still here. No, I have not reached my goals. Actually, I'm not even close in some respects. But I am very proud of what I've accomplished and what is on the horizon!

I want to thank all of you for sticking with me. I've never been the popular girl, the one on the "in", the one others looked up to.. but with this tribe of writers, I have at least found my voice, my place, my peeps.

I promise to keep the stories coming, to bring more adventure and more love. I promise to tackle the hard topics and continue to make authenticity the norm we all strive for. And I promise to lead by example and honestly approach the next four years with the same passion I've tried to maintain and inspire since the beginning!

HUGS, and thanks for making the dream that is my life a reality. :D

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weekend Round-Up: Or, where I spill the news about my upcoming releases...

Okay, I know it is not the weekend YET. But, tomorrow the kids are out of school and I get to spend time getting caught up on it feels like a Friday night right now. Which means, it is time for me to spill the beans and share all my bookish news. This is something I plan on doing once a month or so, as I really want to keep you all up to date with the bookish happenings.

So, let's get started...

2015 promises to be an AMAZING time for my nonfiction releases. Here is a recap of what's coming, including news about a brand new book I just CAN NOT WAIT to share:

February 2015

Every writer gets to a point in their path (or many points) when they lose hope, experience fear, and question their passions. This book is all about pushing through the fear, the funk and the doubt and embracing your passions, no matter what where you are with your career. Inspired by the workshops I am conducting at IndieReCon Live in Utah next month, as well as my experience as a life coach and my own fear-filled moments along my path, this book is filled with exercises designed to help you resist burnout and stay connected to your passions along your publishing journey.

Look for this in February 2015!

March 2015, Prufrock Press

This book was a true labor of love for me. Packed full of the latest information about social anxiety, anecdotal stories, case studies and specific interventions for parents and teachers, this book is designed to shed light on what social anxiety is and is not and provide parents with specific strategies to support kids.

Hitting shelves March 1, 2015! 

May 2015, Prufrock Press

This is my first book of curriculum for gifted kids, bring together the most recent research in quick lessons that can be done within the classroom or a small group setting. Designed to enhance and develop emotional curriculum, this book meets both the affective curriculum guidelines from NAGC and common core requirement.

Coming May 1, 2015.


I can't tell you too much about my fiction plans, other than to say this - 

Requiem Series News: 
Be on the lookout for NEW REQUIEM-INSPIRED NOVELS. Yes, that's right, I am bringing back my favorite Requiem characters for a companion series about the Seers, and the story of Nesy and Aydan when they were Elle and Adam. To celebrate the new additions to the series, I am releasing a special "Director's Cut" edition of Dominus, with a few new surprises!
New books coming in 2015.

The Solomon Experiments:
I promised you would not have to wait too long for COLLIDE's sequel. And you won't. My goal - release in EARLY 2015 (like January, I hope). I can't wait to spring on more ups and downs, more thrills with Dakota and David and some unexpected surprises.

Book 2 coming in early 2015.

A NEW Series:
Yep, I have a new series coming. I am not ready to tell you least, not yet. Mwahahahahaha

Okay - that's it for now!!! Be on the look out for updates, very soon.......

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Big News!!!

Where did all the time go? One moment it is early August, and the next September is here. I am so sorry I feel off the blogging planet. To say the start of the school year has been hectic is a serious understatement!

But, that's not why I'm here. I wanted to share all shorts of book-related news. New books coming, award nominations, and lots of non-fiction book escitement: 

It's an exciting time.

So, let me get to it:


You may have heard of a fabulous NEW anthology coming in early October, Strange and Lovely.  The book features fabulous CLEAN paranormal romance stories. Here's a little more about the anthology:

Mermaids, changelings, and ghosts...oh my!

From fae assassins to subjugating the dead, Strange and Lovely is a collection of short stories that seamlessly blends spine-tingling chills and swoon-worthy romance.

This anthology of supernatural creatures from ten talented authors, serves up short stories with heart-stopping storytelling that will haunt you long after you've put it down.

If you love tales of the paranormal variety, but can't decide which ghostly, supernatural or otherworldly creature to focus on, here's the perfect book for you.

Whether humorous, suspenseful, or romantic, the stories in Strange and Lovely will leave you feeling wickedly entertained.

My contribution to the anthology is a NEW short story called Dark Night. Based on the Requiem World and the Seers, Dark Night follows Tristan as he tries to save his sisters from their fate. It is a precursor to a new series coming in late 2015 or so. EXCITING!

Strange and Lovely comes out October 4 and is available for pre-order HERE!



I am happy to announce that COLLIDE and THE GIRL GUIDE are up for the first annual Howey award in the categories of Best Cover and Best YA book of 2014 for Collide, and Best NF book for THE GIRL GUIDE. Also, I am up for best NF Author of 2014. These awards are determined by popular vote, which is where you come in.

From now until SEPT 15 you can vote on your choices in a variety of categories, including best YA book of 2014, Best NF book of 2014, Best NF Author and Best Cover. I'd of course appreciate any and all votes, but just voting for your favorites is epic too. IF YOU'VE ALREADY VOTED, PLEASE VOTE AGAIN NOW!

Follow the links below and show a little Indie Love!

BEST YA INDIE BOOK of 2014 - Collide


BEST NF BOOK 2014 - The Girl Guide


I can't win without your votes so please...VOTE TODAY!!!

I have other NEW book news, but I think I'll wait until next week for all that...

Until then, thanks for all of your support!