Monday, June 17, 2013
So...what does this mean for all of you, my readers?
First off, the changes will effect my fiction only. Nothing with my nonfiction will change. You can still get any of those titles through Prufrock Press, in brick and mortar stores and online, in both print and digital formats.
With my fiction, a few things are changing. With the Requiem series, including the shorts, I am revamping covers, blurbs, and putting the books through a light revision, with the goal of re-releasing "second editions" of them within the next month. There will be new pricing, some included NEW scenes, and yea - this is fun! Print will be available as well, though not hardbacks (only paperback). Dominus will be released in late August as well.
With Transcend, I am pulling that one within the next week or so. I have some different plans for that that I can't discuss yet.
So, there you go - A little shift for me, but one that will be good for the series, I hope! Over the next few weeks I am rebranding my website, blog, etc as part of the changes. can't wait to see what you all think.
Thanks and enjoy the week!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Needless to say, blogging hasn't been top of my list of to-dos, and likely won't be for a while. But, I will pop in to say hi, tell you about recent reads, and update you as I can on some exciting things coming down the pike.
And yes, tease you a little with the upcoming Dominus.
Happy Summer! What are you guys up to?
Friday, June 7, 2013
change[cheynj] Show IPA verb, changed, chang·ing, noun
verb (used with object)
to transform or convert (usually followed by into ): The witch changed the prince into a toad.
to substitute another or others for; exchange for something else, usually of the same kind: Shechanged her shoes when she got home from the office.
to give and take reciprocally; interchange: to change places with someone.
to transfer from one (conveyance) to another: You'll have to change planes in Chicago.
Yesterday, I woke-up as I always do. I rolled over, clicked on my phone, checked out my social media sites, and read my email. Just like always.
I read an email I knew would change things up in my life.
It wasn't a long email. It did represent anything overly good, or overly bad. But it was going to mean change. Big change, actually. Unexpected change.
My life has been about change so far this year. In Feb, I decided to leave my new job and return to the job I had been doing for years previously. There were a lot of reasons for the decision. And while I am THRILLED with it, as I finish up my current job, it is with a touch of mourning that I move forward.
I made a decision to change directions in my writing career, getting back to writing something new and seeking the partnership of an agent, at least for my fiction. While that isn't something that has happened yet, that is my future goal.
And then the email - even more change to my fiction world. At first, my heart stopped, as doubt and a fair dose of fear rocked my core. Then, I moved through the feelings and saw the excitement the news brings - a future that is a bit clearer, plans forming as the moments clicked away. By the end of the night, I realized that this change - like the others I have opened myself up to this year, is GOOD! things!
I can't share the details yet, as they have not been worked out, but there are definite interesting things on the horizon...
How do you handle change?
Thursday, June 6, 2013
I read the book! And I am glad I did.
But, before I tell you my thoughts, here are the other Bookanista reviews this week:
- Carolina Valdez Miller celebrates 17 & GONE by Nova Ren Suma
- Carrie Harris awakens you to INSOMNIA by Jenn Johansson…with giveaway
- Christine Fonseca praises THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting
- Corrine Jackson is wild for WHEN IT HAPPENS by Susane Colasanti
- Elana Johson invites you to her ABANDON release par-tay!
- Katy Upperman is bewitched by NANTUCKET BLUE by Leila Howland
- Lenore Appelhans swoons for STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood…with an annotated snippet
- Stasia Ward Kehoe is wild for THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky
- Tracey Neithercott highlights WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE by Trish Doller
- Tracy Banghart raves over JUMP WHEN READY by David Pandolfe
On to my Bookanista Shout out for THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting:
Why I liked it:In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines your class, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place—looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she’s been hiding her whole life. The only reprieve from oppression is within the drug-filled underground club scene. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she’s never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. As the violent clashes between the totalitarian monarchy and the rebel forces escalate, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible grip of a deadly regime.Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder series, writes powerfully and movingly of a girl with dangerous powers in an unusual and expertly crafted setting.
The Pledge has all of the familiar elements of a dystopian story. But, as the book progresses, she manages to bring a freshness to the story that I enjoyed. The romantic elements are sweet and believable, the main character is tough and strong, and the world building good. All in all, I enjoyed this new side to Kimberly Dertig's storytelling. I'm glad I finally read the book!
What are you guys reading these days?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time for another blog chain round, and this one is summer-inspired with Katrina's question:
What a fun question. I will admit, when I first read it, I read "Have you ever HAD a summer fling?". My answer to that is...um....yes! As the question was actually about WRITING a summer fling, I guess that is the one I should answer;)Have you ever written a summer fling? Or are all your fictional relationships the deep, forever kind? If you did write one, how would it begin (the meet cute)? Where would it be set? Give us a few paragraphs sample.
Surprisingly I have no summer flings in my books. That said, I am working on a fun little project that would/could definitely include a fling. Of course, it would involve a beach, a vacation, a chance meeting. And yes, there would be a monstrous twist....I mean, it isn't one of my stories without one, right?!? Hmm....now I am thinking I need to writing this!
But that is for a different day/time, maybe during the epic road trip this summer. For more on this topic, check out Sandra's from yesterday, and Katrina's post tomorrow.
And to all the girls - you were all SO
I am hoping this was just the beginning. Here's to more events at our local store.