Thursday, May 29, 2014

I Haz News!

Wow - I have just been the worst blogger! It's been nearly two weeks since my last post. The sad thing is, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of something I want to blog about...
it just never makes it to an actual post!

I blame the time of year. Graduations x 2, planning for the Teen's big exodus to Europe. All that jazz....

But, I wanted to jump on today to tell you all about a little news. Some of you may have heard this on my social media sites, but in case you didn't, here's my update.

First, on the fiction front, COLLIDE, my YA paranormal spy thriller comes out next month. Yep, I finally have another book coming out. ('bout time, right!). In case you haven't heard about Collide, here's the scoop:
The most dangerous secrets are the ones that kill.When a surprising mental breakdown draws too much attention from a secret government group call the Order, 17-year-old Dakota discovers that her so-called boring life isn’t so boring after all. Between the lies, secrets and assassins out to kill her family, Dakota discovers there’s more to paranormal activity than ghosts and cheap mind tricks. Now she must uncover the truth before a new breed of terrorism takes everything away – including her life. 
Exciting right? I am super excited to release this to all of you at the end of June!

After that, I have two more stories planned for this year at some point (with luck and a very productive summer!)

On the Non-Fiction front, I am in the middle of completing the research for my upcoming book for parents about social anxiety in children, tentatively titled More Than Worry. This book focuses on the impact of anxiety, especially social anxiety, on academic performance, peer relationships and daily functioning. There is STILL TIME to contribute a question or a story. Just complete THIS FORM and I'll be in touch SOON.

If you've already completed the form earlier this year, expect emails in the next few weeks. MORE THAN WORRY comes out Spring of 2015 along with ANOTHER nonfiction book - my still untitled book of social/emotional curriculum that can be used in schools and is consistent with both Common Core standards AND the affective curriculum guidelines suggested by NAGC.


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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Summer Is Almost Here; Let The Celebrating Begin

One of the best benefits of working in education one a traditional teaching schedule is having summer's off. For the past 16 years, I've enjoyed those long lazy days of summer, rejuvenating for the rest of the crazy year. That is, except for 2012 and 2013. Those years I worked the majority of the summers as part of my job. YUCK! No fun!!! I never realized how much I'd miss the extra month off.

This year is different! I am back to a traditional calendar, which means I get a LOT more time off. Four weeks more, to be exact. Four weeks of swimming, summer BBQs with friends, reading, day-tripping. And writing. Lots and lots of writing.

To celebrate, I thought I'd give all of you a paperback or ebook of my fiction books just in time for summer reading. All you have to do to enter - "like" my facebook page and leave a comment on the giveaway post at the top of the page. Easy, peasy.

Not on facebook? Leave a comment here telling me what book you'd like (fiction titles only) and what you're looking forward to this summer and your entered. Easy, right?!?

Tell your friends, and comment away! Giveaway closes Sunday at 11:59 PM PST. I'll announce a winner Monday morning.


The fine print...

No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only (for a paperback book) and Internationally (for an ebook), except where prohibited by law. Winners selected through a random drawing and will be notified by email by Christine Fonseca at christine (at) christinefonseca (dot) com. Refer any questions to me.