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 things...so 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...
NON-FICTION

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:

INDIE AND PROUD: FACING YOUR FEARS AND EMBRACING YOUR PASSIONS THROUGHOUT THE PUBLISHING JOURNEY
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!

RAISING THE SHY CHILD: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO SOCIAL ANXIETY
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! 

I'M NOT JUST GIFTED: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL CURRICULUM FOR GUIDING GIFTED CHILDREN
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.

FICTION

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 more....at 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!!!

HOLY WOW!!!  
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:

UPCOMING NEW SHORT STORY/ANTHOLOGY

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!



AWARD NEWS
 

Help COLLIDE and THE GIRL GUIDE WIN!!!


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 INDIE COVER

BEST NF BOOK 2014 - The Girl Guide

BEST NF AUTHOR

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!