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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

My Authority Magazine Author Interview

I was recently interviewed by Sara Connell at Authority Magazine for her bestselling authors segment, and today the post went live. Below is a glimpse of two of my favorite questions:




If you'd like insights into how I learned the writing craft, or to see more of the challenges I overcame in my personal publishing journey (it was no cakewalk--๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™ƒ--but was worth every daunting step!) and also some querying advice for aspiring authors, check out the interview at this link.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Meet the Characters of Stain...

Stain's characters have been called kaleidoscopic, unique, spiritually deep, and elaborately drawn by reviewers. If you've yet to read my fairytale / fantasy hybrid, here's an insider's look at the seven most important players in my gritty and Gothic retelling inspired by The Princess and the Pea, with quotes from the book to pique your interest:



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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Stain audiobooks are here!



My author copies of Stain’s audiobooks by Blackstone Publishing have arrived and are gorgeous. There will be a giveaway for some very soon! 




This time, the narrator is quite different from the one we used in all my other titles. It's fitting, considering this book is different from anything I've ever written. We chose a male narrator with a beautiful British accent to really spotlight the old world fairytale atmosphere. 

To listen to a sample and/or for ordering options, follow any of the links provided below.




Monday, January 21, 2019

Announcing Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who took part in my Stain pinterest board reveal & giveaway! Below are the winners chosen by rafflecopter (check your inboxes…you should receive an email from me today). There were winners in the US, Brazil, and Canada. So grateful for everyone's help in getting the word out about my new book!



Monday, January 7, 2019

Stain's Pinterest Board Reveal + INTL Giveaway!

***GIVEAWAY ENDED*** 

I'm on tour this week for #Stain's launch so will announce the winners after January 21st. Thanks to all who took part!

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Only a week to go until Stain finally hits the shelves on January 15th, so it's time for an international giveaway to celebrate!

First, for some insight into the story itself, here's a trade review from School Library Journal:



Although that gives you some small idea, a picture is worth a thousand words -- so today I'm revealing the secret pinterest board filled with characters, creatures, moods, songs, and settings that helped inspire my gothic fairytale. 



Click here to visit the board where you can find all the images along with Stain's official playlist.

Want to sample the story? You can read the entire first chapter here.

And remember, for readers in the U.S., there's an awesome preorder incentive going right now that will guarantee you an enamel rose pin, a signed bookplate, and the Morpheus prequel story, Alice the Absent




You can find the details for that swag pack here.

Now, let's get to the international goodies that everyone has a shot at winning!



Prizes are as listed:
#1- Signed Stain hardback
#2 - Signed Alice the Absent short story
#3 - Silvered maple leaf ornament representing Prince Vesper's frozen kingdom of Nerezeth
#4 - Moths and music 8x11 print (frame not included) representing Lyra, her moth friends, and her birdsong voice
#5 - Sun, moon, and stars brooch representing both the day and night kingdoms
#6 - Hand-painted fox postcard, representing Elusion, the shape-shifting sylph
#7 - Secret gift packet (filled with a handful of fairytale freebies)

That's a chance for seven people to win a prize. So go forth and enter, and may the rafflecopter odds be ever in your favor!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, December 27, 2018

INTL Giveaway for Santa Morpheus Poster + Morpheus Prequel Story!

Happy holidays! In case you haven't seen the international giveaway that includes Morpheus’s origin story, Alice the Absent, it's taking place right now! 

First, Santa Morph wants to remind everyone in the U.S. that you’re guaranteed his short story via the Stain pre-order-incentive swag pack being offered through Jan 14th (check out this link for more info). 

International giveaway deets:


  • This contest is taking place both on my FaceBook and my IG...you can enter both places if you'd like to increase your chance to win; I'll be choosing one winner from each spot for a total of two winners! 








  • Prize pack (pictured above) includes a poster of the frabjous and festive “Santa Morpheus and Chessie the elf” drawing (created by Natalia Godik) -- signed by me (Chessie might sneak in a pawprint, too), and a signed Stain 1st chapter sampler + the Morpheus short story, Alice the Absent!  


This giveaway ends on the 29th, so be sure to hurry over and enter! 

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Peak Inside Stain's Pages...

In less than 6 weeks, Stain hits bookstores, which means it’s reveal time! My high fantasy/ fairy tale hybrid inspired by The Princess and the Pea has 32 chaps divided into three parts, with titles that highlight each scene’s essence and the Gothic fairy tale atmosphere. Check out the image for a sneak peek! 

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And don't forget, if you preorder, you're eligible for a print copy of Morpheus's prequel origin story from my Splintered series (pictured below)! Follow this link for details.