Summertime is my favorite time of the year! I love the heat and being able to get in the pool or head down to the beach! Because I think it's the best time of the year, I try to always put together a summer Beach Book Basket! How amazing does this look?? Want a chance to win it? It's easy! Go here to Rafflecopter and enter the raffle! What you'll find inside: - A beach towel; a necessity for sitting by the waves and reading! - An easy-to-clean beach blanket; even better for s
I just want to say Thank You to everyone who came out to BrazCon on Saturday! It was a wonderful time, I got to meet some amazing young writers, and I can’t wait for next year! I was fortunate to meet some awesome authors as well! Here is a glimpse of some of their books! D. Marie Prokop D. Marie Prokop enjoys writing and reading stories with riveting adventures, spiritual insights, and enlightening cultural or social critiques. Her favorite authors include Madeline L’Engle,
Today I want to share with you guys an excerpt from The Time – Traveler’s Cat! We’re three days into NaNoWriMo and I’d have to say it’s going great! I’d love to hear your thoughts and how you’re doing so far! PROLOGUE
The sky was black. Shadows danced between the trees that surrounded Piper as he dashed through the brush. He could feel brambles and twigs grabbing at him, as if they were gnarly fingers, trying to trap him. Panic was filling him as he struggled through the dens
This week I’m doing something different: a series spotlight on two amazing books by author Claire M.Banschbach as part of her relaunch blog tour! In January, Claire had the terrible news that her publisher was going under, so she decided to go indie! Check out her relaunch of her first book (The Rise of Aredor) and the launch of the second book in the series (The Wildcat of Braeton)! Also, scroll down for free stuff!! 😀 The Rise of Aredor Lost in a foreign land and separated
Welcome to all my new subscribers, and thanks for hanging out with me to everyone who's been with me since the beginning! :) Not much going on here or to report this week. Things are slowing down as the summer is coming to an end. We had a fantastic run last month with all our promos and giveaways! Keep an eye out for upcoming appearances and signings in September, as well as fun news about book 2, Return to Gexalatia! What do you guys think about the proposed cover for book
I received BoW as an ARC and was asked to do a review of it! R. Malak was previously featured on the Infinity Flower Publishing blog. Read his post here. Synopsis: “The Beginning” is a mixture of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and survival.
Devastated by war with unknown creatures, Talmen a roamer searches for his long lost brother in the hopes of re-uniting his broken family.
Cora a resourceful ranger trained in both stealth and marksmanship heads out with her new squadr
So today I was going to share another part of a short story with you all, but then I got caught up doing covers for the short stories I’m working on, so I thought I’d share those instead! The first cover I worked on is for the science fantasy short, “Jewels for Gemma”: Gemma is a retired member of GLOW, the Galactic Law Enforcement Over-Watch. She and her husband, Jared, are living the perfect life, but then a blue diamond shows up on her walk home one night. All she can thin
A few weeks ago, I touched on maps for my story. Early in the week, I happened across a post by a member of the Facebook writers’ group I’m in and saw some wonderful maps that another author had been working on. She’d been using GIMP, which I’m not familiar with, but her maps were GoRgEoUs!! So, feeling inspired, I decided to revisit my map of Gexalatia. I actually ended up with way more than what I anticipated when I started! My first step was to find a map generator. I have
So this week in my Wednesday News post I mentioned a surprise! And this post is it! I went to Dallas Fan Expo over the weekend and I was struck with an idea. Actually, my fabulous hubs, who knows the deepest little desires of my heart, suggested this idea. Are you dying to know what it is?? I’m making custom armor! And not just any armor, but armor based on characters from the sequel to Return to Royalty! As you guys know by now, I’m a very visual person. I like to have thing
So I'm back! Yay! Survived vacation and barely got sunburned, hehe! This week is exciting! I requested some illustrations from an artist named Stephanie about 4 weeks ago, and they're here! This is her rendition of Nyx Estrella, the main character of Return to Royalty. Nyx is a princess, only she doesn't know it! She thinks she's just a normal, East Texas girl. Everything changes for her when she meets Jet. Jet is sent by the queen of Gexalatia, Nyx's grandmother, to bring he
So back in May I submitted a book draft to the Draft to Dream competition put on by Author University, which is an amazing web-based program hosted by Judith Briles. I spent about a month or so feverishly writing, trying to have my manuscript ready to be mailed to their offices in Colorado. There was an immense sense of relief when it was finished, but also another gut-twisting feeling of nervousness and excitement. My manuscript will be read and judged by a team of five libr