Tuesday, December 30, 2014

And a giveaway

So... I thought I should add a giveaway to go along with the prologue on 1/1.  I'll be (randomly) choosing from new Twitter followers ('til noon on 1/6) and current Twitter followers who retweet.

Happy eve of New Year's Eve!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year

I hope you'll stop back on New Year's Day to see the deleted prologue to LARK RISING.  Gharain lovers should especially enjoy...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Alternative and Quite Terrible Titles for LARK RISING (aka TAGGED!)

K.E. Ormsbee, author of the lovely, clever THE WATER & THE WILD recently tagged me in the Terrible Titles Challenge.  I happen to love K.E.'s book (coming April '15), with its gorgeous cover and obviously terrific title. BUT I must admit, her terrible titles are quite awesome (check them out on her blog).

The challenge:  To thumb (or scroll) through book (or ms), stopping at eight random spots--what words are landed upon become the titles.  I'm thinking this is how I'll pick all my titles from now on.

Without further ado, these are LARK's alternatives:

1.  A Raven Huge and Glossy

2.  More Was Offered Here

3.  That Strange Whorl

4.  We Should Go

5.  Ignoring the Burn

6.  A Small Ignorance

7.  I Wonder Too

8.  Trimming Haricots

And now I tag the following authors--who just happened to be the most recent four on my Twitter messages: Amber Lough, Melody Maysonet, Kerry O'Malley Cerra, and Kim Ligget.  TAG!  YOU'RE IT!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hello Dreamers!

I've been seemingly lax, but in reality quite busy--there were mountains of leaves to move, and things to write (hanging on by my fingernails to my goal at NaNoWriMo and most notably today's post over at another blog).  So if you are curious about my navigation of the emotional aftermath of a debut, please check it out:  Adventures in YA Publishing

By the way, the emotional aftermath feels something like this:  

(Although maybe that path is too straight!)

Anyway,  a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I have something fun planned for posting in December!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt

... has come to a close.  Thank you all for hunting down the clues, for entering!  Looking forward to contributing my book... and looking forward to participating in a new one!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt ABOUT TO BEGIN!

We have less than 24 hours until the YA Scavenger Hunt begins! Hopefully you've reserved plenty of time for this one because this time we have 6, count 'em, 6 YASH teams! That means more prizes, news, and fun for all readers!

Take a look  (I am on TEAM GREEN):


WHAT LOOT! I am so excited to be a part of this!

The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October 5th. (That means to get through the entire hunt you'll need to go through 1.5 teams per day!)