Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Want to order a signed copy of Defiance?

Wish you could come to one of my local events and get a signed book but live too far away? Want a personalized gift for the reader on your gift list?

I have great news! Jarrett, the manager of my local Books a Million (the store where I do most of my writing) has worked out a way to allow people to purchase signed copies of Defiance to be shipped to your home. You must have a U.S. shipping address, and be able to pay by credit card/debit card over the phone. Shipping charges will apply.

The offer is good from 8/29/12-9/7/12! Simply fill out the form below, and Jarrett will contact you to process your order. There's no limit to the amount of signed books you may order. :)

Radio Interview!

This was fun! I'm not sure how long they'll keep the audio for this up, but here's a link to my first ever radio interview. Yay!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blogging Again!

1. I know what you're thinking.

2. You're thinking "Holy cow, she's actually blogging?? Are they serving ice cream in hell today?"

3. If they are serving ice cream in hell, it's going to be orange sherbet which looks like it should be tasty ice cream but then turns out to be a whole lot more ice than cream and also tastes disturbingly like frozen Tang.

4. But, I digress.

5. There are some very good reasons why I haven't blogged much for the past two months. I'll give you the condensed version: Bad accident, hospitalized kids, long recovery, book deadline, book rewrite from the ground up (That's totally a euphemism for "fun," by the way), Defiance release plans, back to school shopping and fees and nights and angst, interview questions to answer, guest posts, teen in physical and speech therapy as he tries to manage going back to school with a TBI (traumatic brain injury) that will still take months to recover from, and my own brain which reached the end of each day and just sat there and drooled when I asked it for a blog post.

6. So, my summer did not go as planned, but I can't complain. My kids are alive, and I'm grateful for that. Every other stress comes in a far distant second.

7. I have been sort of mini-blogging on Twitter, though. If you don't follow me over there, here are a few gems you missed. Um. Okay, gems is probably overstating things a bit. But here you go:

Toddler now kisses the top of her shoes before she puts them on. I'm not saying she's her mama's daughter, but ...#shoesFTW

I'm having popcorn for dinner. Because I'm a grown up.

Besides my name, the 2 most common search terms for my blog last month: "Kittens on llamas" and "Squirrel Fight."#klassy

Wasabi candy powder? For the person in your life who deserves a throat full of fiii-yah??? niftycandy.com/weirdcandy.html

Hubby calls: Want to go to lunch since you're presentable? Me: $!%&^ and also *^$% Him: I just meant you showered! Me: KEEP DIGGING.

Just lost track of how many characters are in this scene. #mathishard #apparently#sheesh

Son informs me his math teacher has Bieber & Twilight posters on the wall and wonders if sprinkling his tests w/glitter w/help his grades.

My mother just informed me that Jeremy Renner is from the town next to my small hometown. This irrevocably destroys his mystique for me.

Writing yet another action scene involving hot boys and swords. Have decided it's appropriate to yell FOR NARNIA! as I type.

If Word shuts down on me ONE MORE TIME while I'm trying to save these revisions, I will KILL IT WITH FIRE.

YOU GUYS. I was reading my manuscript & lifted my chai frappe up to take a sip w/o looking at it & STUCK THE STRAW UP MY NOSE. In public.

Just grateful I didn't accidentally snort some. THAT would've been cause for shame. Nobody likes a girl with frappe up her nose.

Me: This cd player won't work. *fiddles w/every. single. button.* WHY WON'T IT WORK? Friend: Is it plugged in? Me: *long pause* Oh.

@Magnet4Books @nataliecparker You're only saying that because I forgot the "no b00bs on the table" rule that one time at dinner.

I want a treadmill desk, but who wants to lay $$ on how fast I get distracted, belly flop, & fly backwards into a wall?

Pirated copies of my ARC on the webz. A couple significant changes between ARC and book. Thieves will be CONFUSED when they steal book 2!

Just spent two frantic minutes searching for the phone I was holding IN MY HAND.#sleepdeprived

Sorry about the weird black background. I copied and pasted from TweetDeck which has a black background and we all know I could never in  a million years figure out how to fix it, so ... there you go.

8. Coming up on the blog, I have some interviews with outstanding authors, along with some fabulous giveaways!

9. Also? Next week will be Dare To Defy week on my blog! It includes spoilers, behind the scenes info, and other goodies!

10. I leave you with this:

YA Scavenger Hunt - Red Team

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