Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DEFIANCE just $1.99!

Yay! DEFIANCE is just $1.99 in e-book form until August 12th! Visit my book page to find links to your fave online book retailer to grab your copy just in time to read before DECEPTION hits the shelves. :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Workshops for Writers

My fall online workshop schedule is posted, and registration is now open!  I'm excited to offer the following workshops:

QUERY 101: Learn how to write the kind of query letter (or jacket copy for indie authors) that will make agents, editors, and readers sit up and take notice. Includes an in-depth critique of your query. *Registration is limited.

HOW TO WRITE A KILLER SYNOPSIS:  Learn a simple method for turning your 80k novel into an interesting, two page synopsis without losing your mind.

PROMOTING A NEW RELEASE: Learn the ins and outs of promoting a new release, including a detailed six month plan, tools, and resources useful for debut authors, indie authors, or those who already have books on the shelves.

WRITER'S BOOT CAMP: An intensive two week course on the basics of plot, structure, pacing, and how to write a 70k draft in 7 weeks.

For more information on the courses, the dates, and the cost, head to my workshop site. I look forward to working with you!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

UNFETTERED ... for a great cause!

When some of the biggest names in the fantasy genre all come together on one project, readers sit up and pay attention. Especially when that project is for such a great cause.

You can read the full story here, but I'll give you a short recap: Shawn Speakman, Terry Brooks' webmaster, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2011 and doesn't have health insurance. He has accrued a massive medical debt while receiving treatment for his cancer. Terry and a huge list of other fantasy authors (Patrick Rothfuss, Lev Grossman, Robert Jordan, Carrie Vaughn and much, much more!) all decided to write an original short story for an anthology whose sales would all go toward paying off Shawn's medical bills.

There are a limited number of first editions! This anthology makes a fabulous addition to any fantasy library, and also makes a unique gift for the fantasy reader in your life. Plus, you get to help punch cancer in the face. It's a win-win!

Head to this site for more information, but take a look at that gorgeous cover. You know you want this.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I am SO excited to announce the upcoming EPIC JOURNEYS tour featuring the incredibly talented Rae Carson (GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS trilogy) and myself.  Rae's books are lush, action-packed, emotionally-satisfying epic fantasies, and I can't wait to talk them up in person at each of these stops! (For more on Rae's books plus an amazing giveaway, visit her site!)

EPIC JOURNEYS tour dates:

8/27  NASHVILLE: Launch Day Party @ Parnassus Books, Time TBA

8/29 COLUMBUS: Cover to Cover 6:30 p.m.

8/30 INDIANAPOLIS: Barnes & Noble 6 p.m.

8/31 NAPERVILLE: Anderson's 2 p.m.

I hope to see you at one of these events! If you haven't yet read any of Rae's books, you're in for a treat! (Also, we might have treats from other authors to give away as well ...)


Click here to read the synopsis


Click here to read the synopsis

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mega DECEPTION ARC Giveaway!!

Hello, my fabulous readers!

I can't believe it's been nearly a year since DEFIANCE hit the shelves. So much has happened in that year, but the one thing that never fails to amaze me about it all is YOU.

You, who read my book and loved it. You, who told others to read it, too. Who bought it for friends or libraries. Who wrote reviews. Who eagerly talked to me about it and tried to get me to tell you spoilers for DECEPTION. ;D

I'm a big believer that having a diverse offering of books on the shelves is the best possible thing. Not every book is perfect for every reader. As an author, I'm not hoping that every reader will enjoy my books. I'm just looking for my tribe. The people who love my genre, like my writing, and want to live inside more of my stories.

This past year, many of you joined my tribe, and I thank you. I wish I had a super cool secret handshake to teach you, but that would probably just be awkward. So instead, I'm celebrating my awesome tribe of readers with a Mega DECEPTION ARC Giveaway!

You get an entry just for being the awesome reader that you are. All you have to do is leave a blog comment & take credit for it in the Rafflecopter widget! You get more entries for helping me spread the word about DEFIANCE and DECEPTION.

Please note (this is SUPER important to me) that the "post a review" entries are a) totally optional and b) require an honest review of DEFIANCE. If you loved it, great! Tell other readers why. If it was okay for you, tell them that. If you hated it, I'm not sure why you'd want an early copy of DECEPTION, but your opinion matters, and I only ask that you post honest reviews. :)

Let's get to the prizes, shall we? I am giving away three signed ARCs (Advanced Review Copies) of DECEPTION to three separate winners. I am also sending five personalized DECEPTION post cards out to five runner-up winners.

International entries are welcome.

The contest runs from today until July 22nd, 2013. Best of luck to all of you, and thank you so much for being one of my readers. You deserve magical unicorns and ninja kittens.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

YA Scavenger Hunt - Red Team

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author  Colleen Houck  as a way to give readers a c...