Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

Hey, all, author me is taking over the blog this morning. I’ve had two wonderful publications (at least, I think they’re wonderful, though I admit to the possibility of bias) out in the last few months, and I’ve been too busy to do proper promotion for them. Bad author, no cookie.

faultlines-front-cover-final Soooo… Today I’m going to say a bit about them both. You may have heard me talk a bit about FAULTLINES, my young adult thriller, which is so near and dear to my heart. In brief, FAULTLINES is about a girl whose world is turned upside down by her best friend’s suicide. Vanessa is devastated by her best friend’s death, and blindsided as well. Lisa had pushed her and everyone else away in the months before her death, so Vanessa has no idea what led up to it, though she feels she owes it to Lisa to find out and put all the horrible rumors to rest. But while she’s reconstructing the events of Lisa’s life, someone begins taking revenge against those they perceive drove her to her death. Vanessa might approve of this vigilante, Poetic Justice, if the pranks weren’t growing more and more serious and if everyone didn’t assume it was her taking revenge and react accordingly. As the danger level of the pranks and retaliations mount, it becomes clear that no one is safe.

There are a few exciting new developments on this book. There’s an excerpt of the book now up on the YA Chicks blog! Earlier this week, the fantastic Mia Siegert (author of JERKBAIT) put up a fabulous review and Spotify playlist for the book. The editors of The Big Thrill have been very good to me, posting and tweeting out my interview in the International Thriller Writers newsletter.

For anyone who can’t get enough of hearing me talk (no? just me then? oh, hi, Mom!), there are also these guest posts and interviews for the book:

Books, Coffee, and Crafts – where, of course, I talk about books, coffee and crafts

Slippery Words – where I talk about where the story started for me and why it’s important

Deborah Blake’s Blog – about switching gears from humor to more serious stuff

Tez Says – the problem with the no-ripple approach

YA Books Central Interview

Fiction University – Punching Up Your Prose

And not to give anything away, but two recent, very personal posts that tie in to issues in the book:

A Personal Post for Bullying Awareness Week

Victimization

tribulations-cover And now for something completely different! Faith Hunter put together two wonderful anthologies of stories set in her Rogue Mage world (novels: BLOODRING, SERAPHS, HOST), and I’m very pleased to have a story in  TRIBULATIONS!  Inspired by my trip to Ireland, my story “Rolling Stone” follows Aoife Cleary, traveling talespinner and a little bit more. And…well, you can read all about it in my Q&A over on Faith Hunter’s blog or you can pick up the anthology and read the story itself (and I hope you will).

Well, that’s it for now, but I should have new and exciting news soon, so stay tuned!

I guess that if you’re visiting my blog, you already know about me and my new release, Fangtabulous.  I’m not especially known for my reticence and subtlety!  But in case you haven’t already heard enough out of me, I thought I’d list some current blog interviews and some upcoming events that you might want to check out!

Blog Interviews with:

Jessica Brody

Melissa Walker

Laurie Stolarz

Elise Allen

Debbie Rigaud

Eileen Cook

Sara Hantz

Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Denise Jaden

YA Fresh

Magical Words (not so much an interview as a post about settings, particularly the on-the-spot research for Fangtabulous)

 I’ve also found a new review from Mortality Bites.

Later this month I’ll be on The Sunshine Tour, signing books on January 26th at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 7 pm and on January 27th at Barnes & Noble in Fort Myers at 3 pm with the fabulous J.A. Souders, Karen Amanda Hooper, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Danielle Joseph, Heather Burch, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Gaby Triana and Trish Doller.  We’re also doing a HUGE giveaway that you can check out here to celebrate the tour.

In February, I’ll be at Olde City, New Blood, which is going to be an amazing conference in St. Augustine, Florida from the 8th to the 10th.  Tomorrow is the last day to register, so don’t delay!  I can’t even tell you how many incredible authors will be featured, but among them are Jennifer Armentrout, Jennie Bentley/Jenna Bennett, Delilah S. Dawson, Nancy Haddock, Janice Hardy, Tes Hilaire… They’re all listed here.  I hope to see some of you there!

Congratulations are in order for the National Readers Choice Award finalists!  All deserve kudos, but, of course, I’m going to single out my authors for a WOOT!  So, huge congrats to:

Vicky Dreiling for HOW TO MARRY A DUKE – finalist for Best First Book

Debra Mullins for TOO WICKED TO LOVE – finalist for Best Historical

Kira Sinclair for WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN – finalist for Contemporary Series- and CAUGHT OFF GUARD – finalist for Series Suspense

Also, some interesting links for the bookish (and aren’t we all?):

N.K. Jemisin’s thought-provoking article at Fantasy Book Cafe for Women in SFF Month

Heroes & Heartbreakers has posted the first chapter of BITING COLD, the latest in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires novel (coming in August):

David Mack talks Star Trek on  The Chronic Rift and also at TrekRadio.

Janet Mullany with a blast from the past and contest (winners announced Saturday morning, so get in now!)

D.B. Jackson shares some great writing advice over on his blog (Character and Voice, Plotting versus Pantsing, etc.)

And some awesome new reviews:

Of Beth Cornelison’s TRUST IN ME in the May 2012 issue of Romantic Times: “This is a thoroughly delightful romance…”

Of N.K. Jemisin’s THE KILLING MOON in the same RT issue: “An engaging and fast-paced read with some truly excellent and complicated worldbuilding…”

Of DOUBLETAKE by Rob Thurman on Bookshelf Bombshells

And of Debra Mullins’ THE LAWMAN’S SURRENDER on Harlie’s Book Blog