Thursday, August 25, 2011

When It Becomes Real

On Tuesday the fabulous Gretchen McNeil's book, Possess, hit the stores.
And do you know what that means??! Apocalypsies have entered the building!!

It's real, folks. All these books we spent years writing and rewriting over and over again are going to be real life books! Like in-the-store books! And in case you don't believe me...

Here's proof!


I know I still have some time before this is my book, but HOLY COW!!

Can someone PLEASE pass me a brown paper bag.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Brave New Words

Hello everyone!

So I'm a contributor on the fabulous YA Sci-fi blog Brave New Words! And if you head on over there RIGHT NOW you can read my very first post! It's all about sexy bad guys AND it includes pictures!!

If you like your YA Dystopian-flavored or a bit on the Sci-fi side then come join us! We are nice. And our books all debut in 2012!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Welcome new followers!

I feel I should explain how every once in a while I post about random things that stumble into my world and pretty much make it into my daily life.

So here goes.

The coyotes are back!

A few days ago I spotted a coyote right outside my window. I haven't seen one since right around January so this is very exciting news. And yes, I realize as I type this that I sound a bit too much like Kevin Costner's character in Dances With Wolves and I should just stop RIGHT NOW!

But. I missed seeing the coyotes. So. There's that.

Last night my husband and I took off for Brooklyn to see Bon Iver. And they're awesome! I'm a big fan. Their newest self titled release is amazing. It literally got me through days and days of revisions on Mystique.

And last night it was pretty incredible seeing them live. IN-CRED-I-BLE!

So I've been cleaning and basically redecorating all things around me lately. Even the cats have been moved around. And you all know what that means...
I'm nesting a new idea. It moved in right before I finished my edits and now that round one has been turned in I can't stop thinking about it!

Now I just need to sit down and start writing.

I'm totally obsessing over The Vampire Diaries.
I have to admit, when I first heard about the show I totally rolled my eyes. I mean, come on! Enough with the vampires!! And then my fabulous critique partner, Tracy Banghart, recommended the show to me and I thought, alright, I'll try it out...

WOW! I haven't been this obsessed over a show since Buffy or Veronica Mars!! Or possibly Friday Night Lights.
I'm so hooked that last night, while we were driving home from Brooklyn, I was tempted to climb into the backseat and watch a few episodes, but then I realized, what with our six-year anniversary coming up on Saturday, that those were the thoughts of a crack addict and I should JUST STOP. I can go a day without Vampires.
Who'da thought.

And last but not least...
I have to share something delicious with y'all!

I tried macaroons for the first time.


So, yes. Enjoy your Thursday!

Monday, August 8, 2011

SOOO Exciting!!

Wanna see something awesome?!?

Sure you do!

Click me

See. I told you.

Susanne's book is amazing! It's creepy and intense and I had to get up and walk around the room before reading more because it was making my heart race!

Yeah. It's that good.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

And The Winners Are...


Okay so this contest was awesome!! A ginormous THANK YOU! to everyone who entered!!

But in the end there can only be two winners. That is, for now. I have other books to give away so stay tuned!

Winner of Carrier of the Mark is:


Winner of Forever is:

Kimberly Callegan!!

I will email you very, very soon. And then I'd love to hear your thoughts on the books once you've finished them!