Friday, December 31, 2010

Sudden Moves - A Young Adult Mystery

Sudden Moves published a second time

Sudden Moves is now published - a more cleaned up version as far as editing.  Outskirts Press released it this morning on their site.  It has yet to be for sale through other booksellers, but hopefully soon it will appear on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and many other websites!  A book trailer should be coming out soon also - a teaser and a full length one!!

A look back

The year 2010 is almost history.  Here are some of my highlights of the year-

Best accomplishment - Wrote a novel
Best movie - Toy Story 3
Best song - The Sex is Good - Saving Abel
Best purchase - Publishing packages through Trafford and Outskirts Press
Best book read - Oogy, the dog only a family could love
Best tv show - Mike and Mollie
Best addition to Peoria - Fresh Market
Resolution for 2011 - lose weight!!!!

Feel free to post yours in my comment section!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Hope everyone has a safe New Years Eve!!  I am attempting to wear a dress that night - in the cold!  Yes, my friend Marcie requested we both wear dresses out to see our favorite Peoria local band, 8MM Amateurs.  Let's hope I can pull this off and hide the holiday pounds!!! 

In writing news, Sudden Moves (2nd publication) is still printing.  No new news as of now, and I'm not too happy with Trafford taking their time on releasing the book trailer, which I thought would have been ready by now.  It's been a month and no news from them, when I was originally told a few weeks.  Hmmmm, Trafford will not be publishing my second novel, that's for sure.

Among other news in my life, the new year is approaching which means I have year end reports (W2's, unemployment taxes, etc) due this month, plus more due around March, so writing has taken a back seat.  I will be quitting this job next Fall, because my writing is more important to me right now and I hate not being able to do the one thing I love!  It's not about writing as a job - it's about writing for the love of it!

Happy 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

First Novel Published: Happy Holidays!

First Novel Published: Happy Holidays!: "I want to take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I have all my shopping done, as my husband is still do..."

Happy Holidays!

I want to take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I have all my shopping done, as my husband is still doing his.  Work has been hectic, working our days off and some have been spending long hours inside the institution of the postal service.  It can make us very cranky!  I hope to be happier during Christmas when we bounce from house to house, visiting our family members.  As for New Years Eve, I am going to see my friend's band 8MMA - all 80's rock.  It's sad because many members will be leaving and this will be their last show.  I may end up with raccoon eyes by the end of the night.  I am holding off on my third novel until after the new year.  I have end of the year reports due on my treasury job, then I should be ready to write.  I have my book club organizer editing Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood as we speak.  So far, she has done a wonderful job!  With such a busy holiday season, writing hasn't been a big part of my life and I miss it!  Sudden Moves is ready to be released a second time and I have got to dive into my summertime mystery (no title yet).  Happy 2011 everyone!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

First Novel Published: Marketing Kit

First Novel Published: Marketing Kit: "I was supposed to have my bookmarks, business cards, and postcards from Trafford by now. They just now got this marketing kit sta..."

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Marketing Kit

I was supposed to have my bookmarks, business cards, and postcards from Trafford by now.  They just now got this marketing kit started, which doesn't sit well with me.  I am also waiting on a book trailer and email campaign.  I can just imagine how long this is going to take!  Outskirts Press is keeping in touch with me on my 2nd publication and I am very happy with the results so far.  I look forward to publishing with them in the future, instead of Trafford.   I was toying with traditional publishing, but I would have to find an agent first.  Not to mention, I am writing books so fast, it would take years for them to get off the ground with traditional publishing - if I am even considered.  I kinda like this self publishing business!  Happy reading!!