Friday, December 19, 2014

Deja Vu Blogfest!

Hi all! So today I'm participating in DL Hammons' Deja vu Blogfest, The Day of The Do Over.

I love that title, because who doesn't have at least one blog post that they'd like to keep blasting into the universe repeatedly?

Today I'm actually going to offer up two, and here's why:

As writers, we experience so many ups and downs. The agony of the query trenches, the frustration of agents not "connecting" with your work, the long hours of revisions, the manic joy of finally hearing that someone believes in your story enough to represent it, the silent hell of being on submission, the sting of editor rejections, the sheer and utter elation of finding out your novel is going to be a real, tangible book.

The list goes on, but since I've yet to experience the rest of it, I thought I'd give people the option of

A) Commiserating over the frustration of querying and trying to find an agent with this post:

Fact Or Fiction: Querying is the Best Way to Get an Agent's Attention

or B) Proving how things can turn around when you absolutely positively least expect by re-sharing the story of how my debut, LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE, found its home at Simon Pulse: 

You Never Know. No, Really, You Don't: My Pub Story

Monday, December 15, 2014

#LYMSelfie Giveaway WINNERS!

Not long ago, I announced that I had LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE postcards available. I was so excited, I decided to make a little contest out of it.

I thought it would be fun, but I had no idea how much it would make my day each time someone went through the trouble to tweet/Instagram/post a photo starring one of my cards. So first, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated. Thank you for getting on board with the contest, thank you for being excited about my book, thank you for being freaking awesome. Thank you, thank you.

Because there was no way I could choose, I assigned each photo a number, and let do the choosing for me. And the TWO lucky winners who will each receive an ARC of LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE are.....


Congrats, ladies! You'll be hearing from me today :)

There was one more entry that I also wanted to recognize, because she went out of her way to post such a lovely reason as to why she wanted to read my book, and it made my heart smile. So, CHRYSTEN LANDERS, you're getting a pre-order of LYM, courtesy of me. Hope you enjoy it!

And because the rest of the photos I received were just so great, I can't not show them off. (If you don't see your here, it's probably my technological ineptitude plus my extremely finicky computer, and I apologize.) 

Thanks again, everyone, and stay tuned - there will be more contests and giveaways in the very near future!