Hey! If you’re in Chattanooga on 9.29, stop by this exciting festival to hear some amazing authors speak about their craft! Or, you can simply visit & hang out with me.
I’ll be moderating Session 5: ‘Writers Talking Craft’ with Dave Connis, Randy Ribay, Maggie Thrash, and Jeff Zentner from 2:15-3pm that day. These are some heroes of mine in the YA realm. You won’t be disappointed!
Chattanooga’s Celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades Literature
Readings, Book Sales,
Food Trucks, Vendors & Fun
Link to register for this FREE event: https://www.yahoofest.org/
See you there,
The new book came in a wave of anticipation from my publisher yesterday. Blasting comparisons to summer reads for teens, young adults, and beyond! I was ecstatic to see it go up on their site first yesterday at: ELectioPublishing.
Swimming the Echo is near and dear as it encompasses parts of southern Kentucky, including caves like Mammoth. It makes me appreciate the memories of exploring at a younger age. I hope it does the same for you.
- With ELectio’s site you get a FREE ebook of Swimming the Echo*
*with every paperback copy ordered
- Today, Amazon has only the ebook listed for sale. You can find it here. (Reviews are possible to write by scrolling and selecting ‘Write a customer review’ on their page.)
- Barnes & Noble also has the ebook (Nook book) available online at: B&N.
Other retailers will add the book to their databases in the coming days!
I’m thrilled for those already sharing the book and reading it! Feel free to post pictures online of your travels with this one. Thank you.
As promised earlier on social media, my new book cover for Swimming the Echo is available for viewing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and right here. The actual book will go live on Amazon, eLectio Publishing, and in brick and mortar stores on May 30th. I’m thrilled to share this update.
WHEELMAN (in paperback) is going away on 5/31.
Go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes today and grab 1, 2, or 20 copies and share with others. For Prime members, shipping is free on eligible orders. Let’s see how many we can get in circulation by month’s end.
2 months into its debut and we’ve hit 70 reviews for WHEELMAN already!!
Give yourself a pat on the back if you assisted in the reading/reviewing of this first novel (early readers you know who you are). Let’s crank it to 100 reviews!
Believe it or not, work has kick-started on a 2nd novel already (Titles and plot are hush hush at this point).
The 1st draft of the manuscript is being looked at for the first time by my editor this week. Prayers are appreciated for Martin Jones as he reads.
Now we wait…and we work and work and work. Is it summer yet? Are you traveling anywhere fun? Are your taxes done? If you answered yes to all 3 of those questions, I appreciate your honesty. Enjoy the weekend!
Much like Castaway and Tom Hanks’ obsession with Wilson, there are things we can honestly say we don’t think we could live without.
My best friend is a music director, and he asks his students (each year) if they could only take three albums on their iPod to an isolated island – what would they be? Then, what would they do once the charge to the iPod runs out? Interesting discussion ensues…
Luckily for those paperbacks, they don’t require a charge and their only fault is not being waterproof. So, if you had to only pick 3, which books (all-time) matter the most to you?
Re-readable qualities…Characters you can’t live without…Narration that soars and exposition that is just right.
What are those 3?
WHEELMAN signing ~ 3/5 (Saturday) 2-4pm ~
Bring a young adult reader with you. It’ll be fun. There should be donuts and coffee available, too.
1 copy of WHEELMAN will be given away on Goodreads this Friday, Feb. 19th!
Step 1: Go to goodreads.com
Step 2: Create account or log-in with Facebook/social media
Step 3: Search ‘Wheelman’
Step 4: Scroll down and select ‘Enter Giveaway’
Drawing will be in 4 days!
I hope you win.
“Teen Cy Vance wants to do one thing: D-R-I-V-E. Except he has nowhere to go and no way to get there. But when he’s given a note at church, he discovers his dad–one of the FBI’s Most Wanted–is alive and well in Mexico…and he wants Cy to meet him ASAP! With the help of a best friend, Cy escapes Child Protective Services and flees to Mexico. What he doesn’t know is that his father is going to ask even more of him when they meet. How far will Cy go to help his family, and will it cost him his life? RUNNING AWAY IS ESCAPE. STAYING PUT IS UNTHINKABLE. THE ROAD AHEAD IS ANYTHING BUT STRAIGHT…”