Friday, November 29, 2013

Sold Out!
All 10 of my black Friday sale books are gone!
(Plus some... since a few of you snuck a few purchases while I was out at dinner! :)) 
Thanks for taking advantage of this deal. 
Please continue to spread the word to your friends, family and communities! 
I'm so close to reaching my goal of Second Kiss sales and well on my way with Second to No One
My entire purpose in writing these books is to show teens that good wholesome decisions can lead to an amazingly fun life. 
Thank you for all your support!
Black Friday "Second" Sale!
I'm selling 10 copies of Second to No One for $10 each 
and I'm paying for shipping!!
Click on the "Buy Now" button to the right for this outrageous price. 
When the 10 books are gone I'll delete the button.  
(Can only ship free within the US.)
(Promotion ends Saturday, November 30th at midnight.) 
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Upcoming Book Release and Blog Tour!

In six short days my newest book, Second to No One will be released to the public! And in order to celebrate this excitement I am going on my very first blog tour.  This tour is going to take me all over the world to places like the Philippines, Uruguay, Utah, Massachusetts and more! And even though I secretly wish I could visit all these places personally I'm so grateful to be living in a day in age where I can tour these blogs from the comfort of my home while simultaneously taking care of my kiddos.

At each location I'm going to have either a review, interview, guest post or giveaway.  I can't wait to find out what these bloggers think of my new book.  It's like giving them a key to my brain and asking them for their opinion.  Yikes.  But I'm getting really good at accepting negative feedback so that's a positive. :)

Here's the schedule for the blog tour: 

November 19                       Review
November 20                 Review
November 21                Interview/Free Giveaway
November 22                                                 Guest Post
November 24                     Review
November 26                                               Interview
November 27        Review/Interview
November 28                                      Guest Post
November 29                   BF Sale/Giveaway
November 30                       Review
December 1                 Top 10
December 2                   Spotlight
December 3                       Review

So put it on your calendars and come along with me on my first cyber tour of the world!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Second to No One Giveaway Results!!

First of all, thank you so much to everyone for your kind comments and support in my new book.  It took a lot of work and I am excited (and a bit nervous) to share it with the world. 
I just conducted my drawing for the free giveaway on and the winner is.....
Congratulations Katie and thanks to everyone for participating and sharing the news about my new book.  Please keep spreading the word... the world needs good, clean fiction for those budding teens out there. :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Free Giveaway --- Secod to No One!!!

Guess what showed up on our doorstep yesterday??
You got it!  My sequel to Second Kiss.... Second to No One is here!   It won't be officially released to the public until November 19th but you can order signed copies from me now straight from this blog!
And because I'm in such a good mood about them being all done and looking so fantastic I'm going to do a free giveaway of one of my new books.   All you have to do is:
1. Like my Facebook page (for 1 entry)
2. Share my blog link on FB (for 1 entry)
3. Buy a copy of Second Kiss or Second to No One (for 2 entries)

Or do all three for multiple entries! 
Leave me a comment here or on Facebook and let me know your name, what you've done for entries (and just for fun) tell me about someone in your life who is second to no one.  I'll announce the name of the lucky winner here in one week from today (Wednesday, September 18, 2013).

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's Done!

And I mean ALL DONE!  After months of sweat, toil and tears I have signed my final approval form and my book has been sent to the printing press!  I ordered my first lot of books that (barring any freak storms that strike lightening to the FedEx truck) should arrive to my doorstep in 3 (torturously long) weeks.  What does this mean?  That even though the book won't be officially released to the public for another month or so, you can purchase the book from me for a discounted price (and a signature to boot!)  In the next few days I'll update my PayPal pin so you can preorder your books.  Yea! I can't wait for you all to read the continuing story of Gemma and Jess!  Thanks for all your support!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Second to No One... one step closer!

Wow! Time really does fly when you're having fun.  I've been working my fingers to the bone for the past few weeks editing and re-editing my final manuscript for my sequel to Second Kiss.  It is now on its way to layout and design and the next time I see it will be in book format!  I can't wait to see it and I can't wait for you guys to see it.  I'm excited about the cover - which is pictured below (you guys are the first to see this by the way) and I hope my readers find this second book as satisfying as I do.  I just love my characters and I can't wait for you all to see their story unfold.  As far as I know, Second to No One is set to be released this fall.  I'll let you know when I have more updates!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Excuses, excuses...

As to why its been nearly a year since my last post... there are a boat load of excuses.  here we go!
my last post (dated february 22, 2012) was approximately three weeks before my Thirtieth birthday  which was also the day i had set goals to 1) submit my latest novel to at least five literary agencies and 2) run in a 5k race. 

I'm proud to say i accomplished both goals though sadly they took up a lot of spare time i use for blogging.  shortly after my birthday (and i mean shortly) i found out i was pregnant with our third child (huge surprise) and that my husband was accepted to a psychiatry residency in Phoenix, Arizona and we would be moving accross the country in two short months. 

Life since then has been a never ending whirl wind of doctor appointments, packing boxes, visiting family, buying a mini van, buying our very first home, realizing that buying our very first home was a much bigger task than we ever could have imagined, carting kids to preschool and play dates, feeling like my body was going to break from the human that was growing therein and most recently having the baby, celebrating christmas and recovering from the past year.

Gratefully, I have recovered quickly and am up and rearing to go in 2013.  I recently signed a contract to start work on the sequel to Second Kiss and am extremely anxious to get going on the editing process. 

Yesterday as I was enjoying a beautiful Arizona January afternoon with my kids at a local outdoor mall I came across a woman holding a book signing at a table outside a yogurt shop.  As I have been the host of many said book signing myself I decided to stop and talk to her (while attempting to simultaneously keep my three kids under control).  Turns out she had her book published through my publisher and we had a wonderful talk.  I purchased her book and scored a few free bookmarks and went on my way.  But the encounter made me realize how much I've missed being part of "that" world. 

True, life is busy.  Even more true, I may have to write, edit and blog while my toilets go unscrubbed.  But here's to getting up, dusting off and picking up where you left off!  Join me  (if you dare) ....