Friday, September 23, 2016

Goal #32--Cruise and Snorkel

This one was a fun goal to check off. In fact, it goes down as one of the best vacations ever.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dawn of The Mages Goal #5


Is now available in print. Kindle will be available in September. Go check it out. 

You can also enter a giveaways to win free copies of this book on Goodreads and on my Blog




Blurb:

The Dragumon have been defeated, but the planet Sendek will never be the same.

In order to save their world, Talia and Landry Sutton had to wake the forgotten magic on Sendek. But instead of restoring peace, it creates chaos on the city streets, with those unable to work magic turning against those who can.

When Talia and Landry travel to the planet Orek to discover how it combines magic and science, they find a new, anti-magical government. The Controllers have all the tech, weapons, and natural resources. On Orek, the magical outcasts beg Talia and Landry to help them rise up against their oppressors.

The two must decide whether to help save Orek or return home and save their own planet. Talia and Landry are torn apart by the conflicting missions. Talia knows what Landry wants, but if she gives in, she could lose what she loves the most.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Goal #5 Progress--DAWN OF THE MAGES

Goal #5 is to finish and publish all of Talia's story. Well, here is book 2, all ready for it's September release date.

DAWN OF THE MAGES

...is now on Goodreads! Go add it to your TBR pile! I'll be giving away free copies of book 1 and 2 on Goodreads starting on July 4th.

Blurb:

The Dragumon have been defeated, but the planet Sendek will never be the same.

In order to save their world, Talia and Landry Sutton had to wake the forgotten magic on Sendek. But instead of restoring peace, it creates chaos on the city streets, with those unable to work magic turning against those who can.

When Talia and Landry travel to the planet Orek to discover how it combines magic and science, they find a new, anti-magical government. The Controllers have all the tech, weapons, and natural resources. On Orek, the magical outcasts beg Talia and Landry to help them rise up against their oppressors.

The two must decide whether to help save Orek or return home and save their own planet. Talia and Landry are torn apart by the conflicting missions. Talia knows what Landry wants, but if she gives in, she could lose what she loves the most.



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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It's Official! Talia's Sequel is with WiDo Publishing

It's official (actually it was official last Friday), WiDo Publishing has picked up Talia's sequel. All the paperwork is signed and they've announced it on their website. You can read the interview HERE.

Thankfully, we'll finish stage one of renovations on our house by the time I need to start working with an editor. I'm excited for that. It's possibly one of my favorite parts of being an author. That's when you get to take something good and make it shine. It will also put me firmly in Talia's world so I can get back to drafting book three in the series. I REALLY want to get the first crummy version on "paper" by the end of the year. With hard work, and some luck, I can get that one out in a year instead of two. That's my goal anyway.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Progress on Goal #5 Talia's Story

I've finished a couple of revisions of Book 2 in the Sendek Saga. It's now with my publisher. That's progress! I'm waiting to hear if they need more revisions or if it's close enough to work with their editor.

I'll keep you posted, but until there's news, here is the blurb for it.

The Dragumon have been defeated, but Sendek will never be the same. Lines are being drawn between those who can work magic and those who can’t. Talia and Landry Sutton have a plan to create a Mage Council to govern the use of magic. They hope it will keep the peace long enough for them to travel to Orek and learn how Jaron’s world successfully combined magic and science.  
Talia hasn’t dreamed for months, but on the eve of leaving for Orek her nightmares return. She knows they must make the journey to discover the truth about the dragons, how to use magic and how to bring peace back to their world. However, if they do, she could lose what matters most—Landry.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Goal #41 Compile a yearly anthology from the SF/F contest

Done!

The first anthology, highlighting 12 of the great entries from the high school contest is now available in print and for kindle on Amazon. I'll be posting it on other online stores like Smashwords soon.

This book was a lot of fun to compile. Many of the students exchanged emails with me as we worked on some edits. In the end I had to do a few on my own, but I only edited "lightly". The goal was to retain the author's voice and style. This means there are some verb tense issues, but it is what it is--a highlight of raw talent.

A glimpse into the future of speculative fiction.

Get your copy today and help spread the word. All royalties earned from the sale of this book will be saved for the 2015 contest prizes. Last year we gave away $200 of cash prizes to the students. Remember it was free for them to enter. I'd love to keep it this way and selling the anthology is a great way to raise the prize money.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Goal #25 Purchase bedroom furniture--Started

Hubby and I went looking for bedroom furniture last week. We found some stuff we LOVED. However the bed alone cost $1700. We could have done it, but we've worked really hard to move toward debt free and that felt like a lot of cash for a bed. I mean, we've been married 18 years and never spent more than $50 on a bed frame.

We came home and were both proud of ourselves for being smart and bummed out because we didn't buy anything. Then my hubby came up with a new plan. For a fraction of the cost, he could make a headboard similar to what we wanted to buy, plus we could buy the fireplace, paint and accessories.

Here's where we are after the weekend.
New in this picture:
The homemade headboard--from 2 doors
Hubby got the side tables for $5 each off Craig's List and refinished them
White comforter
Decorative Pillows
1 of the Lamps and both shades
Not pictured but purchased--the fireplace heater (our room is the coldest in the house)

Still to get:
new paint color on walls
new couch for sitting area or something to cover the hideous one currently there
a few finishing touches