Thursday, August 23, 2012

Look Who Featured My Book!

This morning I found out that featured my book today for the promotion! Pretty neat!

I'm a featured author at Freebooksy

Let me tell you, it's a lot of work to get a book featured on a given website, especially one that gets some traffic. I submitted mine to quite a number of sites 10 days ago, and this is the first one to actually run it!

Thank you FreeBooksy for handpicking my title!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Book Going FREE

It's that time again! I'm running my book Steering Gone Awry for FREE August 22, 2012. Don't miss it!
I can't guarantee that it will make you laugh, because that could make for a nasty lawsuit. But I think it's highly probable that you will find it quite entertaining! And we all need a good chuckle now and again and again and again. :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Special Day Remembrances

Baby Boy with Grandma

It's time for a more personal post. Today marks a very special day for my husband and me--our son's birthday! When I think back to the day he was born and all the trauma of his birth, I am so thankful! There are birth stories that are more intense, and definitely tales that would break your heart, but each entrance of a child to the world is a miracle.
My little boy took a long time to make his appearance, and to say that the natural birth was intense is quite the understatement. His little arm was wrapped back behind his head, making it very difficult for him to move down the birth canal. And I have to admit there were a few hours where I felt insane and thought I could die. But my God was gracious, and I know He never left me even when I felt so alone.
When I think of that moment when my baby was first placed in my arms and we found out that he was a boy, the overwhelming joy rushes back just like I had that day. Nothing could have been more perfect.
Today is a day that I'm so happy to have something to celebrate. I celebrate my son. I celebrate life. And I celebrate my Savior.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Featured on a Web Page!

I asked the host of a website to feature me on their "New Voices Worth Exploring" page. I just saw this evening that they put my book up! Check it out! The listing will continue through the remainder of the year.

In other news, one story done, one half-way there. My oldest brother contacted me today with some additional funny material. It's cool to hash over the old days with my siblings and parents, searching for story lines that I can build off of. We all remember different details ,and it's hilarious to piece them all together--and add some extras, of course! :D

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shout Out to the Artist!

Hello, World! I wanted to post a shout out to the artist who created the front cover image for my book. His name is Joseph Rhodes, and I must say I am super pleased with his work!

That kind of art is totally out of my league, and I am really happy that I outsourced. I'm getting ready to contact him for a bid on the cover for my second book.

If you like his style, I encourage you to contact him! This image was created partially in GIMP, but I have also seen him do some pretty stunning hand drawings, so I think he would work with whatever you are wanting.

You can find Joseph Rhodes on Facebook--just send him a personal message explaining what you are looking for. Or you can contact me for more information.

I hope to drum up some business for him, because he deserves it!

Friday, August 3, 2012

2nd Book Planning In Full Gear

It's been a crazy month for writing. I'm trying to get going on my second book, but it's been slow. Personal health issues have put a wrench in my plans. But just in the last couple of days I'm feeling the fire of inspiration returning!

One chapter is nearly done--a rough draft, that is. And I've got another in process and a few more in theory. :) I'm hoping this next week or so will be more productive!

If you have suggestions on how I can improve my writing, please leave me a comment here on my blog or over on my Facebook page! I'd love the feedback!

And if you've read my first book, please leave me a review on Amazon, and tell your friends about it! Thank you!

And just to end on a fun note, here's an excerpt from the current chapter I am working on:
"Lou was my mother's bane. Having a newborn was hardship enough without having an ADHD—Annoyingly, Depressingly Hyperactive Dog." :)

Have a good week and enjoy the Olympics!!