I want to apologize for Tuesday’s post falling off the map – I had a tidbit from TRAVELER posted that WordPress decided to eat for some reason, leaving me only a title and a blank page. It took me four tries to restore it, as it kept eating parts of the post every time I updated. I’m hoping they fix the glitch soon because that was seriously annoying.
Anyway, here’s a few more shoutouts on TRAVELER from last week’s blog tour:
TRAVELER book review at The Avid Reader
TRAVELER book review at BibliobibuliYA
TRAVELER book review at The Page Unbound
Here’s a TRAVELER excerpt courtesy of Captivated Reading
And here’s my interview with Hopeful Reads
I want to say thank you to all of you who read – and review! So far my reviews have been predominately good and for a debut author (in this genre), that’s just gold. It really is.
In TRAVELER, we meet many versions of Jessa and Finn as we slide in and out of alternate realities. In this scene, Finn is newly arrived at Jessa’s school, and her Creative Writing teacher has set an assignment – make up a story about the new guy.
She puts the marker to the whiteboard and writes Finn’s Story.
“So,” she says. “Finn’s story. Begin!”
I look over at him conspiratorially, wondering just which Finn he’s going to pick to be. He gives me a sly look, and then so I can’t see what he’s doing. I shoot him a mean look in return, and I write. Continue reading
Today is Mr. Rogers’ birthday, and I do my best every year to make it a day of kindness. I write a check or go online to make a donation to a charity. I let people cut in front of me in traffic. I pick at least ten random people I interact with in a day and tell them how good they look or how good they are at their job or just how much I admire them.
And you know the funny thing? I feel so good after doing all this, I find myself doing a lot more of it the rest of the year, too. Continue reading
That’s right! In addition to my signing at Barnes & Noble in Plymouth Meeting, PA (suburban Philadelphia) on April 1st, I’ll also be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Wyomissing, PA on April 8th at 1pm!
Stop by and see me and drop your name in my drop box for a chance to win a goody pack that includes a $25 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of TRAVELER, and some other fun stuffage!
Now that TRAVELER is out and hopefully being read at a steady rate, I thought it might be fun to share some behind-the-scenes trivia. Some of this stuff will be familiar if you were among the early beta readers at SwoonReads.com, but at least one of these tidbits will surprise you: Continue reading
I got a whole slew of recent reviews, so rather than shout them out daily and look like I’m totally full of myself, I’ll link them all here.
Thanks so all these great bloggers for reading! And reviewing!
Adventures in Writing’s Review of TRAVELER
Betwixt These Pages’ Review of TRAVELER
The Lit Buzz’s Review of TRAVELER
And an excerpt featuring the real star of the book: Glitter Mousse!!
Loves Great Reads Features An Excerpt From TRAVELER
He reaches for my hand, bringing it to his lips. I stare at him a moment, trying hard not to like him so much. He’s entirely too charming, this Finn. And he knows it, too.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed over at Adventures in YA Publishing! Tune in to hear me talk about book inspiration, the publishing process, my ‘other’ self, and what’s coming next!
Catch the whole interview here.
I had fully intended to post a cool deleted scene from Traveler yesterday, but the day got away from me. Look for that next week on “Tidbit Tuesday.”
Today, I’ll give you the scoop on what’s ahead.
First, I’ve got two new book signings to add to the list:
Barnes & Noble in Plymouth Meeting, PA 1-4pm
Barnes & Noble in Wyomissing, PA 1-4 pm
“I’ll do my best,” I promise.
But I wonder how long that’ll last.
Whoever is after me is getting braver—and closer.