And The Winner Of My #TalkLikeAPirateDay #Giveaway Is . . .

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You, my lovely get it ALL!

  • One signed copy of TRAVELER
  • One signed ARC of DREAMER (over 6 months before the rest of the world gets it!)
  • 1 pewter nautical bookmark
  • 1 holographic pirate ship bookmark
  • An amazing PU leather nautical-themed journal
  • A custom-made pirate candle “Sun on the Sails” courtesy of Nox to Lumos Candle Co.

And of course, along with that comes the teeth-gnashing jealousy of everyone else who entered the giveaway!

Thanks to all for participating (and sharing!). I’ll be having another DREAMER ARC giveaway before Christmas in conjunction with Goodreads, so watch for it! The next winner may be you!

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Happy ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’! I Love Me Some Pirate Finn!

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He was born with the sea in his veins and the smell of salt in his hair. . .

That’s a line from my YA fantasy novel, TRAVELER, and yes indeedy….it’s got a pirate! Despite their often smelly and bloodthirsty reputations, movies and books seem to be chock full of handsome pirates, quick with a witty retort or a clever bit of swordplay. And why not?

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The call of the sea, the break of the waves, the clean, fresh air and the moonlight on the water….

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There’s Still Time To Enter My #TalkLikeAPirateDay #Giveaway !

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That’s right, me hearties! This load o’ plunder can be in yer grubby little hands and all it takes is a click or two and a few moments of yer time!

Would you like a closer look at some of the goodies?

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Such a fine haul, along with signed copies of TRAVELER and the advanced copy of DREAMER — 6 months before it hits the bookstores!

All you have to do to enter is retweet, Facebook share, reblog me on Tumblr, or repost the pic on Instagram. You’ll receive one entry for each shout-out! The contest is open to everyone and one lucky winner will be chosen at noon, EDT (US) on September 19th – Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Good luck, ye scurvy dogs!

Avast, Ye Scurvy Dogs! It Be A Pirate #Giveaway

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Do you see that, me hearties? That be a treasure-trove of Pirate goodness! That’s right, you’re looking at a signed copy of TRAVELER, a signed ARC of DREAMER, a gorgeous nautical-themed journal and matching bookmark, a beautiful holographic pirate bookmark, and a custom-made pirate-themed candle, Sun on the Sails, courtesy of the Nox To Lumos Candle Co (and made in honor of our dashing pirate Finn). I know you can’t read the label on this shot so here’s the text:

Sun-soaked sails and fresh sea air with notes of rich, seasoned wood.

Turn your face to the wind and get ready for adventure

Believe me when I tell you it smells amazing! And how do get all this piratey goodness? You retweet, Facebook share, reblog me on Tumblr, or repost the pic on Instagram! The contest is open to everyone and one lucky winner will be chosen at noon, EDT (US) on September 19th – Talk Like A Pirate Day!

That gives you eight days to shout me out! I’ll count one entry on each social media site, so if you shout me out on all four, that’s four chances to win!

Yo Ho Ho, My Lovelies!

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Tidbit Tuesday: A First Glimpse Into Another World

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In TRAVELER, Jessa learns that her dreams  – the source of most of her imaginative writing – haven’t all been fantasy. In fact, they’ve been a window into all the alternate realities she is capable of traveling to. She’s still not sure at this moment if she really believes it, though, and she decides to dig a little deeper . . .


I’m hit with sudden inspiration and open up my dream journal, reading back over the entries there. It’s not surprising but definitely unsettling. I may not have known Finn’s name, but reading my notes brings the memories of the dreams back, and I connect the fragments easily into a picture of him. Or, more accurately, of us.

I’ve detailed walks in the park, trips to the beach, quiet meetings in coffee shops, and bizarre memories of swimming with dolphins, eating fruit the size of my head, even dancing someplace with palm trees in the background.

And if he’s telling the truth, I’ve lived every bit of it.

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Bibliophile Soprano Reviews TRAVELER!

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Happy Friday! And it’s a definite happy day for me thanks to this terrific review from Fay at Bibliophile Soprano!

She opened the review with this gem:

“I am in love with this book.
It’s a beautiful kind of love – the one you never saw coming.”

And of course, I am in love with Fay’s review!  Thanks so much for reading and shouting me out! And if you loved TRAVELER, oh honey, are you ever going to love DREAMER.

Read the full review here!