And the #Giveaway winner is . . .

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@LifeWthnThePgs, courtesy of Twitter! You, my darling get the whole package!

  • Signed copy of TRAVELER
  • Personal Journal
  • Glitter Mousse scented candle from the Nox To Lumos Candle Co.
  • Set of Antiqued Pirate ship and TRAVELER-themed mirror bookmarks
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

As for the rest of you – don’t despair! All is not yet lost!!

Since the grand prize winner ended up being from Twitter, I’m giving a consolation prize to Instagram user @megabunnyreads,  Tumblr user @xcyansparksx and blog commenter, Meigan ! You all get signed books!

Thank you to all who participated! I’ll have one more giveaway of goodies over the summer, and then in the fall – look for the ARC giveaway of DREAMER!!

And With One Line, It’s Decided

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As I’ve mentioned, I’ve had the battle of the books running through my brain lately. It started out as three different stories picking at my grey matter, then I dropped one and it became two that were consuming me, pulling me in two different directions in a creative tug-of-war.

Then a sneaky little tendril of a story started weaving its way in, seducing me with it’s subtle background music, and somehow it took root and started to grow. Continue reading

Another Great Review of TRAVELER by With Love For Books

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Many thanks to Suze at WithLoveForBooks.com for her great and thorough review of TRAVELER! Here’s a bit of what Suze had to say:

“The possibilities are endless, but she keeps it easy to follow, which is something I loved. Traveler uses a well known concept of parallel universes, which I always find fascinating as the success of the stories usually depends on the fantasy and creativity of the author. It was fun to take a look into L.E. DeLano’s imaginary world. Traveler has an unexpected and open ending, which instantly made me want to read more. I really liked this compelling story.”

You can read the full review on their website, and be sure to check out all the other reviews while you’re there! Suze, Anniek and Tanya do a fabulous job and really, really love what they do.

Thanks again to With Love For Books!

Q&A – What’s Up With The Sequel To TRAVELER?

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Reader Oshani asks:

Can you give me a clue about when we can expect DREAMER [the sequel to TRAVELER]?

And Reader Kaylee asks:

What’s going to happen in DREAMER?? I have to know!!!

Here’s the scoop

As far as I know, DREAMER is breaking in Feb of 2018. That is subject to change, depending on publishing schedules, but tentatively, that’s the date. And as for what’s going to happen – well, I can’t give everything away, but here’s a vague synopsis: Continue reading

Breaking Out The Focus Words – My Writing Strategy For Staying On Track

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I’m hammering away at my next manuscript, and I’ve started using post-it notes as a way to keep myself on track as I’m getting through a scene or a chapter.

You see, I have a bad habit of knowing where I want something to build and then meandering off a bit, which only creates stuff I have to slice later, or rearrange once I’m into my edits. I’ve found that if I pick a word – just one word – it helps me focus.

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