Friday, December 27, 2013

4 Days and counting

As I type this, I'm in the midst of packing for a road trip up to NJ to spend time with family for the holidays.   Then it hits me...The Promise of Amazing will be out in four days.  I panic and squee momentarily...then I realize I still need to pack socks.

Yep, that's about how it feels.   I know it will hit me all at once, but if I had to choose one word to describe my journey this past year it would definitely be:  Surreal.

So while I'm angsting it out over here, I thought I'd share some of the fabulous blogs I've visited in the past week or so.   Several have giveaways for a signed hardcover of The Promise of Amazing!! (and one blog will be giving away an annotated copy!)  I hope you check it out, there are some really fun interviews ranging from what food I love to the inspiration behind TPofA.

Dear Teen Me - In which I talk about the trials and tribulations of being a cheerleader (complete with embarrassing photo of really bad hair)

Reading is My Treasure - I'm part of the What's In The Snow Scavenger Hunt!

Feature Friday with A.L. Davroe - Find out what Southern food I like!!

Adventures of a Book Junkie - Win an annotated copy of The Promise of Amazing!  I chat a bit with Stacee about the inspiration behind TPofA!   I know I talk a lot about what inspired Wren's portion of the story, but here I give a little insight into Grayson's part!

And I have some really exciting, fun tour news I've been wanting to share but can't yet...soon!!!

Happy Friday!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013


I swear it feels like yesterday we were handing out Halloween candy and now BAM - Christmas is only a few short weeks away.  For me this year, it also means I get to say MY BOOK COMES OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH!  (sorry for shouting!)

It's been a wild, wild year both professionally and personally for me - highs, lows and everything in between.  I'm so excited that The Promise of Amazing will actually be OUT THERE.  Where you can get it!!   In the meantime, if you'd like to find out even more about it, I've been out and about online doing a couple of interviews with some really awesome book bloggers.  Here are just a few of the places you will find me:


Pandora's Book Blog - An interview where I share my biggest writing quirk and some of the books I'm looking forward to in 2014!

The Bookshelf Sophisticate - Guest post about the siren song of bad boys!  I dish a little about my male MC Grayson Barrett, and why I think he's really not so bad after all.  (November 20th Post)


The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club is hosting a really fun blog tour featuring The Promise of Amazing!!  I am so thrilled that TUABFC and A Reading Nurse put this together.  The interviews have been so much fun - I got to cast Wren and Grayson, make an 80s playlist and talk a little bit about real life inspiration for the book!!  There are different stops along the way, so make sure to check out the links on the main TUABFC page...and you can also enter to win a signed copy of The Promise of Amazing, along with some swag!

I'm also over on The YA Book Butterfly.  Em runs YA author interviews every Monday in a feature called "Get to Know the Brain Behind the Book"!  Want to know which fictional character I'd like to be?  You can find out here!!

I'll be around more in December too, including Dear Teen Me and Adventures of a Book Junkie!!  Links to follow!!

And I LOVE these social media tags B+B came up with, with quotes from the book.  THANK YOU!!!