Hello Sunshine…

Last week I posted a day early, this week, I’m ย late. How’s that for balance?ย 

I’m very excited to reveal that the Being There cover was revamped! The cover has been uploaded to the kindle version, and should be available in the paperback version next week. I love this cover so much, and I hope you like it too! Cass & Drew deserved better ๐Ÿ˜‰

The NEW cover of Being There.

The NEW cover of Being There.

I had several people help me tweak the new look, and I am so appreciative…they were crazy patient with me! The ‘Best Peeps Eva,’ hubs & mom, Kim Stedronsky, R. Jean Wilson, Janis Baker, and Lisa Karafa ย gave me such great feedback – THANK YOU!!

Let’s see, what else do I have to share this week??

I have something, but I can’t share yet. But I’m really excited, so I promise I’ll share soon!! (As in THIS WEEKEND!!)

In the meantime, please go check out these LINKS!!!

  • Being There Available on Amazon for $1.99!! (also available at Kobo, B&N, Diesel & iTunes)
  • Reader’s Candy – Love Her!! Whitney is so sweet and supportive of Indie writers ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  • Reading My Way to Penned Con – Lisa is on a mission and spotlighting authors… And she’s super awesome!
  • Penned Con 2014 – Check out the list of authors attending! This is going to be a great event!
  • GIVEAWAY – You HAVE to check out this giveaway! V. Murphy celebrating 2k Likes!! (Way to go!!)

I’m still working on my current book, which is tentatively titled, but I’m not revealing it until it’s definite. (We’ll see) I had a writing breakthrough this week and got so much more done. Not to mention a power hour of writing with a buddy to motivate never hurts! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

I suppose this is it for this week. Have a wonderful LONG Labor Day weekend! And if you aren’t following me on Twitter or Facebook, click the link to the right. ๐Ÿ˜‰


๐Ÿ˜ฎ Hello Sunshine, by The Riverside is playing right now. They have amazing voices. So Happy!!!

Nothing Short of Thankful…

I hope you have been good since I last checked in. I’m patting myself on the back right now for being consistent with posting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ …No really, I am!

I try really hard to make sure there is something of interest in these posts. How am I doing with that?? ๐Ÿ˜Ž I have quite a bit to post today, so please be patient with me. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Goodreads Winners – Thank you to everyone who entered to win a signed copy of Being There. Three winners were selected and their books were mailed out today….so keep a look out ladies! ——->ย However…since so many were interested in winning a copy of Being There, it’s now ON SALE!! The price has been dropped from $1.99 to $0.99 for the eBook!! Go to Amazon now to get your copy while the sale lasts…and please don’t forget to leave a review when you have finished. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Facebook Author Giveaways – If you aren’t currently on my Facebook page, you should be! There are some awesome authors who do random giveaways, All. The. Time! Actually, several of us combine our books and do one giant rafflecopter giveaway. The most recent one just ended on yesterday, but there are always more popping up. The best place to hear about them is on my Facebook page, because as soon as it goes live, our respective pages are where we post everything. There are some great books, swag and ARCs up for grabs, so check it out!!

    Penned Con 2014 in St. Louis. See you there!!

    St. Louis, September 2014 See you there!!

  • Penned Con 2014 –ย As I have already mentioned, I will be attending the Penned Con event September 2014. They have room for 700 bloggers/fans to attend, so if you want to go, I suggest that you purchase your tickets. There are a limited number of early bird tickets to purchase, and I’m not sure there are any of those left….so go HERE to get your tickets for this AWESOME event! Action for Autism receives a portion of ticket and merchandise sales!
  • Books 2 & 3 – Okay…so I have two books that I am currently working on and I can’t wait to tell you about them. I’m falling in love with one story more than the other, so it’s getting more love and attention…hopefully the other book isn’t jealous, because I love it, too. ๐Ÿ˜€ Book 2 is a love story and I hope yall will like it as much as I do. Book 3 is completely different, and a little dark, but hey, that’s life! (These babies need names, I feel mean calling them 2 & 3) Anyway… can’t wait to share, and as soon as I have more, I will. My hope is to have Book 2 published by the end of November, so we’ll see. Keeping my fingers crossed. ๐Ÿ˜€ ALSO… I have been asked a few times about whether there will be a follow-up to Being There and here is my answer:

“I honestly think that the whole story has been told. I don’t see anything left to expand upon.”
(They say they still disagree with me, so I told them to send me questions and I’ll see if there is more to add.)

Well, I think that about covers it for this week. Thank you to each and every one of you for taking the time to read this. I love to hear from you and hope that you continue sharing Being There with family and friends. Drop me an email @ย t.k.rapp@live.com or chat with me on Facebook! Thank you again for reading…you’re awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‰


๐Ÿ˜Ž – “Nothing Short of Thankful – Because The Avett Brothers are so awesome, and they have a new album coming out October 15! (YAY!!!)

In The Meantime…

I guess I know what they hear alot.

I guess I know what they hear alot.

Hello World!

It’s my first week back from vacay…but thanks to my wonderful friend, I came home sick! She’s just lucky I still love her. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Today is pretty much the first day that I am doing anythingย besides sitting on the couch moping. It’s not a pretty sight…trust me. In fact, my kids made signs so that I wouldn’t talk, because I sound really bad. I think they would prefer I use signs all of the time instead of actually talking, but to such luck.

I feel a little behind, outta the loop or whatever, but I’m trying.

So, last week, I kept tabs on what was happening, and tried to get some writing done, but between white water rafting, bike riding and horseback riding…I didn’t get much writing done. (But I had a BLAST!!!) However, thanks to some fabulous author friends, I was alerted to an author signing that I was encouraged to attend. So, guess where I’ll be September 12 next year?!?!? If you guessed St. Louis, you would be correct! I have never been there and I’m really excited!! Check outย Penned Con 2014ย for details, including the list of authors, where to stay, what’s going on, etc.!

I have myself a little nervous because August could be a great month. Hold up, August IS a great month, and it could be better…we’ll see. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As I was saying, I’m terribly nervous because the list of bloggers who have consented to read and possibly review Being Thereย has grown.ย Initially there were two, and I was so appreciative of their time and feedback. That list has grown to include three others, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good things. It’s terrifying to put so much of yourself into something you love, and realize that not everyone is going to love, or even like it. But I suppose that’s all part of the journey. Regardless of what they have to say, good or bad, I’m sincerely grateful that they are up for reading it, and if nothing else, hopefully I can hear something to make the next books better. (BTW…if you have read Being There, please take a moment to rate/review it on Amazon and/or Goodreads….Thank you!)

There are several giveaways going on right now:

  • Goodreads – There are 3 Paperback copies of Being There up for grabs. Go to this link, HERE and enter for your chance to win. This giveaway ends on August 18.
  • Rafflecopter – ย Over 2 DOZEN authors contributed to this giveaway! Up for grabs?? 7….S.E.V.E.N $20 Amazon or B&N Giftcards. Click HERE to enter this giveaway! Ends August 24.

In case you were wondering what else I’ve been up to….I do have 2 more books that I am currently working on. I don’t have titles yet, and only a few people know what they are about. But as soon as I have more to share, I will. Promise!

Thanks for reading. Share if you like it….or if you think someone else might. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great week ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿ˜€ In The Meantime by Spacehog…My sister and I would drive up and down the seawall jamming to this song!

Same Dress New Day…

There are a million different things running in my head this week and trying to pinpoint which one to write about it driving me nuts! Since I’m on vacation, I decided to just get all my thoughts out…I apologize now for the absolute randomness.

1. Friends/Fans/Followers – Over the last week, thanks to my BFF Vicki Green, I have gained so many new people to tell about my book and everything else that I have going on. I have discovered that the Indie Author Community is an amazing bunch of people. I don’t know many places where people promote and encourage each other so much. I feel so honored to have met such great people. And…Vicki also has an awesome giveaway, featuring books, swag and other goodies from her and so many other fabulous writers! Go to her page and enter!!

2. ReviewsBeing There has 11 reviews on Amazon and 7 on Goodreads, which is awesome, and I THANK YOU so much for taking the time to review. If you liked my book, and haven’t left a review yet, I would love to hear your thoughts via a review on either of those sites. Word-of-mouth is a wonderful tool. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. iBooks – OMG!!! This should have been first, but it’s all good! Finally, FINALLY, Being There is available in the iBooks Store! It took almost 4 weeks, but better late than never, right? So this means that Being There is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks & Diesel!

4. Reading – My reading list, as of late, has consisted of some great stories!! Kim Stedronsky, who is so awesome, has The Roam Series. Book 1, Roam, is currently a new fave of mine. I plan on purchasing Book 2 soon…after I continue through the remainder of my TBR list. My next is Clementine by new author R. Jean Wilson…this chick is super sweet. If you are looking for something to read, besides my book ;), check out both of these super fab ladies Kim & R. jean!

5. Writing – Okay, so even though Being There just came out, and I’m still working my tail off trying to get it in front of people, I have started on my second book and third book. I’m not ready to talk about them yet, but as soon as I am, this blog, or my Facebook page, will be the place to hear about it. In the meantime, I am putting together a group on Facebook for people who can help me with my book through either reading and offering feedback, checking for errors and consistency and overall flow of my book. I plan on sending all, or parts, to those who I have in this group. So this means that I need some keen eyes, trustworthy and honest people with me. If you are interested, mesage me on Facebook for the details. It will be a very small group, and there are only a few openings left.

So, I suppose that’s all for now! Like I said, random things, but now I can breathe because I think I covered all my bases. Again, if you haven’t followed me on Twitter or Facebook, or haven’t read Being There yet….I’m not above begging. Lol!

Until next week….


๐Ÿ˜Ž Same Dress New Day….Love me some Tripping Daisy