AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Stacey Lynn

I love Thursdays! I love them so much because, I get to interview my friends, and post their answers for all of you. Some questions are different, but there are a few that remain for all of them. The answers they offer make me smile, laugh and give me something to think about.

Today, I have the pleasure of spotlighting Stacey Lynn! I love this girl because she’s witty, talented, honest and super nice! She has written books, Just One Song, Don’t Lie to Me, Just One Week and the upcoming Remembering Us. She is one of the few people who has looked at my current WIP to help me out and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. The indie world is a great place because of people like Stacey!

Synopsis of Just One Song:

Just One Song

Just One Song

Nicole Parsons had the perfect life, made complete with the suburban home and the proverbial white picket fence. When tragedy struck and she lost the most important people in her life, she turned away from everything she loved before; shutting out every reminder of the perfect life she lost. 

It has been one year, three months, one week and six days since the accident, and Nicole is ready to stop counting the days she’s survived, and begin living again. 

On a dare from her best friend, Nicole encounters Zack Walters – the popular alternative rock star and man who signifies so much of her past – and suddenly everything in Nicole’s safe and quiet life changes. 

When she’s forced to face the pain she’s carried for so long, will she truly be able to heal from her past and begin to live again? 

Or will her new adventure ruin her completely?

Get to know…

Stacey Lynn

Stacey Lynn

  1. You published your first book, Just One Song, in April of this year. What has that experience been like for you? Have you always wanted to write a book? ~ The experience has made me want to vomit, as well as pop open a bottle of champagne and celebrate like a mad woman. I can’t describe all the emotions I’ve gone through this year. It’s just been completely surreal. I have always written. I’ve always kept a journal. I used to write poetry, and random songs and lyrics pop into my head all the time. Up until I sat down to start writing Just One Song, the most I’d written in the last decade was a grocery shopping list.
  2. Your books have received really great reviews. What are your thoughts on reviews? Do you read them? How do you handle negative ones, or do you tend to ignore those? ~ I read every single one. And every single one makes me cry – either happy tears or ugly tears. Some of the negative reviews are really helpful. I don’t think most people set out to right a negative review to hurt the author so I take it in stride and the spirit it’s intended. One of the reviews that makes me laugh the hardest is actually a 2 star review. But it was hilarious, and I can see where she’s coming from. *shrug* To each their own, really. Some people are going to love the stuff I write, some people will spend hours scouring the internet for gif’s to ensure I know how much they hated it.
  3. Are any of your characters based on people in your life? Do you find that there is one character that is based on you? ~ Nicole, in Just One Song, is most like me in her interests and looks, probably. Emma in Don’t Lie To Me is strong. I think if you could combine Emma and her friend, Macy, they’re who I would like to be. Strong, sassy, and could give a crap what anyone says.
  4. Do you have a set method for creating your story, or do you find that every story requires a different means to develop? ~ It’s totally different. On some stories, I see the people before I see their story. With Don’t Lie To Me, I saw the story and had to create the people. With Just One Week, I already knew the characters and had to wait to write it until I could see their story. Some stories are written w/ random scenes at a time, and with others, I always know what’s going to happen next.
  5. What is your favorite part of creating a story? What is the hardest? ~ My favorite part is when I’m so enraptured in the characters that I lose a little bit of grip on reality. Some days, I walk around in a haze while the characters are in my head. I love it when I sit down to write something, and I totally think I know how it’s going to end, only to find my characters totally change it on me. I love not knowing what’s going to happen. The hardest? The times when I can’t see them and they’re not talking to me. I know that sounds crazy. I’m not, I promise 🙂 But sometimes, I want to sit down and get lost in my pretend little world and all I hear is crickets. That’s the hardest.
  6. What are your thoughts on Indie v Traditional publishing? When you wrote your first book, did you query, or decide to self-publish outright? ~ I think both are valuable and both are important. I think the traditional publishing world is starting to take notice of a lot of great new indie authors and it’s amazing to see fellow indie authors have their dreams come true. I self-published Just One Song. I didn’t even consider querying an agent. Mostly, that book was a “bucket list item” and a dare to myself to see if I could write a book. I had no idea anyone would buy it, much less like it. I do currently have a foreign rights agent for a foreign deal that I’m *almost* ready to announce. Querying agents, even knowing I had an interested publisher made me want to vomit. Traditionally published authors have my highest respect for going through that process and facing all that rejection.
  7. What do you feel is the biggest misconception about the current Indie Publishing atmosphere? ~ That we’re all in it to make a buck. It’s offensive to hear people talking about rolling in the money, or what not. I pour my soul into every book I write, and I’m assuming most, if not all, authors do. I cry with my characters, I lose sleep, I freak out right along with them when something horrible happens. Authors write because we HAVE to. Because the stories are so loud inside of us, that we have to get them out.
  8. What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment professionally? Personally? ~ Professionally? Gosh. Publishing Don’t Lie To Me, probably. It was “easy” to publish the first book when I had no idea what I was doing. The second one came with expectations that I didn’t know I could live up to. When it made the Amazon Bestselling List w/in the first week, I cried. I just never imagined such an amazing response to my books. My husband and I laugh about it all the time. It’s just been …. There’s just no words for it. Mind-boggling? Amazing? Insane? Awesome? They don’t seem like enough. Personally? I have four kids. I had them all within 5 ½ year time span. The fact that we’re all still alive at the end of every day is a miracle. 🙂 Oh! And my husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary tomorrow. That’s pretty special 🙂
  9. If someone came to you and asked your advice about writing a book, what would you tell them? ~ DO IT! Write what you love. Write what you feel. Don’t let your story be stopped by people who think you can’t do it. And when it gets hard….KEEP writing. Every writer hits a wall. And it happens in every story. Just Keep Writing.
  10. Your latest novel, Remembering Us, is due to release in January. I LOVE this story so much, it’s amazing! What can you tell people about it? ~ Gah! No! I hate talking about my books before they’re published. I can never do them justice. Adam and Amy. I love them. She comes from a wealthy family with heavy expectations. He….doesn’t. But he plays soccer and he’s totally hot. And he’s awesome in so many areas. Ack! I feel like I can’t talk about it without spoiling any of it. Lol. Amy wakes up from a coma and slowly, her memories return to her as dreams. But in her dreams she sees a completely different side of Adam than she sees when she’s awake. She grows a ton. She has to figure out how she got to where she is, and if the man who claims to love her is the guy everyone seems to love, or the guy who scares her when she dreams. She has to figure out who she really is. It’s intense. I hope. I don’t know. I’m so glad you love it. I hope everyone loves Adam and Amy. It was so much fun to get into their heads. It will be out January 14th.
  11. What is the best compliment you have received from a fan? ~ Oh my gosh. I got the best compliment just today. Someone has read Don’t Lie To Me THREE times! I laughed…and then I cried. I love reading. I read a book a day almost. For me to re-read a book once, not to mention a third time? It has to be special. I was so amazed by the message. It was a total blessing to me.
  12. Have members of your family read your books? What do they say about them? ~ Yes! My grandma pimps out Just One Song to everyone she meets. She’s awesome. My dad even read them 😕 They’re all incredibly supportive and are amazed as me at the success. I’m incredibly fortunate.
  13. Thirteen is unlucky. Lol
  14. If you had to pick, who would be your three favorite authors? ~
    Ann M. Martin (Babysitters Club. I had every single one and read them w/in a day. It started my love for reading)
    John Grisham (I really have to thank my dad for leaving all of those books laying around all the time)
    Colleen Hoover (because seriously? She’s a genius)
  15. Are you reading anything right now? ~ I read two earlier today 🙂 But nothing at the moment. I might start something soon. I discovered Tiffany Snow’s Kathleen Turner Series the other day. I’ve already all five. They’re so much fun!
  16. If you could say anything to your fans, what would you say? ~
    I have fans? No shit?!
    The very idea that I have fans or readers who love my books is mind-boggling.
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    🙂 I owe them everything. 

Learn more about Stacey Lynn by clicking any of the links below:
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Tuesday Teaser – Mine to Lose #3

Mine to Lose

Mine to Lose story and teasers Copyright 2013. T.K. Rapp. All Rights Reserved.

He starts to loosen his grip on my hands, but I hold firm to his, wanting him to talk to me. “We’re friends, right, Trey?”

Shaking his head, a sardonic smile on his handsome face, he finally answers, “Yeah. We’re friends, but it’s felt like more. Shit, I wish it didn’t, because I know you don’t feel the same.” 

I free one of my hands from his grasp and reached out to his face and he eyes me skeptically, “Trey, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel something. But-”

The Park

MTL – The Park

Before I can finish my sentence, he cups my face in his hands and plants the softest, sweetest kiss to my lips. Butterflies that went away some time ago, reappear, causing my pulse to accelerate. He stops kissing me and rests his forehead to mine, and my eyes remain closed. It was a beautiful, perfect kiss, and one that I have imagined before. Hell, it was even better than the way he kissed me in my dreams all those nights.

Emogen and Ryan? Emogen and Trey? WTH?! Do you have a favorite yet? I have no idea who I’m rooting for right now, but I can tell you this, I LOVE both of these guys. Well, check back next Tuesday for another Mine to Lose teaser. 🙂
XO
~T

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – A. Meredith Walters

Boy do I have a treat for you…

The awesome and talented A. Meredith Walters agreed to be my spotlight author this week and I am beyond thrilled. Her books and novellas, Find You in the Dark,Bad Rep,Cloud Walking,Light in the Shadows,Perfect Regret andWarmth in Ice have boosted her to be a NYT & USA Today, Best Selling Author, deservedly so!

I have been a huge fan of hers, ever since I read Bad Rep and have determined I will read ANYTHING this woman writes after reading that one. Maysie, Jordan, Generation Rejects, Olivia….UGH, OLIVIA, that book had my stomach in knots and I loved it! But, no one wants to hear me gush and rave over this wonderful woman (or maybe you do, LOL), because this post is to spotlight my friend and writer, A. Meredith Walters and her latest novella.

Synopsis of Warmth in Ice:

Warmth in Ice

Warmth in Ice

The final chapter in Clay and Maggie’s epic love story that began with Find You in the Dark.

This novella takes place before the epilogue in Light in the Shadows.

It’s Clay and Maggie’s first Christmas together but will it be a season of joy or will it only bring heartache?

Clay and Maggie have gone through the dark and come out on the other side. For the first time, they are on this journey together. Fighting for something they both need and can’t live without…each other.

But a long distance relationship is hard. Particularly for two people who are still trying to build something solid on a shaky and troubled foundation. Clay is finally out of treatment and is living in an out patient halfway house. He struggles with what he wants to do and where he wants to go. Questions he worries he will never have the answers to. Maggie is trying to transition into college life and learning how to create a future with someone who is over a thousand miles away.

As the months pass and they struggle with being a part, old insecurities and fears take root and threaten a love that has come so far.

When Maggie decides to fly to Florida as a surprise for Clay on Christmas, she is unsure whether it will be the first step toward what they both desperately want or whether it could possibly be the end of it all.

But with the holidays approaching, Maggie and Clay are reminded that even when the days are coldest, you can still find the warmth and that hope and love are the greatest gifts of all.

Get to know…

A. Meredith Walters

A. Meredith Walters

  1. A little over a year ago, you published your first book. (Congratulations!) Since that time, you have written 4 novels and 2 novellas, which is amazing. Was writing something that you always wanted to do? ~ I’ve been writing since I was a kid.  I can’t remember a time I wasn’t writing.  I wrote my first “full length” novel when I was 13.  I remember I was obsessed with L.J. Smith, so it was about vampires.  Writing has always been such an escape for me.  I can’t imagine ever not writing. J
  2. Self-publishing v. Traditional publishing always seems to come up for debate as to which is better. When you finished your first book, did you self-publish? Do you feel one way is better than the other? ~ Well I am self-pubbed all the way.  My very first book was actually a paranormal romance.  I shopped around for an agent, was given a million rejections and felt extremely defeated.  But then I caught wind of the self-publishing movement and I thought “hey, I can do that.”  There is something so wonderful about having absolute, 100% control over your book.  From the cover, to the content, to the marketing.  The downside to that is that it’s A LOT for one person, so I totally understand the appeal of going the traditional publishing route.  Having the publicity machine of a publishing house behind you.  However, my heart and soul will always be with the indie community!
  3. I know that you have a background in counseling, and the problems your characters face, particularly in the Find You in the Dark Series, are very real. Why do you feel it’s important to address things like bi-polar disorder, borderline multiple personality disorder or even bullying? ~ I wrote the Find You in the Dark series because it was something that affected me both professionally and personally.  I’ve been the loved one of someone who suffered from severe mental illness.  When I started writing Find You in the Dark, it was after I moved to England and had stopped working as a counselor.  I wanted to tell the story of a couple, falling in love, but with more than your typical teenage angst.  I wanted to portray the scary and seemingly overwhelming obstacles of mental illness but it was so important to show the hope there as well.  That everyone is deserving of love.  Mental illness continues to be such a taboo subject.  Sure, we’ve come a long way, but we still have miles to go.  Clay’s journey was my attempt to shed light on a difficult topic and hopefully depict it realistically but with sensitivity.
  4. The Find You in the Dark series was amazing! The way you wrote these characters, I felt for both of them, but also struggled with the draw these two had at such a young age, although I know that happens. When I read Light in the Shadows, O.M.G. I about died! I was crying and cheering them on, hoping that things would work out. You just published the novella, Warmth in Ice, part of The 12 NA’s of Christmas. This is the final chapter for Maggie & Clay. Was it hard to say goodbye to these two amazing characters? ~ I hated saying goodbye to them!!!  I had planned for Light in the Shadows to be it.  I was done.  But then when I was approached to write a novella for The 12 NA’s of Christmas, I just knew I wanted to write a little bit more of there story.  So many readers asked about those missing years between the last chapter in LITS and the epilogue.  What happened to Clay and Maggie to get them to that point in the epilogue?  So Warmth in Ice was my gift to all my readers who championed Clay and Maggie’s unconventional love story and it was my way of giving them that perfect ending.  The one I needed them to have.
  5. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a huge fan of all of your books. Your characters are real and flawed and I love that. Bap Rep was so damn awesome! Was it always your intention to make this a series? Perfect Regret features bits of Jordan and Maysie, but this is Riley’s story, which was awesome. Will there be more coming from any characters in these books? ~ Honestly, Bad Rep was meant to be a stand alone when I wrote it.  It’s based on so many of my own life experiences.  But the character Riley was so strong and loud in my head that I needed to write her story.  And then the idea for a series came to me.  There will be two more books in the Bad Rep series.  The next will focus on Vivian and Cole and the last will be about Mitch and Gracie.  My idea was to show each couple at varying points in the life of their band, Generation Rejects, as they grow more and more popular.  This series was about depicting people with real life issues, experiencing real life stuff.  You may not always like them.  You may not always agree with their choices.  But that’s life.  Not everything is perfect and laid out how you want it to.
  6. Are there any characters, from your books, that you can relate to? If so, who? ~ It’s so funny, because out of all of my characters, Riley from Perfect Regret, has gotten the worst response.  People think she’s a bitch.  But Riley is me!  Some of the stuff I wrote in her dialogue would come out of my mouth.  I’m snarky and seriously sarcastic!  Though I hope people don’t think I’m that much of a bitch, LOL!
  7. What is the hardest part of writing for you? What is the best part? ~ The hardest part is when I hit publish.  It’s easy to write the story.  But it’s when you put it out there for everyone to read that the hard part begins.  When the reviews come in and some tear down what you spent so much time building can be extremely difficult.
  8. What do you feel is the biggest misconception about being an author? ~ That we’re made of money, LOL!  Or that you just sit around all day doing nothing.  Or that it’s not a real job and is just a hobby.  Should I go on? 😉
  9. If someone came to you and asked your advice about writing a book, what would you tell them? ~ Just write it.  Don’t stop.
  10. What is the best compliment you have received from a fan? ~ I’ve received so many amazing messages from readers, but I think the one that sticks with me the most is from a man who works in the mental health field but also suffers from bi-polar disorder.  He wrote to me after reading my Find You in the Dark series because he felt like it could have been his story.  He was Clay.  He told me he felt my books would help someone in a similar situation and that my books were realistic but full of hope and that the message was wonderful.  I’ve kept those emails and read them occasionally when I feel despondent about writing.  Knowing I touched someone like that is such an amazing feeling.
  11. I know you have some very loyal fans that would love to see you in the states. I’m sure it isn’t easy to leave London and your family behind, but do you have any plans for signings in the US? ~ I’d love to get to the US for signings…but yes it’s hard leaving my 7 year old daughter.  But I hope to get over for some signings soon.  I really miss the states!
  12. Has your husband read your books? Does your daughter ever ask to read your books? If so, what do you tell her? ~ I won’t let my husband read them!  I hate it when my family reads my stuff.  It’s horrible knowing my grandmother has read Bad Rep (particularly when she asks me about the sex scenes!)  My daughter just likes to see where I’ve thanked her in the acknowledgments, LOL!
  13. Who do you consider an inspiration personally? Professionally? ~ My mother was my inspiration in every sense of the word.  She always encouraged me to reach for the moon.  Losing her eight years ago was the hardest time of my life but the lessons she taught me get me through every single day.
  14. What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment both personally and professionally? ~ My biggest accomplishment was being a mother.  Having my daughter has fulfilled me in ways I never thought possible.  Professionally, being able to write for a living has ticked every single one of those boxes I had for myself.  Living my dream and trying to be successful at it is beyond awesome!
  15. Are you working on something right now? What, if anything, can you tell us about it? ~ I’m working on two projects simultaneously.  One I can’t really discuss right now 😉 …but the other is Reclaiming the Sand…a New Adult story about a bully and her victim with Asperger’s and how they learn to heal each other.
  16. If you had to pick, who would be your three favorite authors? ~ Phillipa Gregory, Anne Rice and Kelley Armstrong
  17. Are you reading anything right now? ~ I’m reading the Devil’s Metal books by Karina Halle…LOVE THEM!
  18. If you could say anything to your fans, what would you say? ~ Just thank you so much for all your love and support.  At the end of the day I would be NOTHING without you!  You rock!!!

Learn more about A. Meredith Walters by clicking the links below:
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With A Little Help From My Friends…

Writing has been a terrifying and exciting experience. Fulfilling a lifelong dream is amazing, and scratching a line through that bucket list item is pretty damn cool.

But, as the title of this post suggests, I couldn’t do it without my friends. Hell, I couldn’t do the day-to-day without my friends or family. I think we all have at least one person we can lean on, who will be there for us and kick our butts in gear when we need it. There are people I know well, who do that for me, and there are those I’ve met since publishing who have become fast confidantes for me.

Here is what I know about the writing community:

  • Authors – These are some of the most amazing and supportive people you can meet. Yes, like any place, there might be a bad seed here and there, but for the most part, these people are encouraging and share your highs and lows. They make me feel normal, or as normal as I care to feel 😉 There are so many amazing books that come out daily. I can’t keep up, and my TBR list continues to grow. I can only speak for myself, but sometimes I feel out of my league, and am in constant awe of the people I’m “friends” with, because I’m a huge fan! Some of the most well-known authors are the most down-to-earth people out there. 
  • Bloggers – OH MY DAMN! What can I say about the bloggers I have become friends with? I’ll throw some adjectives out there: CRAZY, FUNNY, AMAZING, EXCITING, GIVING, KIND, SELFLESS, FRIEND. And those are what come to mind off the top of my head. They pimp, promote and do anything and everything for the writers they love. I have so much love for these ladies, because they are simple: AWESOME.
  • Fans – That word makes me feel weird. I don’t have “fans” I have friends. I’m still a relative unknown, and I’m totally cool with that. When someone messages, reviews or emails me to tell me that they enjoyed my book, I can’t help but feel two things: Blessed and Embarrassed. Blessed, because I know they didn’t have to take the time to contact me, and I appreciate the encouragement so much. Embarrassed, because I’m me, and compliments catch me off guard. I love the readers that have reached out to me, because they are passionate about the things that they love.

It should go without saying, but I’m saying it anyway: Be Kind. Be thankful for what you have, and for those in your life who are there for you. You never know when things may change, and you don’t want to take that for granted. We all know there are two types of family, the one your born into, and the one you make. I have to admit, I’m grateful for them in all forms. 

So here is a thank you:
-Thank you to the authors who have become my friends and share the same fears and joys I do. I’m thankful for the BadAsses in my life!
-Thank you to the bloggers who do so much, and ask for so little in return. Yes, you. I’m looking right at you, because you are amazing!
-Thank you to the fan/friends who make me smile and laugh, daily. (And blush a little, too)
-Thank you to my “IRL” friends who know me, in and out, and still love me. Thank you for accepting me as I am. I love you, too! (You know who you are.) I hope I’m as good to you as you are to me. 😉
-Thank you to my family, the Tenacious 10, who are my safe place; my normal. We have each other’s back and provide the best shoulders. I would be lost without you because it’s what we do, take care of each other. I love you with all my heart! 🙂

XO,
~T.K.

😎 With A Little Help From My Friends.The Beatles, of course! This is actually a ringtone on my phone for my friends. LoL!

Tuesday Teaser – Mine to Lose #2

Today’s Tuesday Teaser is a little late, but it’s all good. Right?

Mine to Lose

Mine to Lose story and teasers Copyright 2013. T.K. Rapp. All Rights Reserved.
Mine to Lose - GNO

Mine to Lose – GNO

I’m normally very good at giving the cold shoulder, but the cocktails that I’ve had have me loose lipped. “Ryan, you left.”

“You told me to leave! Hell, you said if I didn’t go, you would. All we’ve done this week is fight.”

“So you run away?” I yell, but only so he can hear me over the music.

Ryan’s eyes shift over my shoulder and his look is murderous. When I turn to see why, there is a man standing behind me.

Walk away, I think to myself. 

The guy looks down at me, never making eye contact with Ryan, “You okay?” 

“She’s fine,” I turn to face Ryan as he responds for me. “My wife and I were just leaving.” 

I smirk at Ryan and his use of the term “wife,” before turning to see my would-be hero. He’s attractive, in fact, he looks like Joss’ type. The guy narrows his eyes assessing me and I give him a tight smile and nod, that I am okay. He doesn’t look completely convinced, but I’m glad when he walks away. Part of me is grateful to see Ryan act out of sorts. But the other part of me is annoyed, because being the jealous guy isn’t his thing and now is the wrong time to start showing off his tough-guy act.

And there you have it, today’s teaser. Ryan and Emogen are driving me crazy, but I love them both so much. I wish I could tell you what happens next, but we know I won’t. 🙂 More to come next week…..
XO,

~T

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – D. Youngblood

This week’s Author Spotlight comes a day late, but good things, people! 😉 Youngblood published her debut novel, Coming Back to You, this summer, and hasn’t stopped. Her next novel, Bare Hearts, is due out in December. You can find out more about this and her other books by clicking any of the links at the bottom of this post. Here we go…

Synopsis of Coming Back to You:

Coming Back to You

Coming Back to You

Twenty-three year old Maura is still coping with her parents’ sudden death two years ago. She recently graduated from college and now has her own catering business. A best friend-roommate who has been there through it all and helps make life manageable.

Until her first love Pierson Hammer comes walking back into her life.

Pierson has demons of his own, after serving in the military for five years. Tormented from his past and present. he comes home hoping to make amends with Maura.

Can Maura forgive Pierson for leaving her all those years ago? Can she trust him with her future? Will she open herself up completely.

**Warning: Contains strong language, and sexual situations. Not recommended to those under 18**

Get to Know..

Devon Youngblood

Devon Youngblood

  1. You published your first book “Coming Back to You,” this summer. What has that experience been like for you? ~ Crazy! I never thought I would have a book published. I just figured those thoughts would stay in my head forever. But they had a story that needed told and I wrote it. It’s been one hell of a ride.
  2. Is there any part of your books that you can personally relate to? Do any of the characters have traits that are “you”? ~ I throw a little of myself in each of my characters.  Maura was strong willed and stood her ground, Ruby was the best friend I never had! And Pierson, well he has a heart of gold and deep down is a good guy.
  3. Your next book, “Bare Hearts” recently had a cover reveal, which is so intriguing, and I know that ARCs will be sent out soon. What can you tell us about this book, that we can’t find somewhere else? ~ Well it is a spin off from an “event” in Coming Back to You but can be read as a stand alone. It’s about two people finding each other/love in the mist of their own tragedies, in their darkest moments. And Lily is so scared to get hurt, she has a hard time letting Parker in completely because she’s had a rough childhood, she doesn’t trust easily. And Parker doesn’t go without a fight. He fights for them to be together. And there is a little twist in there that’s not mentioned in the blurb.
  4. Did you always want to be a writer? ~ Yes, I’ve always been a thinker and my imagination is always going somewhere, why not put it to paper.
  5. Did you try to go the traditional route, when it came to publishing, or did you already know you wanted to self-publish? Why? ~ No, I wanted control over my own writing, especially just starting out I wanted to go the INDIE route.
  6. What do you consider the hardest part of writing? What is your favorite part? ~ Hardest, and I think a lot will relate to is, editing! It’s such a tedious process. And the best part is putting it out there for others to read, and it’s even more awesome if they can relate to the characters and enjoy it.
  7. You have some great reviews for “Coming Back to You,” (congratulations!) do you read your reviews, or do they make you too nervous? ~ Thanks. Yes I do read reviews but they also make me nervous.
  8. What do you think is the biggest misconception about writing a book? ~ That some might think it’s easy, because it is by far NOT the easiest thing to do.
  9. When your readers contact you about your books, what do they say? ~I don’t get a lot of feedback from readers, they haven’t contacted me personally. But I do read their reviews and I appreciate it.
  10. Do you have other books that you are currently working on? Can you tell us anything about them? ~ Oh YES I am working on my third book that will be a NEW series of two to three books. I haven’t seen any others writing about “said” storyline either. But the first book will be a tearjerker, so be prepared to have tissues on hand when it does release. They are my favorite characters to write so far, and I’m so happy with the cover as well!
  11. Who would you consider your inspiration personally? Professionally? ~ Gosh, that is kinda hard. I have so many author friends I look up to and I love talking with them on a daily basis.
  12. Has your husband read your books? If so, what does he say about them? ~ He hasn’t, says he wants to to, but he hasn’t made the time. He is very involved in my writing though, as far as ideas he is my go to guy for certain subjects. He is my biggest supporter and always asks me about my stories.
  13. What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment? ~ Publishing my first book. I’ve learned so much along the way and I only hope that I continue to grow.
  14. If someone asked for your advice about writing a book, what would it be? ~ Take your time, do your research, and don’t be hard on yourself . Writing is a journey and a learning process.
  15. Who do you consider to be your favorite authors? ~ S. L Jennings LOVE her Dark Light series.
  16. Are you reading anything right now? ~ Right now I’m reading Saving Cassie by L.A Remenicky, it’s a very unique storyline and I’m enjoying it.
  17. If you could say anything to your readers, what would it be? ~ That I appreciate their support and I hope they continue reading my work.

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Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps…

Perhaps, my WIP for NaNoWriMo will be everything I am hoping it will be:

  • I’ve had a story playing in my head for months, but it’s been pushed to the back while I work on Mine to Lose. MTL has been my focus, and I fall more in love with this story all the time, but this other story is calling to me, and NaNoWriMo seemed like the perfect opportunity to see what I can do with it. Whether or not it’s finished by the end of the month isn’t the important part to me…nope, that would be in the telling of the story. (It’s not a love story. It’s sad and hopeful…I’ll share more when there is more to tell)

Perhaps, Mine to Lose will be finished by the end of November:

  • This book is all up in my head…non-stop, in my dream and daydreams! If only there were a way to get those thoughts out of my head while I’m driving, or cleaning. This movie plays in my head as I write, and I love it. So. Much. The funny thing, I see certain things happening, and then when I am writing the scene, it changes, and my jaw drops. Things are happening that I never intended, but I still love it. If you saw the teaser from yesterday, then you see some of it. So, I have some work to do, and I am hoping it will be ready to edits by the end of the month. (This becomes more of a reality everyday.)

Perhaps, I will get some reading done: 

  • O.M.G. – where do I start???? I have, in my possession, several WIPs/ARCs that I am DYING to read. DYING!! My list is long and beautiful, and I have been able to read some, and I can’t wait for these authors to put their work out there, because they are amazing! 

If you were one of the winners from the Blog Tour last week, keep an eye out for your goodies. I mailed them out today, so you should be getting something very soon!! I had so much fun with that tour and hope you did, too.

I can’t believe I almost forgot!!!! Yesterday, my Facebook page reached 2000 Likes! I’m shocked and thankful to everyone who sticks around!! 😉 And, if you have followed my page, then you know that when it hits 2000 Likes, I will be posting scene from Drew’s POV. Here’s your chance to select the scene! (Be sure to share and post! The winning scene will be chosen Friday!!!!!)

AND, just in case you missed my Mine to Lose dream cast yesterday…

Mine to Lose Dream Cast

Mine to Lose Dream Cast

🙂 Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps by Cake. Awesome take on a classic!!