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Getting to know Huldfreyja–My writing process for the sequel to Hapeny Magick

My writing process for Tangled Magick, the second book in the Hapenny Magick series, was much different than writing the first. For one thing, I already knew my characters through and through, so there would be no surprises, right? Wrong! My characters threw me curveballs while I was writing—especially Leif. I do plan for surprises … Continue reading »

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Happy Book birthday to Tangled Magick and Any Way You Slice It–Plus a giveaway!

Not only is it Tangled Magick’s book birthday today, but I happen to share this special book birthday with my friend and fellow critique partner, Kristine Carlson Asselin! Her book, Any Way You Slice It is also available today!! I met Kris over 6 years ago at an SCBWI conference. She has come so far, … Continue reading »

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Any Way You Slice It, Cover reveal and giveaway!

My good friend, Kris Asselin’s new book is coming this April!! You can win a free copy by entering here. Here’s what the book is about: Penelope Spaulding just can’t catch a break. Between long hours at the family restaurant, homework, and her parents’ plans for her future, it’s hard to find a spare moment … Continue reading »

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The Tangled Magick book trailer is here!

Tangled Magick is coming in April 2015! It’s the sequel to my award winning children’s book Hapenny Magick! Here’s what the book is about: A hapenny should live a simple life, but two years ago Maewyn Bridgepost discovered her magick and saved her village from a troll invasion. Now as an official Protector of the … Continue reading »

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Call Sign Karma, Character Blitz!

Today we are having a character blitz post for CALL SIGN KARMA by debut author Jamie Rae. This book will be released January 5th, 2015. Be sure to check out the teasers and rafflecopter below.   Click here to ADD THE BOOK TO GOODREADS   Learn more about Locke Sinclair   Learn more about Tinklee … Continue reading »

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5 questions for Laura Diamond, author of The Zodiac Collector

As many of you know, half of my life is spent writing and editing books for Spencer Hill Press. A while back I signed this awesome author, Laura Diamond, and I want to introduce you to her and her wonderful book, The Zodiac Collector, which just came out on September 23rd! Book Blurb: “For almost-16 … Continue reading »

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Work in Progress, more sketches for Bedtime for Little Owl

I’ve been recovering in bed for the past few days after having a stomach bug and then getting a kidney stone on top of that. (Yes, Mom, I’m drinking lots of water!) If you know me, you know that I don’t like sitting still— so if I wasn’t napping I was keeping my hands busy. … Continue reading »

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Bedtime for Little Owl

I am working on a new project, because I wasn’t busy enough (joking!) This book is a new challenge I’ve set for myself though. The story is about a little owl who wants to stay awake during the day and explore because the world looks so beautiful in the sunshine, but he discovers that there … Continue reading »

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Fabulous author blog hop!

I was invited to participate in the blog hop by Fabulous Author Roxanne Werner. I had the privilege of working with Roxanne as an author when I edited Real Girls Don’t Rust for Spencer Hill Press. It’s a fabulous collection of steampunk short stories. check it out, here!  Roxanne is an imaginative author with an … Continue reading »

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To Find A Wonder, sad news

I recently learned that the publisher (LLDreamspell) for To Find A Wonder is closing down due to the untimely death of one of it’s owners. She had battled cancer for a long time and apparently had a second cancer that snuck in under the radar. The two women that ran this publishing company were great … Continue reading »

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