BookCon. If you haven’t heard of it, take a moment to try and fathom 10,000 people converging on one convention center for two days with the sole purpose of meeting authors, listening to authors speak, and taking in panels on all things related to books.
It’s book mania!
If anyone told me a year ago that I would be signing books at an event this big, I would have laughed uncontrollably. Especially since this time last year I was still querying Fire in the Woods.
Omigosh, I really was still querying! I’m shaking my head. What an insane year this has been!
So, yes, believe it or not, little old me will be there with some of the biggest authors in the world, signing books and meeting fans. (And maybe fangirling a little myself)
Part of me still can’t believe it. It will probably sink in when I get there, complete with a panic attack. Don’t worry, Hubbs is coming with me to give me oxygen.
Soooo, if any of you are coming to New York this weekend, I’d love it if you could stop and say hi! I will be signing FIRE IN THE WOODS at 1:00-1:45 at booth 2579 (The Month9Books booth)
Omigosh! I have so much going on I totally forgot to post today!
I’m finishing up second round edits on ASHES IN THE SKY, and writing up a formal outline for book four of FIRE IN THE WOODS to submit to Month9Books.
I should know by June 30th whether or not my publisher wants to pick up a fourth book in the series (She chews her nails)
Some big things are coming up.
Saturday, May 23 at 2:00 at Doylestown Books in Doylestown, PA I am going to be part of a huge YA Fantasy book signing event!
This is going to be the first big event I have had the opportunity to be a part of as a Month9Books author. Doylestown Books is quite a hot spot for authors. They’ve hosted some pretty big names so I’m thrilled to be a part of this event.
And next weekend is something so huge I still can’t quite get my mind around it. I’ll fill you in on that one in a few days.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful and productive writing week!
Wahoo! It’s time to celebrate! Book two of FIRE IN THE WOODS is charging towards the finish line. It’s so exciting when your baby starts taking form and coming to life.
And the first thing that makes it start feeling “real” is when the cover pops up in your email.
Oh! The tingly feels!
Without further ado, please welcome the second gorgeous FIRE IN THE WOODS cover.
Isn’t it stupendous!
From the beginning I asked for a cover that could be “branded” and here we are! There is no denying this is a FIRE IN THE WOODS cover, and I couldn’t be happier.
And (shhhh… don’t tell anyone) but I even wrote a scene to bring the cover to life. It was perfect!
I have to be honest in saying I NEVER expected there to be a second book in the series, but I am so excited there is because I realized that if I really push myself, I can come up with an exciting plotline even when I thought the original story was over. (If that makes any sense)
ASHES IN THE SKY releases wherever books are sold September 1, 2015.
Can I hear an “Oh Yeah!” ?????
Gah! Today was supposed to be the cover reveal for ASHES IN THE SKY. But my publisher called me to say it would be postponed. I don’t have a date yet.
I guess lesson learned that no matter how well you plan and publicize, something can always happen at the last minute to pull the plug on your drain.
I understand why they pulled it, and it’s a good reason that I think will make FIRE IN THE WOODS fans happy in the long run.
From what I hear, little hiccups like this are not uncommon in the industry.
Sooo… Onward and upward.
I still have plenty to do finishing up book three.
Have you ever had something flip-flop on you at the last minute?
One of the things I do on Instagram is pop out a message of good will from time to time.
In this particular one, I picked out one of the themes for Fire in the Woods and combined it into a promo video. This is ten seconds long.
What do you think?
For this mini-trailer, I went back to the closing statements of the original full-length book trailer. My hope was that this solidifies the story in the minds of people who heard of the book, but also peaks the interest of someone seeing it for the first time.
Again, I am seeing more and more feedback with each mini-video I post on Instagram. I’m not sure if that is because I am getting better at it, or if followers are just starting to get more comfortable with me.
I am having a ton of fun meeting people over there though, and I’m learning about tons of new books.
Anyway, here’s the latest.
I cut my timing even closer on this one. This was mostly a test of a new software upgrade that came through. I messed with it, and when I saw the effect I was floored. I got a very nice response from this, and it is only a whopping EIGHT SECONDS long! Super quick, but I think it gets my point across.
The more I fiddle, I think the better I get at this. Yes, I could be writing, but these little suckers are so much fun!
I’ve gotten a great reaction to this particular trailer. I shot off the idea of the full-length David-POV trailer, and cut it down to 15 seconds. Tough, but I think the impact is totally there.
Please let me know what you think!
I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram. It’s been great talking books with readers. Tons of fun.
But of course, I’m also there to mention my book once in a while. Mostly this is with pictures of my book, or with snappy memes.
But I’ve also started enjoying 15 second or less mini-trailers.
Hey, you thought querying was bad!
This has been a huge challenge, and I have to admit… a little bit of fun.
Think it over… how can you entice a reader to check out your book in 15 seconds or less. It’s flash fiction, with videos!
For the next few weeks I’ll be showing these videos here on Fridays. I hope you enjoy them!
Here’s number one. This was really an experiment to see how it was received. I took for granted most people have at least heard of my book (Because they followed me)
What do you think?