Monday, October 22nd, 2012
It’s Day 2 of the Crossroads Blog Tour! Today, Judith Graves and I are at Late Bloomer Online! Come read our interviews, then follow the instructions for a chance to win a Kindle pre-loaded with 13 books!
Separately, I’ve been working on two things.
First, I’ve been cleaning up alllllllllllll the spam comments trapped in my PENDING section. (41,000+ spam comments! Yow!) Akismet has also been trapping my legit comments in the spam/pending filter too. UGH. I’ve been doing this manually, and I think I approved all of the legit stuff. BUT – if you’ve commented on the Authors Against Bullying giveaway post and/or the VELVETEEN giveaway post AND your comment hasn’t shown up, please repost! Both giveaways are open to comments until October 30.
Second, I’ve been working on a project for my Precious Little Tax Deductions. I originally wrote the piece in close third person…but now, for the revision, I’m switching it to first person POV. And guys…it’s working! I read the revised first chapter to my boys, and they loved it! Both boys said they preferred the story this way, in first person. My older son was riveted as I read to them, and my younger son (who’s a wee bit under the age range of the project at the moment) laughed at a good number of the funny lines. I’m thrilled! So I’m focusing on this project for them. Who knows? Maybe with no sleep over the next week, I’ll finish it before NANO.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Hooray! Today kicks off the 2012 Crossroads Blog Tour! Starting today until October 28, 13 authors are touring eight blogs. Lots of interviews! Tons of books! And an AWESOME grand prize!!!
How about a Kindle? With 13 books pre-loaded onto it?
I know, right???
For more information on how the tour works, check out Judith Graves’ site here.
Here’s the list of authors participating (taken from Judith’s site – seriously, check it out for all the info!):
Judith Graves – Leap Books – Under My Skin, Second Skin, Skin of My Teeth, Killer’s Instinct
Joy Preble – Sourcebooks – Dreaming Anastasia, Haunted, Anastasia Forever. Soho Press (forthcoming May 2013) – The Sweet Dead Life
Stacey Kade – Hyperion – The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, Body & Soul
Amanda Ashby – Speak – You Had Me at Halo, Zombie Queen of Newbury High, Fairy Bad Day, Demonosity
Kiki Hamilton – Teen / Macmillian – The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing
Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young Readers -Taste In Boys, Bad Hair Day
Dawn Dalton – Leap Books - SPIRITED Anthology, Killer’s Instinct
Leanna Renee Hieber - Sourcebooks – Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1), The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul, #2)
Ty Drago - Sourcebooks – The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses, The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead
Janet Fox – Speak – Faithful, Forgiven, Sirens
For Day 1, Judith Graves and I visit A Simple Love of Reading! This one’s all about Halloween. Check it out! And remember to visit the main Crossroads Blog Tour page for information on how to participate – who wouldn’t want a free Kindle with 13 e-books pre-loaded?
Monday, September 12th, 2011
The amazing Anton Strout interviewed me on the inaugural episode of The Once & Future Podcast! Oh, yes, and he interviewed Charlaine Harris and the Paperback Dolls. I talk about lots of things, from my first failed novel to my stint in the Buffyverse to LOSS to tae kwon do…and more! Come listen!
The Once & Future Podcast
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Today we’re kicking off the RAGE Blog Tour! Throughout April, I’ll be visiting blogs and babbling about lots of things (say, Twinkies). And there’s a big tour contest — three people will win copies of HUNGER and RAGE, plus some extra goodies!
Today’s official tour stop is at Literary Escapism. In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, I do a post about my faux memoir, ROAD RAGE.
Bonus: I was interviewed by Indigo Teen Blog — and Death makes an appearance!
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
And here we are at Day 4 of the Crossroads Tour, at Book Bound! Come on over, find out if I’m still drawing comics, then go to the Crossroads main page for today’s question.
And now, the Very Special interview: a tw0-part Post Mortem interview. Part 1, at The Book Smugglers, has Death interviewing me. Part 2, here on Post Mortem, is between Death and Lisabeth.
Monday, October 18th, 2010
Today is Day 3 of the Crossroads Tour!
Today I’m visiting Book Faery! I talk to Tori about my sibilant S, my pseudo-secret identity, who should play Death if HUNGER were a movie, and other things. Stop by, and then be sure to check out the other author interviews on the Crossroads Tour so you can answer today’s question.
And look: more HUNGER reviews and interviews!
Eleni at La Femme Readers asks me what is the craziest thing that I’ve ever done, and other burning questions.
Heather at Bewitched Bookworms reviews HUNGER.
Amy at Amy Reads also reviews HUNGER.
And Dani at On Vision Purple also reviews HUNGER.
Edited: And even more reviews and interviews:
Adventures in Children’s Publishing: an interview and a poster giveaway!
Writing Is A Blessing: a review, and interview and a poster giveaway!
The New York Journal of Books reviewed HUNGER!
And Justine magazine has three short reviews of HUNGER!
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Today’s HUNGER blog tour stop is at The Story Siren, for an interview! I talk about the importance of scales in the book, as well as who my favorite character was to write, and other things too. Thanks for the interview, Kristi!
More reviews of HUNGER have been coming in…as well as a number for RAGE! (For the record, it’s very surreal to see reviews of book #2 before book #1 has technically launched.) Here are a few:
Wayfaring Writer: another interview with me, as well as a review of HUNGER
Miles 2 Go: reviews both HUNGER and RAGE
Bibliophilic Monologues: re-posts a HUNGER review
Writing Is A Blessing: selects RAGE for this week’s Waiting On Wednesday
Reading Angel: reviews HUNGER
Whatchamacallit Reviews: reviews HUNGER
Okay, so maybe that’s a lot and not a few. My continued heartfelt thanks to all who have read and reviewed HUNGER (OMG, and RAGE)! HUNGER officially launches on Monday. I’m giddy!
Separately…I finished the LOSS synopsis, finally! My fabulous crit partner has weighed in, and now my agent is reviewing it, along with the first five chapters of the book. Fingers crossed she likes it!
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Day two of the HUNGER blog tour is here! Today I’m visiting Literary Landscapes. Come check it out! (The review of HUNGER will go up next week. Eek!)
I also have a snippet of HUNGER posted at the Deadline Dames. (Did you know I’m a Deadline Dame? Now you do!) The excerpt is from chapter 5, when Lisa meets Death and realizes exactly who–or what–he is.
Over at the Chapters Indigo Teen Blog, you can read about the Smart Chicks’ favorite smart chicks–nine YA paranormal authors discuss which characters were their role models when they were growing up. The fabulous Rachel Caine has something extremely cool that she added.
Later today, there should be a (God willing, positive) review of HUNGER over at The Book Cellar. It’s not up yet. I’m sort of biting my nails as I refresh the page. Once the review is up, I’ll link to it. [Edited to add: Alas, the book wasn't to the reviewer's taste. Here's why. Oh well!]
And my local library told me today that they’ve ordered HUNGER. Yay! **throws confetti**
Monday, November 16th, 2009
I was interviewed at The Book Resort! Come see!