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TO BEAR AN IRON KEY blog tour – Day 10

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Day 10 of the official TO BEAR AN IRON KEY blog tour has arrived! And it’s also Day 1 of RT 2014! **throws confetti**

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Today’s blog tour stops are at WS Momma Readers Nook, where I have a guest post revealing 5 things you might not have known about me (hint: I may actually be a superhero in training) and a spotlight at C&F. Remember, enter the giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 5 ebook copies of TO BEAR AN IRON KEY!

Here are the order links for the book:

Amazon – print and e-book

B&N – e-book

Chapters – print

Books-A-Million – print and e-book

Indie Bound – print

Book Depository – print

And hey, if you’re in New Orleans at the RT con — say hi! 🙂



TO BEAR AN IRON KEY blog tour – Day 9

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Today is Day 9 of the official TO BEAR AN IRON KEY blog tour:

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Just one stop today: a spotlight at Simplistic Reviews. Remember, enter the giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 5 ebook copies of TO BEAR AN IRON KEY!

Here are the order links for the book:

Amazon – print and e-book

B&N – e-book

Chapters – print

Books-A-Million – print and e-book

Indie Bound – print

Book Depository – print

Today is the last day of the pre-con Writer’s Bootcamp. Had a great time yesterday, and I’m sure today will be even better. 🙂



TO BEAR AN IRON KEY blog tour – DAY 6

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

This rainy Saturday (here near Albany, NY) is Day 6 of the official TO BEAR AN IRON KEY blog tour!!!

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Today’s stops are at Painted Words, where there’s a review of the book, and at Book Lover’s Life, where there is a spotlight of the book. 🙂 Remember, enter the giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 5 ebook copies of TO BEAR AN IRON KEY! And if you’re looking for spiffy buy links, here you go (I’m so helpful!):

Amazon – print and e-book

B&N – e-book

Chapters – print

Books-A-Million – print and e-book

Indie Bound – print

Book Depository – print

Remember – TO BEAR AN IRON KEY makes a fantastic Mother’s Day present. (Hint hint!) 😉





What’s that? Could it be? Yes, an updated blog roll!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

My next short story* and next novel** will be published by Month9Books, and I couldn’t be happier. Why? One of the reasons is all of the terrific authors (and staff!) who are part of M9B and its sister imprint, Swoon Romance. So many wonderful people…and so many books!

So I’m updating my blog roll (didja see the spiffy blog roll on the right side of the screen?) to include links to these amazing M9B and Swoon authors. Check them out!

 

* “Thirst,” which will be in VERY SUPERSTITIOUS: MYTHS, LEGENDS AND TALES OF SUPERSTITION. If you’re a Riders reader, you’ll want to read this story about Famine (and Death) from a very, very, very (very) long time ago.

** TO BEAR AN IRON KEY, coming in spring 2014. A young and powerful witch is trapped by her grandmother’s curse, her mother’s love and a promise to marry the wrong boy. A witch, a thief, the fey, a stolen Key, a World Door, and Midsummer. YA traditional fantasy!



April updates

Friday, April 5th, 2013

April already? Yow.

Okay, BREATH winners, I know you’ve heard this song before — but the books/posters are **finally** going out today, really really. Sorry for the delay. Hope it was worth the wait.

The event on Wednesday was terrific — thank you to everyone who attended! I’m waiting for the final count, but it looks like we raised almost $300 for the Shen/Shaker sports scholarship in memory of Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers. Thank you again, everyone!

I’ll be doing a reading/signing/talk at Flights of Fantasy on Tuesday, April 16, starting at 7 pm. And since this is the date that BREATH officially launches, you better believe there will be copies there for purchase. 🙂

Also on Tuesday April 16, I will be speaking at Albany High School. My books will be there for purchase, too, so yowza!

And the week of April 15 through April 19, I will be doing a BREATH blog tour. There may be a giveaway involved. Details to follow!

Skipping ahead to May, I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City, from Wednesday May 1 until Sunday, May 5. I’ll be on a panel or two, and will do a speed reading, and will be at the ginormous book fare that Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Finally, I’ll be off the interwebz until April 13 — because the revision of TO BEAR AN IRON KEY is due Friday, April 12. 🙂

That’s all, folks!



News: Upcoming Talk At Arts Center Of The Capital Region

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Mark Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in your calendars. At 7:30 that evening, I’ll be speaking as part of the new Hear The Author series (started by my friend, motivational speaker Bob Clancy). Here’s the official info:

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Jackie Morse Kessler is the author of a critically acclaimed quartet of issue-oriented paranormal novels focused on teen protagonists, the Riders of the Apocalypse series, and will give a talk titled “Never Give Up: A Writer’s Guide to Overcoming Challenges And Achieving Goals”.

The Riders series comprises Hunger, a starred SLJ novel about an anorexic teenage girl who becomes Famine; Rage, a novel about a teen cutter who becomes War; Loss, in which a bullied teenage boy is tricked into becoming Pestilence of the Riders of the Apocalypse; and Breath, which will have depression and suicide as subjects and will be available in April 2013.

100% of the proceeds will go to a Shen & Shaker Sports Scholarship.

PLEASE REMEMBER: This event will take place at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, at 265 River Street, 2 blocks north of the Music Hall.
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A package including tickets to all three Hear the Author events is available for $24. Packages must be bought at the box office at (518) 273-0038.

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I’m very excited about this upcoming event. The past year was a big one for me in terms of soul-searching and, by the end of the year, personal growth. I’ve stressed so much about writing and publishing over the years, and it’s taken me a long time to figure out how to regain balance. I’ll be talking about how I got there — it will be about writing, and publishing, and overcoming challenges. There will be a Q&A session following my talk — writers and readers are welcome to ask about the Riders books, my upcoming novel To Bear An Iron Key (Month9Books, spring 2014), how to stay sane while pursuing a writing career, who my favorite Winchester is in Supernatural, why chocolate should be its own food group…you name it! And I believe there will also be a bookseller on site, with copies of the Riders books (not including Breath, which will come out mid-April). I’ll have small posters for all attendees. (Note to self: Order posters!)

If you’re wondering about the sports scholarship, Bob set that up for local high schools Shaker and Shenendehowa. It’s in memory of the two seniors who died, as well as to honor the two other seniors who were injured, in a car accident in December.

Here the the links for the other two speakers in the Hear the Author series: local authors Bob Clancy and John Blowers.

I hope to see you on Wednesday, April 3!



A New Book Sale!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

I’m thrilled to announce that my novel TO BEAR AN IRON KEY has sold to the amazing Georgia McBride at Month9Books! KEY is a YA traditional fantasy novel about Bromwyn, a young and powerful witch who is trapped by her grandmother’s curse, her mother’s love and a promise to marry the wrong boy. KEY is slated for publication in spring 2014.

What that description doesn’t tell you is there’s also a thief, the Fey, and a challenge during Midsummer. Nope, no Riders – this one’s completely different. 🙂