Monday, August 18, 2014

Thank You! (Kindle First: THE PAPER MAGICIAN)

I've been fairly absent around the blogosphere lately; real life (98% BABY) has taken up my waking hours (and some of my sleeping...). BUT, I wanted to thank everyone who has gotten The Paper Magician through Amazon's Kindle First, especially those who have taken time to review it (even you one-star folks. I appreciate the honesty!).


Thank you for the support and the kind words! You're making this debut-thing one heck of a fun ride. :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

#PitchWars Mentor Bio Blog Hop: What I'm Looking For

I'm uber-stoked to be participating as a NA/adult mentor in #PitchWars this year, and to meet new, aspiring writers. For those of you participating in #PitchWars, I have one guideline for you:

If you write fantasy, you've come to the right place.

I love fantasy. It's the best genre. Period. Because of that, I'm looking for just about anything in the fantasy spectrum for #PitchWars, as well as some science fiction. (Mind you that, for the contest, I am only mentoring new adult and adult.)

My wishlist:
  • Epic/high fantasy
  • Dark fantasy
  • Historical fantasy
  • Romantic fantasy
  • Paranormal romance
  • Urban fantasy
  • Unique dystopian
  • Magical realism
  • Space opera
The weirder the better, guys. ;)

I am NOT a good mentor for steampunk, hard science fiction, or anything with elves in it. Call me a snob, but unless you're J. R. R. Tolkien, I don't want to read about your elves.

Oh yeah. About me:

I like Star Trek and eccentric eye-wear. I write YA, NA, and adult fantasy novels, including The Paper Magician (currently available on Kindle First!) and The Glass Magician, which are both releasing this year from 47North. I also have a short story in the My Bloody Valentine anthology. Before I had spawn I worked as a technical writer/editor, and I still do some freelance work.

Why submit to me?
I've been writing for a good long while, and I know the importance of persistence (the first book I sold was the ninth I'd written!). I've taken classes and workshops under some bangarang writers (including Brandon Sanderson and David Farland), and I'm an editor to boot. We'll get those semicolons lookin' real shiny-like.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

THE PAPER MAGICIAN Ebook Now Available on Kindle First!


I am STOKED to announce that The Paper Magician is one of four books offered for Kindle First for August!

What does that mean?


It means that, if you have Amazon Prime, you can read the ebook for free. If you don't have Prime, you can still get the ebook for $1.99. But basically you can read the book now instead of waiting until September 1st!

It's like having two book birthdays! (I AM SO EXCITED I COULD JUST CRY AND STUFF.)

^Excited Charlie
And yes, this is why the cover changed. The head honchos up at Amazon didn't think the original cover was up to par for a Kindle First selection. (I still think the original cover is fantastic, but I also love the new one, so I guess I win either way.)

I feel incredibly blessed to be part of this opportunity! Please go check out my novel. But hey, if it doesn't sound like your thing, there are three other fantastic books available for the same deal!