Showing posts from August, 2015

Three Times A Charm with Jennifer Redmile

Welcome to Three Times A Charm. I love to introduce readers to the people involved in children’s publishing. Today we welcome author, Jen Redmile. Jen, can tell us a little about yourself?
I grew up on the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney NSW. After a 2 year stint working in outback NT, I now live in Geraldton WA with my amazing and supportive husband, 23yo son and two gorgeous puppy dogs. I’ve always been an avid fantasy fiction reader, and always worked with children, so when I decided to write a novel, it was a natural progression to combine the two and make it a children's fantasy novel.
In 1997 I wrote a children's musical, entitled Beyond the Stars, for the local Catholic primary school, with a cast of over 300.
I have completed Book 2 in The Children of When series, Valleron, which is awaiting publication, and am currently working on the 3rd book in the series, Dragardia. 
I also have two other YA series in the works, "What Ghost?" and "Morwitch"…

Stuff You Absolutely Must Know

Happy Hump Day!

I have a couple of things to catch you up on.

First, there is a book blast going on for Super Bad; Super Villain Academy Book 3. It's hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer. Seriously, Kathy at I Am A Reader is like a blog goddess. I revere her blog skills. Not only has she recruited a gazillion awesome bloggers to share the book info all over the interwebs between now and the 24th, but there is a $100 gift card up for grabs too. Yep, that's right. You might win $100 to spend on Amazon or via Pay Pal. What would you do with an extra C-note?  Well, find out! You can enter all the way up to September 6th. I'd appreciate if you shared the giveaway post you visit too. Help me get Super Bad in front of all the readers! When you see a post or tweet about the giveaway, please click on it to enter. Or, if you'd rather hop on over now, here's a link to just one of the amazing blogs sharing the giveaway.

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And on the topic of giveaways, I have a giveaw…

Cover Reveal - Next Door to a Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager

So excited to participate in the cover reveal of NEXT DOOR TO A STAR by Krysten Lindsay Hager! This Young Adult Romance releases September 1st!
NEXT DOOR TO A STAR by Krysten Lindsay Hager Genre: Young Adult Romance ★ SYNOPSIS ★ Hadley Daniels is tired of feeling invisible.
After Hadley’s best friend moves away and she gets on the bad side of some girls at school, she goes to spend the summer with her grandparents in the Lake Michigan resort town of Grand Haven. Her next door neighbor is none other than teen TV star Simone Hendrickson, who is everything Hadley longs to be—pretty, popular, and famous—and she’s thrilled when Simone treats her like a friend.
Being popular is a lot harder than it looks.
It’s fun and flattering when Simone includes her in her circle, though Hadley is puzzled about why her new friend refuses to discuss her former Hollywood life. Caught up with Simone, Hadley finds herself ignoring her quiet, steadfast friend, Charlotte. 
To make things even more complicated, along …

August #InkRipples #Giveaway – Things That Drag You Down

Hosted byMary Waibel,Katie L. Carroll, andKai Strand What drags you down? I'll tell you what drags me down.
Mean people. People who need to belittle you to feel better about themselves. People who always have to correct you, almost as if they automatically take the counterpoint to feel superior in their opinion. Those who employ name calling, especially when they label everyone in a group by the name (ex: Blondes are dumb ßuh, I know several who aren’t & I know brunettes who are!)
The current temperament online often falls into this description of mean people and it drags me down. The campaigning for the next election has only just begun and I’m worried that I’ll have to abandon the internet altogether long before we go to the polls. So if I suddenly disappear, you’ll know I just had enough. Maybe I’ll return again in 2017.
Okay, so the funny thing is, though I decided that mean people drag me down, the very first thing I thought of when I looked at this topic was the Devil. I…

#IWSG Wednesday!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG. Be sure and visit his blog. The awesome co-hosts for the August 5 posting of the IWSG are Nancy Gideon,Bob R Milne,Doreen McGettigan,Chrys Fey,Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!
I almost forgot about …

Release Day Blast: Travelers by Meradeth Houston

Congratulations to Meradeth Houston on the release of TRAVELERS!

Sienna Crenshaw knows the rules: 1) no time traveling beyond your natural lifetime, 2) no screwing with death, and 3) no changing the past. Ever. Sienna doesn’t love being stuck in the present, but she’s not the type to break the rules. That is, she wasn’t the type until her best friend broke every one of those rules to keep Henry, her twin brother and Sienna’s ex-boyfriend, alive. Suddenly, Sienna is caught in an unfamiliar reality. The upside? Henry is still alive. The downside? Sienna’s old life, including the people in it, has been erased. Now, Sienna and Henry must untangle the giant knot in time, or her parents and all the rest of the Travelers, will be lost forever. One problem: the only way to be successful is for Henry to die.

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Excerpt: I wasn’t sure if I felt more like Alice in Wonderland or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I sure wasn’t in Kansas anymore, but it felt like I’d fallen down a rabbi…