Ask Me Anything!

Monday, December 1, 2014

On December 4th (The Accidental Assassins release day) I will be on Reddit answering your questions! You can ask me about any of my books, published or upcoming. Ask about your favorite characters! (Maybe about a baby name you really want to know. *hint, hint*) Heck, you can ask me what my favorite color is (green) or something else! I just want a chance to chat with all of you!


 
 
If you don't already have an account don't panic! Go ahead and sign up! It's free & only takes 30 seconds. Once you're signed up make sure your account is subscribed to /r/books so you can follow the thread. If you have any questions at all please let me know. See you on Thursday!

I can't wait for everyone to read The Accidental Assassin! I know it's been a long time coming, but it's almost here!



See you guys Thursday!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In the states the majority of us are getting ready to spend hours in a kitchen before donning our 'fat pants' and stuffing ourselves with yummy goodness. We'll spend time being thankful that we have family to argue with and friends visiting to cheer along our favorite sports teams.

To celebrate the holiday, I'm going to share a quick teaser from THE ACCIDENTAL ASSASSIN. (Less than two weeks to go!)




“We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in England, love.” He trailed a finger down the side of my cheek.

“You know what I meant.” I narrowed my eyes.

“And you compared yourself to a turkey.” A glimmer appeared in his eyes.

“Okay, I wasn’t making much sense—“

“You were rambling.” He leaned forward and kissed my chin then the tip of my nose. “But you did say something that made sense.”

“I did?” My voice was breathless as he kissed one cheek and then the other.

“Yes, my American turkey, you did.” His chuckle lifted the weight that had settled in my stomach.




What are some of your favorite things about the holidays? I love the smell of the cooking food, the bustling of people as they tried to get everything just right, that feeling of being with people that accept you for you. Bonus points if it's cold and overcast outside. My favorite feeling is the cozy sensation you have when the weather is cold and foreboding outside, but everything inside is snuggly, warm, and comfortable.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Life is funny sometimes... (and a pathetic attempt to make you not hate me)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

...But not really today.


I'm going to tell you all something that is going to make me the target of some frustrated people.


Let's rip the band aid off, shall we?


I'm moving the release date of The Accidental Assassin a month back.


Instead of November 4th, it will be live December 4th.


Let me take a moment to say that this is out of my hands. It must be done. I did everything I could to not have this happen. Everything. And it makes me sick. I know that by pushing the date back, some of you are going to be angry, frustrated, and turned off. I hate knowing that. Hate it. But, it still has to happen this way. I'm not going into the reasons as to why, but I am sorry it worked this way. All I can say is that this book is special to me. Okay, all of my books are special to me in different ways, but this one is special in it's very own different way.

Since I'm telling you bad news, let me give you a sneak peek into my thoughts. The real ones. The ones I probably shouldn't share as a writer.

As an author, it's normal to both love and hate you're own work. You love it because it's this story in your head--something that almost feels real with characters that almost feel real. A story that literally hounds your every waking thought. You hate it, and every other sentence you write, because you know you can never really do it justice. You just do the best that you can and hope that people find enjoyment in it. The Accidental Assassin makes me both giddy and nauseous at the same time. Why? Because I love it. I love it hard, guys. And I know that doesn't mean any one else will love it. That's okay. I've been published for four years now and have come to peaceful terms with the fact that everyone isn't going to like the stuff I put out. When you first publish, you sort of chant that mantra, hoping you'll believe it one day. You fake it 'till you make it. Now? I actually believe it. The world is often radically divided by opinion. That's life.

Some books you write, you finish and you think, "Okay. I did it. The End. I did all I could with my story and characters." And then there are some books you can't walk away from and the editor has to literally wrestle the manuscript out of the authors hands. You. Can't. Stop. Tweaking. (That sounds like drugs, but I'm referring to the manuscript.)

The Accidental Assassin is the book that makes me eat antacids by the package when I know people are reading it. I want them to love it. I want them to love Ava and Owen. But I also know I'm not perfect. That everyone isn't going to like my sense of humor or how Ava and Owen turn out.

Guys, I have my antacids ready. They're sitting on my desk looking at me, beckoning me with their pastel colors. I'm ready for you to read The Accidental Assassin.

I just need you to hold on for a few more weeks.

There are a ton of really great books out right now to tide you over. Here, I'll provide a few links. Make it easy for you. Check them out. You won't be disappointed. Then on December 4th, sit back and get ready to go on a wild ride with Ava and Owen.

Even The Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell

Rellik by Teresa Mummert 

All Broke Down by Cora Carmack


And in case you enjoy Christmas stories (yeah, I know, tomorrow is Halloween, but I'm a sucker for Christmas stories) here are a few you might enjoy.

On Christmas Hill (a short story) by Me

Snowed Over by Angie Stanton

Baby It's Cold Outside by Kristen Proby, Emma Chase, Jennifer Probst, Melody Anne, and Kate Meader  (I just bought this and can't wait to read it. Like I said, I'm a sucker for Christmas Romances.)

And now for my pathetic attempt to keep everyone from throwing muddy rocks at me...

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