Friday, June 24, 2016

Writers League of Texas Manuscript Finalist

Super excited to be attending a happy hour at the Writers League of Texas Agents and Editors conference! Not only will I get to reconnect with some great writer friends, but I get to hear my name called out as a finalist in their Manuscript Contest. My latest YA manuscript, Butterfly Suicide, made it to the top five. I really love the Manuscript Contest and have found that it provides excellent feedback and encouragement!

If you've never been to this Texas conference, I highly recommend it. It's a great way to meet other writers, as well as, agents and editors. There are informative workshops and seminars on all areas of writing and some great swag, too.

If you're at the welcome happy hour this afternoon, look me up! I'd love to say hello!

By the way, the first book in my YA series set against the swamps of Louisiana and the culture of voodoo, is free for the next few days at Amazon. Get lost in the world of teenage voodoo queen Joan Renault! Click here for your copy! BAYOU MYTH FREE KINDLE COPY

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Great Summer Reads

Ah...those lazy days of summer. I just got a great email from Amazon saying I had a $58 credit because of a lawsuit settlement about price gouging for ebooks. Whatever! This just means more awesome books to purchase for my summer reading list. While it's true I've had my nose to the writing grindstone for awhile, I'm finally coming up for air to read some great young adult fiction! Here's what's on my reading list:

1. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
2. Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavksy
3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
4. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
5. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

That should tied me over for a week or two! And then it's back to the grind! I've got plans for Bayou Curse--the final book in the Bayou Myth series--to be completed by Spring 2017! Super excited about this!

I've also been working on several other projects which I can't wait to share with you soon!

Happy reading!