Get a Free Kindle Copy of Forget Me

Hey, peeps! So, this weekend is going to be a good one. I’m having a launch party for Forget Me on Friday! It’s pretty much just a family/friend gathering, but it will be bomb 🙂 I will be doing a reading, so I might post a video for you lovely people to enjoy too.

But while I’m having a real-life party, there will be a digital one (of sorts) as well! Because starting tomorrow, June 15th through Friday the 16th, the Kindle version of my debut will be free! Literally. Zero. Zip. Nada. $0. THAAAAT’S RIGHT.

So, if you’re like me and you live somewhere that it’s summer now, all you have to do is some clickity-clicks, download and BAM! You’ve got a great new book to read poolside. Or, erm, air-conditioning-side.

All I would ask is that you tell me what you think, by leaving an honest Amazon/Goodreads review.

Thanks a bah-million!

Out Now: Forget Me, a Novella

She’s out, my friends! It’s been a long journey, but I am a published author. Published by the good folks at Quiet Fire Books (you can check them out over here).

For those of you who are just peeking in the doorway now, I’ve been trying to write a publishable book for over eight years now. I wrote a lot of crap in those years, but now? This story, Forget Me, that I’ve been working on since September of 2014? It’s finally out there! *cracks open bubbly* HELL YEAH!

You may be thinking, “So… *clears throat* *checks watch* what’s it about?” Heh, got ya covered:

Forget Me, Chelsea VanderbeekSabine is a budding poet who was practically born with a pencil in her hand. Though her intelligence and maturity far surpasses that of those around her, she lacks the confidence and social graces to come out of her shell. She’s been forced on numerous occasions in the past to slip inside the glass double doors of Hilltop Baptist Church. The youth group was her mom’s idea, really. A shot-in-the-dark way for Sabine to try and make some wholesome friends in a wholesome place. Not that it ever worked out—at least she was usually able to make it out with minimal negative attention as her plain-old invisible self. This time was different. She always hoped it would be different, but not like this. When Sabine decides she’s had enough of this life, she ends it and becomes more visible than she’s ever been before. Is it possible she wasn’t as forgettable as she once thought? The only way to find out is to watch the aftermath unfold, and no matter the outcome, she can’t do a thing about it. No one can… or can they?

And, heh, did I mention I’m on AMAZON?! Yesh, just in case you wanna snatch a copy for yer fine self: amzn.to/2rAw6Z0

Oh, and if you do end up picking up a lovely copy for your own, and then you end up LOVING THE CRAP out of it (or maybe not… but it’s still cool we can still be friends), drop me a review. Because I’m a writer and I live and breathe for that eshtahh (nah, it takes a solid second place to making words).

Goodreads page! Because Goodreads is awesome: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35218512-forget-me.

PSST! Stay tuned for a future post about something super-EXCITING! As if this wasn’t enough, right? But no really, because I might or might not be planning a giveaway of a certain recently-published title written by yours truly *wink wink*

 

Thought-Provoking Thursdays: On The Loss Of Finishing Stories

Sigh.

Sometimes finishing a story is like losing a friend. I’ve had the experience when I’ve read other’s books, and I’m sure you know the feeling too. You just read through some serious action-y stuff, things have started to work themselves out in the plot, and now you’re getting to those last few pages. You knew this moment would come. The realization set in for you when your bookmark was exactly midway between the front and back. You tried to put it out of your mind, but now you have to face facts. You have to say goodbye to Richard, the character you related most with, and his clumsy ways. You can’t step into that colorfully-described herb garden anymore. You can never live this story for the first time ever again.Read More »

Thought-Provoking Thursdays: On Judging A Book By Its Cover

Ahh, the old adage. I don’t even have to repeat it to you, and you wanna know why? Because so freaking many people say it.

It’s just another one of those things that make independent publishers like yours truly lose sleep at night and go into mania. And, y’know? That doesn’t leave much time for obtaining sustenance, being a person, functioning in society, writing back your penpals (I think I owe some people an apology)… things of that nature.

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Thought-Provoking Thursdays: On Celebrating Characters’ Birthdays

Characters are the best.

 

There may be some people out there who don’t understand this, but… I would say all readers and writers have developed a bond with certain characters they hold near and dear to their hearts. Like Harry from William Sleator’s Singularity—I get the whole sibling-angst thing because, well, I have an older sister and it’s not always sunshine and gumdrops. Or “Gabriel” and Bubba from Julie Gonzalez’s Imaginary Enemy. Those characters resonated with me because I used to have an imaginary frenemy (and he still resurfaces sometimes… DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT).

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Thought-Provoking Thursdays: On The Kick To The Crispies That Is Self-Publishing

*sighs and groans of life leaving my body*

 

The past week month super-long day-melding period of time has been brutal. Countless all-nighters have been pulled. I worked my tail off, and finally… I’m ready for an editor! And I found one, too. As I’ve said before, I’ve taken little Sabine as far as I can go with her. Developmental edits are all taken care of, because I DID ‘EM (because that’s a totally different thing from copyedits and proofreads, BTDUBBS. I still need those, preferably done by someone who’s NOT ME). I’ve beaten the living daylights out of that story and now it’s looking pretty nice. Like, really nice.

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