The Journal of Angela Ashby Book Trailer

This will be a super short post because the video does ALL the talking that needs to be done … The Journal of Angela Ashby Book Trailer!!!! I am excited to share it with you because you’ll have a chance to see some of the fabulous illustrations by Mister Sam Shearon. If you like the illustrations, check out the Liana … Read More

The Journal of Angela Ashby Playing Cards

The Journal of Angela Ashby will be releasing in 15 days. I feel as if I should be running around in circles screaming my head off because I’m not ready yet. There is still SO MUCH left to do, even though the book itself has been done for months. One of the things I have been meaning to do is … Read More

The Lernean Hydra

One question authors are frequently asked is, “Where do you get your ideas?” Truthfully, story ideas usually come to us in a variety of ways, whether it be from a news item, an article we read, the blinding lightning bolt where the idea simply occurs, dreams, life … anything really. No matter how I get the original idea, I usually … Read More

A Boost from Fan Mail

The power of fan mail. Did you ever have one of those days??? Not a day where something catastrophic happens, but just the million and one little things that can derail your day. Like being on a conference call with your older-than-dirt, but still functioning so no need to replace, cell phone where you are the only person on the … Read More

2018 Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Nomination

I NEED YOUR HELP The 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion International Readers’ Choice Award has opened voting and 7th Grade Revolution is up for Best Fiction – Juvenile and I need your help to win.  From the Killer Nashville site: Every year Killer Nashville receives hundreds of submissions for our Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards for best books of the previous year. … Read More

7th Grade Revolution and The Journal of Angela Ashby Honorable Mentions

Woooooo Hooooo!!! It has been a week and it’s only Tuesday. After being delighted to learn about the win in the Pre-teen Category of the 2018 American Fiction Awards for 7th Grade Revolution just three days ago, imagine my surprise when learning than not only had 7th Grade Revolution received an Honorable Mention in the Children’s Books Category in the … Read More

7th Grade Revolution – Winner 2018 American Fiction Awards

I am DELIGHTED to announce that 7th Grade Revolution has the HONOR of being a WINNER in the 2018 American Fiction Awards competition. It is truly an honor to have won the category and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’d also like to give a shout out to my publishing-mates Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor and Mary Ting for … Read More

7th Grade Revolution Finalist in 2018 International Book Award Competition

I am DELIGHTED to announce that 7th Grade Revolution has the HONOR of being a Finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards competition. In a field of 2,000 entries, it is truly an honor to have achieved a Finalist award and I couldn’t be happier about it. This is going to be an incredibly short post, because I have some … Read More

Cover Reveal – The Journal of Angela Ashby

The time has FINALLY come where I can share the awesome cover created by Mister-Sam Shearon for my upcoming Middle Grade novel, The Journal of Angela Ashby. Rather than rattle on about the cover, because I can talk about how perfect it is for the book, I’ll just share it with you along with the back cover copy. I have … Read More

The Fairy and a bit of a Tease

A few weeks ago (Is it really that long???? Time FLIES!!!!), I posted a teaser of the cover for my Fall release novel, The Journal of Angela Ashby and am here to reveal just a little bit more… and when I say little, I mean little. One of the characters in The Journal of Angela Ashby is a fairy, which … Read More

A Little Title Tease

This weekend I received a huge surprise … the cover for my next title to be published with Vesuvian Books … and I am over the moon. In fact, I may be bouncing up and down, I’m so excited. So I thought I’d share a little tease from the cover — the title. Even the title alone makes me all … Read More

Career Day at Heritage Intermediate

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend Career Day at Heritage Intermediate School — and I had a blast. It was a banner day for me in so many ways. First, I love the opportunity to talk to my readers. But more than that, the Career Day was my first in person appearance after publishing 7th Grade Revolution … in … Read More