Book Birthday for Angela

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to THE JOURNAL OF ANGELA ASHBY!!!! Release day marks a very special day in an author’s journey. It’s the day when we finally get to share our baby with the world. Writing a book is a labor of love. From the wondrous moment when inspiration strikes, through getting to know the characters, who they are, how they … Read More

The Advent of Angela Ashby

Tomorrow is the day … finally. The day when The Journal of Angela Ashby is released and I get to share her and her story with the world. Why do I say finally? Because this one has been a long time coming … and it’s the word Angela uses. The roots of this story go back to 2009 while I … Read More

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

Jar Full of Smiles: Friendship Therapy

Therapy is defined as: a treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. So … what does therapy have to do with friendship? We all hit points in life when we are feeling down or have a situation that is driving us crazy with worry, or even have a happiness that is so consuming us if we don’t share we … 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

Be The Cat

I have changed the name of my blog. It really didn’t have a name before, it was simply my author blog. The place for me to talk about my books, issues my characters encounter between the pages, writing in general, etc. And that hasn’t changed. The reason for the change came about due to a few factors. First, the blog … 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