Friday, July 30, 2010

Remind Me Not to Do This Again . . .

Having a book launch in the middle of summer vacations while under a TIGHT, TIGHT, TIGHT deadline for the NEXT book has been mind-blowing, crazy-inducing. I think I'm developing a split personality disorder.
[info]elissacruz called my all-of-a-sudden deadline BOOK ARMAGEDDON. That *really* describes it.

Yeah, I got three weeks to turn in 8 chapters of a new book.

Well, I actually got about 5 weeks, but two of those I was headed out the door for a big family reunion and launch party out of state  - on the very day THE HEALING SPELL launched!

It *is* sort of fun to have your agent and editor talking ON LAUNCH DAY about your next book - but I was launching and having blog contests and writing interviews and getting ready for bookstore events - AND packing to leave for 10 days.

I've been trying desperately to keep up with all of you here, but this past week I have failed miserably. I HOPE I haven't missed any spectacular news! Drop me a note and tell me if I have! Please!

I AM THRILLED TO PIECES over the reviews I've been getting in various places and on
Goodreads and Amazon.

Makes the 6 years I worked on THE HEALING SPELL all worth it.
But then, in the end writing is always worth it.


And adorable Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the Mother/Daughter Book Club books had me on her blog for
MELT-IN YOUR-MOUTH APPLE PIE day and a fun interview. The questions were different than the usual ones, which I loved.

Monday, July 19, 2010

We have a WINNER!!!

I'm sure you've all been waiting with baited breath to see if YOU are the ultimate Prize Package LAUNCH DAY WINNER OF THE HEALING SPELL and LOTS OF GOODIES!!! :-)

But I waited until Monday to post the winner so nobody would be out of the loop on the weekend and miss it.

Here is the Magic New Mexico Name Pot (handmade by a friend):

I had dozens and dozens of entries and put everyone's name into the pot.

See the slips raining down???




Please email me, [info]kmrwriter, and give me your snail mail address so I can send you your amazing prize package!

If you didn't win . . .

I would be honored if you could ask your local library/school to order a copy. Here is the amazingly fantastic Teacher's Guidel, too!

I've always felt that this is one way we can support books and writers and literacy by asking our libraries to buy particular books. I do it all the time - and it works!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lots of Stuff!

First, I want to thank everyone for all the love and support shown me here and around the blogger world the past two weeks since my book's launch. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and readers and supporters! THANK YOU for the love and reviews!

Thank you and WELCOME to all my new followers, too! And entering my giveaways!  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT for the prize package for THE HEALING SPELL'S official launch day. Between Blogger and Live Journal I've had a ton of people enter which makes me very excited and feel very loved.

BUT DON'T FORGET: You need to post a comment and let me know if you've been forwarding the book trailer to all your friends, family, followers, etc for the THREE Prize Packages for that contest. Tell me how many people you've sent the book trailer to. There is still time. Depending on the entries I receive today for that contest I may extend this one . . . since no one has posted their numbers yet . . .and truly it is the easiest contest on the Internet right now for some very wonderful prizes. I believe in easy. If a contest is too hard to figure out what/how to do it, I don't enter myself. :-)

You MUST read TAKE ME THERE by my good friend Carolee Dean. It is AWESOME!!! And follow her LIVE, BLOG Tour that begins this NEXT week! Just go to the link! She's driving all over Texas and meeting LIVE with bloggers you all know and love.


And I bought these books at the brand new bookstore, Alamosa Books, at our SCBWI schmooze Tuesday night. Can't wait to read them!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Partying on Home . . .

I'm back from my family reunion where we rode four-wheelers, swam, barbecued, set off fireworks, rode horses, shot guns at those disc thingys, ate and talked and ate and talked and stayed up super late playing games and ate and talked and made s'mores and a campfire and went to the Golden Spike Railroad Museum and just hung out, too. 

There were 32 of us for 5 days! My brother was so kind to have us all there. The adults got bedrooms and the kids sprawled all over the floors upstairs and downstairs and in the office and anywhere a sleeping bag could fit. 

And I had my first book launch party at the fantastic The King's English in Salt Lake City! I brought Louisiana refreshments and did a book talk and there were tons of people and I sold about 80 books!!! Lots of hugs and talking and mini-reunions with family and old and new friends.

Don't forget to enter my MAJORLY COOL Giveaways which celebrate my book trailer launch as well as THE HEALING SPELL launch! You have until Thursday, Midnight, July 15th to enter both!!!

The Healing Spell Book Launch with VAVOOM!

Major prize packages!

Hope your summer is going great!



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