Diary of a Debut Author: Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale, Bookiversary & Giveaway!

A year ago today Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale, was published. I can’t tell you what a thrilling year it’s been. Of all my books, Winnemucca is the best seller so far. Like my other novels, Winnemucca has sold all over the world and has even won an award for its trailer. I’ve gotten emails from readers from as far afield as Romania, The Philippines, Australia, and Russia. I’ve gotten to join some amazing groups of authors too including The Paranormal Plumes Society, The Pacific Northwest YA Authors, The Central Coast Writers Association, and The YA Indie Carnival. And because of these great authors, I’ve given my first presentations at libraries & schools, done book signings and even attended my first book festivals as an author, I blogged a little bit about these experiences here in my diary of a debut author posts. I’ve visited new places — Savannah, GA; Portland, OR; and Deltona, FL. My work has been reviewed by book bloggers, readers and publications. The book bloggers I’ve gotten to know have been so welcoming and encouraging of indie authors and I feel blessed to have met them. And I’ve had the pleasure of reading some amazing novels this year. Novels I never would have known about if I hadn’t gotten into the Indie world. It’s all been so incredibly inspiring. I learned about blog tours and swag and how to format paperbacks. I had so much to learn! But the great groups of authors I’ve gotten to know have helped me put all the pieces together and get over the bumps along the way.

To thank you all for your amazing support and to celebrate Winnemucca’s Bookiversary I’m giving away 13 on Halloween…click here for your free copy. Shadow Slayer, book 2 in The Shadow Series will release Sept. 18. Its cover reveal is coming soon! I’m also having a little giveaway. My goal is to have 25 Amazon reviews by the end of the month. So if you’ve read Winnemucca, just leave a review and you’re entered. Every review is an entry. What do you win? A $25 Amazon or B&N gift card! Woot! Click here for more details!

To read an excerpt, check out the dream cast and watch the trailer click here!

Buy Winnemucca here:

iBooks | KINDLE  | NOOK |KOBOSMASHWORDS | Bookshop Santa Cruz

Florida Book Tour with the Paranormal Plumes!

I’m going to post on the tour soon, but in the mean time, Abby, a friend of Tiffany King’s and an amazing photographer, just sent us some incredible images and I want to share a few with you! A BIG thank you to the students of Deltona High and Galaxy Middle Schools. MISSING MY PLUMES! 


Me & Mr. Microphone…hilarious. I always make myself laugh when I talk into a microphone!

A student interviewed me and Abby took a pic! Kinda cool a picture of a taping…

On the road to Deltona, FL for The Paranormal Plumes YA Book Tour

The Paranormal Plumes Society
The Paranormal Plumes Young Adult Book Tour hits Deltona 1/30-1/31

I landed in Tampa last Wednesday night and have been hanging with my family here for the past few days. Tomorrow my sister and I head north to Orlando where we’re going to Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. After Orlando we’re meeting up with The Plumes in Deltona for dinner. We’re SO excited!

Today went WAY too fast 🙂 We saw my niece play in her B-ball game, that’s my bro-in-law coaching!

Then we all went for a run! Soooo much fun. After that we pampered ourselves….with a Mani-Pedi!

Happy Birthday SIS!!!!

Then we had a FAB BBQ with all the fam 🙂 But not before I snapped this photo!

Tonight we’re packing our bags and are super excited about losing ourselves in the world of wizards & young adult books 🙂

CONGRATS Jessica McLaughlin winner of the kindle edition of Pyxis by K.C. Neal! So excited to have hosted the Ariel-Arson-Pyxis tour, thanks so much to all the people who entered!


Diary of a debut author: The first book tour–rain boots, nerves & magic

The Rain Boots Required Tour hits First Fridays For Teens at the West Linn Library (see our rain boots!)

October is a very busy month! I’m on a blog tour and two book tours! Squuee. Last Friday night was a big one for me. It was like going to a new school, in a way. I had never talked about my writing to a group of teens and parents before. But, the West Linn library couldn’t have been more welcoming.

I was so nervous that morning that my friends Bonnie and Sheylain, who hostess and waitress at the Portland Holiday Inn at PDX, where I live right now, gave me a big pep talk and told me I’d be fine. Evan Charles, the hotel general manager, put a smile on my face when he told me I’d be great. I stood and practiced my little ten to fifteen minute talk about “The magic of magical realism” in front of my full length mirror in our home/hotel room. Over. And over. Continue reading Diary of a debut author: The first book tour–rain boots, nerves & magic