Monday, December 19, 2016

Abducted Life Cover Reveal

Today, on My Pet Blog, we're turning the spotlight onto Patricia Josephine and her bright, shiny new cover for her latest release...

Are you ready?

Check it out...

What it's about:

Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. When she reappears a year later––alone––she’s a shell of her former self. Robbed of her popularity and her boyfriend, she has no memory of what happened to her. Savannah struggles to move forward as strange, new abilities manifest.

Evan Sullivan never gave extra-terrestrials much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted. While Savannah’s memory was wiped clean, he remembers every horrific detail. Constantly reminded of the experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him.

But neither can let the other go. When their paths cross, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their old lives return. As they face what happened to them, they soon discover they aren’t safe. There’s more to fear than what’s hiding in the stars.

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About the Author:

When Patricia Josephine isn't writing, she is watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. It is her dream to one day have what resembles a petting zoo. She is also an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn! She also writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

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Congrats, Patricia! Can't wait to read it!

All right, as this will probably end up being my last post this week (and, knowing me the way I do, the last post of the year...), I just want to wish everyone out there a wonderful, happy, shiny, and bright holiday season. Whatever it is you celebrate, I hope it's a good one.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Five-Year Engagement (An IWSG Post)

All right, so I'm totally late in getting this posted, and getting around to check out other posts, but we've been having some internet issues (Thanks, company that sounds like a Bond villain organization! Coincidence? I think not...) so my replies and visits may be sporadic at best, but I will manage it eventually! I hope.

Now on with the actual post!

Hello, all!

It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for another action-packed installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, founded by our fearless leader, the ninja captain himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

(I'm assuming that by now y'all know what the IWSG is, but if you don't and would like more information, or a complete list of participants, please click on the link...)

This month's co-hosts are: Jennifer Hawes, Jen Chandler, Nick Wilford, Juneta Key, JH Moncrieff, Diane Burton, and M.J. Fifield.

Wait...that's me!

This month's question asks: 

In terms of your writing career, where you do see yourself five years from now, and what's your plan to get there?

Where I Will Probably Be In Five Years:

Still editing Second Nature, swearing that each edit will be the last.

What I Want To Have Done In Five Years:

—Released Second Nature into the wild
—Released Full Circle (Book Three in my fantasy series) into the wild
—Released a book of sarcastic haiku into the wild
—Figured out how to use Scrivener (Just kidding...I want to keep these goals realistic.)

The closest I could get to a
book release gif.
It works, I think.

My Plan To Get There:

Hard work. Dedication. Shirk all other responsibilities. Give up sleep entirely. Chain myself to my desk. Cherry Dr. Pepper (I don't drink coffee) in an IV...Yeah, I don't really have a plan beyond getting up every morning and keeping at it and not giving up. Oh, and this:

What about you? What's your five-year writing plan?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pics, Or It Didn't Happen

As you may recall from my last post, I had my very first public speaking/author panel-type experience over the weekend.

And as you will also recall, I was (quite understandably, I think) terrified because public speaking and I (especially when it entails speaking about myself and my work) are unmix-y thing. (Name! That! Reference!)

But I went anyway and stood in front of a group of about twenty people and talked about my writing journey, and it seemed to go...all right. People laughed from time to time. (And not at me. Well, at least I don't think it was at me. It might have been at me. I don't know.)

Following my talk, there were actual questions from the audience that I was actually able to answer, and following the panel, I actually sold a few books. Five books. Which is the most books I've ever sold at an event. (I know that's a good number for me, but I'm guessing other authors would probably laugh at that.) As an added bonus, I'm pretty sure I spelled my name correctly in each of them. One person received the stupidest inscription ever because three other people were trying to talk to me while I was writing it, so the inscription made absolutely no sense, but that's fun, too, right? A collector's item. Or something.

Quite a few of the audience members stopped by my table to tell me that I had done a wonderful job (and related the same to The Man when he showed up), and to pick up a bookmark or business card or two, so I think I can probably count the entire experience a success.

Here are a few photos from the event (and one from lunch afterward):

Yep. That's me. Standing in front of a real live audience.

Me again. Actually selling a book.
Enjoying a celebratory Jack & Coke
on the beach afterward

So yes, I went and spoke and survived, and if they were to invite me back again, I would probably say yes. Probably, anyway.

That was my weekend. How was yours?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cradle Rock Release Day


Gabe the goblin just saved his town Broken Branch Falls from splitting apart. He also revealed that humans--horrible creatures of myth and legend--may actually be part of their history! But seriously? Nah!

Now Ona, Gabe’s girlfriend, is headed thousands of miles away to Camp Cradle Rock for Spring Break seeking evidence of humans. Gabe knows better than to tell a stubborn ogress she’s crazy, so he’s letting her go and spending the break at the beach like a normal teenage beast. And he’s determined to have a good time without her, whether he likes it or not.

But when Gabe hears Ona went missing, he and his friends set out for the wilds of the west to find her, no matter what dangerous creatures get in his way. Not even humans.

Check out the Book Trailer!

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Here is the list of wonderful CRADLE ROCK RELEASE PARTY POST HOSTS:

12/5 Patricia Lynne Nerds Rule
12/5 Heather R. Holden Vampires
12/7 Juneta Key author spotlight interview
12/9 Julie Flanders Teenagers Now vs 80s
12/9 Elizabeth Seckman Beast-themed Recipe
12/12 Lori L. MacLaughlin Merfolk
12/14 Sharon Bayliss Ogres
12/14 Tyrean Martinson 5 Reasons to use Chapter Titles
12/16 Michael Di Gesu Craziest Spring Break Trip
12/17 Cathrina Constantine Teen Dating
12/19 Christine Rains Hiking Faux Pas
12/19 Alex J. Cavanaugh Beast vs Monster - terminology
12/21 Ann Noser CR Quotes
12/21 Heather M. Gardner Discrimination - joking vs hurting
1/4 Ken Rahmoeller Dragons
1/4 L. Diane Wolfe Marketing Tips - Live & Online
1/9 C Lee McKenzie Grownup Stereotypes
1/11 M. J. Fifield Crazy Road Trip
1/25 Crystal Collier Poetry & Songs in Stories - Writerly Wed

Tara is also giving away signed copies of Broken Branch Falls and Cradle Rock, some Beast World swag, and a $20 GC!

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