Saturday, February 27, 2010


So I have been a major reading kick. I am obsessed with all YA paranormal, thank goodness for Borders rewards or I would be broke!! Ok, well maybe I am anyway, but whatever, I have a ton of new books and can't seem to stop reading.

So I started a series, I will not mention the name here. It was a fairly decent book, enough to keep me reading, but about halfway through the author uncovers a secret about the female MC that I did not see coming, there were no hints, no leading up to it, no nothing and frankly, it almost ruined the whole thing for me.

I had a mental picture of her during the first half, and it was all blown to heck when this secret came out. I don't like that!!! It makes me feel different about the character that I have come to know and feel for. And maybe the author was trying to make you feel how the male MC would have felt at that moment, but darn it, I just didn't like it!!!

How do you feel about sudden plot twists that change everything you knew about the main character?

Thursday, February 18, 2010


And so it begins...#3 complete rewrite Of Chasing Forever, but I am truly inspired this time! I have a plan and I'm not afraid to use it! I love this new direction my characters are taking and can't wait to let it flow! Stay tuned for snippets of chapters as they are complete :)

I am anxious to get this all under way, Stealing Forever is screaming at me to have a turn.

How many times did you rewrite before you were finally happy? Did you do complete overhauls or just parts here and there? Any advice?

Oh recently read of a great book called Writing the Breakout Novel by Donal Maass. Supposedly it is very helpful for us first time writers. I plan on buying it sometime soon. Has anyone read it? Is it helpful?

Good day all, the weather is beautiful here in Oregon and I just can't complain!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Author Maggie Stiefvater

I have recently discovered the world of Maggie Stiefvater. I laughed, I cried, I loved. Shiver was an absolutly wonderful story of a girl, Grace who falls in love with Sam, a boy that leads a double life. In the winter he is wolf, and summer he is human. But he struggles to stay human to be with Grace.


It was love at first paragraph for me. I immediatly ordered her 2 previous book about fairies, Lament and Ballad and am impatiently waiting for them to arrive at my doorstep.

She has a contest to receive the newest of the wolves of Mercy Falls-Linger, before you can buy it!(and frankly, I'm dying to read it-July is a long ways away. I don't do well with patience)

Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Over The Top!!! (revised)

Ok, I lied, I do have one blog to pass this on to! Whimsy and Romance! A great brand spankin' new blog following three up and coming authors/moms!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Over The Top!!!

Thank you Charlie for considering me for your Over The Top Blogs award! What a great way for all of us to get to know each other! Here goes, rules are answer the following questions in one or two words! (I LOVE these things)

Where is your cell phone? Counter
Your hair? Blonde
Your mother? Caring, helpful
Your father?
Your favorite food? Taco Bell
Your dream last night? don't remember
Your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
Your dream/goal? Published
What room are you in? Dining Room
Your hobby? Writing, reading
Your fear? kids dying
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Right here
Where were you last night? Home
Something that you aren’t? Selfish
Muffins? ALOT!
Wish list item? Kindle
Where did you grow up? Oregon
Last thing you did? Played Farmville
What are you wearing? Jeans, sweatshirt-the usual
Your TV? keeps breaking
Your pets? annoying ;)
Friends? A few
Your life? My family
Your mood? Sleepy
Missing someone? son and Nana
Vehicle? Jeep Commander (LOVE IT)
Something you’re not wearing? lingerie
Your favorite store? Too many!
Your favorite color? Red
When was the last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? Last night
Your best friend? Sister
One place that I go to over and over? Disneyland and Vegas
One person who emails me regularly? Charlie
Favorite place to eat? Melting Pot

Well, I don't have anyone to pass this onto because all of my bloggers have already done it!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Hi there my dedicated 7 followers ;) I don't have much to mention today but I did want to point out 2 things:

There is a romance contest over at First 1000 words of any type of romance (Well, almost any. I didn't see any mention of YA, but I thought I'd give it try as a big girl romance) Every Wednesday they post a pick and critique. Pretty great stuff!!

And speaking of romance, I found a great blog about Romance and kids-good combo!!

Have a wonderful day!!!