Please come, if you can. I’ll be on a panel with my partner-in-crime Mason Bundschuh. There will be books to buy, panels to participate in, and each year they have free hotdogs. I am ALL ABOUT the free hotdogs! BJ Novak will be there, along with one of my very favorite writers, Aimee Bender. I have this fantasy where I talk to her without passing out. Let’s see if it happens.
Join us at the Vegas Valley Book Festival. :D
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I know. It sounds like the start of a bad joke. And it was more like I was nudged by a school bus the other day, or I was pushed over more than hit. I can’t even tell you exactly what happened! I was standing on the sidewalk at my daughter’s school, waiting to pick her up. I had my back to a line of school buses, and one pulled out of line and passed the others. Somehow the back of the bus made contact with my body, and I would have totally sprawled on my face if the people standing next to me wouldn’t have caught me. I’m fine, just bruised and sore to the bone. And a little baffled, I’ll be honest.
But life continues! Pretty Little Dead Girls is getting some wonderful reviews! It was nominated for The Whitney Award, which delights me. And Nina drew me a picture tonight of a shark drinking hot chocolate in order to cheer me up. She also gave him some swimmers as snacks. That’s a thoughtful girl. :D
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This beautiful review of PLDG nearly stopped my heart. Author T.O. Munro took the time to write a beautiful review that was exquisitely worded. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Pretty Little Dead Girls has been out for five days and has received 18 five-star reviews and 1 four-star on Amazon. This makes me so happy and means so much! It means that over a dozen people are now familiar with Bryony and her destiny.
Thank you for all of your support and love! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. This book is my dream come true.
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So this was a project I did the other day. With Pretty Little Dead Girls coming out and the other stories in the works, I knew it would be crunch time. Not cooking dinner every night would give me an extra hour of writing time.
I spent five dollars and bought this menu plan. You can put it together yourself, but believe me, the five dollars was worth it.
First I gathered the ingredients. And made my daughter peel potatoes. Bwa ha!
We diced everything up.
And then we bagged the dinners. I ended up with twenty, including things like Italian Chicken, beef roast, pork chops, etc. It’s a heavily meat-based plan, but we eat a lot of veggie soups, so they’ll be great in rotation. I thaw the bag in the fridge overnight, toss it in the crockpot the next morning, and then life is beautiful.
We had one of these for dinner yesterday while I attended the PLDG Facebook release party. Who has time to cook when there’s a celebration to be had? :D
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Tonight’s the night, my friends! My favorite thing ever, Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy, is finally live and available! For less than five bucks you can have the story of Bryony and her dark destiny zapped to your Kindle in under a minute. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me!
Tonight we have the Facebook release party. There will be guests, including Galen Dara, who did the gorgeous cover art, and Orion Zangara who did the beautiful tip-in cover art available in the special limited edition signed hardcover. The party starts in an hour! There will be fun conversations, games, and tons of prizes! Please stay and play. You can find us here. I’d love to have you. <3
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I love their blog name. Over the Effing Rainbow. It makes me laugh every time.
I did a guest post titled Little Dead Red that you can read here. Also, you can enter a super special awesome Rafflecopter contest with a LOT of prizes. The contest is at the end of the post. How awesome! Please enter!
Also, tomorrow is September 29, 2014. Do you know what that means? It means that Pretty Little Dead Girls is officially for sale! Please stop by and pick up a copy on Amazon! We’ll also be having a fun online Facebook release party with (again) lots of prizes! So please swing by for that. We’ll be holding that here, and I’ll post more about it tomorrow.
Tomorrow! This is my dream come true, friends. I can’t wait. :)
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We’re going live! You can watch us live here!
If you’d like to participate and ask me questions, you can do that here.
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