Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Website!

That's right, I've moved! Come over and see my beautiful new website, designed by Tessa Elwood, and check out my new blogging digs on Tumblr (linked to as "Blog" from my website). I'm excited about this new format and feel it's a better fit for my personality.

Here it is:

Adios, Blogger!

(I will keep this blog up for archival purposes, however.)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Another Title Change!

Just to keep things interesting--and more importantly, to ensure my book has the best marketing possible--my publisher has changed my title once more. Now it's BURNING GLASS, and I'm 99.9% sure it's here to stay. :-)

I absolutely love the new title! It's dark, atmospheric, and moody. I love the beautiful sound of those words together and the many layers of symbolism they invoke. BURNING GLASS perfectly describes Sonya's inner and outer journey. I can't wait to see the cover design in the near future!

In other news, I'm in the works with a developer to build an awesome new website I'll be sharing with you soon, and today I'm finishing the last tweaks of content edits for BURNING GLASS, then I'll be diving into copy edits over the next few weeks. Before I know it, advanced reader copies will be available! I'm also hard at work revamping my book two synopsis and fleshing out new and exciting conflict for Sonya to encounter. By April, I'll start drafting her continuing story. Never a dull moment!

Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Book Name and More

January is almost over (hallelujah), and so much has happened since my last blog post! Auraseer has a new name, The Seer's Curse, and my series will now be called Riaznin Rising. I love these names because they're specific and evocative. If you haven't added The Seer's Curse to Goodreads, do it now!

I've been busy revising with my fantastic editor, Maria Barbo, at Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, and I couldn't be in better hands. Having a book release in a year means a lot of work--and quickly--and I've never worked harder (a 3:00 a.m. bedtime has become the norm). But before I know it, all of this effort will transform itself into a shiny new book to share with all of you. I can't wait!

In other news, my Christmas decorations are still up, my house needs a good deep-cleaning, my husband's high school theatrical production opens in less than a week, and I may or may not have consumed one too many chocolates in the last month. But I did exercise for the first time in, oh, a decade this morning, so there is hope for me.

Here are a few pics of my recent happenings:

The one day I took off revising was to celebrate with my friend, Sara B. Larson, at her launch party for IGNITE. Here we are with Erin Summerill, making for a tasty Adams Literary client sandwich.

Signing my contract for the Riaznin Rising series. A momentous occasion!

Round one of editorial revisions completed!

Christmas trees are still pretty at the end of January...right?