It's no secret that the end of April and May are hectic for teachers, and unfortunately, it's been really hampering what I get done as far as writing. Although I am still working on the next Sojourner book, I have had a lot of people asking me when I'm going to wrap up the last book in the Dreamwalker series. At this point the novel is outlined and ready to be written so I've decided that once I've finished with my current novel, I'll start to work on that one. Perhaps at some point soon I can nail down a final cover. Until then, here's the two finished novels just in case you haven't seen them yet.
Two more Mondays left in my school year. No, I'm not dancing on my table. That comes May 25th. Still, this is a Monday, and I need something to make the week a little better so this is what I'll be seeing tomorrow night with my son. Can't wait! I hope you enjoy your week.
My friend Elle Casey has a big indie e-book giveaway going on. Besides my titles, she has many, many books you can enter to win. Have fun and good luck!
Enter at http://bit.ly/ZVuiFn
Every year, I attend the Oklahoma Federation of Writers, Incorporated conference in Oklahoma City. I'll be at the autograph party on Saturday, May 4th, at 4:30. Feel free to stop in for autographs. I will have a small selection of books for sale to autograph. The site of this conference is Embassy Suites Norman, 2501 Conference Drive, Norman, Oklahoma, 73069. If you collect e-books, you can always get them autographed on Authorgraph.
Here's a link for OWFI, and I hope to see you there!
Now that Dreamer has been released, I have set up a Goodreads giveaway. Just enter on the link below. And keep your eyes open for another giveaway for my non-fiction book about autism, It's Not About Destination.
I've been working really hard to get another fiction book ready to put up on Amazon and the other retailers, so I think it's time for a little celebration. After all, I'm going to take a breather for a few days after Dreamer's done, and if you enjoy reading my fiction, you'll find a new book you can purchase. Still, I think I'm going to do one better. For every ten comments I get on this page by different people, I will give away a free e-book copy of Dreamer via Smashwords so you can pick the e-reader version. The cut off for entry will be Saturday at midnight. And in case you're wondering about Dreamer, here's a little more information.
My latest release is a collection of essays about living with autism. My youngest child is on the spectrum, and I wanted to write a book not about the gloom and doom of autism but rather the lighter side, the side that is actually thankful for my daughter in spite of the chaos that autism brings. Anyhow, the Kindle link is below. I'll post the other ebook and print links as they come up. I'll also be setting up a Goodreads giveaway, so keep your eyes open for that.
Autism can be a formidable challenge to any family. It has a way of draining energy, causing chaos, and putting everyone involved in a tail spin. Anybody who has heard the word autism knows it’s a difficult disorder even if he or she doesn’t have any personal involvement with this condition. That’s the hard part. But what about the flip side? Yes, there is one. The things your child does that other children don’t, the gifts your child alone has, and the love you could never imagine having without your autistic child. Whether you are a parent of a child on the spectrum, a teacher with autistic students, or maybe even someone who just wants different information about autism, It’s Not About Destination invites you to take a time out from the difficult part of autism and celebrate the gift of life that’s been presented. You know you want to. And this book is just waiting for you to see autism from a different point of view.
Chemical warfare has obliterated most of the world, including America, and the survivors have turned into feral beasts, save one colony, Antius, the last remnant of civilization. Seventeen-year-old Cori (aka Citizen 1206) only longs for wide open spaces and freedom. But Antius has no use for such things, just mindless drones to serve in a place with walls, fences, and laws. A lot of laws, which Cori constantly breaks. So she’s spent years plotting her escape, which is the only thing that will save her from the colony’s deranged leader, Nathan. She isn’t looking to be a hero, and she certainly isn’t looking to fall in love, but she just might do both.
Just yesterday I finished the first draft of December Rose. Tomorrow, I will be celebrating by going to see Les Miserables...again. Tonight, I've been hard at work on editing Dreamer. Right now, I'm about halfway through the line edits. I'm hoping to finish those within a few days and then let my writing partner have a peek at the story before I do the final read through.
I've also started working on the next Sojourner novel. While I'm glad to be back with Lizzie and Lev, I know what's coming in their direction, and I don't envy them. Still, having finished outlines for all three new books, it's definitely going to be a ride. Perhaps when I finish the first chapter, I'll post it.
New books are always fun to start. There's always magic in the promise of what can be.
And on that note, as the year is winding down, I wish all of you the best of tomorrow. May all your promises be fulfilled as you wish them to be, and thank you for sharing my journey.
After the confrontation with the triune, both Elizabeth and Lev are forever altered. Elizabeth no longer possesses the ability to kill angels. Lev is now human. Yet no action is without consequence. The void left in Elizabeth from that power has marked her and attracted much attention from sleepwalkers, rogue spirits left behind from sojourns gone wrong. They see Elizabeth as a conduit to return to the world of the living, no matter that such an act might destroy her.
Lev, on the other hand, has become completely mortal and is overrun by all the emotions he's not experienced before. While his love for Elizabeth is very powerful, it is just one emotion among many, and when Elizabeth is taken by the sleepwalkers, he is at the mercy of other volatile feelings like anger and vengeance, putting lives at stake.
Griffin, Celia, and Even must not only track down Elizabeth, they must also stop Lev from becoming a human time bomb.