Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Keep Moving Forward

Well, I did it! I mailed the complete submission packet for The Tyrant King to the publisher this morning. Now, it's up to them.

So I'm moving on, too. A really great friend of mine, who happens to be a GENIUS artist, Deirdra saved me yesterday. Check out the cover she came up with for one of my new ebooks.

My version, my own, pathetic attempt, involved what was supposed to be a tattered wedding veil on black velvet with blood splatters. I won't subject you to the pain of viewing it. Thank you, Deirdra, for being so brilliant!

As I sit in my post-submission euphoria, I'm eager to tackle the next projects: ebooks. Ghost Bride is a super short one I'm only going to sell for 99 cents. The Wild Queen, being an installment of The Peasant Queen series, may be as much as $5.00. (I know, don't blow a gasket lol) The Price of Love, may sell for $2 or $3, depending on several things. The more I research, the more intimidated I become--but that's cool, because I'm going to do it anyway. :)

But I have the entire month of April to accomplish this. 3 ebooks published by April 30th. I'm working on revisions, and cover art, and getting all my ducks in a row formatting-wise before I start launching books. I'm also going to attend a class on ebooks (as long as it doesn't interfere with my presentations) when I'm here:
I highly suggest, if you're in or near the area of Ephraim, UT on April 9th you come check it out. You can't beat free, and there's going to be tons of good information passed around.
See you soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Call for Submissions

My publisher, Cedar Fort Books, has put out the call. Can you answer it? They're looking for submissions in these categories:

* Prayer
* The Book of Mormon
* The Doctrine and Covenants
* Church History
* Mother's Day: short stories and gift books
* General Nonfiction
* LDS Nonfiction
* Historical Fiction
* LDS Fiction
* Social and Behavioral Issues (i.e. Asperger's, ADHD, suicide, eating disorders, body image) both nonfiction and fiction.

Check out their website HERE for more information. And good luck! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Right In!

Hello, March! Blog tour is done, contest is over, prizes mailed out (and received in part).

Right now, March feels pretty good. But it's only just beginning.

Coming later this month, I'm going to share with you another contest. I have to research the details a little better, but it's going to be tons of fun. And, of course, there will be a prize. It's a nice one, but not a book. Well, not necessarily. :) That part's up to you.

So, that's all I'm going to share now. But the wait will be worth it.

Remember, I'm signing at the Starry Night Books in Tooele with author Michael Knudsen this Saturday (March 12) 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winners Galore!

First of all, a HUGE thank you to all the people who participated in my blog tour for my first book. Being my first attempt at this, there were some bumps, and some hitches, but overall it's gone well. Thank you bloggers, reviewers and interviewers for your willingness to help me out! I appreciate it more than these feeble words can express.

Congratulations to our final weekly prize winner of a copy of The Peasant Queen: Theresa! I've already contacted her via email, so hopefully she will soon claim her prize. :)

And now you can start the drum roll, because I've done the final, Grand Prize Drawing for my promotional blog tour. And the winner is:

Taffy! Congrats, Taffy! Be sure to email me so I can get your address to send the grand prize out to you. In case you've forgotten, you won all of this:

Thanks so much, everyone! Don't wander far. I have another contest coming up in March!