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Bookish Swag

The time has come to figure out what I want to give away with my WINTER’S SIREN launch!

With my last book, after much deliberation and help from my sister, I ended up giving away dark fantasy coloring books, a tote bag, copies of my book, bookmarks, a keychain, and I think that’s it, because that’s all I can remember.

Since I’m in the business of experimenting, in lieu of giving away my book for launch, I’m going to give away several copies in a Goodreads giveaway. So for launch, I was trying to think of things I would find exciting, but I also wanted things that are themed, kind of, you know. I think a fairy tale anthology (Grimm’s), themed scented candle, book cover notebook, book cover keychain, and bookmarks would be exciting, right? And a feather quill pen if I can find one I like. I get annoyingly specific about what I want sometimes. Makes it hard to make a decision.

I want to give away some socks with a book at some point, but I don’t know how to find cool ones. Clearly, I’m boring when it comes to that. Seriously, all of my socks are white or black. I have colored socks sometimes, but once they get holes in them, it’s just easier to run to the store and get plain ones.

Last time I just had one bookmark design, this time I’ll have three: two teaser bookmarks and one book cover bookmark. I’ll post pictures when I get them. They’re really pretty in my head. 😀

In other experimenting news, I have an announcement to make! ^_^ My next project is going to be a duology!! 😲 It’s in my head that way, and I’m so freaking excitied!! It is cutting line, but that’s okay. The idea I thought might be next in line is a giant mess, still, but we’re working through it.

The duology is a fairy tale/classic novel hybrid with slight futuristic elements. I cannot wait! I don’t know when it’s going to come out. I want to have them both done – first drafts – before I make any publication plans, but the goal is to release them within a few months of each other starting next fall, like November and then February? So excited. ^_^

And speaking of exciting news, “Whisper” is going well, and I have a blurb drafted! The MC’s having to fight for my attention a tiny bit, but there’s so much excitement going on!! The goal is to completely finish this by the end of the year, if I can get a proofreader on board for the beginning of December – it’ll put me ahead of schedule so I won’t have to juggle projects too much next year. Yay!

Also, I’m done Christmas shopping except for a possible extra gift, gift bags, and tissue paper. Haha. So, outside of the mountain of books I want to read, I don’t have too many typical things on my plate for the fall, which is great because I get lazy in wintertime. 😀

And in the last bit of exciting news: I have cover mock ups for WINTER’S SIREN and OMG! Metaphorically dying over here. ^_^

I got two different mock ups this time, because there’s how things look in your head and the reality. They’re both gorgeous, but I made a decision right away because it’s just so shiny!! I’ll announce the cover reveal day and other such mess next week. I can’t wait!!! I have the best cover designer in the world. 😀

Anyway, I can’t wait to get my teasers and bookmarks! I found a site that does bookmarks with rounded edges. It’s the little things. ^_^

Dance of the Setting Fairy – Part Two

In true me fashion, I changed what story I’m going to work on next after making an official announcement. Lol! I’ve been working on the current project for a few weeks now, but it’s not “The Puppet Box” as I originally intended, in case you didn’t notice its absence in the sidebar. Despite the fact… Continue Reading

Dance of the Setting Fairy

Not too long ago I posted about real life settings versus fictional settings. I’m on a real life setting kick right now. 🙂 In “Legion” we’re in pseudo-present day Asheville, North Carolina. I love Asheville. So, it’s not surprisingly (to myself) that we find ourselves in NC once more in “The Puppet Box” – this time… Continue Reading