Sunday, November 27, 2016

Busy, busy, busy.




 CRAFT SHOW





We are a part of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community craft show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. It started Nov. 22 and ends on Dec. 4. We are carving our bears on the main street in front of the convention center so we have to pack up everything each evening and bring it back each morning. It makes for long days, but the show is a lot of fun.

I don’t have as much time for physical writing during the show, I am able to brainstorm a writing project I have been working on.

That’s what I’m up to. How about you?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Skid by Tracey Martin



Sometimes when you lose control, you find yourself.



It took Gabrielle ten seconds to skid on black ice.
Ten seconds to wreck her car and her back.
Ten seconds to ruin her Olympic dreams.
Ten seconds to kill her younger sister.

Eight months later, Gabrielle's haunted by guilt, dependent on drugs to numb her pain and alcohol to numb her brain. Then Erik Tennyson crashes into her. Soon Gabrielle's immersed in the ghostly legend surrounding the Tennyson orchard, convinced that her sister is linked to its mysterious origins.

If she can just discover the truth, maybe she can put her sister's spirit to rest.

But as Gabrielle grows closer to Erik, her world skids out of control once more. Instead of appeasing the dead, she starts to do the thing she fears most: she remembers how to live.




"SKID is my favorite kind of story, one that acknowledges that life gives us pain and joy, love and sorrow in equal measure. I rooted for Ellie every step of the way!" -Jennifer Mason-Black





About Tracey Martin:
Tracey Martin wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, and an actor, possibly all at once. Instead, she studied psychology , and that led her to have an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she became a writer. Her books include Another Little Piece of my Heart, the Miss Misery series, and the RedZone dulogy.

She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.

Follow Tracey on Twitter and via her website.tracey-martin.com, @TA_Martin

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Avalanche by Denise Jaden Cover Reveal!







When Ellis and Dylan’s resort world and all of their hopes crash – literally – around them, they’ll need to depend on each other to survive.





About Alexandra Diaz:

Denise Jaden is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Losing Faith, Never Enough, and Foreign Exchange, as well as two nonfiction books for writers: Writing With A Heavy Heart and Fast Fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s usually homeschooling her son (who is also a fast drafter of fiction) or dancing with her Polynesian dance troupe. Find her online on Twitter, Facebook, or on her website at denisejaden.com.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Motley Education By S.A. Larsen


Motley Education
By
S.A. Larsen

 









Ebony Charmed has never seen a fire giant. She’s never chatted with ginormous ravens, been friends with a light elf, or held a relic vital to the underworld in her hand. Her less-than-average spirit tracking genes are enough excitement for her, but cause her to be the bane of sixth grade at Motley Junior High: School for the Psychically and Celestially Gifted. Her parents argue so much about her inabilities that her dad moves out of the house. And she would never survive without her best friend, Fleishman, even though he’s scared of his own shadow and insists on bringing his slimy, legless lizard everywhere they go.

That’s all about to change when Ebony receives a stick to transform for her Deadly Creatures & Relics project. If she does well, her success might reunite her parents. And with Fleishman’s help she’s sure to win. But strange things begin to happen. Mystical doors appear and a crusty rock giant steals the glowing stick. Even worse, a girl from school vanishes and Hela, Queen of the Underworld, reveals the stick’s true identity—named Gillingr, it’s used to guide spirits to their next destination. Ebony realizes there’s more at stake than simply getting her parents back together.

The two friends must brave the nine doors of Yggdrasil to find Gillingr before spirits are lost, the Well of Urd dries up, and Ebony loses all hope of uniting her family. But a dark elf lies in wait for them and he has other plans … plans that include creating a new world of spirits without them in it.



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About S.A. Larsen:
S.A. Larsen is a writer, reader, and Maine-iac ice hockey fan, who has watched more hockey games than she could ever count. She loves books that open up secret passageways and hidden worlds to inspire and challenge the heart. Her debut novel for middle grade readers, Motley Education, will be published October 10, 2016 by Leap Books and her debut young adult novel, Marked Beauty, is set for release late 2016.
She can be found in the land of lobsters, snowy winters, and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty years, four children (yes, they all play hockey), a playful pooch, and two kittens.
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Monday, October 10, 2016

SCBWI Book Blast for Blues Bones!

 
https://www.scbwi.org/bookblast-display/?id=421189

 Starting today #SCBWIBookBlast has tons of books for kids and teens you can browse and buy http://www.scbwi.org/bookblast



Check out my SCBWI Book Blast page.

“Dead fingers don’t tap.”

That is one of my favorite lines from Blues Bones.

I am a guitar player, and I love old scary movies. Some writers say to write the book you would love to read.

I did.