Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday SHIFTING!

That's right. My book is released today!!! So to celebrate I'll tell you five interesting but totally random facts about the journey that led me to today.

1. After I wrote this book I was at a neighbor's Christmas party when a guest pulled me aside and told me about his face-to-face run in with a skinwalker. This was a grown man. And he was TERRIFIED! He trembled as he told me about the skinwalker chasing his car. :/

2. My author photo was taken on Friday the 13th. I was six weeks pregnant.

3. Shortly after I completed the first draft of SHIFTING, I moved. All of my NEW neighbors have the same names as the characters in my book--and they aren't typical names! (Danni, Penney, Bonny, Jenkins, Connoly--okay, the name in the book is O'Connell but it's close). My PUBLISHER even has the same name--almost--as my neighbor: Emily Easton (publisher) vs. Emily Eaton. Hmmm. Sort of freaky.

4. I lived in Silver City, New Mexico, where SHIFTING takes place. I never saw any skinwalkers there. Tarantulas, on the other hand . . .

5. The girl on the cover of SHIFTING IS NOT ME AS A TEENAGER! She resembles me slightly. All of my neighbors ask if this was done on purpose. No! The people who made my book cover have never met me! It is a coincidence!

Thanks for all of your support, everyone! I can't believe this day is here.

Oh, and if you want to buy my book, click here.

If you want to order a signed copy of SHIFTING from my local bookstore, call this number: 435-789-4742
And tell me, do you think skinwalkers really exist?

Thursday, September 22, 2011


That's right.

I'm giving away two copies of my book to celebrate its release this coming Tuesday.

So check out the Goodreads widget on the right. --->

See it? Now click and enter.

Good luck!

Hope you

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Contest of Awesome and Moi!

Well, of course I think it is an awesome contest. This blog is giving away my book! And get this . . .

My book, SHIFTING, comes out in SIX DAYS!

Haven't ordered it yet? That's okay. Just go here or here.

And another thing . . . People are liking my book! Check out the reviews on Goodreads. And then go order my book.

You won't be sorry.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Now, This Would Rock (A Very Non-Writerly Contest)

So something you don't know about me is that I used to snowboard. A lot. I could tear it up . . . er, the mountain tore me up.

Anyway, what does this post have to do with writing (besides the fact that I get to brag about a hobby other than writing)?

I found this contest on Facebook. It's a company that makes custom snowboards. Custom snowboards you say? Yes. Custom snowboards.

would it be
to have a snowboard
custom made with


If you "like" their page (one of the requirements) and fill out the teeny tiny entry form, you just might win a custom snowboard.

And . . . You're SO welcome!

(And no that is NOT me in the photo. Unfortunately.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Best and Worst of Times

If someone would have sat down with me on January 1, 2011 and said, "This is what your year is going to have:

The worst flu of your life (boo).

Chicken Pox (boo).

A beautiful new baby girl (yay).

Your Advanced Readers Copy of SHIFTING (yay).

Your daughter will fracture her skull (boo).

You'll sell your next two books to Walker Books (yay).

You'll throw your back out and be bedridden for nearly two weeks (boo).

You'll receive your first published book in the mail (yay)."

If someone sat down and told me all of that--and the year is only 2/3 over--I don't think I would have believed them. It has definitely been the best of times. And the worst of times. I'm happy to say that the hard things made me grow, made me wiser, made me more grateful for my health and my kids' health. And the hard things made the good things even sweeter.

Anyhow . . . my book comes out on September 27th! If you want to help me out on Goodreads, click here and vote me best book of September.

And here, here and here are a few places you can read interviews and reviews of SHIFTING.

Any may you have the best of times!