Authors in Bloom 2014

UPDATE: AIB 2014 is complete. Congratulations to Arlinda, and thanks to everyone who stopped by! Welcome Bloomers (?), and thanks for stopping by. I think you all know by now how this works, so let’s get to it. I don’t garden. At all. But I can make my around the kitchen capably enough, and I

Special Guest – Liz Talley

A couple days ago, I mentioned a promotion I’m taking part in, #Books4RealityTVFans. Here’s one of my fellow authors, Liz Talley on her must-see reality TV show. Many reality shows have caught and held my interest (some have horrified me, too!) but if I have to sift through the ones I love, I would have


Top Chef. Million Dollar Listing. The Amazing Race. That’s right, I like the occasional reality TV show. So I was only too happy to join in when I learned about #Books4RealityTVFans, a promo for books that explore the world of television behind the scenes. My book Instant Preplay, the story of a kid who discovers

Authors in Bloom v.2013

UPDATE – April 21: Congratulations to Savannah, Jeannie and Shadow! Keep an eye out for your t-shirt and your copy of Mom Con. Thanks to all who entered, and hopefully we can do this again next year. Welcome to my little portion of the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop. And to those of you who

Props for Instant Preplay

I didn’t see this coming – probably because I don’t have a DVR that predicts the future – but Instant Preplay just received a 2013 KART Kids Book List Award. KART stands for Kids Are Readers Too (heck yeah they are!) and the organization is a digital broadcast network dedicated to using storytelling as means

The Evolution of a Book Cover

Last year, I released my second book, Instant Preplay, the story of a kid who discovers that his DVR records TV shows before they air. As you might imagine, chaos ensues. Anyway, when it came time to design the cover, I reached out to the very talented Rodolfo Reyes. I initially found him via DeviantART

Are you free this weekend?

I am. Or, perhaps I should say, one of my books is. The Kindle version of Instant Preplay is free all weekend over at Amazon. Go help yourself. Tell a friend, if you want.

Indie April starts today!

Jade, she of the fab Inkscratchers blog, is hosting Indie April. Every day for the next eight days, she’ll be featuring a different indie author, primarily YA. It promises to be a fun week of guest posts, interviews, and maybe a giveaway or two. Here’s the lineup: Be sure to stop in and say hi!

AIB Winners!

Congratulations to Mel Bourn, the winner of my giveaway (a BuiltNY ereader cover and copies of my books, The Odd Job Squad and Instant Preplay). Congrats as well to YJ, the overall Authors In Bloom blog hop winner, who traversed some 70 author sites and will soon be the owner of an Amazon Kindle Fire

Authors in Bloom & Bonus Giveaway

Welcome to my little corner of this whole Authors in Bloom blog hop thing. You probably know by now that I’m supposed to include a gardening tip or a recipe. Well, me giving gardening tips makes about as much sense as Lindsay Lohan teaching Driver’s Ed. So that leaves recipes, which is considerably more in