Gimme Your Shoes

ImageThis week at the YA Indie Carnival we’re kicking off our shoes and going BAREFOOT. It is summer, after all. In honor of this week’s topic, here’s an excerpt from Whispering Evil. In this part of the story, Keira allowed herself to be captured by the mogdocs in order to gain access to the Empress. Unfortunately, her ex-boyfriend foils the plan by rescuing her. She finds herself barefoot and far from home. Keira’s not the damsel in distress type, so asking for assistance, especially from her ex who’s still madly in love with her, holds about as much appeal as mystery loaf with cheese.

Warning: This excerpt contains a spoiler for Book 1. Continue reading “Gimme Your Shoes”

Surviving the Storm

On Friday evening, I arrived home and barely set my purse down before I heard the wind coming on like a freight train. With little warning, a storm with “hurricane-force” winds hit our region and left devastation and dark houses behind.

The miracle workers at AEP (Appalachain Electric Power) continue to work 16+ hour days to restore power under a record-breaking heat wave. I would like to send out a big THANK YOU to these folks. Our power came back yesterday – yeah! no more cold showers by glow stick!!

Seriously though, it could have been much worse than a cold shower. God watches over us, kiddos. I have no doubt about that.

So, back to business as usual. Because of the lack of power, phone, or even cell signal after the storm, I was unable to reveal the teaser trailer for Book 4, Shadows Rising, on Sunday as planned. So here it is…

YA Indie Carnival: To Trailer or Not To Trailer

YA Trailer ParkThere’s a clear choice…To Trailer, duh! Not only do readers love them, but indie authors love making them. It lets us dream a little, gives us a visual image of what our work might look like on the screen.

Fellow YA Indie Carnival Author Suzy Turner has a great book trailer site…the YA Trailer Park (love the name). I highly recommend it for readers and authors alike.

In my experience, there are a few things to consider when creating a professional book trailer.


Set a budget and stick with it. You don’t have to sacrifice quality. There are plenty of online resources Continue reading “YA Indie Carnival: To Trailer or Not To Trailer”