One of the most rewarding experiences I've had as an author is the opportunity to go back to school. No, it's not what you think. I'm not breaking open the textbooks, but I have been invited to speak to students about writing or reading in general. Last year, I was invited to help close out … Continue reading Indie Life: Engaging the Classroom
Merry Christmas! It's that time of year again, when the YA Author Sponsors host a giveaway meant to build a following. Anyone interested in participating will have from 12/14 to 12/21 to visit our blogs, read/respond to our questions, AND join any or all of our sites in order to be entered for the giveaway. The winner … Continue reading YA Indie Carnival Giveaway
Just this week, I received brand new bookmarks (left) for the upcoming Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. I love the beading on the end of the tassel. You can't tell by the pic, but it sparkles like the whole night sky is jammed in it. Stop by the booth and I'll show you … Continue reading YA Indie Carnival: It’s All About the Swag
Pinterest, of course! Yeah, they don't call me the Queen of Corn for nothing. I couldn't help making the awful joke as a segue into this week's YA Indie Carnival topic. How do indie writers use Pinterest? I've been dabbling in this social medium for a while now. I can tell you that Mogdoc News … Continue reading What do you get when you mix a seamstress with a banker?
Congrats to Emma Michaels, winner of last week's big YA Indie Carnival Anniversary Giveaway. Emma receives 13 indie novels including books 1-3 of the Midnight Guardian series. Nice! The giveaway was so much fun that we're having another contest this week. Join the YA Indie Carnival for our Chemistry Contest. Here's how it works: Each … Continue reading YA Indie Carnival: Chemistry Contest
This week's indie carnival topic is Villains. The nastiest nasty I've written about has got to be Bov Gammen. The son of the original boogeyman, Bov certainly lived up to his father's example. He ruled the Mogdoc Empire with ruthless determination and harvested humans like grapes for their fine wine. Now that he has passed … Continue reading Big Bads of Indie