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Easter Eggs for Red Feather Girl

Love this tradition!

A few weeks after each new release, I spill the hidden little somethings that I like to call Easter Eggs. Here are the eggs for Red Feather Girl, the new short story included in the Amazon Exclusive edition of The Complete Midnight Guardian Series. 

Read the story first, this post contains SPOILERS. Read More

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The scoop on House of Gammen, Literacy Leaders, and everything else I can think of

Busy.

This year has been a roller coaster—fast, frantic, and at some points, yes, it even made me nauseous. So I’d like to take a moment to step off the ride and give you all an update.

This summer, I started Bryna’s Literacy Leaders. At its core, it’s a monthly e-newsletter for teachers and youth librarians with ideas for book-inspired snacks, classroom activities, and downloadable worksheets, and a bunch of giveaways. But it’s more than that. My vision for Bryna’s Literacy Leaders is that it becomes a resource hub for those out there looking for innovative and engaging ways spark an interest in reading for the next generation. If you know of a teacher or librarian that’s feeling a little uninspired lately, I urge you to direct them to the Literacy Leaders page where they can learn more and subscribe for free.

In September, I released my first audiobook. Posted a bunch about it on Facebook, so you might be tired of hearing about it, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop gushing over it. For Wrong Side of the Grave, the narrator’s voice is just soo dreamy. He makes rocker Eric come to life. You can sample the book here.

I’m starting to book engagements for next year. I’ve already made commitments to appear at the Roanoke Author Invasion and Utopia in Nashville (formerly UtopYA).

And there’s some big news, but it’s not quite ready to release yet. Like super big news, and it’s killing me to keep it all in. Let’s just say that it all coincides with the release of House of Gammen, the 6th and final installment of the Midnight Guardian series.

iStock_000004032250SmallOkay, so that’s my most received question, isn’t it? When is House of Gammen going to be released? I’ve been promising it for a very long time. All I can say is, YES, it is coming, NO, I don’t have a date, and YES, it is going to be epic. Sorry, the mogdocs won’t let me say more at this time. But soon. Subscribers to my New Book Alert will be the first notified when a release date is set and will even get a sneak preview at a chapter or two.

That’s all for now. See you across the barrier.

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My Little Surprise for UtopYA Attendees

For more on UtopYA, visit utopyacon.com

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The countdown begins…

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YA Storytellers: Creepy & Lovin’ It

funfridaysEvery other Friday, the 11 novelists of The Society of YA Storytellers will blog on a common topic. This week it’s “Creepy & Lovin’ It”. To kick off the very first Fun Friday, I’ve got a special treat. Here’s a creepy excerpt from the yet to be released 5th book in the Midnight Guardian series, Book of the Lost. Enjoy!

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Arden’s heart pounded fiercely in his chest.
“August!” he yelled, yet the other guardian was nowhere in sight.

The forest was dark, completely dark. The forever night sky, without benefit of moon or stars, would have made navigating the West Woods of Atlantis difficult. The added winding web of tree roots and underbrush made it nearly impossible.

The air was still as if the forest were a living thing, holding its breath. Not even Read More

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Update: MG#5, Book of the Lost

Gothic sorrowHere’s a quick update and questions answered for Midnight Guardian #5, Book of the Lost

Book of the Lost  picks up in the weeks after Shadows Rising. Shadows Rising ended in a whirlwind with the mogdocs clamoring over a lifeless Broo, Jumper’s timeless marriage proposal to Ann, Drew’s revealed power over the shadows, a mysterious book, Nana’s odd meeting with the Sect, and the question of Brun’s loyalty to Keira and her friends. Needless to say, Book of the Lost  will be jam-packed with action in preparation for the final book, Book 6 – House of Gammen which I plan to release at the end of the year.

***contains spoilers for first 4 books of the series*** Read More

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