Monday, July 4, 2016

July Updates!

Happy Independence Day (Americans!) Happy Monday, everyone else :) 
I've been binge-watching House of Cards on Netflix, which is pretty timely in an election year. I can't say it's giving me much faith in our political process. At least it's fiction.

Beyond that, I've been making a dent in my To Be Read list, and still on a self-imposed library ban to read through the books I own (with exception of downloading audio books from the library). Yes, these are #bookpeopleproblems :)

Now, on to updates!

New website ... soon!

Great change takes time, but soon I'll have my new website up. I'll announce it across social media!


My debut young adult novel Alterations is releasing September 6! Super stoked. A cover reveal and advanced copies coming soon. Spark is a digital book imprint of Bloomsbury, so my timeline is more narrow for these updates prior to release. Meanwhile, I'm over on Instagram regularly chatting about books if you want to follow me!

2016 Debut Author Bash

The 2016 Debut Authors Bash is a very cool blog hop hosted by You can see all the blogs linked here. Go ahead and check out my post on Gabrielle M. Reads' blog including a Book Depository gift card giveaway! The giveaway goes through July 5.

YA Buccaneers Summer Reading!

The group blog I joined this year is celebrating its three year anniversary. You know what that means: giveaways galore, and a bunch of fun posts all about books! Check out the intro post here.

Pitch Wars is Coming!

Writers seeking publication: the time is approaching! I'm signing on as a mentor for my third year. 
Here are the basics on Pitch Wars, where published and agented writers and editors choose a writer to help polish a full manuscript prior to a pre-selected agent round. The submission window opens August 3 on Brenda Drake's website, but the party starts sooner on twitter under the #pitchwars tag, plus hit the Home tab on Brenda's blog for all kinds of preview articles on the pitch contest.

Do you make summer reading plans? How are you doing so far?

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