Weekly Update – 9/12/2016

Alright, so things are really busy over here (hence the scarce updates). Secrets is almost done and I found out not long ago that I’m doing a book launch this weekend for Winter’s Child. I’ve been busy preparing for a children’s story time for that event and doing last minute Secrets edits so I apologize if there hasn’t been much else going on lately.

Over the past two weeks I have released 6 chapters of Secrets (Chapter 37 – 42) and you can find links to all of the chapters by clicking on the below image:

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Or find them on Wattpad.

I have also added a Contact page up there on the menu where you can drop me a line if you’d like. (Like to complain about this week’s cliffhanger for instance. Sorry.)

I apologize for the brief update and hopefully I’ll have some more posts and content once the holiday rush comes to a close. Thanks to everyone who has been reading so far, I’m so excited to be finishing up this story.

 

 

Weekly Update – 12/11/2016

Yep… so that date up there is a bit of a lie. Today is actually Sunday, November 13th but technically it’s an update for last week that should have come out yesterday and I’m a horrible person.

Alright, so this week has been a disaster – sick kid and personal health problems – so I am admittedly behind. Secrets and Skin is up to date though, so that’s something! You can find this week’s chapters here:

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Or read it on Wattpad.

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Or read it on Wattpad.

In case you didn’t notice, I did promise you a horror story this (aka last) week. I failed to meet that promise and I apologize. It is in the works and I’m kinda excited about it to be honest. In lieu of an actual story… I will tell you that it is based on a novel I wrote for Camp NaNoWriMo earlier this year and I am interested in turning it into more than just a one off. It’s very distinct from Host and I think it plays on a different type of fear. Which is to say… I really hope you guys like it. I swear to the elder gods that it will be out this week.

To make up for my tardiness I will tell you a secret. A secret about Secrets. That secret is this:

It is complete. I am still doing some edits but I can promise that it will be fully released by the new year. That means some bonus chapters will be coming out soon, so keep your eyes peeled for those.

Finally, I have the Amazon link for my collaboration with Paris artist Rita Guiducci: Winter’s Child. In case you missed it, Winter’s Child is a Christmas book aimed at children and adults alike. It is filled with stunning pastel and water colour illustrations.

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If you missed the Christmas in Paris event this weekend, you can still pick up the book from Amazon HERE.

Alright, that’s all from me for now. If you have any questions or feedback about anything, please feel free to leave me a comment below!

Children’s Book and Chapter Updates

News!

First of all Secrets and Skin: Chapter 13 came out last Friday and Chapter 14 is out now!

You can also read them on Wattpad.

There should be a couple short story additions over the course of the week. I’ll include links to them in next week’s blog post but in theory one should be up today and another Friday. (EDIT: Oh, look…. I got one up already. You can check out my previously published story, Good Girl now.)

Finally… drum roll please…

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Over the past year or so I have been collaborating with my husband’s mother (an artist from Paris, Ontario… you can check out her Facebook page HERE) on a children’s Christmas book.

And voila!

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The books will be sold at the Christmas in Paris art event (again Paris, Ontario) and I will post the details for that as it gets closer. They will also be available on Amazon and I will share those details as well.

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As you can see it features some absolutely stunning artwork and a whimsical story of the magical, but brief, life of a snowflake born on Christmas Eve.

So yes, very exciting stuff!

If anyone is curious about the self-publishing process (we used CreateSpace) and what we learned as complete newbies navigating it, I would be happy to dedicate a blog post to it. I am definitely not an expert, but I learned A LOT fumbling my way through it the first time.

Until next time, hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer and good luck to those just beginning the school year!