Monday, May 21, 2012

Exciting news for EVERSTAR!!

The Conjectrix - the second in the Everstar Series is in review and will be available this Fall.

Upcoming news:
  • A cover will be released June 13th!
  • The 2nd edition of THE VIVATERA will be available Friday the 13th of July, including a new cover and special insight for book clubs. 
Watch for more games and news as the releases get closer.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Signing and Cover

Exciting things are happening...

I have a book signing with other local Utah authors.

Check out Events.

Also, my cover in being revised. It looks fantastic so far. Look for it soon.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Writing vs. Therapy and the First Threads of Creativity


As I have always thought - writing is therapeutic! It can drive you crazy sometimes, but still keeps you sane. That is why I write. If I give other characters serious problems I feel I might not have those problems myself.

Some advice, huh? So far it hasn't worked completely, but I'm still working on it.

I am excited to share my thoughts and feelings with you as I venture into the world of Parbraven.

I thought for my first blog I would just tell you a little about the Everstar Series and where I got the title for the first book "The Vivatera."

I think I am most creative when I wake up around 4 am and try my hardest to get back to sleep. My body is tired enough to rest but my brain is wide awake with fresh thoughts and ideas. It's like a naughty child that doesn't want to go back to sleep. I hate that naughty child....

Throughout my life I have always been writing, or thinking about writing, and I was working on something completely different, something that was taking way too much thought, when my brain came up with a simple idea.

Most dreams can be traced to a conversation or idea or movie a lot of the time... I had been talking to my mother a few days previous and she asked, if I ever got a tattoo where and what would it be. I didn't have a response when my mom told me she would get a tiny fairy on her backside. (sorry Mom...) And after considering it, I think I would get a golden snitch... somewhere... :) But while thinking about the philosophy that comes with a tattoo I came to a conclusion: a tattoo is a choice. So what if you didn't have a choice? What if you were branded and didn't know anything about it? That was the first threads that led me to a simple early morning dream of a sweet girl who was marked.

The simple idea led to a synopsis, which led to a time-line, and ultimately led me far away from my original idea, but all for the best.

My book was originally called something else - as most books are - but the title (which I will not disclose for fear it may spoil something) helped propel my direction in the book, so for that I am grateful. The Vivatera just happened. I like double entendres and it fit perfectly.
Think about that one... hmmmmm...


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bloggies and Sweeties!

In this world of Blogging I have to say that anything is possible.

I was recently approached by a blogger on Goodreads if she could review my book. I was ecstatic! It is always a little nerve racking knowing someone is going to look at your work and judge you. YIKES! No one wants to be judged, but to do it on purpose just seems stupid.

I've been nervous about people reading my stuff, but that is what an author does. I think that anything that an author writes that is not polished is frankly embarrassing for others to see, since everyone expects the quality to be impeccable. But authors are human and sometimes my "they"s are "the"s and so on. I feel more comfortable knowing this is, at the very least, edited.

She just received my novel and posted it on your blog.

She will be posting a review within the next few months.

I will also soon be interviewed on a blog featuring local artists. This is run by a great friend Mike Frye, who is a columnist, photographer, blogger, and one of my biggest cheerleaders. He is helping me understand more of the world of Social Media and how to get my name out. Thank you Mike!

In celebration of these exciting moments I have discounted my ebooks to $4.99 from $8.99.

I'm tickled with these opportunities and grateful that this person as wanting to give my little novel a chance. :)