Monday, June 23, 2014

Heading to ALA Summer in Las Vegas!

Wow! This summer is just flying by! I can't believe it's almost the end of June already! I'm sure the fact that I'm spending so much time tucked away in my drafting cave lately isn't helping the whole time-flying-by situation...but, yeah...

I am so excited to be heading this week to sunny (and I'm sure steaming hot) Las Vegas for ALA's Annual Summer Conference!

*packs all the sunscreen...ever made*

I will be signing at the Flux Booth (#235) on Saturday(June 28th) from 11:00am - 12:00pm. I will have Finn buttons and Insomnia bags to giveaway so please come and say hi! If you miss the signing, I'll try to leave any extra swag at the Flux booth for people to pick up later.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PARANOIA Release Giveaway Winners!

Thank you SO much to everyone who helped make the PARANOIA Release and Launch such a massive success! I have many pictures which I'll be posting soon in a launch recap, but for today, I just wanted to announce the winners:

Cait Drews
Celes Cao
Misti Sumthing
Book Briefs
Maud Grefte
Kim V.
CJ Schindler
Lea Carstairs
Christina Hickey

Congrats to all the winners! You should all have emails from me in your inboxes! Please reply within 48 hours to claim your prize!

Friday, June 13, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Final Day - Friday the 13th!

Today is the final day of our PARANOIA blog tour! You can still enter over the weekend, but today is the last day we will have official stops.

It's also Friday the 13th! Dun--Dun--Dun!!!

Yes, I's all very shocking.

But for this special, freaky day, you can find me over with Shannon on Twilight Sleep where we're talking about Thrillers and Why everyone should be reading them.

There is also an interview on the Dystopian Books blog, so go check that out when you have a minute.

So go...enjoy your day and try not to cross any black cats the wrong way.

Happy Friday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, June 12, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 11

Today (June 12th) on the PARANOIA blog tour, we'll be stopping by to hang out with:

Rachel at Beauty and the Bookshelf!

Rachel had the fantastic idea to do a interview via a Paranoid Dream Sequence and it turned out really fun! Go check it out and get your giveaway entries for today!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 10

For today's (June 11th) stop on the blog tour we'll be over at Ilima Todd's blog where we will have a PARANOIA excerpt that has never before been posted online! Ilima is a good friend and fellow author so go check it out when you have a minute! It's definitely one of the more creepy dreams I've ever written.

Poor Parker...but enjoy! ;-)

And don't forget to get your giveaway entries for today!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 9 + Launch Party Tonight!

Because tonight is the PARANOIA Launch Party at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, for today's stop on the blog tour, I'm hanging out with my very good friend, Nichole Giles!

We made an awesome list for parties/conventions with hilarious/cool things you should do should you find yourself at one. :)

It was so much fun putting it together, so go check it out and get your giveaway entries for today!

If you're in the SLC area, hope to see you at the Launch tonight! :)

Monday, June 9, 2014

PARANOIA Release Day!

Today is a pretty big day. One year ago, I became a published author...and today I get to do it again.

And it still feels pretty freaking amazing.

Insomnia accomplished things that I never could have anticipated. It was a finalist for a Whitney Award, it's a Beehive Book Award Nominee for 2014-2015 and it was my publisher's bestselling book for 2013.

It already released in Hungary and in the next year it will be coming out in countries and languages all over the world.

Being published, just like writing, hasn't always been wonderful. There have been some serious struggles. I don't always want to write. I don't always feel like doing the marketing I'm supposed to do. It's hard to prepare yourself for something like this and there have been things that hit me harder, or hurt worse, than I was expecting. But I still love it.

Any career in which you send something you create out for people to openly critique can be painful and difficult...but it's also incredible and rewarding in ways that you can never expect.

More than anything else, on this day, I just feel incredibly lucky to be an author.

Thank you for supporting me and helping me continue to do what I love, and please celebrate that with me today.

Swag Giveaway Details!

I want to give bookmarks, buttons and signed books away today to celebrate!

If you'd be interested in winning, follow these steps:
1- post on any of these social media sites (instagram, facebook, twitter, tumblr)
2- tag my account
3- use the hashtag #ReleasethePARANOIA
4- tell me about a fear you have (funny or silly are acceptable)

That's all you do! I'll be picking randomly all day and sending out prizes! You are allowed to post in more than one place to increase your chances. And there will be a lot of prizes! We're talking 30+ prizes over the course of the day. So join in!

Thank you so much for celebrating with me! :)

And don't forget to get your blog tour entries today!

Blog Tour stops today:
Oops I Read A Book Again - Interview
Pearls Cast Before a McPig - Interview

Saturday, June 7, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 6 & 7

We'll be hanging out at one blog all weekend, because this blog is awesome and obviously everyone wants to hang out at awesome places during weekends.

And do this:

So we will be at the Oops! I Read A Book Again Blog with Dianne! (Love that blog name. It's like she keeps slipping and accidentally reading another book. That happens to me sometimes...)

On Sunday there will be an INSOMNIA AND PARANOIA Review posted.

Also, I know that the *technical* release date of PARANOIA is the 8th, but since it's a Sunday and a weekend, we'll be doing all celebration of the Paranoia release on Monday the 9th.

So make sure to check in on Monday for lots of fun Release Day Giveaways!

On Release Day I'll be doing fun promos to give out signed books, bookmarks... and buttons

Yes, I said buttons...everyone wants buttons. 


Have a happy weekend everyone! :) And don't forget to get your entries for the rafflecopter giveaway this weekend!

Friday, June 6, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 5

June 6th blog tour stops:

We are getting so close to the PARANOIA release! It seems to be shipping from everywhere! I have some really fun things going on to celebrate the release next week so make sure to keep checking back! I'll be giving away all kinds of swag and signed books! :)

For today...

Stop by the Why Not Because I Said So blog where Sheila will be posting an interview along with her review of PARANOIA!

I'm also doing a Friday Craft of Writing guest post on The Art of Saying No over on the Adventures in YA Publishing blog. I'm talking a bit about how my background in marketing (and anything else, really) can turn into a distraction and get in the way of writing...if you let it.

Feel free to get your entries here, also! And have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 4

Today the blog tour stop will be with Mel over on the Novel Novice blog!

Mel took an early copy of PARANOIA on a Portland tour with her a few weeks ago and posted pictures on twitter. Her blog post will incorporate her pics with some other new fun stuff! I can't wait to see it!

Also, today is the LAST DAY that the INSOMNIA ebooks will be $1.99! If you know anyone that might be looking for a good, tense read, let them know TODAY!

Happy Thursday! :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 3

June 4th already? Wow...this tour is FLYING by! We are almost to the release date of PARANOIA!!

Today's blog stop is at the Shae Has Left The Room blog where we will be discussing the PARANOIA pinterest board and what inspired some of the images you'll find there.

Come check it out and get your giveaway entries for today! :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour - Day 2

June 3rd--For today's stop on the PARANOIA blog tour:

Head over to Becky Wallace's blog where she is doing an Editor's Note interview and asking me some questions what it's been like to work with my editors! Plus, another chance to enter to win!

Also, I'm so happy to announce that the YA Scream Queens blog that I'm a part of was nominated for a YA Web Award! Go over and vote for your favorite blogs when you get a chance!

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, June 2, 2014

PARANOIA Blog Tour Begins!

I have a few things to tell you today, so I'll try to make it quick.

First: the INSOMNIA ebook deal for $1.99 is still going for a few more days, so buy a copy for yourself or your nephew, or your cousin, or your neighbor or your neighbor's cousin!

Second: There is only 1 week until PARANOIA's release! WOO HOO!!

Which leads me to #3...

Third: The PARANOIA Blog Tour begins today!

The blog tour is going to be great. I'm going to giveaway TEN signed copies of Insomnia or Paranoia (winner's choice) plus some surprise swag packs and other goodies along the way! You can enter every day at the new blog posts so check back here for updates on where to enter and join in on the fun!

June 2:

~Stop by at My Friends are Fiction to hear some of the songs behind PARANOIA.

~Hop over to Adventures in YA Publishing to read about PARANOIA + the other upcoming new releases with their Monday Round-up!

And I'm posting the rafflecopter for the blog tour giveaway below so you can enter here for today and on other blogs on other days.

Happy Monday and Good Luck!