A Galactic Giveaway
This one's so good I wish I could win!
I’m still a little gobsmacked that this is the life I get to have, and these are the books I get to write!
So, Star Wars Celebration was last week, and while I couldn’t be there in person, they let me write out some thoughts to share with everyone at the panel! Here’s a pretty solid play-by-play if you’d like to know what was discussed (also follow that account for a daily countdown to the book!).
One of my favorite tidbits that got shared includes:
Jen Heddle (who is brilliant and helped give me so important feedback for the book) spoke for me at the panel, and this is the quote that has me reeling:
And Tom (better known as @DarthInternous and also a brilliant editor who helped with the book), said this, and my heart melted, because that sibling relationship in that moment meant so much to me to write:
Anyway, I could go on and on about the panel that I wasn’t even present for, but just know that when I saw in my acknowledgments that these are some of the best people ever to work for, I really, really mean it!
But the bigger news is…
HUGE GALACTIC GIVEAWAY LIKE OMG
This was also announced at Star Wars Celebration:
You can read all the details and enter for this giveaway here! If you win, please take me. Please. Please? Please.
Lol, but seriously, this giveaway? Astounding. You get flown to the Galatic Starcruiser with all the perks, plus more time at Disney and, well, more. I’m gobsmacked at how great this giveaway is! Like…I just…I can’t even get over it???? And!!!!!!!
Anyway, as I said, entering is ridiculously easy, like, just fill in the form and click enter. It will take you two seconds. And then you may win the best giveaway in the whole galaxy.
Speaking of Giveaways…
See that little box at the bottom right hand side of the screenshot below?
That little box says that if you buy a copy of the Exclusive Edition of The Princess and the Scoundrel, then you’ll get a ton of awesome prizes. Entering is as easy as just buying the book! And note that the BN Exclusive edition is $6 cheaper than the regular edition! You can buy the BN Exclusive Edition here.
What makes the “exlusive edition” exclusive? I can’t tell you. Literally. I don’t know! But I do know that it will likely involve art of some sort, such as a pull-out poster.
While I of course celebrate any way you want to get the book, and I’m honored you want one at all, I must confess to a partiality towards supporting independent bookstores! My two local stores, Malaprops and Adventure Bound, are accepting pre-orders and every single pre-ordered copy of the book will be signed and can be personalized with anything you want to say.
In Other Book News…
While I’m still reeling from the awesomeness of all the Star Wars stuff, I do have more book things in the works! Blood and Feathers will be released in print and ebook this summer, and the cover is being designed by the immensely artistic Jessica Khoury of Lizard Ink Studio. More on that soon!
I’ve also just released the latest episode of Museum of Magic. It’s shaping up to be delightful, and these last few chapters are all about either high-stakes action or near-kisses and building romance, creating the best sort of tension…plus there’s magic and portals and fae and more!
Meanwhile, I’m also working on the Crown Club—a weekly newsletter that announces each new episode of Museum of Magic as well as presents fun background info and giveaway prizes. You can sign up for the Crown Club here. I’m currently working on a major tarot-themed giveaway that will go out to every single person in the Crown Club for June. In July, I’ve got a plan to help celebrate the launch of Blood and Feathers, and in August...I’ve got a collab going on…and here’s a little hint…
What I’m working on now…
Museum of Magic, a YA fantasy with witches and witch bottles. A new chapter every week. Available on Patreonand Kindle Vella. Subscribe to my Crown Club for weekly reminders of the new chapters posted on Sunday and to be entered in weekly give-aways! The book is currently about halfway done (in writer’s terms, that’s right at 50k words), and I’ve got a cover artist lined up for the final ebook!
The Princess and the Scoundrel—out in August!
Secret adult science fiction project: currently drafting: 81,000 words written, plot fully outlined, trucking along steadily, still in love with this one.
YA historical co-written fantasy: 🤐…but news coming soon! Draft is done and with an editor…
Brainstorming for the next project…
Weekly posts and videos about writing at Patreon
SNHU as an online adjunct in the MFA writing program
Accepting critique and coaching jobs with Wordsmith Workshops—in addition to doing Word Lab! Also, we’re starting live and in person retreats again!
Actively doing in-person school, library, and book fair events—book me for panels, signings, and workshops for both adults and teens on writing!