Just wanted to let everyone know there’s a giveaway happening on Goodreads for DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING ARCs. Twelve winners will be selected. Enter by 1/6/17! Click here to go to the giveaway page! Advertisements
First off, there are fewer than three months until DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING releases, and I could not be more excited! To celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway on Twitter. You can check that out here! If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve updated my website. There is now an EVENTS tab on my homepage, where … More What I’ve Been Up To
Every time I get an updated version of my cover, I feel like I’m playing a game of Can You Spot the Difference. But I shouldn’t be the only one to play. So here’s the newest cover (top) and the older cover (bottom). There are six changes. Can you spot them? Answers below. … More Can You Spot the Difference?
There are various reasons why covers change in publishing, but it happens more often than you might think. I’m happy to say that I think my cover has changed for the better! I absolutely love the new color scheme my publisher decided on. I think the new cover fits the tone of the book better, … More The New Cover
A lot has been happening. Here’s a post to catch you up on things you might have missed as well as some information on new things coming up! First off, the release date for DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING has been changed to February 28, 2017—just one week later than the original pub date. My … More Exciting Things Coming Up!
I’m so excited to announce that DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING has a cover. Here it is! I thought it would be fun to talk about how the cover came to be, and I received permission from the good folks over at Feiwel and Friends to share some earlier versions. I had no idea how … More The Makings of a Cover
It’s been far too long since I’ve done a post on real life female pirates. So far, you can find info about Ching Shih, our Chinese prostitute turned pirate here, and Grace O’Malley, the Irish pirate queen here. Today’s post features Jeanne de Clisson, a French aristocrat who turned pirate as a means of obtaining … More Real Female Pirates, Part 3
I’ve been busy this month. Unsurprisingly, most of it has been writing/reading related. I’ve been revising DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING’s sequel like crazy. It’s so close to being done! The goal was to get it sent off to my agent by the end of this month. Yes, I said was the goal. But then … More Life Update
Who else is going to YALLWEST? Some of my favorite authors will be there, and I’m so excited to meet them! Namely, Mary E. Pearson Leigh Bardugo Marie Rutkoski Richelle Mead Simone Elkeles To properly prepare, I’ve been reading as many books by authors who will be there as possible. They were already in my … More Getting Ready for YALLWEST
I used to think all I had to do was sell a book, and then I’d be set. If I could just get a publisher to offer me a publishing deal, everything else would work out on its own. I have a publishing deal now. My first book is scheduled to release February 21, 2017— … More Perseverance