Friday, May 30, 2014

Family Fun Night with Authors!

I am excited to invite you to an evening of fun for the whole family! On

Monday, June 2nd
5:30 - 7:30pm

A group of authors (including yours truly) will gather at

Wheeler Historic Farm
in the Activity Barn
(6351 S 900 E Salt Lake City, UT)

Where you can play games, make crafts, see characters from books, get your face painted, and

Meet authors!

Come and get an autographed copy of some really awesome middle grade and YA books! 
(Admission is FREE)

Are you excited yet? Well, let me throw another log on your fire. Here are some of the awesome authors you'll meet and the books you can get:

Monique Bucheger: The Ginnie West Series, Popcorn

Ali Cross: Desolation Series, Desolation Diaries, Eden Project Series, Children of the Gods serials

Alex Banks: The Jump Boys series

Mikey Brooks: The Dreamkeeper Series, The Stone of Valhalla, Bean's Dragons, Trouble with Bernie, ABC Adventures Magical Creatures; Illustrator for: Ocelot Scott, Bongo Flo, Hippopotamus Gus, Lucias and the Christmas Star, ABC Adventures: Cooking with Kids

Cindy Hogan: The Watched series, The Lips series, Gravediggers, Adrenaline Rush

Juli Caldwell: Psyched, Beyond Perfection

Rashelle Workman: Sleeping Roses, The Immortal Essence series, The Cindy Chronicles, Blood and Snow series

Wendy Knight: The Fate on Fire series, Riders of Paradesos series

Jaclyn Weist: The Luck series, The Princess and the Prom Queen

J.R. Simmons: Ragesong series

Shauna E. Black: Fury of the Storm Wizard

Stacey Lynn Carroll: The Princess Sisters

Cindy C. Bennett: The End of Feeling, Heart on a Chain, Geek Girl, Rapunzel Untangled, The Experiment, Immortal Mine, Whispers of Razari

Jaime Buckley: The Chronicles of a Hero series

Krista Waymet: The Dragon's Trust series

Karen E. Hoover: Two Souls are Better Than One, The Wolfchild Saga, 

Jenni James: The Jane Austen Diaries, The Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection, Prince Tennyson

Angela Corbett: The Emblem of Eternity series, The Tempting series

Jaletta Clegg: The Fall of the Altairan Empire

Laura Bastian: Eye on Orion

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Tour!

This week and next week, some really awesome bloggers are featuring the new cover of Fury of the Storm Wizard by Melissa Bigney! I absolutely LOVE my new cover design! And I'm so excited to share it with everyone.

This is a busy marketing time for me, as I'm participating in a couple of other promotional events. I'll write more about those in the next couple of days, so be sure and check back here often.

In the meantime, please visit the blogs below and read all about Fury of the Storm Wizard!

Date Blog to Visit
TUESDAY, May 27 Monique's Musings
WEDNESDAY, May 28 Literary Time Out
THURSDAY, May 29 Semi Short Chic
FRIDAY, May 30 Living, Writing, Teaching
SATURDAY, May 31 Dr. Ashely Hampton
SUNDAY, June 1 R.L. Drembic
MONDAY, June 2 Written by Mikey
TUESDAY, June 3 Sparkling Pink Bookshelf
WEDNESDAY, June 4 The Pleasure of Reading Today
THURSDAY, June 5 Books to Curl Up With
FRIDAY, June 6 Life as an Author
SATURDAY, June 7 Inside Stone
SUNDAY, June 8 The Zappa Buzz
MONDAY, June 9 Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vacation Destination: Your Favorite Novel

Recently, my sister had the privilege of visiting the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida. I admit it. I was jealous. While she walked the halls of Hogwarts, we had a Harry Potter day at my house, where I tried my hand at making butterbeer, and we watched YouTube videos of people going on rides at the park. 

Sometimes, I wish so much that I could literally step into the world in those books, that I ache inside. OK. I'm not crazy, really. It's just that some authors do such a fantastic job of creating their imaginary world, that I want to see it with my own eyes; to be there in more than my imagination or on a TV screen. 

I remember the first time I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When Willy Wonka scooped up a cup of the chocolate river and handed it to Charlie, I could almost taste the sweet smooth chocolate running down my own throat! Sometimes I still look for a golden ticket hidden under the wrapper when I open a candy bar. 

Wouldn't it be great if we could take a vacation into novels? Now, that's a travel package I would sign up for! If you could visit any location from a book, where would YOU go?