Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's Almost Time!

Darkly Beings has been sent to editing and will be available soon! This is the part of the process where I hate to part with my book. What if I still need to write more? What if that scene sucks? What if my character could have said a particular line better? These are all the thoughts that run through my mind...

Fortunately, I other things to occupy my time while it's in Jeff's trusted hands. Eat. Sleep. Do Laundry. Finish lectures. More sleep. 

But in all seriousness, I am so honored to be able to bring this book to life. This book, unlike my other works, is a complete reflection of myself and my life growing up in South Texas (except of course for the paranormal elements). 

If you want a good idea of what's in store, check out my Darkly Beings pinterest page! I've got so many photos of all the places, foods, events that inspired the book. 

I tried to pin as many visuals so that my readers could get an idea of what things (concepts) look like in a particular scene. Some photos are the actual places mentioned in the book. 

And for you audio folks, here's the playlist. It's a little different than my usual mix (and love) of 80's rockin' tunes, but this playlist is comprised of songs I feel capture the book. There's a little of everything: Country, Indie, Tejano, Punk, Spanish, and even a little Zydeco. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Enjoy free books?

A friend from my local writers group recently uploaded her new debut novel, JADED, on SwoonReads (Macmillan Publishing), a site where authors can submit their books for review. The idea behind the site is those that receive the most votes from readers will get an opportunity to be published by Mac Teen Books.

So for those of you who enjoy a good YA book and don't have the cash flow to support your reading addiction, you might want to check it out. You may discover a great YA read! 

But start with Jaded, by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie first! I promise it's a fantastic read. How can you not want to read about a utopian community that's anything but... And don't forget to rate her book! 

And for those that are writers who'd like to get traditionally published, this might be a site for you to consider to get your foot in the door.