Monday, December 17, 2012

Writers Wipeout

Have any of you ever watched WIPEOUT? It's hilarious!
My husband was watching it while I was folding laundry and the final contestants were going through the big obstacle course.  

Man, those guys get the crap beat out of them! 

Anyway... I couldn't help but relate it to the road a writer takes to getting published. It is NOT easy! We work our guts out for every bit of ground we gain. And sometimes one obstacle is really simple for one person to get through while another struggles with it. Every person has different parts that seem easy for them and other parts that kick their butt. It's different for everyone.

But what's important is that we're brave enough to GO FOR IT! And the victory dance at the finish line makes it all worth while!

Have you found inspiration in an unusual place?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Falling for Fiction!

I won't lie, that I was uber surprised when the ladies over at Falling for Fiction invited me to be part of their group. Like, WOW!

These ladies are all so talented that I could NOT pass up the opportunity! In fact, I'm still having a hard time believing it. But - today, the news is made official, so be sure to hop over and wish me luck! I hope I can keep up with the all the awesomesauce that group has to offer!

And one more HUGE THANKS for giving me the opportunity to join you guys!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fraction of Stone - Cover Reveal!

I am SO EXCITED to have Kelley Lynn here today! We are revealing the cover for her uber amazing debut novel, Fraction of Stone! Awesome right! I have been lucky enough to have read this baby and I can't wait for it to be released so it can live at my house - FOREVER! 

So please welcome Kelley!

Wow. I can't believe the day is here! Time for the FRACTION OF STONE cover reveal.

Before we get into that, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far. All the fine people who are helping with this cover reveal, my CPs/Betas, family and friends. And of course, thank you to Sapphire Star Publishing for helping make my dream a reality. (And also letting me have a huge say in how this cover looks.) I am so, so excited and feel so blessed.

To thank you all, there is a drawing for 2 ARCs of FRACTION OF STONE which you can enter to win at the bottom of this post! You can enter until December 14th at which point the winners will be chosen.

Okay, now that, that has been said. Here we go!

Book information:


Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn

Release Date: March 21st, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy
Book Description:
Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving. 



Book Trailer:


Now a little about the Author

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Kelley Lynn's LinksBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

And... in my own words - Kelley is amazing! A fabulous critique partner and writer. I am constantly learning from her and love reading her work!
Now on to the GIVEAWAY!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks Kelley! And Congratulations!!! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

And You Are....?

OH MAN! I WAS supposed to remember something today so it here it is! The fabulously fun bloghop hosted by Emily R. King and Tammy Theriault. I'm sorry I'm late, but here are my answers!

These are the "And You Are...?" questions:

1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?

ONE! And it was only a year or two ago! I got screwed. :P 2. Can you pitch a tent?
Of course! I love camping and make sure I know what I need to know! 3. What was your worst vacation ever?
My trip to Jackson Hole this spring. hehehe And I'll have to plead the 5th on the details, but that trip was NOT fun. 4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?
Make up! *cringe* Is that bad? I spend a lot of money on make up AND face soap! 5. We're handing you the keys to what?
A boat! I want a boat desperately! Forget the car! 6. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?
Hmmm. One time my husband insisted I try to make eggplant Parmesan. NOT EASY! But most importantly - don't forget to rinse the salt off the egglplant before you finish the meal. AND - don't invite the family over for dinner on your first try! 7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like  ____?
one of those rap stars girlfriends.   ??? Is that right? 8. What was your first car?
A '69, baby blue, Volkswagon beetle! It was the coolest car EVER! It had holes in the floor but it ROCKED! 9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?
Depends on the situation, but I'd probably laugh. *hangs head* 10. What's the worst song ever?
You mean besides It's a Small World? How about the Yo Gabba Gabba Song? Or anything sung by the Fresh Beat Band!

Alright --- you ladies are awesome and I'm sorry I'm late to post for this! 
Happy Holidays David Spade!!! 

Christmas Presents!

WOW! This time of year is insanely hectic! I feel like I can't catch up. The good news though --- I'm spending more time writing! Wahoo! It feels good to be writing again and I love my "writing nights!"

For lack of ideas on todays post, I am going with Christmas presents! Because... I have a huge box from Amazon sitting in my closet, all closed up and dying for me to open it! What does it have besides The Amazing Spiderman movie, and Brave? BOOKS, of course!!! That's all I want this year, and usually every year. Books and couple pairs of jeans if possible. I can totally use some jeans.

But... in case you're wondering what I will be opening on Christmas morning I'm going to share!

First... I pre-ordered this but I won't get it until February. That's okay. It's worth the wait.
And these are what I'll be getting for Christmas. If I can wait that long!


SQUEEE! I can't wait!


And I know I'm going to put in at least one more book order before the holiday arrives because there are so many more I want to read. A lot of you have books coming out and if they available by Christmas they're on my list!!! So, what books would you suggest? Any great new books you've read lately? And if you have a book that'll be available for Christmas, be sure to share in the comments!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Blindsided... Oh, yeah!

Happy Monday Everyone!
I am so excited to be part of Kyra Lennon's blog tour today!
See, this little beauty?
It's the new book, BLINDSIDED, by Kyra Lennon and it is absolutely SPECTACULAR! I just love how Kyra writes, and she is an absolute romantic! Want to hear the blurb? I thought so!

After a successful first soccer season in L.A, Jesse Shaw heads to London with his best buddy, Hunter, but his world is turned upside down when a dangerous prank threatens his career and his blossoming relationship with Hunter’s cousin, Isabelle.

Isabelle Mills lives in Notting Hill with her parents and her twin sister, Georgia. When she finds out her cousin is coming to stay, along with his famous soccer player friend, her first instinct is to hibernate until they’ve gone. However, once she meets Jesse, everything changes. He’s everything she ever wanted, but with so many obstacles in their path, can she really risk putting her heart on the line?

Brilliant, right!
Well, as part of Kyra's blog tour, I have a fun interview with one of her characters, Izzy, today! I adore Izzy! Check out the questions to see why:

Hello Izzy! I'm so excited to interview you today!
1. I'd love to get to know you a little better. Briefly tell us a little about yourself and your interests.
It’s lovely to meet you, Leigh! Well … I’m eighteen years old, and I live in London with my parents and my twin sister, Georgia. I’m studying photography, among other things, at college but photography is my favourite. Taking photos is one of my main hobbies, besides spending time with my sister and my best friend, Willow.

2. What changed for you after you met Jesse?
*blushes* Everything! I used to be very shy. Well, I’m still shy, but Jesse makes me feel more confident. I don’t feel afraid to tell him whatever’s on my mind because I know he’ll never laugh at me, or make me feel like an idiot.

3. When was the first time you realized you liked him? Did you try to let him know you liked him, or try to play it off?
I realized I liked him as soon as I saw him again. You see, I met him a long time ago, when we were kids, but he looks a lot different now! I didn’t want him to know I liked him at first because I couldn’t imagine why a famous footballer would notice a quiet, plain girl like me. Besides, he lives too far away for us to really be together. 

4. What are three of your favourite things, besides Jesse, of course!
Aww, I really can’t choose Jesse as one of them? :p Okay, as I mentioned above, photography is my absolute favourite thing to do. When it comes to material things, I love, love, LOVE the dress Georgia chose for me for our first night out with Jesse and Hunter. ;) It holds some special memories. My other favourite thing is actually a place. My bedroom. I’m not much of a people person, so it feels really good to hide myself away there and relax at the end of the day. I have these big squishy cushions on my bed to snuggle up to, and to make the place more cozy!

5. What is your favourite holiday, and why?
Easy! Christmas is the best holiday ever! Willow says Halloween is the best, but it isn’t as romantic as Christmas. I think that’s why I like it so much. It feels romantic.

SQUEEE!!!
Are you dying to read it? You ought to be! Make sure this little baby is on your Christmas list. It's the perfect book to curl up with this holiday season - and every other season that comes along afterward!

And a little about the author, Kyra Lennon:
Author Bio:
Kyra Lennon was born on the South coast of England, and to this day, still lives by the sea. After years spent working in retail, where she met enough versatile characters to write hundreds of books, she finally took the plunge and quit her day job. Kyra's debut novel, Game On, was released in July 2012. While fiction writing has always been her passion, she also has numerous articles on a variety of topics published on prolific websites.

Find Kyra online:
Blog
Twitter
Facebook
Goodreads

 
 
 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Addicted?

Hello!!!
I'm going to set a goal to post every Monday! And that gives me an entire week to visit blogs before I have to worry about my next post! Whoot!

Now on to today's post

Do you have a bookshelf that looks like this? Maybe even more cluttered? The top two shelves are my books. The bottom two are my kids. I also have a bookshelf in my office with more of my books and some in my crawl space waiting for me to put them on the bookshelf.

This morning I was listening to the radio on my way to work and they were talking about the different kinds of "support groups" that are available. And it's amazing how many are out there beside the well known, AA and NA and other such things. 

There is actually a support group for people that READ TOO MUCH! ha! I didn't know such a thing was possible, but apparently if it takes you away from the responsibilities of your everyday life, ... ALWAYS... then it's considered a problem. I still have to giggle. I could probably join this group, but instead I'd rather be part of the awesome writing community sharing all the awesome books that I get to READ!!!

Wouldn't you? Personally, I am very thankful for my books. I love them. I love when my kids pull them down to read them. I love finding a new one and adding it to the library. Are you thankful for your books? What does your bookshelf look like?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Focus!

I promise I'm not here to preach to you about having focus. I'm here to ask for your help! AHHH!

Seriously - I have such a fun idea for a book, which started as a YA contemporary. And as I mull through it in my mind, I wonder how I'm going to write it without any magic because I love writing magic and fantasy. But then... there's a part of me that thinks it'd be fun to turn into an MG book (blame the day job.) So that would nix the romance, but I could keep the fantasy stuff.

I'm at the point I want to pick and PLOT and start WRITING!

Do you ever have this problem? Does the massive amount of options you have as a writer sometimes hold you back? Do you ever have trouble deciding which way to go with your story?

I DO!
Any advice? Please share your thoughts, feelings, advice... or what you had for breakfast! I'm all for it!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thankful for...

WOW!

I am thankful for my daughter being sick last night, thus making me take the day off work - THUS, giving me time to hop on the blogosphere, visit friends and find this awesome blog hop!
(Said daughter is absolutely FINE today. I must have needed this!)

Okay, okay... 
I'm getting a little ahead of myself. 
I popped into the blogosphere yesterday and guess what I found? THIS blog hop! Fun right? I loved reading all the posts that people shared, but MOSTLY - I loved seeing you guys! (In your blog form, of course!) You have no idea how much I miss being on here and associating with you all. It totally made my day to see what everyone is up to and what you're thankful for, so I wanted to jump on board the "blog hop" train, put together by the amazing Tara Tyler and Vikki. You ladies are wonderful!

Been gone for awhile
and missing my friends.
Finally found time
to tie up loose ends.

So I jumped right in
to the blogosphere.
And I found a fun blog hop -
I'm sharing it here!

But I also found friends
that remember ME!
Making my day,
I shouted with GLEE!

There's nothing quite as bright
as writerly peeps.
Always caring, always sharing -
I dance and do leaps!

So, this is for you,
Yes, YOU, awesome one!
Without you beside me
this wouldn't be fun!

Oh goodness! You asked for it! Okay, maybe you didn't actually ask for that, but you got it anyway.

You guys are truly amazing though and I am thankful to have such awesome support from the writing community. I'm also thankful for electric blankets, leaves that paint the landscape during fall, whoever discovered the cocoa bean and learned to make it into delicious chocolate delicacies,  and colored pens!

Peace Out!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Not Your Average Fairy Tale Blog Tour!

Today I'm here to share the debut novel of the fabulous Chantele Sedgwick.... Not Your Average Fairy Tale!

SA-WEET, right?!

I was completely hooked by the cover, and the story totally lives up to your expectations! It ROCKS! 

Ash (MC) is totally crush-worthy and the story between him and Kendall is so fun to follow. It's the kind of book that you don't want to put down. Plus, it has some fun little twists that keep you guessing and I LOVE that in a book!

Here's the Blurb on Goodreads:
Ash Summerland has it all–good looks, popularity, and the best grades at The Academy of Magical Beings. Ready to complete his last assignment in order to graduate, Ash is confident he will get the apprenticeship he wants. When he opens the letter from the Council, he is shocked to discover he has been assigned to apprentice Lady Shenelle, Keeper of Happy Endings. A.K.A. the head fairy godmother. Ash is forced to grant three wishes to a troubled human girl named Kendall, and ultimately give her a "happy ever after". But Kendall turns out to be more than he bargained for. Still grieving over her father's death, Kendall doesn't want anything to do with him. And worst of all, she doesn't believe in happy endings.



And since Chantele is so freaking cool, she has agreed to answer a few questions for us! So here we go...
1. Briefly tell us a little about your journey to publication.  
Ha! Briefly. ;) Well, long story short, I had an agent who subbed my book to a few publishing houses. I realized we weren't right for each other (sounds like a marriage or something...Ha ha) and we parted ways. I still loved my book and realized there were more options than just the big publishing houses, so I submitted it to Crescent Moon Press and was offered a 2-book contract a few days later.

2. How did you come up with the idea for NOT YOUR AVERAGE FAIRY TALE? 
I had just finished reading a re-telling of Cinderella. I love re-tellings and had a thought. What if Cinderella didn't end up with the prince? And what if she fell for a fairy-godmother who was a guy? The rest is history.

3. What do you think is the best thing about being an author?
 
Oh, the life of an author. I think my favorite thing is letting my writing brain take over to get the stories out of my head. I LOVE writing. I love putting my own words on the page and seeing my characters come to life. It's crazy and exciting and HARD! But I love it anyway. There's something special about knowing you've put your whole heart into your book. Published or not. :D

And a few "chocolate chip questions."
4. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I've always wanted to fly.

5. If you could be any "fantasy creature" what would you be and why?
 
Hmmm... If we're talking about fantasy creatures from my book, I'd have to go with a fairy. Reason one: They can fly. Reason two: They have super cool magic! And ... Ash is a fairy ... and I love him. ;)

6. And... share a favorite thought or quote!
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
? Toni Morrison

SA-WEET!
 You are awesome Chan! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your blog tour! I love this book and I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on it!
And... just for you uber-smart peeps... Chan has an awesome giveaway going along with her tour! 2 Kindle E copies of her book, NOT YOUR AVERAGE FAIRY TALE! You can enter here!
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites...

Yep ~ I'm sneaking a quick post for Ninja Captain Alex's Genre Favorites Blogfest! WHOOT!














My answers are:
MOVIE : Drama/Action
MUSIC: Country
BOOKS: YA Anything!

Visit Alex's blog for the links of others in this blogfest!

Monday, September 10, 2012

M.I.A --- and a Cover Reveal!

Wow!
I know I've been M.I.A. and I'm sorry. In fact, I'm starting to wonder if I know how to use blogger any more. Everything looks foreign! 
Okay - it's not that bad, but still!

A quick update on me...
I've got a job! Yes! I work as a computer lab manager at an elementary school. Basically, I get to teach the kids about computers and keyboarding! Awesome, right? I love it, but adjusting to the schedule and trying to get everything figured is EXHAUSTING!!! Even breathing requires too much energy! Especially when I still have  household to run and three kids to take care of at home. And don't forget soccer season! WHOOT!

Just know that I love you and miss you and I'll be back! Thanks for being patient with me!

Now here's a shout out to the fabulous ~ 
The cover for her book, STRENGTH is freaking awesome! So much so, that I don't mind staring at it a little each night before I go to bed. *swoon*

STRENGTH is set to be released on March 7, 2013, by Sapphire Star Publishing

I can't wait!

Here's a quick synopsis:
When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she’s stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she’s ever wanted in a man—except he can’t touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there’s no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.

Congrats Carrie! I can't wait until I have this baby in my hands!!! The book - not the guy - although I wouldn't mind BOTH!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wanna Talk to an Agent?

For those of you who know this awesome girl, you know that she recently landed an agent, Brittany Booker!

Brittany is with Corvisiero Literary Agency and will be answering questions on Cassie's blog today!

This is a huge opportunity to get your questions answered, so hop over to Cassie's and ask away!!!

And a huge THANKS to Cassie and Brittany for doing this.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Does Your Leisurely Reading Affect Your Writing?


Today I have a question for you?

Are you particular about your leisurely reading?
Does it affect your writing?

Here is something I have found out about myself.
 ... I cannot write while reading certain books.

I do better with books that I think are excellent and have the same  imagination and writing style I strive for. They don't necessarily have to be the exact genre that I write, either, although a good YA fantasy is always hopping with inspiration for me!
Reasons:
*  It inspires me to write better.
*  It motivates me.
*  And I learn from it!

I have noticed that if I'm working on my WIP while reading something that doesn't fit into this description --- my writing isn't what it should be. *sigh*

How about you? Am I the only one affected by this?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fairy Tale Madness WINNERS!!!

WOW!
Coming up with winners for this blog fest was extremely difficult. All of you guys deserve a prize. I've never had so much fun reading stories, nor have I seen such wonderfully inventive ideas. You guys rock, and I'd like to thank you all for being part of the blog fest to celebrate our 1 year blogoversaries!

Now... lets cut to the chase.

The WINNER from Team Tragedy is....
*drum roll*


Sabrina's story felt truly tragic, and evoked so many emotions. 
You can read it by clicking her name above. 
Congratulations Sabrina! I will be in touch with you soon about receiving your prize!

And thanks to everyone who entered.
Team Tragedy, you were all amazing! I loved every single one of the entries. 

Team Comedy Winner is: Elizabeth Seckman
Team Love Story Winner is:  Hope Robertson
Team Plot Twist Winner is: Nicole Singer

I would also like to thank my lovely friends and co-hosts... Cassie Mae, Mark Koopmans, and Morgan Shamy. Love you guys! Thanks for hosting a wonderfully fun hop with me!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Congrats!

Can I throw a HUGE shout-out to two extremely awesome ladies... Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris?
They just snagged themselves an agent for their collaboration project, ALREADY THERE!

I'm so happy for you guys! You're both amazing!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Cinderella ~ NOT so Happily Ever After

Welcome to the "WHAT IF?" Fairy Tale Madness Blogfest!

I'll be giving a paperback copy of "Save the Cat" by Blake Snyder to the winner of the "Tragedy" group. But I plan on hopping around to all your blogs through the week and admiring your entries! Can't wait to see what you have.

In the mean time... I thought I would break the bad news to you.

Cinderella is NOT a true story. At least, the way you've heard it, isn't.

There was no fairy godmother, because... lets face it - there is no such thing. There was however, a very beautiful set of glass slippers that Cinderella waltzed in all night long. She DID have to leave at midnight in order to beat her wicked stepmother and stepsisters home and she DID lose a shoe on the steps, twisting her ankle in the process!

The carriage with her stepmother pulled in just as Cinderella reached the door, but it was too late. Her stepsisters were so furious that she was the one dancing with the prince all night, they tore her dress to shreds and shattered her precious shoe, leaving her nothing but memories.

When the Duke came looking for the girl to fit the slipper that was lost at the palace, nobody had to lock Cinderella away. Her foot was so swollen and bruised from twisting her ankle that the shoe couldn't possibly fit - and it didn't, leaving Cinderella in tears with a broken heart and shattered dreams.

When the prince couldn't find the girl to fit the slipper, his father forced him to wed a princess from a neighboring kingdom. The union avoided a huge war, but the prince was bitter and unhappy - turning him into one of the cruelest and most feared kings in history.

So you see... there is no such thing as Happily Ever After.

*sniff, sniff*

Okay... please check out the other amazing people participating in the blogfest! You can add your name to the linky and post your entry any time this week! Have fun hopping!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

GAME ON! by Kyra Lennon

I was lucky enough to find Kyra's blog, Write Here, Write Now... a while back. She is extremely brilliant and her blog posts are so much fun. So, when she asked me to read her book, GAME ON, I jumped at the chance. 

My assessment - A fun, sexy read with a dose of British humor you're going to love.

Plus, it has soccer people. SOCCER! Is there anything sexier than a soccer player? Yeah - I didn't think so. 

In honor of her book tour, I have a little interview with Kyra. You're going to love it! Here we go.

Hi Kyra! First off, congratulations on the release of your book, GAME ON! I had so much fun reading it and can't wait for the rest of the world to get their hands on it. What a sexy romance!

I'm excited you've agreed to answer some interview questions. Shall we get started?

1. Tell us a little about yourself (aside from writerly things) in 40 words or less.
I am a seaside loving girl from the South Coast of England! When I’m not writing, I’ll probably be hanging out with my friends in trendy cafes, reading, or catching up on entertainment news for my day job as a freelance writer.

2. What is your writing routine like? Do you stick to a schedule or write when you can?
I write when I can. I’m sure a schedule would be a good idea, but because I am a freelancer, I sometimes have to stop writing fiction so I can work on articles while the stories are there. I’m okay with that though. Either way, I get to write!

3. What was your favorite part about writing GAME ON?
So many things! I loved exploring the characters more than anything. Particularly Leah who has quite a surprising past. Another thing I loved was allowing Leah to be very British, and her slipping back into British slang at certain points, much to the confusion and amusement of her American friends!

4. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Oh, I still don’t know if I’m qualified enough to give advice yet lol! But one thing I would say for sure is to get involved in the blogging community because you will learn things there you probably wouldn’t pick up from general books about writing. You have to be prepared to put in the time, but it’s worth it because the support and advice of people who are more experienced will help you so much.
That, and don’t give up!

5. And I know you decided to self-publish, which I think will be great, since I know how much fun your book is. What made you decide to go Indie?
Mostly, it was about the time it takes. Game On has been written since 2006.When I made the decision to work on it again this year, I realized that, if I attempted to look for a traditional publisher, it could be at least one more year, but likely much, much longer before anyone got to read it. I figured it had been waiting around for long enough, so I took the plunge and published it myself!

Now, for a few chocolate chip questions...
6. What is your favorite writing food or drink and why?
I’m pretty boring in this area lol! I always need coffee first thing to get me started, but after that I mostly drink water while I’m writing. I try not to snack too much because I already have an ample writer’s butt! :p But if I do, it is usually some form of chocolate or cupcakes!

7. What are your favorite hobbies? (aside from writing, of course.)
One of my biggest hobbies is jewellery making. I discovered it late last year, and it is so much fun! I love all the different kinds of beads you can get, and I have spent a small fortune on them over the last few months.  I also love to read and I am borderline obsessed with watching the happenings in the WWE at the moment!

9. Let's pretend your hosting dinner for 3 authors. Who would they be and why?
Ooh, good question. J.K Rowling goes without saying lol. I chose her because I fell in love with Harry Potter in a way I had never fallen in love with a book before. Plus, joining Harry Potter forums to discuss the books in greater detail introduced me to some of my best friends, including the fabulous Clare Dugmore! So, I have quite the soft spot for J.K Rowling. I’d also like to meet Cecelia Ahern, author of P.S I Love You and many other incredible books. She has this amazing creativity and I’d love to talk to her about where her ideas come from. Finally – and I hope it’s okay to be completely unrealistic here – I’d love to have met Enid Blyton. I read her books when I was growing up, and I’m pretty sure she helped to inspire me to use my imagination!
You might find either of these covers for the book, so don't be confused. Aren't they great!
Here are places you can find GAME ON...


Thanks again Kyra! This has been so much fun!
Now everyone show Kyra some love!