Heart of Red, Blood of Blue

My newest novel is now available! I’m so excited for this one.

This project started years ago with a girl who popped into my mind and didn’t want to leave. Even as I worked on other stories, Gisela was never far away. She was looking for love, acceptance, some humor, and peace for her country—things most of us hope for in one form or another.

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Princess Gisela of Steinland was born without color. Albino. To add to this curse, her betrothal to Prince Jerrik of Kronga ends in his death and starts a ten-year-war her father is determined to win, even if it means bringing her out of hiding to do it. Now the savage Krongon war commander, Bloodless Kristoff, seeks the hearts of the entire royal family, especially Gisela’s.

Desperate, her father agrees to another alliance that involves her marrying an old brute of a king. Unwilling to be the sacrificial lamb, Gisela goes on the run. Thrown into the center of a battle between three kingdoms, she finds herself fighting for her life and the right to be truly loved.

Can the girl who started the war find a way to end it?

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THE MUSIC (PIANO SOLO ALBUM):

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As part of this project, I’ve combined my two great passions, music and books. The idea to compose a “soundtrack” for my novel came a while ago, but I credit my daughter with being the one to help me see that not only could I do it, but I should. It’s been a blast. So I’ve written 11 original piano solos to go along with the story. Songs include: “The Betrothal,” “Ryder,” “The Battlefield,” “Vengeance,” “The Village,” “Tranquility,” and more.

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I also need to give a quick shout out to five students at BYU. Four of them helped edit this book as part of their English language editing capstone course: Emily, Rachel, Erica, and Ashley. They have been awesome!

Along with them, Alyse Myers, provided the artwork at the beginning of the book. She did such a lovely job of envisioning Gisela!

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So check out the book and music and let me know what you think! And if you want to give a signed copy to your favorite readers for Christmas, order it here by Friday (US only).

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Happy Holidays!

 

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$0.99 Ebook: Citizens of Logan Pond: LIFE

The forsythias are blooming, my peas are planted (Carrie would be so proud!), and the geese are chasing each other across my pond, which means spring has officially sprung here in Michigan.

To celebrate, LIFE, book 1 in CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND is $0.99 on KINDLE right now. Cool, eh?

Get it for yourself or gift it to a mom.

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I love cheap books.

I love spring!!!

(PS, I have a book signing this Saturday at the Milford Public Library, from 2-4pm. Come say hi!)

Local Author Fair

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PPS) And if you’re looking for another great Mother’s Day deal, my friend Teresa Hirst’s book is also $0.99 right now. It’s called Flowers of Grace, and it’s a lovely story (women’s fiction). 

New Cover, Same Book: Citizens of Logan Pond LIFE

Happy April!

Yesterday was Carrie’s birthday. Who’s Carrie? Glad you asked. :) She’s the main character in my new trilogy, Citizens of Logan Pond.

But more importantly…

Yesterday, LIFE (Book 1 in my new adult dystopian trilogy), was re-released with a new imprint. Due to the upheaval in the book industry, my publisher closed its doors March 31st, so now the trilogy is back in my domain. I’m really excited about this because it means I can choose when, how, and where to place it on sale. I can do more promos and giveaways and all that fun stuff.

This new version is available for NOOK for the first time and includes discussion questions that are great for book clubs.

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Book Signing Today

Michigan friends: I’m going to be at the Fenton Community Expo today, signing books (10am-12pm) with other authors. There will be food, businesses, fun, and lots of free swag. So come see me if you can!

Admission: FREE

Fenton High School
3100 Owen Rd, Fenton, MI 48430

10am-12pm

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Get Autographed Copy of SADIE or AUGUSTINA

Want an autographed copy of SADIE or AUGUSTINA?

Just in time for Christmas, I thought I’d try something new. Since I can’t always do book signings where my readers live, I’m offering autographed books through my website.

Just scroll down below the book covers, and you’ll see the option to “BUY AUTOGRAPHED COPY.”

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Get Autographed Copy for Christmas

You can get a copy of AUGUSTINA, SADIE, or BOTH (for a lower price). The price includes S/H.

If you want to give SADIE or AUGUSTINA to someone for Christmas (even if that someone is yourself), buy it through my website, and I’ll sign it, personalize it, and ship it right to you. Just make sure to write in who you want the BOOK AUTOGRAPHED TO under the Payment Method section.

And as always, if you already have a book, I’d be happy to sign that as well.

 

I Geek Being an Author

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The White Lake Library in Michigan hosted a local author event last weekend, and they were nice enough to let me join the other 17 authors from Southeast Michigan.

Like other events, I met some amazing people, both authors and readers.  I have to say, this is a perk of being an author I didn’t anticipate. I’ve have thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and talking about books, books, and more books.

It’s awesome!

During the event, the library filmed each author talking about their book(s).

Here’s my video:

Let me just say, there’s a reason I’m an author, not an actress. Okay, there are several reasons, some more obvious than others. But one of the main reasons is I am a million times more comfortable behind a computer screen than a camera. Heck, it took me nine months to get comfortable explaining my books to complete strangers. Doing it on camera was like…well…like taking a final exam with people you respect, adore, and want to speak to you again watching you the whole time.

You think you can talk about your own book? Prove it. Under duress. 

I’m being a little silly. I wasn’t under duress. It’s the nerves talking.

A…n…y…w…a…y…

As part of the GEEK THE LIBRARY campaign, the library gave me two cool pictures to thank me for coming. They now hang on my fridge because I truly geek being an author. 

Love it!

Btw, THANKS!!!! friends and readers who came out to support me at the library. You guys are the best!

Side note: After hearing my stunning description of SADIE, I’m sure you want to give it to everyone you know for Christmas, right?  Well, you’re in luck!

SADIE is 50% off at Deseret Book right now!

While I might be the tiniest bit biased, it’s a great read for Christmas. It’s set over Christmas break and has fun stuff like skiing, roasting marshmallows, and cozy fires.  Get it 50% off here.

If you live anywhere near me, email me and I’d be happy to sign it for you or your friends. If you don’t live near me and don’t mind shipping it to me, the same thing applies. Just drop me a note. My email is on my bio page.

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Have a good one!

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