Monday, September 23, 2013

Freaky Fairytale Cover Reveal!

Freaky fun, that is. Look! Look! Look! My dear friend, Amie, and her amazing daughter, Bethanie, have put an awesome new twist on the Cinderella story. You're not going to want to miss out on this fantastic read. (Yes, I'm all over the adjectives.) I hope you enjoy the cover!

Amie Borst is celebrating her book release and cover reveal with a monthly giveaway in The Great Cinderskella Giveaway! If you’d like to win a $25 Amazon gift card, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You’ll be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire in October!

A quick intro to the book itself:
          Cindy is just a normal 11¾-year-old girl. At least until she wakes up one night and finds out she’s dead. Well, she isn't technically dead—she just doesn't have any hair . . . or a nose . . . or skin. Yep—all bones, no body. 
          Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. And because her mother recently died, Cindy has no one to turn to except a father who is now scared of her and an evil stepmother who makes her do the housecleaning with a toothbrush. To make matters worse, the Spring Fling dance is approaching, and Ethan, the cutest boy in sixth grade, doesn’t seem to know Cindy exists. Of course, Cindy doesn’t think letting Ethan find out she’s part skeleton is the best way to introduce herself.
          While facing such perils as pickled pig’s feet, a wacky fortune teller, and a few quick trips to the Underworld, Cindy’s determined to break the curse—even for a single night.
Cinderskella is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble.

And a quick intro to Amie and Bethanie:

          Amie and Bethanie Borst are a mother-daughter writing team. Amie believes in Unicorns, uses glitter whenever the opportunity arises, accessories in pink and eats too much chocolate.  Bethanie is a spunky 13 year old middle-schooler who loves archery, long bike rides and studying edible plant-life. Cinderskella is their first book together and is part of the Scarily Ever Laughter series. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors and blog.

And, of course, the entry form for the contest:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beginning Again

I love beginnings. There's excitement, adventure, and endless possibility. I have found something out about myself in the last year. I cannot live without hope. I am not the kind of person that despairs. I worry, get frustrated, weep, but hope is always a constant companion. I'm not sure that's always a good thing because the higher the flight, the greater the fall, right? Regardless, I cannot stop myself from hoping. Now it's time to hope I can get back into this blogging thing. I think it's time for another new beginning.

I do need/want to blog again, but I'm not promising regularity. You see, I'm still homeschooling my kids, which takes a lot of time. I'm in a new country, Macedonia, which demands exploration, of course, and I've been working hard on my novels again. I say again because sometimes life demands your attention and you can't do anything but give it. That's been my life since I got pregnant last July, moved here, and lost the baby the 27th of Dec. Writing just couldn't be a priority then.

Please, excuse the intermittent posts, but I would love the support of the writing community again as I start on round 2 of this blogging journey. (Or is this round 3, 4 or 5? Who's counting?)

Though this update is a bit lengthy, I will definitely hold to my position that normal posts will be brief. I hope to visit all of your blogs again soon! (Though give me time. I hear google reader doesn't exist anymore? What's a girl to do?)