the ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI fall tour is here! i’m thrilled to be stopping at familiar (and beloved!) bookstores and visiting some new ones this year. special guests will be announced along with more dates and cities in the weeks leading up to publication day. will i be seeing you at any of the stops???? (i hope so!)… Continue reading ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI Fall Tour!
i am so thrilled to announce the fall tour stops for HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA! join me and special guests at each stop while we chat about books and all of our favorite things. we'll be unveiling more guests over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned! Signed/personalized preorders will be available at each location… Continue reading Meet Kerri Maniscalco and special guests for her HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA fall tour!
Hello friends! i can hardly believe that publication day is just TWO WEEKS from now. OMGGGGGGGG. seriously. how is my book going to be in the world so soon??? i know i’m going to be a teary bucket of emotions come the 20th. a few quick things of note as the countdown to publication begins:… Continue reading ahhhhh! two weeks until publication!
“I can’t believe this is real life” has become my new mantra. If someone were to tell me three weeks ago that I’d be sharing this news with you, I’d think they were crazy. And clearly compulsive liars, and why the heck was I friends with such crazy compulsive liars?! I’d need to look into… Continue reading 5 words, 14 letters…I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!
books are such magical things. we can open them and be transported to new worlds, new times, and new adventures. we can laugh and cry and shake our fists along with our favorite characters, and we can fall in love and have our hearts broken with them, too. my ya gothic horror is on submission… Continue reading an ode to the precious and some gemma doyle fangirling
Title: The Cure For Dreaming Author: Cat Winters Publisher: Amulet Genre: YA Historical Rating: Five Stars Jacket Copy: Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to… Continue reading Book Review: The Cure For Dreaming
As promised in yesterday's review, I've got a nice little treat for you today... Please help me (and Bella) warmly welcome YA Author, Holly Schindler, to our little corner of the interwebs with her fun interview! Were there times when you were writing FERAL that you found yourself afraid of unexpected noises, or checking over… Continue reading YA Author of FERAL – Holly Schindler – Talks Cats, Creepiness, and Spills Writing Secrets
Title: FERAL Author: Holly Schindler Imprint: Harper Teen Rating: Five stars Holly Schindler’s FERAL promised to be like THE LOVELY BONES meets BLACK SWAN and it did not disappoint. From the first two opening scenes, I knew this was going to be one of those true psychological thrillers, emphasis on the psychological aspect. *pumps fists*… Continue reading Book Review: FERAL by Holly Schindler
There’s nothing quite like setting the mood and atmosphere of your novel from the very first line. Here are my favorite ten gothic horror first sentences, from classics to contemporaries, that hooked me right away. It’s a great little exercise to use when reading over your own manuscript. Does your first sentence hook the reader?… Continue reading Ten Awesome Gothic First Sentences
Why, hello there lovely blog friends. It's been...well...it's been a SHAMEFULLY long time. Between moving a thousand miles, unpacking, decorating, writing books, revising books, going through the submission process, reading/critting/and beta'ing friends books, researching the ever loving heck out of my new book, and...excuses, excuses. I know. Hope you're all doing exquisitely on this lovely… Continue reading SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS