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December 2017 Update

So I just realized today that it's been a long time since I've updated ANYTHING on this website, and that's really horrible of me. Since I last posted on here, "The Songs in Our Hearts" reached a TOP 100 List on Amazon, making it an Amazon Best Seller! (Exciting, right?) Also, with the success of "The Songs in Our Hearts," the sequel, "The Songs We Remember," was accepted by 48Fourteen Publishing and will be coming at some point in 2018-2019! That's DEFINITELY exciting. I finished Book 1 of my "Between the Sea and Stars" world. I'm not really sure how many books will be in this duology / trilogy ... so I'm leaving it a bit open ended at this time. For now, book 1 has been written and accepted by Parliament House Publishing. I'm definitely excited to be bringing this very new and original mermaid story to all of you! "Blinding Night," the rewritten version of "Seven Seeds of Summer," hasn'

Shelf Addiction Featurette!

Check out Episode 135 of Shelf Addiction! I was invited to speak about "Allerleirauh," and my Top 5 Fairy Tale Retellings! Listen to "Ep 135: Top 5 Retellings with Featured Author Chantal Gadoury | Book Chat" on Spreaker.

Official "The Songs in Our Hearts" Book Trailer

The wonderful Shayne Leighton created a wonderful Book Trailer for "The Songs in Our Hearts." Take a look at how marvelous it is! High school junior Charlie Blake has never seen anyone quite like Micah Jacobs in her small town of Grand Lakes. With his carefree spirit, rough-around-the-edges personality, and handsome grin, Charlie is transfixed. But Charlie's been burned before with her first crush, at the hands of an ex-friend and a cruel joke. Because of those scars, Charlie keeps her guard up when it comes to boys. But a class project - that may or may not involve kissing for the camera! - forces her to not only confront Micah, but her true feelings.  While prepping for the assignment, Charlie finds herself in Micah's car accompanied by the music of Journey, Elvis, The Cars, and Peter Gabriel. Between slushies, burning rafts, pizza, and great music, Charlie and Micah bond as she learns the importance of letting go of the past and opening herself to new pe

"Allerleirauh" on Jasmine Skye's Youtube Channel

Jasmine Skye was so gracious to take the time to read "Allerleirauh," published by Parliament House Press. She featured my novel in her "September Wrap Up" video! Check it out! 

Writer's Wednesday! Author Interview: Jadie Jones

It's been a very long time since I've featured an author on my blog (I think it's been well over a year and a half) but here I am again! Today, Jadie Jones - the author of the recently released "Wildwood," published by Parliament House Press - is here and was willing to answer some very fun questions in celebration of her book release!  Thank you Jadie for stopping by!  Let's just get right down to the interview!  Jadie Jones Jadie's Novels:   The Hightower Trilogy (formerly known as the Moonlit Trilogy)  Book #1 is now called Wildwood, and released 9/26/17.  Sequels will follow in quick succession. ____________________________  If you could go back and re-write a novel, or re-experience writing a novel of yours, which one would it be and why?:  This is a t

If My Characters in "Allerleirauh" were Lipcolors

With the Fall Season officially here. . . I thought it might be fun to include some "fall" makeup fashion into my "Book-Writing" world!  If you love makeup like I do, it's always fun to try to replicate a "look" that a character might have worn in a movie, or in a show. Being that books don't really show-case "makeup" looks, I thought it might be fun to describe my characters as LIPSTICK colors!  So without further ado, this is how I envisioned my characters from "Allerleirauh" in a lip color!  ******************************************* The King:  Perversion (Urban Decay)  Black for how cruel and evil the "Mad King" is in "Allerleirauh."  The Queen Fire Down Below (Nars) It's almost a perfect "red-lip" lip color. Royal Red. . .  Lord Haven Heat (Metallized)  (Urban Decay)  Lord Haven (the right hand of the Mad King) is nearly as crazy as his s

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The Songs in Our Hearts - Chapter Two

  ~Chapter Two~           Everybody Talks - Neon Trees         SAM MUST HAVE WORKED HER magic quickly, because within the timeframe of two class periods, almost everyone in the eleventh grade knew about my alleged crush on Micah Jacobs... I wasn’t sure why it was such a big deal. But it was a small town, and everyone lived for gossip. Walking into science class, I began to hear Micah’s name whispered around me. Awkward doesn’t even begin to cover how I felt. I tried my best to ignore it as I pulled my textbook and spiral out of my backpack and waited not-so-patiently for our teacher to begin her lecture, but I couldn’t help feeling everyone’s stares on me. It was even more embarrassing when I walked into my last class of the day and everyone just stopped talking. As I grabbed a few books from my locker to go home, Jennifer came up beside me. “I’m really sorry about all the stupid rumors today.” She shifted the books in her arms. Jennifer was one of the few people who knew w

The Songs in Our Hearts: Chapter One

~ Chapter One ~ Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root THIRTY. THAT’S HOW MANY MINUTES eleventh graders had for lunch. Not much, but it was all the time we needed to eat, relax for a moment, and catch our breath until the next class period. “I can’t believe it’s chicken and waffles again,” Jennifer sighed as she picked up one of the semi-warm waffles from her plate and tossed it back down. All of us at the table noticed the way it bounced as it landed and grimaced. “ Here,” Rachel, my best friend, giggled as she snapped open her lunch box to reveal her ultimate home packed lunch. Tugging a Ziploc bag of potato chips free, she pulled it open and offered some to Jen. “Thanks,” Jennifer mumbled with a wrinkled nose as she shoved her hand into the bag and pulled out a few chips. Rachel offered me the snack bag next, but I shook my head. “I’m good. We’d better leave the rest for Jennifer or she might be feisty for the rest of the day.” Rachel left the bag beside Jennifer’s lunch