Monday, August 20, 2012

Sprechen sie Deutsch?


My amazing friend and critique partner J.A. Souders is having her FIRST BOOK BIRTHDAY!

Her fabulous novel RENEGADE doesn't release in the US until November 13, but it comes out in Germany TODAY!!!

Click here to check it out.

She won the cover lottery twice with this book, too.  Both covers are gorgeous and represent the novel in different ways. 

Anyway, head over to Jessica's Twitter and congratulate her on her release!  And, if you live in Germany, or know someone who does, I know she'd be forever grateful for a pic of it "in the wild."

Friday, August 17, 2012

Guest Post: C. Lee McKenzie and ALLIGATORS OVERHEAD


Thank you so much for helping me out with the launch of my first middle grade book. I really appreciate your support and it's great to be here on your blog today.

Alligators Overhead


Alligators, witches and a spooky mansion aren't your average neighbors unless you live at the edge of the Ornofree swamp in the backwater town of Hadleyville. The town's bad boy, Pete Riley, may only be twelve, but he's up to his eyeballs in big trouble, and this time he isn't the cause. This time the trouble arrives when a legendary hundred-year-old mansion materializes next door and the Ornofree alligators declare war to save their swamp from bulldozers. Things only get worse when Pete's guardian aunt and several of her close friends vanish while trying to restore order using outdated witchcraft. Now Pete must find the witches and stop the war. He might stand a chance if his one friend, Weasel, sticks with him, but even then, they may not have what it takes.

About the author:

A native Californian, C. Lee McKenzie lives on the edge of a redwood forest with her husband and assorted cats. When she's not writing or blogging she's hiking or practicing yoga. She usually writes young adult fiction that deals with contemporary, realistic issues. In Sliding on the Edge (2009) she dealt with cutting, and in The Princess of Las Pulgas (2010) she wrote about a family that loses almost everything and has to rebuild their lives together. Alligators Overhead is her first Middle Grade novel. Lee blogs at and her website is

Check out the awesome trailer!


Congratulations, Lee!  Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to read Alligators Overhead.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Do you WriteOnCon?

It's been a busy summer!  I finally finished the draft of my newest WIP, and now have to catch up with the rest of the world. LOL.

I'm looking forward to WriteOnCon this week, though!  I'm not sure how much I'll be able to be around for the live stuff, since I'll also be setting up my classroom and going to meetings and such.

I'm also considering posting my query in the forums.  I'll update with a link if I do, but I'd love to check yours out!  So, in the comments, give me a link to your stuff in the forums, and I will try to stop by and comment.  And tell me what you're looking forward to the most!

If you want to friend me on there, here's my forum profile:

See you there!