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May Day! May Day!

Well hellllooooooo! I have been gone lo! these many weeks. I feel like the last five weeks have been crazy, but then when I look back at my life, it turns out that crazy is the new normal. (That’s what my shrink says. Probably.)

Since The Broken World came out, I’ve been managing to keep myself busy. (True story – 99% of the time I type “busy,” I accidentally write “busty” instead. And I have definitely been keeping myself busty.)

ANYWAY. What have I accomplished?

  • I finished my first draft of “It’s Not in the Cards,” which will be the first book in my Oracle Bay series.
  • I started a new medication that seems to be (knock on all the black cats) working pretty well, now that the side effects have mostly dissipated.
  • I took a quick trip to the coast to visit Oracle Bay with the Beer Guy.
  • I’ve been editing for my freelance clients.
  • I’ve outlined Oracle Bay #2
  • I’ve spent more time learning about blocking IP addresses and dealing with Amazon customer service than I cared to
  • I’ve been momming at a very high level (side note: when does parenting get easy? asking for a friend)
  • I’ve managed to get through 4.5 seasons of Supernatural
  • I saw Hamilton (!!!)
  • I went to the Saturday yoga class that’s been on my calendar for a year. Yes, for the first time. (I’ve been twice now. I’m ready for my Yoga Journal cover shot.)

So, you know, since all that crap’s behind me…

I want to revive my habit of making monthly goals. But I also don’t want to get carried away. Small starts. I’m a huge checklist person. Nothing makes me happier (well, almost nothing) than crossing things off a list. And although I’ve been riding out this never-ending storm, I’d like to get enough perspective/distance to see if I’m just sitting in some rough water or if I’ve lost my ability to determine how hard things are. So. Goals.

May 2018 Goals 

  1. Yoga – six classes
  2. Oracle Bay 2 – 40K words
  3. Two Raj chapters/two Wing and a Prayer chapters
  4. Get the bike out and make sure it’s ridable. Then, if I’m feeling extra feisty, ride it.
  5. 3/6/12 month business plans.

That is ambitious, but achievable.

Dream big, pony boy.

 

And you? Anything big for May? I can’t believe the school year’s almost over and my kid is just about finished with kindergarten. How did that even happen?

Release Day!

It’s finally here! Release Day!

It’s your last chance to pick up Eleanor Morgan’s 4th adventure “The Broken World” for $0.99 – tomorrow the price goes back up to $3.99.

 

A year of travel, countless battles, betrayal, love, and loss—all lead to the final gate, the last sacrifice, and the end of the world as we know it.

Eleanor has only two gates to open to restart traffic between Earth and the Fae Plane, and the only certainty is that either way, the world will change. For the first time, humans are the biggest threat to Eleanor. The government is descending into chaos and groups of humans are determined to eradicate the supernatural scourge they believe is destroying their world.
From the desert southwest back to the place it all began, old friends will reunite, old enemies will create chaos, and myths will walk the earth again.

An ancient prophecy comes to fruition through Raj’s Ruby Blade, and the only question that remains is who will wield it as the world breaks?

 

(Pssstttt…if you haven’t started with Eleanor yet, you can still pick up The Cardinal Gate for $0.99 for the rest of today.)

Thanks for reading, everyone!

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Oh Hey! Welcome back, me!

I am just returned from 2+ weeks abroad. The trip had many exciting happenings – and by exciting, I mean unexpected.

I will be back with some pics and a recap of some of the better parts of the trip (it’s not all beer), but for today, just wanted to drop a reminder that The Broken World will be out in exactly seven days! Seven. That’s next Tuesday.

On a scale of one to ten, guess how freaked out I am about this?

BUT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE I SWEAR.

 

Anyway…

I had a great trip, got to see my kid for several hours yesterday, slept like a log in my very own bed last night, and am still awake today at 3:15 pm. Things are…not bad.

The Beer Guy & I at the Cliffs of Moher

The Drombeg Stone Circle in County Cork

Trinity College Library’s “Long Room”

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Broken World Cover Reveal (plus Presale links)

I tried to hold out on you, but I just couldn’t do it.

Book 4 of the Eleanor Morgan Series is out there in the world, ready for you to pre-order it and then sit around in anticipation for five weeks.

The Blurb

A year of travel, countless battles, betrayal, love, and loss—all lead to the final gate, the last sacrifice, and the end of the world as we know it.

Eleanor has only two gates to open to restart traffic between Earth and the Fae Plane, and the only certainty is that either way, the world will change. For the first time, humans are the biggest threat to Eleanor. The government is descending into chaos and groups of humans are determined to eradicate the supernatural scourge they believe is destroying their world.
From the desert southwest back to the place it all began, old friends will reunite, old enemies will create chaos, and myths will walk the earth again.

An ancient prophecy comes to fruition through Raj’s Ruby Blade, and the only question that remains is who will wield it as the world breaks?

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

 

The Cover

 

The Pre-Order Links

Amazon

ibooks

Kobo

Nook

The Pitch

This is my favorite Eleanor Morgan book so far! It’s the end of the first major arc, and sets up the next couple books pretty well, if I do say so myself.

I hope you buy it and then, I hope you love it.

The Paperback

The paperback will be up for sale in about a month, and soon you’ll be able to preorder your autographed paperback here, too. (Probably as soon as tomorrow.)

Psssstttttttt…

For a limited time, i.e. until the release of The Broken World, The Cardinal Gate is on sale for $0.99. Now’s your chance to grab it at that price while you can. It won’t go on sale again until 2019!

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Three Things Thursday – Broken World Edition

It’s that pre-publishing time when everything is all Broken World all the time.

  1. The cover reveal is going out in my newsletter tomorrow (see sidebar for signup!) and the preorder announcements will happen Monday at the latest (just waiting on a couple outlets to get it out and up). Paperbacks won’t be available for a while, yet, but I’ll let you know when they’re available.
  2. The publication date has been moved up a week to 3/20/18; ARCs will be going out this weekend
  3. I have comments back from the editor, and she seemed to like it okay (unless they were tears of despair about my writing, rather than tears because my writing made her have other, more positively sad feels).

I’ll leave you with another glimpse of the cover!