Long Overdue UPDATES!

I know, I know, this post has been too long coming. Many apologies! *bangs head* bad author, bad author.

 

ONE

My contemporary novella, Left to Die, is FINALLY available as a paperback! It might take a day or two for it to show up on Amazon, but it will be there.

 

TWO

I have taken a few weeks off from writing. There are several reasons for this that I won’t go into, but the reason I’m even bringing it up is because I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING THIS. My mind has been so much clearer to think and process and prioritize and goal-ize and focus on my relationship with Christ. It’s been wonderful. Highly, highly recommended.

 

THREE

This is sad news. Get your tissues out.

The second Long Lake Legacy book will not be published in 2017.

*cowers*

I’m so, so sorry. Again, there are several reasons why that I won’t bore you with. It makes me sad, too, especially because I know how excited many of you are for the next installment in Clara and William’s story. It is coming, just not as quickly as I had hoped.

The new approximate publication date is Summer, 2018.

 

FOUR

This is more of an FYI than anything, but I’ll smack it here as number four. :)

Instagram is my new favorite media platform. It’s awesome. And I even post semi-regularly. So if I ever let my blog fall into the depths of despair and/or I completely ignore it, feel free to hop onto my Instagram.

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FIVE

I’m actually considering writing a book by hand? Like…I think I’m crazy. But I think I might enjoy it. I mean…I used to write primarily by hand. Surely I can do it again?

Still trying to make a decision on this one. I’ll be sure to let you know. :)

 

 

SIX

I survived having my wisdom teeth removed.

Let me say, I’m exceptionally glad that this is a one-time deal. I won’t post pictures of my swollen face to be sensitive to those who may be fainthearted, but I did put a few on Instagram for whomever may enjoy viewing such hysterical contortions of me face.

 

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What have you been up to lately?

Are you doing Camp NaNo?

(or are you hiding in the bushes eating smores while all the productive little writers do the thing?) *stuffs face*

Giveaway WINNER!!

 

 

*Drumroll*

The winner of the prize pack for Left to Die is…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Havilah H. !!!!!!!

 

Yay for Havilah!!! I love it when people I know win my giveaways. :)

 

Again, thank you all so much for making Left to Die’s release so awesome. My blog went from 42 subscribers to 51 just throughout the course of the release. Which is SO AWESOME! I love you guys! *tacklehugs*

A REAL blog post will be posted this week, so keep your eyes peeled. ;)

Left to Die Blog Tour Wrap-Up

WOW.

 

I don’t know what else to say. This blog tour thoroughly exceeded my expectations. Everyone’s excitement exceeded my expectations. You guys totally blew me away with sweet reviews, kind words, and much encouragement.

Is it cheesy to jump around and scream because I’m so happy? No? Good.

*squeals* *jumps around*

 

ANYWAY…

 

If you haven’t already, be sure to go take a look at the blog tour stops.

 

Becoming Lost – Review

Beyond the Amethyst – Review

Anika’s Avenue – Review

Once Upon an Ordinary – Interview

Whispers on the Wind – Interview

Read Another Page – Review

The Left-Handed Typist – Review

Counting Your Blessings – Review/Interview

Stories by Firefly – Review

Writing in the Light – Interview

Reveries Reviews – Review

Marrok Macintyre – Interview

A Purpose and a Promise – Review

Having a Heart Like His – Review/Interview

Whimsical Writings – Review

Rebekah’s Remarks – Interview

And if I haven’t already said it enough, ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. You have one day left to enter, so DO IT NOW. (No, I am not at all bossy. Why do you ask??)

Left to Die Prize Pack

 

 

Left to Die is RELEASED!!!

 

It’s out! Or, at least…it should be. Amazon was not cooperating, so there might be a few delays. Never fear–it will be soon.

(And no, I am not panicking. Of course I’m not freaking out. And yes, all my hair is still on my head. Well…most of it anyway.)

*ahem*

Yeah, this release has been rather stressful. There have been tears. There has been pillow-punching. There has been crying into the pillow that was punched. (No one ever said the author life was easy, folks.)

But…

The show must go on. There’s nothing I can do about the problems at the moment, so an error-ridden book there shall be until the end of this week!

 

Okay. Honesty-fest is over. *scrapes up remaining bits of professionalism*

 

I’m proud to introduce you to my latest novella, Left to Die.

 

 

About the Book:

Lindy Greene’s life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a small hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn’t even like babies.

Nathan Thomas can’t find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the hospital does nothing to help him focus.

The Chinese mission field isn’t for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.

 

Find on Goodreads ~ Find on Amazon

 

Thanks to all of YOU, I have a wonderful blog tour coming! Here are today’s stops around the blogosphere:

 

~Monday~

Becoming Lost – Review

Beyond the Amethyst – Review

Anika’s Avenue – Review

Once Upon an Ordinary – Interview

And don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY!!!

 

Left to Die Prize Pack