As December dances us into the holidays and the season of merriment, I wanted to pop into your merrymaking for just a moment and ask a quick favor. There’s no obligation (really!) and it’ll take but a couple minutes of your time.
First, if you didn’t know I just finished a crazy writing month. I participated in NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month where every year a bunch of whacky and amazing folks attempt to write a novel in a month. To win you have to write a minimum of 50,000 words and I did it! (this was me yesterday)
My plan for NaNoWriMo was to write the third and final book in the Element Trilogy, A HEALING ELEMENT, and that’s just what I did! I’m super excited to plan its release in 2017. I took to heart this past month the words of Mark Twain who said, “When all else fails, write what your heart tells you. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
As if that excitement weren’t enough, I’m thrilled to announce that the first book in the Element Trilogy, A HUMAN ELEMENT, will be an audio book! I signed a contract with Auspicious Apparatus Press and they’ve hired a professional narrator who is recording it right now. Yippee!
So, how does this all tie in with that teeny favor I have to ask of you? Well, with the release of both of these books in the new year I would love to get more reviews on Amazon for the first two books in the series, A HUMAN ELEMENT and A HIDDEN ELEMENT. So … if you have read either one and wouldn’t mind taking a couple of minutes to write brief reviews (even just a line or two), I would soooo appreciate it!
And if you haven’t read either yet, now is the most awesome time to do so as BOTH books are just $0.99cents on Kindle from December 1st through the 15th! (Yes, I’m tempting to place it in your to-be-read pile and review it.) Again, no obligation but if you didn’t know this, reviews boost books up in the great Amazon reader-sphere so more folks can find them. Won’t you help them be found? No one likes to be lost during the holidays! 🙂
Here is where you can find the Element Trilogy books:
A HUMAN ELEMENT
A HIDDEN ELEMENT
Want more Element Trilogy? Then follow along below with all of the fantastic blogs I’ll be hopping along from December 1st through December 7th. And enter the fun giveaway at the bottom of this post! You could win a $15 Amazon gift card, an e-book of THE DARK INSIDE: Element Trilogy story collection, AND become a character in A
HEALING ELEMENT (watch out – you may be killed off. heh heh heh).
Dec 1 Laurie’s Thoughts
Dec 1 Wagging the Fox
Dec 2 FUONLYKNEW
Dec 3 Pavarti K. Tyler
Dec 5 Books for Paranormal & Mystical Minds
Dec 5 Lucas Mangum
Dec 6 Fundimental
Dec 7 Kristina Stanley
Dec 7 It’s Raining Books
It’s been a crazy year of writing projects across genres, from writing A HEALING ELEMENT to writing a fantasy young adult book, all while also releasing the second book in my middle grade fantasy series, JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM. I’m even writing picture books now and having a blast!
I’m looking forward to a mellow and peaceful Christmas with family and friends, celebrating the joy that comes with having surrounded myself with supporting and encouraging people. I hope you have many of the same. I also plan to snuggle up to my husband and son (and the cats, Star and Gregory!) and watch every Christmas movie by the fire and tree.
I’ve got hot plans for more writing projects next year and a new online course (more to come!) that I will be launching. Thank you all for your support this past year!
Be festive, share the joy, cherish the special moments – and when the New Year hits you cold with 2017 challenges, keep close another Mark Twain quote.
Peace, love, and laughter!