Posts Tagged ‘The Hideaway’
Release Week! And a Facebook Live Chat!
Hi friends, today is the day-before-the-big-one! Although it’s funny to even say that–tomorrow won’t necessarily feel like a big day because not much is happening (other than people finding my book (my book!) on their doorstep). I’ll take the kids to school, probably go for a walk, and swing by a bookstore to check out…Read More
Hi friends! Lots of things are happening these days in my book/writing world, so I thought I’d give a little update. The Hideaway This continues to be the little book that could! Bookpage called it a “word-of-mouth surprise hit,” which means so much to me because it shows people are continuing to read it and…Read More
Happy Thanksgiving week!
Hi friends! It has been a while! What’s taking up my time these days, you ask? Here’s a quick visual. Sela and Kate on Hero day at school. Kate’s 8th birthday party! Sela at Christmas/Frozen/Cinderella madness at the mall. But what’s been taking up my free time the most? This friendly little chart is keeping…Read More
USA Today Bestseller!
So, THE HIDEAWAY had a bit of a good week last week! Wednesday I learned that the book made it on to the Top 20 Most Sold list on Amazon, coming in at #17. This on its own was exciting enough. THEN, oh but then, on Thursday, I returned home from dropping my kids off at…Read More
I’ve received my first award for The Hideaway. My seven-year-old Kate brought this to me a couple days after the book came out. Naturally, it’s the best kind of prize. Done novel. Check. In case you missed it, I posted photos of the book release party on Facebook–you can find them here. It was…Read More
I don’t know what I expected this day to feel like. Way back when, when I first started writing and dreaming of publishing books, I imagined the life of a writer to have a touch of glamour. I guess I was hanging onto images of writers as sitting in cafes, congregating together to talk about…Read More
3 months from today!!
What my life looks like these days (although imagine more cardboard boxes and dust. Lots of dust.) A few days ago I was cleaning out stacks and drawers of papers (writers have LOTS of random stacks of paper hanging around) and I found my very first draft of The Hideaway! It was like finding an…Read More
End of the Year Round-up
Here in Birmingham, we are sitting at about 50 degrees outside, but word is tonight an arctic front is blowing though, plunging us into the 20s. As a certifiable “cold person,” I’m already cold just thinking about those temps. In fact, I’m pretty darn cold here in the 50s, so there may be no hope…Read More
Odds and Ends
It’s morning and the house is momentarily calm. Granted, everyone in the house is looking at a screen–the girls are sharing a Launchpad (but they’re SHARING it!); Matt is catching up on a show on the computer downstairs, earbuds in place; and I’m upstairs in my cozy bed. I just started a cute new book…Read More
Update on books!
THE HIDEAWAYI received my editorial letter in mid-June with a deadline of July 29–two days from now. But I returned it to my editor Karli about a week ago! Her letter was lovely, truly. It was four pages of comments, kind praise, suggestions, and questions. I was incredibly relieved because I’ve heard of huge editorial…Read More