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Read and Win $100 in Gift Cards!

I’m excited to be teaming up with some top faved KindleVella stories to offer a massive giveaway prize. One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a $50 Fly Paper Products gift card!

​TO ENTER

To enter via the Rafflecopter and to find the KindleVella stories go here.

This contest is free and open to everyone within the US! (Vella is not yet available to international readers–that’s an Amazon decision, not mine.)

1. The first 3 episodes of all Kindle Vella stories are free to read. 

2. To gain entries, read the first 3 episodes of any or all stories here and click the thumbs up symbol if you liked what you read.

3. There is a “code word” in the Author’s Note at the end of each third episode. Enter the code word in the Rafflecopter entry option here. (If you like a story, feel free to keep reading! Amazon will also give you 200 free bonus tokens so you can continue reading what you love most.)

4. Gain bonus entries for every other activity listed on the Rafflecopter (signing up for newsletters, leaving reviews, or sharing the contest on social media.) Completion of activities will be verified before a winner is selected.

​The contest opens on Oct 16, 2021. The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter on Oct 25, 2021 and notified via email. (Of course, the more entries you earn, the greater your chances of winning!)

Happy October!

Get Lit Book Festival

October is here! And so is hot cider, sweet donuts, and great books to curl up with as the cold begins to seep around us. October has been a great month. I’m so excited to be presenting at the Get Lit Book Festival this Saturday, helping to raise money for the Battle of the Books club at Coral Gables High School. I’ll be presenting a World Building workshop with Vivi Barnes and sharing my experiences with KindleVella. 

Tickets are available here. I hope to see you there!

THE DREAM HEIST Continues to Rise in Ranks!


I’m thrilled to share that THE DREAM HEIST continues to lead on the KindleVella leaderboard! This is all because of YOU!
It hit:

  • #5 overall
  • #1 YA/Teen
  • #1 Thriller
  • #1 Suspense
  • #1 Mystery

Thank you for all of your support in my first serial experience and for reading and giving the story your weekly fave! To read THE DREAM HEIST, go here and claim your first 200 free tokens. Remember, the first 3 episodes are FREE!

The Dream Heist’s Book Trailer

I’m so excited to share with you the book trailer for THE DREAM HEIST! I made this one myself as a homage to the characters in the story. I’m hoping it captivates the mood, tone, and feel so you all can see it visually. I hope you love it and the story!

You Did It!

Thank you all so much for your support of THE DREAM HEIST, my new serialized novel on Kindle Vella. Just like you did with my other novels, you skyrocketed the book to hit #11 of all Kindle Vellas and hit numerous category Top Favs. I am blown away!

WAYS YOU CAN CONTINUE TO HELP THE DREAM HEIST:

  1. Give each episode a thumbs up as you read them.
  2. Once you purchase tokens, every week you can give THE DREAM HEIST a crown!
  3. Leave a review.
  4. Share the story with your friends.

THANK YOU once again for letting me share my stories with you.

My New Serialize Novel

I have exciting news! I’m embarking on my first serialized storytelling adventure with Amazon’s Kindle Vella. The book is called THE DREAM HEIST, a YA thriller.

Kindle Vella is a brand new program Amazon is launching where readers can subscribe to books and read each episode in a serialized format. The aspect I love about Kindle Vella is that I will be able to share my thoughts, fun facts, and inspirations in each episode within the author notes section. I’m hoping that this will be a great way for you to get an insider peek into the world I’ve created for you.

COVER REVEAL

I’m so pleased to share the cover for The Dream Heist! Check out this gorgeous cover designed by Jessica Khoury.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Dream Heist spins an action-packed, near-future thriller in the vein of Inception meets The Bourne Identity.

Eighteen-year-old Aria Hale loves her job as an intern at her father’s dream therapy company where she enters dementia patient’s dreams to save their memories. When she enters Patient 145’s dream and discovers the dreamer is a boy from her class, she begins to question the company’s true purpose.

But everything changes when Aria discovers their lab has been ransacked, two technicians are murdered, and her father is missing.

Determined to find her father, Aria and her friends embark on a harrowing hunt across continents using the dreams of their enemies to guide them. But this dangerous journey plunges her into a world she never bargained for: deception, intrigue, and even love. As she races to save her father and hunt down her enemies, she soon realizes she’s in fact the one being hunted. And her dreams are the greatest danger of all.

This gripping adventure will propel you into a world of suspense, romance and intrigue.

HOW TO READ THE DREAM HEIST

Go here to read the first 3 episodes for free and be sure to give it some love by LIKING IT and a CROWN. You can read the rest of the novel as the episodes over time release using tokens. I will be releasing more episodes over the next month with a bunch coming out this weekend! I hope you enjoy this new story!

VELLA BOOK CLUB ON DISCORD

If you know Discord, you are welcome to join me along with other Vella authors on the Vella Book Club on Discord! You can chat with us about books and share your thoughts on the episodes as they release!

Drawer Novels

Do you have a novel that you wrote long ago and put it away, but now wonder if its worth revisiting? In this video, I share my thoughts, tips and personal experience based off of my drawer novel (THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE) that got published by Scholastic Press.

A Tip When Writing Fantasy

Are you feeling like your fantasy could be stretched? Does it feel cliché or familiar? Here is a tip to get you brainstorming and coming up with new ideas!

The Inspiration for The Princess and the Page

I’ve had requests asking for me to share what inspired me to write THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE. So on my YouTube channel, I’m sharing about what inspired the book and where the concept came from. Ideas are everywhere! Sometimes they come in the most unexpected places.

Places that inspire me:

  • Fairy tales and myths
  • News and stories based on real people
  • Science and history
  • Books
  • Movies (movie trailers are always inspirational!)

Tips for Fast Drafting

Are you looking to fast draft your manuscript? Or perhaps you’re participating in NaNoWriMonth? I am! Or at least a version of NaNo as I’m in the middle of revisions too. If you are drafting, buddy up with me here and we can fast draft together! I’ve created a video for you with tips and thoughts on my fast drafting techniques. Hopefully it will help you along the way. Also, if you’re looking for the plotting template I mention in the video, you can find it on my Writer’s Resource page under Book Plot Outline.

Happy Fast Drafting!

Find Your Next Read

I’m thrilled to share with you a collaboration video I created with twenty-seven of my middle grade author friends. If you are looking for a fun laugh and a new book to read then check out our First Lines video. We had a blast creating this video and sharing the first lines of our books. We hope this will help you discover your next reading adventure and enter a whole new world one page at a time! Happy reading!

 

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