The Thing About Apples: Giveaway!

In honor of the release of The Thing About Apples, I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads!  5 signed copies are up for grabs- and before even promoting the dang thing, it’s got 119 people entered! The giveaway will last until August 30th, just in time for me to announce the lucky winners for my own birthday.

If you don’t want to take the chance, remember that I always will make signed copies available if you request them through my contact form (allow time for me to get copies in, signed and then sent back out!). Buying paperback through the publisher  will get you a freebie e-copy (though you can also buy the e-book for the price of a cup of coffee!), and is also available through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


Happy Fourth of July!

I hope  all my American followers are having a wonderful day, whether you’re grilling, camping, fishing, or just waiting for fireworks.

And if you need more reasons to celebrate, I am right now running a giveaway through Goodreads of my second novel, To Dwell in Dreams, a modern re-telling of Sleeping Beauty complete with drugs, a dysfunctional family and long-lost triplets! The giveaway runs from now until the end of this month, and there are five copies to be won. If you’ve been hesitant about buying yourself a copy, why not enter for your chance to get a free copy?

Or if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to wait, you can always visit my website now to see where you can get your own copy from Amazon, B&N or my publisher (if you buy a physical copy from them, you also get a free electronic copy!)

Last Week In January: Progress

So, so far this week:

I’ve gotten one brick-and-mortar bookstore to agree to carry ‘Till the Last Petal Falls

Jaime and I have decided on the book trailer to be rolled out later this evening on all social media streams

My Goodreads is now set up, getting ready to put together a nice launch giveaway when dates are set

Still talking to representatives to settle on what organizations will receive the 10% royalties from me (there are a lot of really good programs/ shelters in Colorado, it’s hard to choose! But I want to make sure most of my donation will be going directly to help battered women/children and not to administrative fees, so I’m being cautious)

Still talking to reps from other bookstores to figure out their consignment policies- will be possibly looking into placing consignment at the Boulder Bookstore and a couple of feminist bookstores around the country. If you have any suggestions on what stores I should look into, or if you would like me to ensure that the book will be available in an independent bookstore near you, feel free to comment suggestions!

Also looking into any book clubs who might want to tackle discussion of domestic violence and how it is portrayed in woman’s fiction, using ‘Till the Last Petal Falls as a reference point. I would always be up to join these discussions, whether that is through being there physically (in-state or reimbursed travel) or by other means (Skype, e-mail, video recording). Comment or e-mail to see if I can get you an even bigger deal on a bulk book club order.



Don’t forget to place your pre-order for 15% off the retail price  through, lasting only through the third week of February, and friend Elizabeth Rose on Goodreads (look under ‘Till the Last Petal Falls) to check for when I will be holding the launch giveaway.