Thank you to everyone who has bought and read Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans. I’ve gotten quite a few emails from worried readers that the Rose Gardner series is over because they read “The End” at the end. NOT TO WORRY!!! I have plenty of more Rose projects in the works!!! I have a new eBook formatter and he added “The End” to help separate the Thirty-Three from the three chapters I included from my upcoming release The Substitute. Rose isn’t over! So what’s coming up? FIRST, Jana DeLeon–author of the Ghost-in-Law and Miss Fortune series–and I have cowritten a Christmas novella titled Rose and Helena Save Christmas. (Preorder links below.) There’s a reason Rose and Neely Kate are going to New Orleans at the end of Thirty-Three, and it’s so they can visit Jana’s Ghost-in-Law world. We all know that Neely Kate is desperate for a supernatural gift and she gets her wish! But those of you familiar with the Ghost-in-Law series will know that seeing the ghost of Helena isn’t necessarily a good thing. Not to worry though! You don’t have to read Jana’s books to enjoy the novella. This book is completely standalone. SECOND, I love my […]
It’s finally here! Book Six in the USA Today Bestselling Series, THIRTY-THREE AND A HALF SHENANIGANS is now LIVE! If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, follow the links below. BOOK DESCRIPTION: Rose is called into action when Neely Kate’s cousin goes missing and the police refuse to take it seriously. But while the authorities—Rose’s ex-boyfriend, included—are certain the missing woman has run away, mounting evidence points to foul play. Rose agrees to help her friend, even if it means partaking in Neely Kate’s shenanigans, including an impromptu trip to a strip club. And because trouble never comes without a guest, Skeeter Malcolm, Fenton County’s newly crowned underground king, resurfaces, saying he needs Rose’s visionary gift to track down his enemies. He makes her the only offer she can’t refuse: The guaranteed safety of her assistant DA boyfriend, Mason Deveraux, who is being threatened by forces unknown. The Fenton County law enforcement is still abuzz about the infamous Lady in Black, who took part in the underground auction that earned Skeeter his crown. Can Rose risk a reprisal of her role? As the stakes continue to rise and the search for Neely Kate’s cousin becomes increasingly complicated, Rose must struggle to keep […]
**AUTHOR UK TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT **Red Coat PR is bringing FIVE authors to the UK for a FIVE city tour. Our signing authors are; Denise Grover Swank, Amy Miles, Kristie Cook, AnnaLisa Grant and Chanda Hahn.British natives, Rick Miles and Jewels Bromley of Red Coat PR are the hosts. Contact for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org We will be stopping in London, York, Glasgow, Birmingham and Cardiff. Here’s the schedule: Tuesday 21st April 2015 4pm – 7pm Kensington Central Library Phillimore Walk London W8 7RX Thursday 23rd April 2015 3pm – 7pm Hotel 53 53 Piccadilly York North Yorkshire YO1 9PL Saturday 25th April 2015 Mitchell Library North Street Glasgow G3 7DN Tuesday 28th April 2015 5pm – 8pm Library of Birmingham Centenary Square Broad Street Birmingham B1 2ND Thursday 30th April 2015 3pm – 6:30pm Cardiff Central Library The Hayes Cardiff CF10 1FLSpace at the signings are limited. To guarantee you get to meet the authors we are recommending that you purchase an exclusive book bag for £5 and this will confirm your spot. Book bag purchases are not a requirement but are recommended. Here’s the link to purchase your book bag and guarantee your spot at your desired location: http://bit.ly/UKAUTHORTOUR
YES! There will be a Curse Keepers book #4! And also a #5 and #6. I’m getting some feedback that readers feel deceived by the “trilogy” label on the Curse Keeper series, when the series isn’t ending. I never intended the series to be a trilogy. I planned on writing least six books in the Curse Keeper series, possibly more. 47North was well aware of this. I sold them the first three books and three short stories. The original synopsis for book three ended with a very unsatisfying ending for a series. So I wrote the first two books and a short story before I was aware that the book was being called a trilogy. That’s right. I found out AFTER I wrote THE CURSE BREAKERS, book #2. I’ll be extremely honest. This put me in a very difficult situation. I had a whole lot of loose ends that needed to be tied up to create a satisfying conclusion to the “trilogy.” At the same time, I had no intention of tying them all up. Once I wrapped my head around the idea of a trilogy, I realized I could make this work. I had to. I didn’t have any […]
Only four more days until the release of THE CURSE DEFIERS! I have a special surprise for YOU! I’ve gotten permission to post the first chapter so you can get a sneak peek! Preorder you copy NOW and have it delivered right to your Kindle! | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA | If you can’t read the below file, please click here to view in PDF. Having trouble viewing this file? Click here.
The weekend of June 12-14, 2015 I will be hosting my first ever reader weekend in Manteo, North Carolina. Why Manteo? It’s the setting for my Curse Keeper series. Manteo, North Carolina is on Roanoke Island and is a relatively small town. When you write about city, you can gloss over places, but in a town of 1200, it’s not so easy. I’ve visited Manteo three times for research and many of the places in the book either really exist or exist but I changed the name. Last spring two readers visited Roanoke Island and asked me to point them to real locations existed that were in the book. As I saw their photos posted on Facebook, I started thinking how fun it would be to meet readers in Manteo and show them the sites myself. And the Manteo Reader Weekend was born. We’ve been planning this since May, and when I say we, I really mean my virtual assistant Lysa. She’s contacted lots of people in Manteo and arranged this entire trip. She’s amazing! So here’s what we have: Stay in one of two bed & breakfasts, one of which is the inspiration for Ellie’s family […]
In 2015, instead of going to author events, I’ve decided to start creating “meet and greet” sessions. Once a month or every other month, I’ll travel to one or two locations and meet readers in an informal setting, giving us a chance to sit around and chat. You can ask me questions and I can share things most readers don’t know. You can buy books and swag (Crappy Doodles mugs, Team Joe and Team Mason shirts anyone?) Purchase is NOT required. We’ve tried this in two locations now (see the photo) and I loved it! They last one and a half to two hours and they are completely FREE. You are encouraged to attend and bring friends. I’m now trying to determine WHERE to go next–so this is where you come in. If you want me to come to your location, you need to fill at out the attached Google form. And you need to get your friends who might come to fill it out too.I’ll be going where the most people want me. We’ll start scheduling the Meet-up with Denise sessions for 2015, so get your requests in! Tell me where you want me to go HERE! …oh wait, that didn’t sound right. […]
I will be attending Authors After Dark in August, but with VERY LIMITED participation. I will be at the signing on Saturday, August 9, but due to the small tablespace provided, I will only bring a limited number of copies of After Math, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, and The Curse Keepers. If you KNOW you want a book–especially one not listed here, please click on this link and request your copies. Also, if you let me know you are coming, I will bring you special swag. I can’t wait to meet you!
I’ll be traveling in Arkansas in August and I’ve set up two Meet & Greets while I’m there. The first is in Rogers, Arkansas at Starbucks on Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. The second is on Monday, August 4 at another Starbucks at 7:00 p.m. (Addresses below) Come hang out and chat. I will bring books but only the books readers request before I leave Saturday morning. GETTING A BOOK IS OPTIONAL. I’m more interested in meeting you than making a “sale” so please don’t let that stop you from coming to see me. HOWEVER, I’d appreciate you letting me know if you’re coming so we can plan ahead. I plan to bring some swag to share with you. But I need to know you’re coming so I can bring enough. I’ve attached a link to a form so you can let me know which location you will be attending and what books you want me to bring. I plan on doing more of these in the future. If you don’t live in Arkansas, where would YOU like me to visit? I’ll go to the places with the most reader response! If you are coming to see me in Arkansas, […]
My publicist is in the process of setting up a book signing tour for me in the UK in 2015! I’ll be with a few other authors and we plan to stop at several cities. But right now we’re trying to figure out where my readers are located! If you live in the UK and are interested in meeting me in 2015, would you click below and answer two questions that will help with our planning? Thank you and I can’t wait to meet you all! Click here for the questionnaire.
Three years ago today I entered the publishing world when I released the eBook of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords. But silly me didn’t officially declare the release for another week–until the print book came out. Hahahahaha! You see, even then I was still thinking in traditional publisher terms. A print book was VERY important to me. That made it a “real” book. Little did I know then what I know now–about 98-99% of all my sales are eBooks. (BTW, I still make a print book of all my books. So a print book still is important. Just not for the same reasons.) Anyone who’s known me any length of time knows my story. I hoped to sell 1ooo books by December 31, 2011–six months. But I hit that “magic” mark in September. THAT was when I felt like a “real” author. As of today, I’ve sold over 700,000 books. Add a minimum of 100,000 more if you include all the box sets and collaborations I’ve taken part in. Obviously I don’t. Since July 1, 2011, I have: 14 indie published books 2 books with 47North (one more to come in September) 1 novella 3 […]