The YA Spring Fling Giveaway

If you’re broke but in search of exciting new YA fiction, then I have some cool news for you. I’m participating in a HUGE YA ebook giveaway, running from the 20th of March to the 3rd of April. There are over 100 books from over 70 indie authors, plus a whole bunch of loot up for grabs. I’m offering signed postcards for ten winners, but other authors (with cheaper postal systems!) are going above and beyond and dishing out signed paperbacks and other great swag.

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So how does it work? For now, you can sign up for the mailing list (no spam, promise) which will guarantee you at least one free ebook of your choice, and will notify you as soon as the giveaway goes live. Then you just nominate which books catch your eye, and wait to to find out what you’ve won! Super easy.

Other perks? This giveaway is 100% populated by indie books – really good ones. If you’ve been hesitant about trying out indie books, then this is the perfect opportunity to dip your toes in without paying out.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up and give some wonderful indie authors a shot.

Better go sign those postcards.

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The Edge of the Woods: Launch Day!

IT’S HERE!

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Well, it’s kind of been. It’s 7:52pm and I launched this morning, woken up at 6.30am by a text from a friend who’d just ordered her copy. Which was sweet and exciting and fuzzy in the ‘Jesus, what time is it?’ kind of way.

But here we are. My first novel has gone live. It’s out there, like one of those baby turtles who has to scuttle (crawl? Land flap?) its way to the ocean and try not to get eaten alive. And like a million year old mama turtle, all I can do is watch and refresh the KDP reports page.

…bad metaphor?

Anyway.

It’s been a great day, with lots of people saying lots of lovely things and being all around very supportive. Thanks to them The Edge of the Woods is sitting at #1 in the Australian Kindle store under the Young Adult Women & Girls category, #860 in the Australian Kindle store overall and #33,274 at Amazon.com. Which is pretty cool!

So now we press on! A friend asked a while back that when I publish I make a blog post about my self-publishing process, so I’ll spend some time on that over the next few days, but otherwise it’s on with Book #2 and following up some leads and opportunities re: actual paid work.

It’s been a big day! Let’s all kick back with a beer and a good book.

You could always try mine, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Cover Reveal (I’m Back!)

Hello!

I am back on the internet, and I bring treats (for me, maybe for you). During my sabbatical I’ve been working away at the technical side of self-publishing (by which I mean telling people who know how to do technical things what to do) and sinking my teeth into novel #2 (more about that later).

So!

Have some images!

Cover KINDLEThe final ebook cover

CoverThe paperback

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The paperback interior 

A big thanks to cover artist Destiny Marie and Jason and Marina at Polgarus Studio for making my book look so darn pretty.

Still waiting on a concrete release date, but it will be this month. Stay tuned!

Regular posting will resume from here on out.

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