Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Giveaway

There are still two days left to sign up for June! Two copies of The Glister Journals: Bronze will be given away this month, and also in July, and August. Just follow me here or on The Glister Journals: Bronze page on Facebook, leave a comment that you'd like to be entered in the giveaway, and you will be!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Giveaway

I know summer is when a lot of people get some serious reading time in (like me), so let me help you fill in that time! For the months of June, July, and August I will be giving away 2 copies of Bronze for each month.

The Glister Journals: Bronze

Just sign in, follow me, and leave a comment here, and/or "like" my book page on Face Book The Glister Journals: Bronze, leave a comment, and you'll be entered in the drawing for them. If you don't win, your name will be carried over into the next month's drawing. The first winners will be drawn and announced on Thursday, June 30.

The Glister Journals website will be getting a facelift soon, and provision made to get update notifications and be able to comment directly there. In the meantime, I hope you'll read the book and, if you like it, that you will leave a comment telling others. Better yet, if you have an Amazon and/or B&N account, please leave a review! The first four chapters are available to read on the site. Word of mouth and internet reviews are Bronze's main exposure and marketing. Thanks for your help!

There will be future giveaways and contests too. The contests will require that you've read the book, however, so until enough people have, the contests are on hold.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First book, first blog...

(This is a repost of my first post from my Wordpress blog)

My first novel is finally finished, wrapped up in pretty paper (just kidding, everything’s digital these days) and sent off. It was really hard to let it go. I think I must know how a mother feels when her firstborn attends school on the very first day.

“No, he’s not ready yet. One more day…week…year…”

“It seems a little chilly outside. Maybe we should go back and get a sweater for her. Better yet, let’s start over and dress completely different!”

“Did we remember everything? Let’s go through that backpack one...more...time…”

“Oh, we forgot to get school supplies!” Face palm. “Never mind. Let’s skip the first day of school and go shopping instead!”

No, you have to just let go. You can only do so much and then, ready or not, perfect or, more likely, not, it has to be sent on its merry way to make its own place in the world. You hope it will meet nice people, people who will see the value in it and not treat it unfairly. And you hope it will stand up to whatever storms come its way.

And of course you want it to be popular, all the while telling yourself it’s much more important that it makes real friends, no matter how few; people who will love it as you do and really get it.

Be kind, world. We just want to be friends.

Comments and questions will be exuberantly responded to.

The first few chapters of Bronze can be read at