Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Musa Publishing's 2nd Anniversary Sale

Hey Everyone - my last 3 books came out with Musa Publishing - an ebook publisher that is now two years old. And they're having a 30% off sale to celebrate, with different titles each week.

This week, until October 28th, all young adult and middle grade titles from Musa's Euterpe Imprint are on sale. So jump on over and check out lots of awesome reads at a great price - including three of mine:

Walking the Dog (sale $2.09)

The Girl Who Remembered Horses (sale $3.49)
Six Degrees of Lost (now $3.49)

And stay tuned for a big announcement here soon.

Hint: It involves a kitten. And a story.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hen Power - and a Secret Project

So hens really get a bad rap, don't they?

Think of all the derogatory remarks you hear about them -

Laying an egg: to do something bad or poorly
A bunch of old hens: women who sit around and talk incessantly
Hen-pecked: a man who lets a woman walk all over him, because the rooster should rule the roost (really?)

Well, I'm here to tell you that hens are pretty darn amazing and cool.

These are my three adorable hens, from front to back: Daisy, Fluffy, and Dory.

Daisy (a Buff Orpington) lays an egg a day, with no problem or hassle whatsoever.

Dory (a Silver-Gray Dorking) is a little more nervous, and frets about the whole thing. Daisy sometimes sits outside the nesting area and sings a hen song to her, which I'm sure goes something like this: "Come on darling, lay that egg. Have no fear, we're here for you."

Fluffy ( a Salmon Faverolles) sits near Dory and Daisy, learning what to do. She actually laid her very first egg two days ago, and another one this morning. (So proud of her.)

These hens have wonderful community spirit, and I know they share information and support for one other.

I'm starting on a brand new project in life, too, and I have two author friends who have been giving me encouragement and support. Maggie Dana and Barbara Morgenroth, two successful indie authors, have taken me under their wing, so to speak (don't you love all my chicken metaphors?) and are giving me advice and egging me on (ha!) to hatch my secret project.

I'll keep you all posted on how it goes. Hopefully an announcement here soon.

And I hope I don't Lay an Egg - although truthfully, to do so successfully is really a remarkable achievement, don't you think?