Happy (re)release day to The Treasure Hunt! Six years ago, in June, I published my very first book. There was a lot of nervousness and A LOT of excitement, and I’ll never forget the feeling of holding the first copy in my hands. ❤ The journey since then has been long, and hard, and beautiful, … More The Treasure Hunt Blog Tour: Release Day!
1. It’s a quadruplet. This novella is one of four originally published in the limited edition anthology A Very Bookish Christmas last year. (Thanks so much to Sarah Holman for coordinating this! ❤ This book exists because of you.) 2. It’s loosely inspired by a classic. The pen pal relationship, Jessie’s aspiring writer-ness, and their … More 10 Random Facts About Sincerely, Jem
I got batteries for Chanukah (eight nights x one gift per night = eight traditionally practical gifts), and it’s been so amazing. 😉 My Dana Alphasmart electronic typewriter is delightfully ancient and completely useless without batteries, so I’m super happy to have it back in comission. I’ve already writen 5,000 new words (distraction free!) on … More Batteries and a Book Club
Remember that fantasy book I got to help reveal the cover for? It’s out now!! 😍 😍 And there are more details, including this cool collage. *curiosity intensifies* I am really curious about the setting now. Fantasy elements + pseudo urban setting = coolness. XD There are also some beautiful collages for individual characters… Just … More New Fantasy Book!
Summer is just flying! Which is a good thing considering how warm it gets where I live. 😉 I’ve been so busy that I absolutely missed updating you all on June, so I’m gonna do these “evil twins” together… 😉 Here’s an update on my full plate… Pleasure read: The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe … More Plate Update: Superheros, Jabberwocky, and Christmas Cookies
It’s just 62 hours until the homeschool convention, and the last of my book stock came!! These are the very first copies I’ve seen of The Night Archers, and I love how they turned out. ❤ (Big hugs to my cover designer!) Just look at them! One book, two book, green book, blue book! I’m … More Convention Countdown: Pretty Book Stock!!!
Guys, it’s only three(ish) days until the homeschool convention! Once again, this year I’ll be selling my books at our Generation Rising booth. There have been meetings, errand-runnings, and eagerly-waiting-for-book-stock-ings (I’m still waiting for some XD). (There are some pictures on Generation Rising’s Instagram and Facebook pages, FYI…) In honor of the convention coming up … More Convention Countdown! (+A Free Chapter)
Today I… Did some final, minor edits on “The Night Archers”. Gawked over the full spread of my cover. Learned some formatting tips and tricks from my sister Perry Elisabeth over the phone. (Dropcaps are so cool! So is Perry.) Formatted. Almost bought an ice cream sandwich. Was saved by having no change on hand. … More A Phone Call with the Dropcap Ninja
Apparently blogging on schedule is not my thing during December. XD Sorry to leave you all in the lurch, though I have been having a great time celebrating and preparing for Christmas. ❤ My family and I are doing Advent again this year, and this time we’ve added watching Bible project theme videos to our … More A Christmas-y Update
Today is the day. The Day. Three years (+ a couple months) ago, I started a story. A story about a girl, a draft, a pastor, and some really fascinating side characters. That story grew by sideplots, wordcount, a through-line, and a message. There were snacks… Some sophisticated planning… XD Two sessions of Camp NaNoWriMo … More Kiera Release Day!!!