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DYSTOPIAN TRAINING…and other writing updates

DYSTOPIAN TRAINING…and other writing updates

Hi! It’s been awhile since my last post, so I want to catch you up on all the wild writing news, and tell you about…DYSTOPIAN TRAINING! Many of you know that I moved from Washington, D.C. to Seattle a year ago. It’s been a whirlwind of ups and downs in the last year. I was running a lot in Seattle, since the weather never really gets too cold in winter or too hot in summer. Perfect for running. I ran my first 5K in 8 years as the Seattle rain poured down on me. But then…duh duh duh…in April I broke my foot while carrying my daughter and tripping on a sidewalk at the library. Literally,...

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SUSPECTED RELEASES!

SUSPECTED RELEASES!

Today the second novel in The Elected Series, SUSPECTED, released in paperback and ebook across all major booksellers! Aloy and Griffin's adventures start right back up on the border between East and Mid Countries.  Their neighbor is blatantly displaying forbidden electricity, and Margareath, the spy Aloy banished to Mid, isn't quite the same as when we last saw her.... The time has finally come to find out what's happening beyond East Country's seclusion! Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Suspected-The-Elected-Series-Volume/dp/1941650422 Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/suspected-rori-shay/1121727075 iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/suspected/id987353167 Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/suspected-1 Silence...

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Spread the Word! SUSPECTED Releases on Earth Day!

Hi friends and readers, It's almost time for SUSPECTED to release across the mass markets!  That means it's coming out in vendors like Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and ibooks on Earth Day April 22nd!  If it's not on the shelves at your local bookstore, you can always get the store to order you a copy.  My publisher uses one of the large printers that all local bookstores have a relationship with: Ingram.  Where there is a bookstore, you'll be able to get any of The Elected Series books. So...amid all the presales fun with SUSPECTED, I have a blog tour/media blitz starting on Earth Day,...

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Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Many of you know that SUSPECTED is now out for pre-sale, as evidenced by the 135 copies sold already. But for those who don't know, SUSPECTED, the 2nd book in the ELECTED trilogy, is on pre-sale for one month, with all the freebies and limited edition items that entails!  My publisher conducts pre-sales through Kickstarter, and you can access that site here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/ya-fiction-from-silence-in-the-library-four-sequel?ref=nav_search  The Kickstarter involves all of Silence in the Library Publishing's winter Young Adult (YA) book sequels that are up for presale,...

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You Don’t Know What The Big Events In Your Life Will Be

You Don’t Know What The Big Events In Your Life Will Be

We don't know when what seem to be normal activities in life will end up being game-changers.  It's almost inconceivable how small decisions you make will affect the course of the rest of your entire life. I watched the movie BOYHOOD the other day and was explaining the premise to my husband tonight.  I told him the movie involved watching a boy and his family grow up over a span of twelve years.  What often seemed to be just mundane activities in one part of the movie translated into life changers one or two years later in the storyline.  Some little plot point would often  become a major...

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What’s the Latest with My Writing?

I promised to keep you guys informed as I do different things with this writing adventure.  So here's the latest: The sequel to ELECTED (called SUSPECTED) is due out from Silence in the Library Publishing in Feb.  That's when it goes on pre-sale with all those neat extras like the ability to get signed copies, a tuckerization, etc. A prequel to ELECTED is on sale right NOW through kickstarter.  It only stays on sale through mid January! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/athenas-daughters-volume-2?ref=nav_search  The tuckerization I offered up there went within the first...

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CONTEST ENDING TODAY! (and other book news)

CONTEST ENDING TODAY!  (and other book news)

Hi everyone, On this semi-rainy day in Seattle, it feels good to hunker down, do some work, write a bit, and tell you about my latest writing news. First off, there are only 6 hrs left to enter the contest celebrating SUSPECTED's cover reveal.  The rafflecopter is very easy to enter:  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/fc0c92321/ and the winner receives a signed paperback of ELECTED, an advanced copy of SUSPECTED in ebook form, and one of Aloy's key necklaces! Next, I'm excited to share that even though book 2 doesn't officially get released until Feb 2015, there's a way to get info...

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The Cover Reveal of SUSPECTED

The Cover Reveal of SUSPECTED

I'm so excited to finally reveal the cover of SUSPECTED, the second book in The Elected Series! And then let's look at it side-to-side with the first book, ELECTED... Want to know the secrets that SUSPECTED's cover reveals?  First look at the two symbols at the top of the book covers.  Elected's symbol looks like some type of bubble, right?  When Elected released a lot of people asked me why Aloy's face was in a bubble, and what that bubble was.  Well, it's not exactly a bubble.  It's a medallion.  A bauble on a necklace. On Suspected's cover there's a diamond.  You don't get to find...

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Latest News on ELECTED – Could it be a Bestseller?

Latest News on ELECTED – Could it be a Bestseller?

Friends and readers, I wanted to give you the latest news on ELECTED and some other life news that just occurred.  My family has been contemplating a move to Seattle for a few years now, and as of this month it's finally happening.  It feels so strange to say goodbye to the Washington, D.C. area after living here for 18 years.  But it's also exciting to think about living in a new place.  I can't wait to meet all the lovely readers in the Seattle area and join up with that area's writing societies. As for ELECTED, the best news is that it has sold about 1265 copies over the last two and a half...

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