Sunday, July 24, 2011

CATCHING JORDAN in the flesh!

I'm a little late posting this BUT...

It came! It came!


And now for a picture that shows how
beautiful the cover really is

As a writer who is working toward publication I dream of seeing my own name on a book cover.But you know what? Seeing one of your writing buddies name on one is pretty awesome, too. I'm lying. It's REALLY awesome. Go Miranda!

And even though I had already parts of the story and knew a lot of what happened, I devoured CATCHING JORDAN. I read it one day and loved every second of it. (Check out my gushing Goodreads review here ) I'm not just saying this because I think Miranda is a great human being, kick ass critique buddy, and super talented writer. I hate sports. I mean really hate sports. Especially football. And she made me love a story about a girl who plays football who has football player friends and a football loving family. And I loved each and every one of them. Like I said, GO MIRANDA!

But CATCHING JORDAN is about so much more than football. It's about finding your way, chasing your dreams, surviving high school, opening your heart, stading for what you believe in, navigating the craziness that is family and friendships and love. With a few (extremely) hot boys thrown in.

CATCHING JORDAN doesn't release until December so I'm saving the rest of my lovefest for later, but be sure to add this title your To Be Read lists and tell your friends. We're even featuring it on Fallenarchangel in December to celebrate the release. And one last time in my best cheerleader voice, GO MIRANDA!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Good-bye Harry (tissues required)

I planned on writing a heartfelt good-bye post to Harry tonight but this awesome fanmade
(whoever you are you rock!) 
video does a way better job than I ever could.

"...whether you come back by page or by big screen Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
-JK Rowling

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Glutton for Punishment

I'm just now realizing how much I must enjoy punishing myself. I started watching Veronica Mars (I know, where have I been?) last winter and only now am I allowing myself the treat of watching the last few episodes.

*update: I am NOT happy with the end of a series that was only meant to end a season. But what happens to Veronica and..??!!.*

This isn't my first time delaying the inevitable.

It took me 2 years to read the Harry Potter series aloud to my niece. I vowed I would wait to read the last book until we had caught up (it hadn't been released yet and I read all the other books years before) and I ended up waiting over a year to read THE END of my beloved Harry Potter. How did I survive? Sick! Twisted!

When I have a handful of candy, let's say Sour Patch Kids, I always start with my least favorite and save my favorite for last. This makes me sound like a patient person, but I'm not. I wish! It would come in handy with all the waiting when it comes to critiques and queries I'll be sending out in the world soon.

But back to my love of epic greatness like Veronica Mars and Harry Potter. I thought I'd share a little list of some of my very favorite TV shows and books (some I'm just discovering and some are old friends) right now. You know, in case you want to share your undying love for them too or tell me what thing I need to obsess over next.

I'm thrilled to have caught a few episodes on DVR.
I was 15 when this show was on and I was completely obsessed.
And now I'm having just as much fun watching it at the age of 32.
Sigh. Jordan Catalano, how I adore thee.

Oh, Veronica. I love you. I love you so much it hurts.
You are the best female character. Ever.
And knowing the show was cut short before they actually made an ending to the story...UGH.
It goes against nature!

Where do I begin? I love this show. I would have no problem giving up TV as long as I had this show.
Come fall I will be glued to my TV on Thursday nights.
No one does plot twists like TVD.

(and anything else Stephanie Perkins ever writes!)

I'm not a big fan of what I call romantic comedies BUT Stephanie Perkins books are
beyond romantic AND funny. In my review of LOLA I said reading these stories
were like getting a big hug from your best friend while eating chocolate and snuggling a puppy.
I squee like my 12-year-old self every time I read them.

 (yep, saving the last 2 of this series too)

People kept telling me to read this series but I pushed it off. I'm not really a fan of
vampires so Vampire Academy didn't sound like my thing. Oh, was I wrong. These books
are a fresh take on vampires and the main character isn't even a vamp! Rose reminds me
of Veronica Mars a little in her kick ass ways and fiery spirit and loyalty.