I've been sick with the plague for a month now, but I'm crawling out of my sick bed to alert you the fantastic news that today only, Secret Heart is $.99! (Or free with Kindle Unlimited), so if you were waiting for it to go on sale, now is the time to snag it. Tomorrow … Continue reading Flash sale: Secret Heart is only $.99!
2016 wasn't a total dumpster fire on a floating garbage barge. As the year comes to a close I'm ignoring the shitshow and focusing on the goodness that 2016 brought me like: Keeping and exceeding my New Year's Writing Resolutions to a) write 1 short story a month and b) submit at least one short … Continue reading End of the year recap
Bad News: There's a glitch on Amazon currently and the paperback edition of SECRET HEART is not available, only the ebook version is. Working with Amazon to fix it. Good News: If you live in Seattle (or know someone who does) you can find the book at Third Place Books, University Bookstore (Mill Creek), … Continue reading Bad news, good news, and a giveaway.
One of the many hats I wear as a writer is talking about premature babies. This is in part because I am the mom of a ex-27 week micro-preemie. As writers were told to "write what we know," and I know how hard it is to have a sick baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care … Continue reading A micro(preemie) post
Here we are nearly 1/2 of the way through NaNoWriMo. I've given advice in the past and you can read about it here. Mostly I just want to cheer you on and say, "Look how awesome you are! You're writing a book-shaped thing! Keep it up!" November is an awful month to try and write a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Advice
The next track in the Secret Heart Playlist will be up next Friday. My essay on running the 2008 Boston Marathon, "Going the Distance," is now out in The Creative Truth Volume Two. You can download the PDF for free. It's day 5 of NaNoWriMo and I'm already ridiculously behind on my new YA rom-com. I'll have … Continue reading Saturday Roundup
I don't remember the first time I listened to a Metric song but I remember instantly falling head over heels with the Canadian band's 2008 hit "Help I'm Alive." If watch movies (and pay attention to the soundtrack/ score) they might be a familiar sound. Their music has been featured in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Scott Pilgrim … Continue reading Secret Heart Playlist Track 7: Stadium Love
I'm a big fan of the music duo She & Him comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. I love the soulful 60's vibe they give their songs, especially their cover of the Smith's Please, Please, Please, Let me Get What I Want," that first appeared on the soundtrack to one of my favorite movies 500 … Continue reading Secret Heart Soundtrack Track 6: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
I'm giving away five signed copies of Secret Heart on Goodreads. Your odds of winning my new book are very good! Goodreads Book Giveaway Secret Heart by Danielle Dreger Giveaway ends October 29, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway There's also still time to enter the e-book giveaway or paperback giveaway on Amazon
Fun fact about me: just like Avery in Secret Heart in middle school I had to memorize "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens for extra credit. I still know the entire thing by heart and will occasionally sing it when asked, though it is not my go to Karaoke song (the B-52's "Love Shack," is but you'll have … Continue reading Secret Heart Soundtrack Track 5: La Bamba