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.
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
Due to the chaotic life of self-publishing, I've had to push back my release of SECRET HEART until Tuesday, October 11th. It is actually perfect because it is also National Coming Out Day. After much work, the brilliant Alex Kahler has created a beautiful cover based on my description, "Something that looks like a Taylor … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Secret Heart
After two years of being on submission and getting super close more times than I can count, I've decided to self-publish my YA romantic dramedy, SECRET HEART. SECRET HEART is a teenage KISSING JESSICA STEIN with a DAWSON'S CREEK vibe set to a soundtrack of Sleater-Kinney, Tegan and Sara and Taylor Swift. In fact, the … Continue reading Breaking news: I’m self-publishing
http://youtu.be/eocPEu5nMVE Other than Tegan and Sara's "Closer," if there was one song that defined SECRET HEART it would be "I've Got a Secret" by Kate Nash. I've got a secret, I can't tell you You would judge You would judge You would judge You would judge Why can't we be friends? We can't pretend you … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: I’ve Got a Secret
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZHGeg_0Rlo&feature=kp Tegan and Sara's "I Was a Fool" is another song that Avery covers in SECRET HEART.
http://youtu.be/xz2tChEEZn8 This is another song on Avery's setlist in SECRET HEART. I've been a Ani Difranco fan for years and it didn't feel right not to have Avery play her music. Fun fact: in college when I hosted my Angry Girl Syndrome radio show I had a 5 o'clock Ani block when I would play … Continue reading Tune in Tuesday: You Had Time
http://youtu.be/UxxajLWwzqY This is one of my favorite songs to write to. It also happens to be part of Avery's set list in SECRET HEART.