Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Body Institute Cover Reveal!

Wahoo - I'm so darn excited to be able to participate in Carol's cover reveal for THE BODY INSTITUTE!   I love it  - it's so awesome and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! 

Body Institute
Date: 09/01/15

from Goodreads:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over
another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her
client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once
she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with
the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she
has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s
all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind.
She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests
from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to
decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

About the Author
I'm a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body image. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree; I'm an SCBWI member. 

You'll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I also enjoy reading--mostly young adult novels--as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds. 

Author Links:
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

IWSG: How to Stop a New Idea!

 The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Click HERE to check out the other blogs for this monthly bloghop.
For more information or to join IWSG, visit the Insecure Writer's Support Group Website.

I've never had any issues coming up with story ideas - they just pop into my head from all over the place.  I always write them down in my story ideas document and then later I have a ton of ideas to choose from (or sometimes take multiple and weave them together) when I'm ready to start on a new project.

A couple of weeks ago, I got a new story idea, nothing new, but this one will not leave me alone and I have two other manuscripts to finish.  The idea came to me from the Valentine's card my husband got me - it just all came flooding in when I glanced over at it a few days after Valentines.  I keep trying to push the story idea out of my head but I can't and I don't really want to think about that one until I finish the others. I did give in one day and start the first couple of pages just to get some of the things that were coming to me down and the voice (which is a unique voice) but it still won't leave me alone.  HELP!!!

Anyone else have this issue? And if so, what do you do when you've really got to finish other manuscripts (or what would you do)?

Happy reading and writing!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Submission Opportunities!

Here are some submission opportunities I've come across lately - I haven't heard of some of these so be sure and check them out before submitting.  :)

Harlequin Blaze - Open March 2-16th
This says you'll get a response within 45 days including editorial feedback!  (scroll down a little on the page to see the Harlequin Blaze submission section)

Sibling Rivalry Press - Open March to June

Fey Publishing - Anthology and Manuscript submissions

DAW Books (which I think is part of Penguin) they are always open but it might be awhile before you hear back.

One of the places you can use to check out these publishers is Writer Beware.  :)

Anyone know of other publishers currently open to submissions?