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Are You Ready for the Explosive Conclusion?

Are You Ready for the Explosive Conclusion?

Revolt: Book Four of the Resistance Series Book Launch Giveaway! Yes, Revolt: Book Four of the Resistance Series will be the LAST book about Tommy and Careen’s adventures, and to celebrate, I’m offering some MAJOR deals on the whole series, PLUS introducing Shatter: Tommy’s Prequel to the […]

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Dystopian New Year

Dystopian New Year

In an alternate reality version of New Years’ Day 2017, Tommy Bailey, the protagonist of the Resistance Series, is five months old. He was born into a time of increasing turmoil and transition. Tommy was too young to understand that an authoritarian leader named Lowell Stratford was […]

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Guest Post: Waiting for Ignite

Guest Post: Waiting for Ignite

Some time ago I posted an open letter to my readers, in which I shared  just how much it means to me when someone enjoy my books. Sharing stories  is an interactive experience, and it’s awesome when I get to connect with a fan like Erica. Erica’s […]

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Win a FREE Copy of the Counteract Audio Book!

Contest Runs Through February 15, 2016. FREE Bonus Content PDF for EVERY Entrant! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Listen to Counteract FREE on Audible!

Listen to Counteract FREE on Audible!

It’s never a dull moment around here! Ignite will be headed off to the editor this week, and the Counteract audio book is now available on Amazon! You can listen to it free with an Audible trial membership. I’ve probably read Counteract a hundred times. Before it […]

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Building Sales for the Second Book in a Series

Building Sales for the Second Book in a Series

When the second book in my YA dystopian series released last summer, sales spiked for the first book in the series. This wasn’t unexpected. It’s like having a second child who is every bit as awesome as its awesome elder sibling—maybe even more awesome in certain ways—but […]

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Gone Indie Part 2: What Has Changed in the First Three Months

Gone Indie Part 2: What Has Changed in the First Three Months

In a recent post, I talked about leaving the boutique publisher who released the first volume in my YA dystopian series and going indie, and what hasn’t changed in the three months since I declared my independence. This time, I’d like to share some of the things […]

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Happy Distribution Day

Happy Distribution Day

Nineteen years from now, in the fictional alternate reality of the Resistance Series, it’s Distribution Day. On October 27, 2034, the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense implements an ambitious, nation-wide program to protect its citizenry from the imminent threat of a biological weapons attack. The Counteractive […]

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Gone Indie: What Hasn’t Changed in the First Three Months

Gone Indie: What Hasn’t Changed in the First Three Months

Last July, I severed ties with the traditional publisher who published my YA novel. (I’m still happily working with the publisher who handles my nonfiction book, and will be submitting another to him–hopefully–in the next few months.) The reasons why things didn’t work out with my former […]

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Gotcha Covered: Tips for Designing Your Book’s Cover

Gotcha Covered: Tips for Designing Your Book’s Cover

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard—books do get judged by their covers. When I was a child, I was profoundly disappointed when book covers failed to faithfully depict the main characters in the story. If the main character was a blonde, why was there a girl with […]

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series won a Silver Medal in the 2016 International Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards