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Ignite’s Audio Book soon to be released!

Ignite’s Audio Book soon to be released!

Hooray! The Ignite: Book Three of the Resistance Series Audio Book, narrated by the wonderful and versatile Sarah Rogers, will be available on Amazon and Audible next week! Did you know that if you’ve already purchased Ignite on Amazon.com, either in paperback or ebook, you can get […]

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Tracy’s Writestream Radio Interview

Tracy’s Writestream Radio Interview

I’m so excited to return to Daria Anne’s Writestream Tuesday author interview program for the third time! We’ll be celebrating Ignite’s release, and talking about dystopian literature and how real life intertwines with fiction. We’ll be live from 1:00-2:00 eastern time, and you can call in with […]

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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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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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The Best of #1LineWednesday (so far)

The Best of #1LineWednesday (so far)

I love participating in #1LineWednesday on Twitter. It’s a way for authors to share snippets from their works in progress. Every week the organizers post a theme, and authors from all over the globe search their manuscripts to find pithy sentences. I thought I’d share some of […]

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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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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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I’m Tap Dancing as Fast as I Can

I’m Tap Dancing as Fast as I Can

The last month has been crazy busy, and a huge learning experience for me. Counteract and Resist will release simultaneously on August 25, I’ve got buy links up for the Kindle editions, Resist exists in corporeal form. I’m waiting on the final back cover design for Counteract, […]

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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