The 2014 IndieVengeance Day Scrapbook

Over the weekend, I had the honor of participating in IndieVengeace Day. A group of Indie Authors from all over came together to read, sign, and share their books.  I had such a lovely time with this talented and amazing group of people, and I’d like to share some of the pictures with you today!

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Such a great and talented and hilarious group!

Day 1 of the event was held at a Cafe Brazil.  For the record, I highly recommend the grilled cheese.

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The room looked amazing.

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We even got our own place cards.

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I reconnected with some dear old friends.

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Me and the lovely and talented Tracy James Jones.

Some of us read stuff that we wrote.

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Scott Morgan.

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Ben Ditmars

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Amber Jerome-Norrgard

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Stacey Roberts

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Yours Truly

All in all, it was a great night.

The following day found us all in Allen, Texas at Savour Tasting Room and Social Club.

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There were balloons.  A lot of them.  Which is okay, because I really like balloons.

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It was a bit windy, so I had to tape down my name tag and even my flowers.

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But overall, the day went splendidly.

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Reading a ghost story and there are orbs in my picture… Hmm…

I’m so honored to have spent the weekend with these amazing, wonderful authors.  To find out more about them, please visit their personal websites!

Bed Ditmarshttps://benjaminditmars.wordpress.com

Julie Frayn: http://juliebird.ca

Tracy James Joneshttp://tracyjamesjones.wordpress.com

Jeanne McDonald: http://www.jeannemcdonald.com

Scott Morganhttp://www.write-hook.com

Amber Jerome-Norrgardhttp://amberjeromenorrgard.com

Stacey Robertshttp://www.trailertrashbook.com

Cinta Garcia de la Rosahttp://cintascorner.com

Melissa Zaroskihttp://melissazaroski.com

Susie Clevengerhttp://www.susieclevenger.com

Love you all!  Thank you for an amazing weekend!

Blood Moon Rising (and Other Exciting Things)

These last few weeks have been incredibly busy, but they’ve also been very exciting.

For one thing, ten copies of Cemetery Tours sold over the weekend!  I was thrilled and, at the same time, stunned.  That’s the most it’s ever sold at a time.  My first thought was, “Uh-oh… that’s a typo.”  But after a few days and it still says that those books sold… well then, I think I’m going to believe them!  

http://www.amazon.com/Cemetery-Tours-Jacqueline-Smith-ebook/dp/B00F7CHQ08/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397600465&sr=8-1&keywords=cemetery+tours 

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The next bit of exciting news… I am officially participating in my first book signing event!  It will feature seven other authors (I think) and it will begin with a book reading event on Friday, May 2 and end with an all day thing on Saturday, May 3!  I’m super excited and super nervous.  I’m not a very good public speaker at all, but I’m hoping that, when I’m talking about my book, I’ll be a little more confident and articulate.  

http://www.denisonlive.com/events/save-date-free-comic-book-day/

Finally, the edits for CT2 are well underway.  My goal is to have them mostly finished by next week so I can start formatting and hopefully have the ISBN assigned by the end of the month.  Then I can FINALLY release the title!  I know there will still be editing to be done (yaaaaay), but at least the process can really begin.  The editing is probably my least favorite part.  I really actually love the actual publishing and creating a book process.  

In other news, Blood Moon was incredible last night.  I saw the very first bit of the eclipse, but it was really cold outside, so I just went outside at the beginning, middle and total eclipse.  I was sleepy when I woke up this morning, but it was worth it!