Happy Halloween!

Happy Great Pumpkin Day, everyone!

Looks like I’ll be running straight from the HERO revision into NaNoWriMo (for which I will be trying to knock out as much of BELOVED as I can), so the blog’s going to stay pretty sparse for a while.

But here are some great things happening today around the intarwebs, so you can start treating yourself early!


* Come Trick or Treat in the Waterworld Mermaid Lagoon! To celebrate our month of ghost stories, the Waterworld Mermaids are giving away a trick or treat bag full of goodies for every reader that includes books, candy, swag and a $25 gift certificate! JUST CLICK HERE.

* Want a sneak peek/listen of the wicked little opening chapter of HERO? Just pop on over to the Once And Future Podcast for their 2012 Halloween special! You can enjoy all new spooktacular tales read by their authors: Alethea Kontis, Amber Benson, Anton Strout, Faith Hunter, Daniel Marks, Jaye Wells, and Yasmine Galenorn. (And if you just want me, since I’m on the Disney-level of spooky, my reading is FIRST, but the whole podcast is well worth the listen!.) JUST CLICK HERE.

* It’s Aletheapalooza over at Book in the Bag — two days ago there was a great double-review for both THE WONDERLAND ALPHABET and the ALPHAOOPS books. Today it’s Writer Wednesday, and there’s a really long and really fun interview with MOI. CLICK ON OVER AND CHECK THEM OUT!

* If you’re interested in buddying up for NaNoWriMo, here’s my profile link. I always attempt Nano every year, and not once have I ever made it to 50,000 words. But I still end up having a VERY productive November. And who knows…one year, I might actually get there!

* And don’t forget — there’s always fun and games to be had over at the AlphaOops: H is for Halloween official website! JUST CLICK HERE!


Be safe tonight, kiddies. If you’re still in the Wrath of Sandy, stay in. (We made it through unscathed.) The Fairy GodBoyfriend and I are going to stay in, order Chinese, watch the Great Pumpkin, the Face Off Finale (I hope Nicole wins!) and Cabin in the Woods.

And no…I won’t be dressing up. I dress up most of the rest of the year. Halloween is the day I can let my hair down. The ghosties will never recognize me without my tiara. 🙂

What are your plans?


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Pics from New York Comic Con

I leave for the Waterworld Mermaid Writing Retreat in Ocean City, MD tomorrow — I am GOING TO FINISH THIS NOVEL REVISION by next week, no ifs, ands, or buts. (Unless I need them in a paragraph.)

But I’ve come up for air after packing (…again…) to post my lovely pics from NYCC. As always, I wish there were more  (and I wish there were more of me!) but Janet and I were happily trapped behind a very busy table in Artists Alley the entire weekend. I’m actually shocked I captured this many great costumes.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

(Click on the picture to go to the full album).

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My NY Comic Con Schedule

Stopping square in the middle of the HERO novel edit to go to NY today. NY Comic Con, here I come!

If you’ve downloaded the NYCC app (which is a smart thing to do), I’m not actually listed. BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME: At Janet Lee’s table in Artist Alley!

I will be there for the duration of the convention — that’s right: Thursday – Sunday. Please come by and see me!

Janet and I also have special WONDERLAND ALPHABET signings at the Archaia Entertainment booth (Exhibitor 1520) at the following times:

Fri, 10/12
12-1pm (with Janet Lee), Table 1

Sat, 10/13
4-5pm (with Janet Lee), Table 1

Sun, 10/14
2-3pm (with Janet Lee), Table 1

Only WONDERLAND ALPHABET will be available during those times, but if you come by Artists Alley, I’ll have ENCHANTED and tons of ALPHAOOPS: H IS FOR HALLOWEEN. (‘Tis the season!)

Janet and I will also be selling THE COMPLETE SET OF ALPHABET PRINTS from WONDERLAND ALPHABET, which has never before been available.

And…as always…THERE WILL BE SWAG.

Why wouldn’t you stop by? See you fellow geeks there! xox


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Busy Blood Moon

Hello, my lovelies!

Returned from Baltimore Book Fest , wet and not unscathed — darn cold fingers and steel corset snaps! Pictures will be up…soonish (and not of the thumb injury, because I will not have you guys all freaking out on me again. Suffice it to say it’s bad).

Came home to exhaustion and HERO’s edit letter, which looks to be three pages of NO SMALL FEATS in which I turn a pretty good manuscript into a REALLY FREAKING AWESOME BOOK.

I have a week in which to do this. Then it’s off to NY Comicon (will post schedule later, but for now you can always find me at Janet Lee’s table in Artists Alley!) and the meeting with said editor in which I get to confess all my sins if I don’t have that rewrite turned in tout suite.

Then it’s a week off (with more edits…this work takes a LONG time) before the Waterworld Mermaids Writing Retreat, in which I plan on being mostly incommunicado while I 1.) Finish HERO, 2.) finish TRIXTER, and possibly even 3.) Catch Up On Some Things. We’ll see.

Unfortunately, this blog is probably not going to be one of those things…so do find me on Facebook or Twitter (Mom, you can still watch the Twitter feed from the blog page without having to sign up).

If you’re looking for something to do, I encourage you to check out the Waterworld Mermaids this month — they’re posting ghost stories for the entire month of October while they get ready for Halloween. (Trust me, I am SO BUMMED I didn’t get to take part in this.)

Avery put together this SUPER SPOOKY trailer to get you in the mood for The Ghost of Mermaid Lagoon. Enjoy!

And don’t forget to stock up on your All Hallows Reads for the kiddies! You can still get AlphaOops: H Is for Halloween: Midi Edition for only $7.99 at Amazon! (Be sure to use that affiliate link when ordering.)

Have fun this Fall, everyone — enjoy the weather, and I’ll catch you on the flip side! xox

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