Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Mishmash 5/20/13

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

  1. Scholastic Book Fair  I'm working the Scholastic Book Fair at my daughter's school again this week. Even though I just placed an online order, I'm sure I'll be buying more books.
  2. Cricket's Drive Around Town  This weekend I got the color illustrations for my upcoming picture book and they blew my mind. This book is going to be so adorable!
  3. Into the Fire  I just sent my edits off to my editor this past weekend for Into the Fire, which is coming in January 2014 through Month9Books. And I updated my FB author page so the gorgeous cover is on there. :)
  4. Stalked by Death ARC  My Stalked by Death ARC arrived on Saturday! Squee! I thought I wasn't getting it until BEA, so I'm really excited to get to hold my pretty book!
  5. Advantage: Heartbreak  Less than 10 days until the release of Advantage: Heartbreak, novella #2 in the Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak series. Yay!
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

56 comments:

  1. Sounds like a crazy book filled week. :)

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  2. Book galore! Love it.
    I've got two blog posts scheduled to go out. I've got to get another one ready. I'm writing on HubPages. And really just having fun with blogging right now.
    And I've got reading and crocheting to do. :-)

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    1. Blogging can be time consuming but fun. :)

      Enjoy your reading and crocheting.

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  3. I can't imagine how exciting it must be to see your picture book come to life with illustrations.

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    1. So exciting. It's like Valerie was in my head. She has a way of just creating the most perfect pictures. :)

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  5. That is the danger at working at any book fair. I helped at my kiddos' elementary school book fair only once; way too tempting!

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    1. Oh, I'm awful. I send my daughter with money and always end up giving her a lot more. Then when she leaves, I continue to buy. Needless to say I'm always asked to work the fair. :)

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  6. itto what Jessie Harrell said.

    I've been updating T.A.A. all weekend, it's been so fun, too, so I hope the improvements and updates (I now have an easy contact section)will encourage more user participation. One area I'd REALLY like to see more growth this year.

    Hopefully the "Welcome Video" I'm working on for T.A.A. thanks in GREAT part to "Video Idiot Boot Camp" I'm taking will better SHOW what my site's about, and seeing as

    That's the challenge with being a pioneer of your niche, even though competing with a trillion others is no great small task, either.

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    1. Good luck. I know you are putting a lot of work into T.A.A.

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  7. Yay! Can't wait for the next Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak. novella!

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  8. A busy book week then? Have fun Kelly.

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  9. I miss the Scholastic Book Fair! One of my favorite times of year.

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    1. This is the 3rd one my daughter has had this year.

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  10. Keeping busy is a good thing, Kelly!

    Me slow at writing, busy at work. I want it to be opposite! lol

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    1. I can understand that. I hope things turn around for you.

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  11. You are one busy lady! As for me, I am doing illustrations for the forthcoming Ruby's Fire. Digital painting is so fun!

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  12. 10 days?!?!? I don't think I can wait that long, LOL!

    But I'll hang on. It's definitely giving me something to look forward to :-)

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  13. Lots of great news! I love that they still do the book fairs--those were some of my favorite things in elementary school :)

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  14. Great that you got to see your ARC! :) And it's great news that you got the color illustrations for your picture book, and that they're cute. :) Enjoy your week!

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  15. Lots of fun stuff. You are one busy lady for sure. have a fabulous week

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  16. Lots of good news for you! I hope you have a great week. ☺

    Thanks for the blitz; what a great thing to wake up to on a Monday! :)

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  17. I love the cover of Into The Fire. I've been drooling over it since I first saw it :).

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  18. Have fun at the book fair. It sounds like you have all kinds of exciting bookish things going on. Yeah!

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  19. I'm not doing to much. Studying. Working. Writing. I'll probably try to start teaching my younger sister how to drive. That ought to be interesting! LOL

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  20. The only thought on my mind is recovering from jet lag! :-(

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  21. Great things in this post. The school year is almost over for us, but I did buy plenty at the last book fair.

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  22. You have so much going on. How do you change mindset from one age group/genre to another?

    After my children being ill for most of last week, this week is all about catch up for me. Thankfully my imagination didn't stop just because I had little time for writing so I have several amendments/developments to make to my novel.

    Have a great week.

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    1. I change gears by reading whatever genre I'm working on. It really helps.

      Good luck with your novel.

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  23. Great cover, Kelly. And a great start to a week also- I miss the scholastic book fair now that my kids are no longer in grammar school.

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  24. Busy busy bee. :-) Also, love the cover for your new book Into the Fire.

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  25. The fruits of your labor is showing. Congrats on all fronts.

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  26. Busy as always Kelly. ;) Good Luck! :D

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    1. I think I might need to clone myself soon just to keep up. ;)

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  27. You are so busy, girl! When do we get to see the cover of your new picture book. I'm dying here!!

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    1. I haven't been given the cover images yet. I've seen the pdf proof though. As soon as I get the cover image, I'll post it.

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