Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Mishmash 7/15/13

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
  1. Kindle Fire and Book Giveaway  I'm part of the team of authors and bloggers joining forces to give away a Kindle Fire and some great books. If you want to enter, check out Brandi's blog.
  2. New Blog Schedule This Fall  Last week I realized that my blog is booking up with author promotions. I've been getting lots of requests for author spotlights, and while I'm happy to promote others, I miss my writing posts. So in the fall, I'll be designating Fridays to promotion and Wednesday to posts about writing. I think it will be a good balance.
  3. My Pool  After waiting an insane amount of time for our pool to be delivered (over a month!) it's finally up and just in time for this week's heat wave. 
  4. Price Reduction  My latest picture book, Melinda's Museum Magic is now only $8.42 on Amazon! I hope you'll check it out.
  5. Harvesters Trailer Reveal  I'm participating in the trailer reveal for Harvesters:

When she finds her boyfriend shackled to a white metal table Ashley feared for the worse.

On a small trip of dropping off a package for Jason’s father, the young couple never thought they would be running for their lives. Running away from supposedly friends whom in turned to be a family of harvesters. 

Human harvesters and they are looking for something specific. And Ashley just might be the perfect match for that something.




That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

56 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that trailer, and book description! Do delicious in a creepy way. Definitely up my alley (not that I'm morbid or anything..lol) Yay for the pool. Hmm can I join you?

    Have a great week, Kelly! :)

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  2. Kelly, As always you are moving and shaking. I'm in town for a few days and sweeping back out again. I have overbooked the summer!

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    1. I know what that's like. I hope you still have time to enjoy yourself.

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  3. A pool? That's great! Take a swim for me, too!

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  4. Yeah for more writing posts! :) This week I am still on vacation so today is Harry Potter and then the happiest place on earth.

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  5. Hey Kelly,
    You're up to good stuff as usual. The pool will be so much fun and a great way to take a break during your busy writing and editing schedule. I took a trip last week to visit Seattle and the coast of Washington. It was great fun and I laughed so much with my godchildren. We all need periodic breaks.

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    1. Definitely. Sounds like you had a great time. :)

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  6. Congrats on the arrival of your pool. Your new blog schedule is a great idea. It's easy to get overwhelmed with promotion.

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  7. Here's to pools and hot summers ... just what you need to keep you on track with your busy schedule! *splash*

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    1. I know, right? LOL Swimming is very relaxing though and I need that this summer.

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  8. I like your blog schedule. I know you'll enjoy your pool, and who knows, a moment of inspiration may come to you right in the middle of swimming laps! Water does that to you, sometimes. LOL

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  9. It makes sense that you'd want to post more about writing. And hey, enjoy your new pool!!!

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    1. Yes. It's going to be in the 90s all week. Ugh.

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  11. Yeah- what timing for the pool! I bet it will cool you off in this crazy heat!

    Awesome new blog schedule. ;)

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    1. Yes. I'm not a fan of the heat.

      Thanks. It won't go into effect until August, but I'm excited.

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  12. You are always there to lend a helping hand to an author, but I agree. We want more Kelly on your blog :-)

    P.S. Enjoy that pool for me, okay?

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    1. Aw, thank you. I think it will be a good balance. :)

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  13. Glad you are going to use Wednesdays for your writing. I enjoy those posts a lot. :)

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  14. Busy, busy as always. You'll balance the blog.

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  15. That cover is awesome! That trailer was epic! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. At some point you do have to get back to your own stuff. You're going to love your pool this summer! We had ours installed in 2004, and I swear it's been a savior to these hot summer days AND nights.

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    1. We've been living in the pool. LOL But this heat wave isn't getting to us, so that's good.

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  17. Good gosh...that book cover!!!! Whoa...So powerful!

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  18. Very striking cover, and quite a trailer!

    And it's definitely time for a pool.

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    1. I can't tell you how much I love this pool.

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  19. Interesting cover. Sort of spooky.

    And a pool sounds perfect. Wish I'd had one for our 100+ days. :)

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  20. Holy cannoli! The part w/the bodies in the trailer- was not expecting that level of gruesome! The Harvesters might be too scary for me. Course, I've covered my eyes in Disney movies... =) Enjoy your pool!

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  21. On my mind today is a job offer for a rather interesting job, and how excited I am about what is happening with my writing. I think your new format sounds grand, it's good to have a structure.

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    1. Yes, structure is good. Good luck with the job.

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  22. Great giveaway. I've tweeted and followed. Fingers crossed. Will be lovely to read more writing posts from you.

    This week, I'm just getting on with my novel again (on top of preparing for the beginning of school summer holidays -argh!). After one very positive and constructive professional critique, I'm now waiting on the opening of my novel appearing in Writers Magazine to be critiqued by them. Fingers crossed they don't slaughter me.

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    1. Good luck! Crossing my fingers for you!

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  23. Hey... we have a heatwave over here right now. A pool sounds lovely! I have just submitted a YA novel to a new imprint, so fingers/toes/eyes crossed!!!

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  24. I look forward to your Wednesday blog posts, after your chuck-full Mondays... Good decision, Kelly.

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  25. Medeia Sharif has left a new comment on your post "Monday Mishmash 7/15/13":

    Creepy trailer.

    Will Melinda's Museum Magic be available on Kindle?

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    1. Medeia, for some reason your comment didn't post here so I copied it for you.

      Yes, very creepy.

      I'm not sure. I'll have to ask my publisher.

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  26. Yay for your pool and new book sale. That Kindle giveaway is huge! Congrats to Ashley on her new book. I'm always happy to see more Horror books! :-)

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    1. The Kindle giveaway is definitely huge.

      I agree. I love to see more horror books. :)

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  27. The cover is really cool! Makes me want to read the book right away.

    I love your writing posts, so your idea of a new blog schedule sounds great! :)

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    1. I'm glad everyone seems to be happy with the new schedule. It will officially start in September. :)

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