Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday Mishmash 9/30/13

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

1. What Haunts You  I'm taking part in the What Haunts You Online Halloween Creepfest on Wednesday, October 30 from 8-9pm. It's a Facebook event with 13 authors who all have one thing in common: loving all things creepy. And of course we'll be giving away some goodies. Join us here.

2. Face of Death Galley  I spent my weekend proofreading the Face of Death galley. I can't even put into words how sad I get when I read this book. First because the ending makes me cry every time, and second because I don't want this series to end.

3. October  October has always been my favorite month. I love the smell of it. Do you know what I mean? That crispness in the air that smells yummy? I can't get enough of it. I also got married in October, so there's that too. ;)

4.  Class Mom  I was chosen as Class Mom for my daughter's first grade class. Yay! I'm so excited. I already volunteer with the PTO and I love being at Ayla's school. Now I'll get to be there even more. :)

5. Forest of Whispers Cover Reveal  Today is the cover reveal for Forest of Whispers by the very cool Jennifer Murgia. How cool is this cover?


Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.

Title: Forest of Whispers
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Cover designer: Lisa Amowitz
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
ISBN: 978-1-937053-56-7 
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Formats: Trade Paper, e-book


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

51 comments:

  1. Wow -- your series seemed to come out so fast! Supposedly, my books will be coming out 9 months apart, but only if the publisher is still using that model when the time comes ... otherwise it will be 12 months apart.

    Right now I have galleys for Book 1, an edit letter for Book 2, and Book 3 is being really stubborn and recalcitrant in first draft mode.

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    1. I had the first two books written already and the third in the works, so it made it easier to put the books out about 7 months apart. This is my only series that will be done that way though. The others are either just under a year or a year apart.

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  2. Love the cover and the blurb for Forest of Whispers. Sounds awesome! Bummer that we have to wait until next September for it. :(
    Have fun being class mom!

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  3. Congrats for being named Class Mom--very cool :) And Forest of Whispers looks amazingly creepy and awesome!

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  4. Congrats on being selected as class mom!

    I, too, love the smell of October. Though I have to admit, I dislike having to wear sweaters and socks again.

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    1. Thanks!

      I don't mind sweaters and socks. I think they're cozy. :)

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  5. Congrats, class mom you! :)

    Fun is coming your way. lol

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  6. "What Haunts You" is a great idea! Hope it goes well.

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  7. Big fan of October too -- it's just so dang...CREEPY. And the fall flavors at Starbucks seriously rock.

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    1. See, I'm not big on fall flavors. I'm not a pumpkin fan.

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  8. There's something about the word 'creepfest' that I'm loving and I don't know why :-)

    Congrats on being named Class Mom! You deserve it!

    Enjoy reading that galley - soak it all in! :-)

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  9. Busy bee! Congrats on reaching the end of the series. It may be sad, but now you will have room in your head for even more stories. :)

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  10. I loved being class mom, so have fun with it! It passes way too quickly. October is great, but this last week of September is flooding my life with all the rain.

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    1. I hope October brings better weather your way.

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  11. Lovely cover. The Haunts sounds like fun too. I signed up. Love ghosts and goblins and black cats, along with witches a jack o lanterns.

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you'll be joining us, Beverly. :)

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  12. Yesss! It's almost Halloween! Congrats on having that third and final book in your hand. Super exciting!

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    1. Well, virtually in my hand at least. The galley is actually the .pdf copy. I'll get the ARC proof soon, and then I'm sure there will be more tears because...well, I'm me.

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  13. Congrats on finishing the series. I love October too--I've already made a couple of apple pies from our apples! And the type font for your featured book is pretty kick @ss.

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    1. I love homemade apple pie. I might be knocking on your door. ;)

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  14. I love this cover. And congrats on your series and being class mom! That will be so much fun, especially during the month of October. I will definitely be stopping by What Haunts You. This sounds like so much fun. I love, love, love October! My birthday is just five days before Halloween and we usually travel to an exotic location to celebrate for the week. But we always manage to spend Halloween at home, of course=) The candles are constantly lit as this season inspires so much of my writing. Glad to hear you will be enjoying this month too, Kelly!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you're going to stop by What Haunts You. I'm really looking forward to it. :)

      Ooh, happy early birthday. My parents go to Aruba every year in October, so they spend Halloween there. Lucky them, right?

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  15. Jennifer's cover looks like something out of a dream!

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  16. The cover looks so cool- love the wispy writing! Awesome that you got picked to be a room parent. :) I agree- October is wonderful all around!
    ~Jess

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  17. What a neat idea for an event on fb- will definitely have to check it out!

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  18. Cheers to you, Kelly on all those good things happening! I love October too... fall is my fav season.

    This book is gorgeous and it's a great blurb too! Can't wait to read!- J

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  19. Thanks so much for being part of my cover reveal, Kelly! We'll have to meet up for some pumpkin lattes sometime!

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    1. You are so very welcome, Jennifer. :) And yay, we live by each other! We should definitely meet up for coffee and we could even do some author events together.

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  20. It's Tuesday Mish Mash by the time it gets here! Love Autumn too - though my fingers and toes don't - the first chilblains have arrived. Lovely to be class mom!! Ayla seems to be settled and doing so well. The 'little person'' inside my daughter is moving around a lot and is now (according to the app, a pomegranite!!)

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    1. Yay! I'm so excited for you and your daughter, Carol. :)

      It's funny that I love fall so much since my allergies are killer in the fall, but it's such a pretty time of year.

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  21. I wish I could say that my book launch wasn't on my mind, but it is... My publishing house is cutting things close, and it's driving me nuts.

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    1. My book launch was the opposite. Everything was ready early so all the stores and online retailers released it early. My release day came and I was like, "well, it's been out for a while already so do I still celebrate?" lol

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  22. On top of everything else, you're * Class Mom*! That's just the best.

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  23. I love the cover.

    Yay for the class mom honor.

    I love October.

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