Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday Mishmash 10/7/13

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
  1. My Husband's Birthday and Our Anniversary  Yesterday was my husband's birthday, and Wednesday is our anniversary. We celebrate a lot in October. :)
  2. Editing  October is always a busy editing month for me, which I couldn't be happier about. I'm getting to read so many great manuscripts. I love my job.
  3. Beth Fred's Blurb Writing Class  There are still four available spots in Beth Fred's online blurb writing class. She's sharing the technique that got her a 50% request rate, snagged her agent, and got her a publishing deal Sign up here.
  4. Free Monthly Newsletter  My free monthly newsletter goes out today at 5pm EST. If you aren't signed up but would like to receive it, click here.
  5. Curse of Death  Thanks to my amazing publisher, Spencer Hill Press, I was able to put out a FREE Touch of Death short story that shows the lesser-known myth about Medusa that this series is based upon. You just might be surprised by Medusa, and hopefully you'll come to see why I think she was wrongfully cursed. It's completely FREE so download it here. And if you'd like, feel free to post a review on Goodreads. I'd love you for it. :)


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

56 comments:

  1. I burned the midnight oil, but I finally can share the first teaser trailers for my upcoming novel, GABRIEL, and you can find them on T.A.A.'s YouTube Channel-

    www.youtube.com/talkinganimaladdicts

    I started this over the summer, but have finally given it some needed attention. I'm also working on a separate author channel, but that's a ways off for now.

    Hope you'll give them a look, they're short (Unlike my blog posts...LOL) and if you can, I'd appreciate comments on YouTube, and share the video with those who are into animal stories.

    There will be more videos as we near launch. I'm so proud of myself with how they turned out.

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  2. I love these Monday Mishmash posts. And the cover of Curse Of Death is great too. Very striking.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa. I hope you'll check it out.

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  3. Good for Beth for offering up a writing class. That's awesome! Happy early Anniversary! Hopefully, you can do something special for each other. :)

    PS: I saw your latest over the weekend. Just love the cover and the premise!

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    1. Thanks, Sheri!

      I was so excited to do a free story. I consider it a thank you to everyone who has read the series.

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  4. The cover is great! :) I loved Stalked by death so much! <3 ;)

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    1. Aw, thank you! That means the world to me. :)

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  5. Happy birthday and Happy Anniversary!

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  6. Glad you are enjoying your October! Happy early anniversary!
    Loving the cover for Curse of Death - nice to see Medusa's pretty face.

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    1. Thanks, Jessie!

      I know. Most people aren't used to seeing Medusa as beautiful. That's why I had to tell this myth. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday to your husband and hope you both have a lovely anniversary Kelly! The blurb writing class sounds like a great idea. Hope you have a good week.x

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  8. Hi Kelly, happy birthday to your husband and congratulations on your anniversary. October is a hectic month for me too. Still working on my novel. Have finished my play and posted it on my website. My husband wants us to write a children's novel together so working on the outline for that too. At least we don't get bored. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Fi. Congrats on finishing your play! That's great that you and your husband will be writing together. :)

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  9. All great stuff on your end- congrats on the short! I'm just mentally gearing for the Mon-Fri stretch before I'm off the weekend. Woo!

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    1. Ooh, are you going away over the weekend, or just looking forward to the days off?

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  10. Happy anniversary! Have fun celebrating this month! Off to go snag a copy of Curse of Death :)

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    1. Thanks, Meradeth. I hope you enjoy Curse of Death. :)

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  11. I'm going have to check out that class. Thanks for the great info and happy anniversary.

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    1. You're welcome. And thank you, Johnell.

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  12. On my way to download 'Curse of Death' :)

    Sounds like you're having a great October!

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    1. Thank you, Nickie! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  13. Your October is a busy month. It is for me too, three birthdays. I also enjoy the cooler weather and the falling leaves and football season.

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    1. My brother-in-law and father-in-law also have October birthdays. The celebration just never stops. ;)

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  14. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Sounds like a busy October. We'll be in Salem, Massachusetts for Halloween! :)

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  15. Kelly, I love your Monday posts because they're so full of goodies!

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband on Wednesday. Fall is the most beautiful time of year to get married (IMHO!) :-)

    Plus a free download? Woo hoo!

    Wishing you all of the best with your edits!

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  16. Loved the cover when I saw it on FB. Happy Anniversary, and thanks for the reminder about blur writing. Sounds like something I should sing up for. My day (between meetings) is going to be spent reading through edits on a story. Happy week, Kelly.

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    1. Yeah, it's not how most people envision Medusa, but then again, that's why I had to tell the story.

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  17. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. I love these Monday Mishmash posts. And the cover of Curse Of Death is great too.

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  18. Happy Anniversary! My daughter's birthday is later this month and when we celebrate we always say, "Let the holidays begin!"
    Love this time of year. :)

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  19. Happy Anniversary, Kelly! It's always such a pleasure to stop by your Monday Mishmash of thoughts. And happy belated birthday to your hubby! Love the cover for Curse of Death and as always, thanks for sharing some valuable information.
    Mondays are always super busy at work but thankfully, I had off today so got to catch up on some writing and Monday Blogs=)

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    1. Thanks, Gina!

      Yay for a day off! I hope you enjoyed it.

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  20. It's my hubby's birthday today! Happy anniversary, Kelly.

    Love the cover!

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    1. Thanks, Stina!

      Happy birthday to your hubby!

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  21. Happy Anniversary to you both, and a belated Happy Birthday to him!

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  22. Morning from the 'Tuesday Comment Crew'. My you are always so busy!! Here, cover is nearly ready for Diamonds&Dust....and FB Launch party plans still being finalized. Did you get your invite?

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    1. Carol, I'll have to check. I admit I hate how FB does invites now. I feel like I have to search for them. I'll check.

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  23. Kelly, thanks for posting my class. Sorry I didn't make it by yesterday. As you know life has been crazy around here as of late. I'm hoping to get back into my blogging/commenting routine soon. And the writing.

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    1. You're welcome, Beth. Good luck with everything.

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  24. Glad to chime in between your husband's birthday and your anniversary, wishing you happy days always.
    DD, also an October birthday, mentioned that she knows more October birthdays than any other month's.... What a month.

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    1. Thank you, Mirka! Yeah, there are a lot of October birthdays! Happy b-day to DD!

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  25. My mind's mainly stuck on getting all the posts for my blog tour written, along with starting to draft again in time for NaNo. :-D

    Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thanks, Misha. Ooh, NaNo is right around the corner. Good luck!

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  26. Happy early anniversary!

    Love the cover!

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  27. What fun to be able to put out a short story! Your covers are always great. And Happy Anniversary.

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