Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Mishmash 2/17/14


Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

1. The Monster Within  I got to proof the galley (in .pdf form) for The Monster Within. It looks beautiful and I can't wait to hold it in my hands soon.
2. BEA  I'll be signing with two publishers at BEA this year. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. :)
3. Author Events  I have two events booked for April, and I'm working on a fall tour with another author. So exciting!
4. Revise, Edit, Draft, Repeat!  I'm so busy right now. I'm revising one of my own books, editing for a client, and plotting a book I need to draft.
5. Challenging Destiny Cover Reveal  My fellow Darkly Delicious YA author, Cherie Colyer has a new book coming out this spring with Wild Rose Press. Check out Challenging Destiny!

Being Chosen is a terrible thing when there's no one you can trust.  
Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons. Logan can sense something's not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer's day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He's had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He's afraid this time it might just be Ariana. Logan's fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren't human, but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spare the lives of thousands of innocent people, she'll damn her brother for eternity. Together, they must derail the biblical event if they hope to save themselves and the future of mankind...but what price are they willing to pay to keep the other safe?



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

42 comments:

  1. Some brilliant things happening for you.

    I'm working on my latest commissioned murder mystery play. Second short deadline this year but I can do it. Just have to get my devious headset on.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Good luck, Fi. I know you'll meet that deadline. :)

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  2. I like your new layout!!! Still awaiting birth of first grand daughter, now a week late.

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    1. Thanks, Carol!

      Ugh, late is never comfortable for the mother. I hope both she's doing okay.

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  3. Such exciting news as usual. Keep up the good work, girl.

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  4. Looks like you're ultra busy Kelly. Enjoy it all.

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    1. It's been a very busy year so far for me, but I guess that's a good thing, right?

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  5. Two publishers? That's fantastic, Kelly. This week, I'm putting aside my one WIP for a couple of days to revisit the other with fresh eyes. From here on, I'll be working on them in tandem.

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  6. Sounds like you've been really busy, can't wait for THE MONSTER WITHIN to come out!!

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    1. I really love The Monster Within so I'm really excited and nervous for it to come out.

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  7. So many exciting things! Congrats!! And Challenging Destiny looks fabulous :)

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  8. Let's think happy spring thoughts and think of BEA...

    Have fun in the editing cave :-)

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    1. I need spring. Just the thought of more snow tonight and tomorrow is making me want to cry. I need the sun.

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  9. This week I'm dialing back from all but the most necessary tasks before I become a curmudgeonly mess. I know we always talk about being busy every day. But if I don't take a step back I'll be a monster no one can live with.

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    1. I know what you mean. Take some time to yourself.

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  10. So excited for you Kelly!
    This is revision week for me--revising my PB on child hunger and my PB on Matt the Rat, and finishing the revision of the first 16 chapters of my YA WIP. Then it's write, write, write. I am so far behind--sigh.

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    1. Good luck, Sherry! I'm sure you'll get it all done.

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  11. Yay for book galleys. It's so nice to see them. Have fun at BEA and all your other forthcoming events. :)

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  12. Have fun at BEA!

    Cherie's book sounds intense!

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  13. Author events are so much fun! I'm in the middle of booking a few readings over the next few months:) Looking forward to The Monster Within release, Kelly!

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    1. Thanks, Gina! Readings are so much fun. Good luck!

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  14. I love seeing all this good news! One of these days I'll make it to BEA but I'll be happy to live through you. :)

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    1. BEA is the one event I think every author should go to at least once. Personally, I hope I go every year. I was like a kid in a toy store. ;)

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  15. 2 book signings at BEA and 2 author events- that's awesome! Congrats :D

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  16. That is one knock-your-socks-and-everything-else-off cover, ey? I's sure Cherie is pleased.
    I hope your April events will be great and then some.

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    1. Thanks, Mirka. I'm sure Cherie is pleased too.

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  17. Such great news. This busyness with events and manuscripts sounds awesome.

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  18. So much exciting news! Yeah for the book signings at BEA and the author events. :) I am hoping to attend BEA this year for the first time. I have heard it is amazing!
    Jess

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  19. Sorry to chime in late. Kelly, you are busy! And I really enjoyed Monster Within =)
    Thanks for the shout out.

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    1. You're very welcome. And thank you for reading The Monster Within for me. :)

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