Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Mishmash 8/10/15


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Our Little Secret Cover Reveal  Last Thursday was the cover and blurb reveal for Our Little Secret, which releases September 15 through Limitless Publishing. This is a YA contemporary romance under my pen name Ashelyn Drake. 
    Becca Daniels needs to get a passing grade in Trig. Becca Daniels wants to spend more time with her best friend Tori’s twin brother Toby. What she has is a brain that refuses to understand math and a best friend with a strict “No dating the brother” rule. When her grade hits rock bottom, Becca has no choice but to get a tutor. Lucky for her, Toby is a math genius and more than willing to help her out. Turns out Becca isn’t the only one who hates Tori’s dating rule. What starts out as an innocent tutoring session quickly evolves into late night texts and hidden kisses. But the closer Becca gets to Toby, the greater the risk that she’ll lose her best friend. When their secret relationship threatens to destroy more than just her friendship with Tori, Becca will have to figure out how much she’s willing to risk to keep the guy of her dreams. 

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  2. Piper Morgan Joins the Circus Cover Reveal  Stephanie Faris has a cover reveal today for Piper Morgan Joins the Circus. How adorable is this cover? 
    When Piper Morgan has to move to a new town, she is sad to leave behind her friends, but excited for a new adventure. She is determined to have fun, be brave and find new friends.
    And after learning her mom’s new job will be with the Big Top Circus, Piper can’t wait to learn all about life under the big top, see all the cool animals, and meet the Little Explorers, the other kids who travel with the show. She’s even more excited to learn that she gets to be a part of the Little Explorers and help them end each show with a routine to get the audience on their feet and dancing along!
    But during Piper’s grand debut, her high kicks and pointed toes don't go quite as planned. After causing a dance disaster, she has to prove to everyone--especially queen of the Little Explorers, Lexie--that she belongs in the spotlight.
  3. Leap Books Seek Submissions  Since Seek is open to unagented submissions, my inbox has been flooded! lol I'm blown away by how many submissions I've received. Guess what I'll be busy reading this week. I'll be announcing my first acquisitions soon too. :)
  4. Galley Proofs  The galley of Our Little Secret has been proofed. Eeeee! I'm so excited for this book. I just loved this story so much.
  5. Ashelyn Drake Blog Has Moved  After a run-in with Wordpress on my cover reveal day (AHHH!!!) last week, I decided to move Ashelyn's blog to Blogspot. I'm much more comfortable on Blogspot. Ashelyn's website will remain on Wordpress and there is a link to the new blog in the menu bar there now. If you'd like to follow Ashelyn's blog, you can find it here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

31 comments:

  1. Congrats on it all! You stay so busy, we need to know what brand of coffee you drink.

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    1. lol I'm not sure the brand matters. Just lots and lots of coffee. That and 8 day work weeks. ;)

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  2. Thank you so much for being part of my cover reveal party. I can't wait to read Our Little Secret!

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    1. You're welcome, Stephanie. It's such a great cover!

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  3. your covers are so beautiful Kelly! And I love both of these so much :)

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  4. Not a fan of Wordpress. Blogger has always been friendly to me!

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    1. I don't know what I was thinking when I went to Wordpress. I'm keeping my Ashelyn site there, but as far as blogs go, I'm Blogspot all the way now.

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  5. Stephanie's cover is adorable! Congrats to her. I used to help admin a Wordpress blog for one of my publishers and had to bow out. It was a nightmare for me. Blogger is so much more user friendly, imho.

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    1. Blogger is definitely more user-friendly. Wordpress should take note. lol

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  6. I tried to use Wordpress. It seems unnecessarily complicated. I like Blogger better.

    Congrats on your cover, Kelly!

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    1. My feelings exactly, Auden. Oh, and thanks!

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  7. I'm sticking with Blogger for my writing blog; unfortunately, I'm using Wordpress for some volunteer work I do. Auden's right. It's complicated and takes me tons more time to manage.

    I saw your cover reveal a lot of places! Great job.

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    1. Thanks, Lee.

      Yeah, I agree too. Much too complicated.

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  8. I've used Wordpress, but it can really be a headache! I did see your cover reveal! Very good!

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  9. September 15th isn't that far away. So exciting!

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  10. Woot woot. Congrats on your release. It looks like a fun one :)

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  11. Love both covers and sorry to hear about your run-in with Wordpress. September will be here soon!

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  12. Great covers for both you and Stephanie. I tried Wordpress for a while, but Blogger is so much easier for me.

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  13. It's such a pretty cover and I love that font! And glad the submissions are going well for you!

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    1. Thanks, Leandra.

      I can barely keep up with the submissions. It's crazy. lol

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  14. Both covers, as well as the stories, are fabulous! Sure to be winners, you two :-) Glad your new endeavor is going so well, Kelly :-)
    This week I'm working on final (?) revisions and back stretch chapters for two YAs, as I scout for an editor and slay a couple dragons in my day job:-) I love blogspot! But I admit it's all I've ever tried.

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    1. Thanks, Diedre.

      Good luck with final revisions.

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  15. I hope when you announce the acquisitions for your press you also tell us how or why these caught your eye. Your open period is almost up, (hoory up, folks- three more days!) and I wonder how many came calling.

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    1. I can definitely share that info. I'm hoping my time on this side of the desk provides me with plenty of good info I can share.

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  16. Well Seek is no longer open to unagented subs but at least Shine is. Congrats to Stephanie on a lovely cover reveal and Kelly on the reveal for your alter ego.

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