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Seen bookmarks

Well, I finally gave up on designing a stellar looking bookmark for Seen – and I’m so glad I did! Look at the lovely bookmark Leah Kaye Suttle made for me to share Seen with the world!

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Isn’t that fabulous? I am totally fan-girling over her work, y’all. She’s not only talented but a lot of fun to work with as an author. I can’t wait to see what magic she cooks up next. Go check out her website and friend her on Facebook to see more of her incredible talent. And tell her I said hello!

If you want a signed copy of this sparkly new bookmark, stop by the Arkansas Literary Festival this weekend. I’ll be there at 10am this Saturday sharing some writing tips and tricks at the Main Library on the fourth floor. Or you can catch me afterward at the Spine Shuffle where a handful of young adult authors will be sharing our work and answering questions. Stop by and say hi.
I’ll see you there!

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Right2Write

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Today I put the finishing touches on my presentation for Saturday’s Right2Write event at the Main Library. My three test subjects gave it 3 thumbs up! (Or is that 6 thumbs up? Hm…) Here’s a sneak peek at what I’ll be sharing at the Lit Fest workshop this weekend:

Many writers and lit professors would like to tell you the rules for writing. Although those rules seem to shift and change as time marches on, they are there nonetheless. It’s your job to sort them out and decide which rules you’ll follow and which you’ll break – or at least bend a little.

So, what are the rules to writing? I’m not sure I even want to start that conversation. There are, however, a few fundamental rules to writing success. These are universal whether you are a literary writer or a subversive genre writer. All writers who want to achieve any kind of success will find these three rules helpful. Curious?

Come see me at the Arkansas Literary Festival on Saturday and I’ll pull a few tricks out of the bag to illustrate the three universal rules to writing success. Can’t make it to the festival? Don’t worry! I’ll be back here on Monday to give away my secrets and to announce the winner of my book giveaway.

To win an ebook copy of SEEN, just add your email address to my newsletter signup. I’ll announce the winner on Monday!

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Getting Ready For Lit Fest

Ark Lit Fest logoOnly 4 more days until the Arkansas Literary Festival gets started with a bang here in Little Rock. There is literally something for everyone at this huge event. From Pulitzer prize winners to comic book artists, there is an author to inspire every kind of fan. There’s a cosplay contest, wine tasting, children’s theater, writing workshops, author panels on a diverse variety of topics, even a paranormal librarian slinging cocktails and telling tales. I CAN NOT WAIT! It’s going to be a blast!

I’ve spent the last week sweating every little detail of my presentation for Saturday and today I put the finishing touches on it all with a stack of ¬†giveaways ready for the big day. Saturday at 10am I’ll be speaking on the 4th floor in the teen room with the title Right2Write, giving tips and tricks for how to organize your thoughts and turn those thoughts into some real writing you’ll be proud to show the world. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I hope you’ll all grab a few friends and come hang out with us. Afterward I’ll be participating in an event called the Spine Shuffle where you can meet a handful of YA authors from multiple genres and ask them questions face to face. It’s going to be a blast!

Want to see what else is going on at the literary festival? Check out this link. You can sort events by category or even by the day you’ll be able to attend. Grab a few friends and come out to play with the authors. I’ll see you there!

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