Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snow! How I love the magic of snow!

Our first good snowfall of the year! Keep your fingers crossed it snows all night! :-)

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Seahawks Parade - 700,000+ 12's strong! #GoHawks

The 12th man packed downtown Seattle today to peacefully celebrate the Seahawks in their Superbowl win:  #GoHawks!!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Two new releases today you can't miss!

Two of my writing friends are releasing books today!  Looking for some GREAT reading?  Check these out:

ICE DOGS by Terry Lynn Johnson. Here's the summary from Goodreads:

Victoria Secord, a 14-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival, and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods, is entirely up to her.

Author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistakes, and small triumphs in their wilderness adventure.

I just started ICE DOGS last night and I love it! I have been plunged into  another world of dogsleds, danger and adventure!

Also releasing today is CRESS by Marissa Meyer, the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Here's the Goodreads summary:

 Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

So if you're looking for something new to read - check these out!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Faerie Ring at MidWinter ALA

Agent / Author Suzie Townsend just posted this picture of the Tor Books Booth from MidWinter ALA going on in Philadelphia right now......that book in front looks vaguely familiar....

Happy to be in such good company! :-)

Happy Saturday! #joyful #thankful!

Friday, January 17, 2014


It's Blue Friday here in Seattle (where we all wear our Seahawks gear in support of our awesome, fantastic team) as we get ready to demolish the 49er's in the NFC Championship playoff on Sunday, which is one example of keeping the faith and #alwaysbelieve but I'm actually writing today about something else.

I had a Twitter conversation last night with a friend of mine, Kristin Rae, who is an author in Texas, and it made me smile and be thankful for a number of reasons. But let me back up a minute....since I've started writing I've met *so many* people who dream of being a published author. Like, half the world.  And I always have the same message for them:  Ya gotta believe. Never give up. Keep trying, keep writing, keep improving on your craft.

Well, two years ago this April I was at the Texas Library Association conference where I was fortunate enough to be on a panel with some awesome authors and do a book signing etc. It was there that I had a conversation with Kristin, who at the time was querying for agents.  Anyone who has attempted to get an agent or to get published knows this is a TOUGH business.  She was feeling a bit down about the process and her prospects and so we had an #alwaysbelieve conversation.  And guess what? Kristin did get an agent. And she sold her book which comes out this May.

And now, only two years later, SHE is going to be doing a book signing and other exciting stuff at the TLA conference this April. Click HERE to read about Kristin's book on Goodreads. 

So you know the moral of this story, right? If you have a dream, of any kind:  #ALWAYSBELIEVE!

Make your life what you want it to be!

~Kiki  #joyful and #thankful

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cover reveal for Book Four - The Faerie Queen

Hi Guys,

Hope your holidays have been wonderful so far! Since it's the season of sharing I'm very excited to reveal the cover of Book Four in THE FAERIE RING Series:

A ruthless opponent, a powerful treasure, an unforgettable decision...

I absolutely LOVE this cover! There is so much detail to the mirror that fits the story so perfectly!  I can't wait for you to read the next part of Tiki and Rieker's story.  Look for it in stores, libraries and online in Fall 2014.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

5 stars to STARCURSED by Nandini Bajpai

Hello Poppets!  I hope this post finds you well.  I've just hopped on to tell you about a MARVELOUS story written by a friend of mine, Nandini Bajpai that you absolutely must check out.  Nandini and I met online four or five years ago when we were both starting our writing careers in a class taught by Uma Krishnaswami.  I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of STARCURSED and absolutely LOVED it.  I am so happy to share that it is now available for everyone to read!  Here's the summary from Goodreads:

In the ancient city of Ujjayani, the planets align to decide the fate of two starcursed lovers. Born under the curse of Mars, brilliant and beautiful Leelavati, daughter of the famed astronomer Bhaskarya Acharya of Ujjayani, knows she can never wed. But when her childhood playmate, the handsome and rich Rahul Nagarseth, returns from sea, their attraction is rekindled under stormy monsoon skies. 

As Leela, forced by fate to relinquish Rahul, tries to find solace in teaching at her fathers observatory, a fleeting alignment of the stars is discovered that can help overcome her curse. But Rahul is called away on a war to defend his kingdom. Can he return in time or will she lose him forever to the will of the planets?

Set in turbulent twelfth century India, against the backdrop of the savage wars waged by Muhammad of Ghor and his band of Turkis, Starcursed is a sweeping tale of science, romance and adventure that will transport its readers to another world.

This story will truly take you to another world. It is one of those books that you start and trust me - you won't stop until you've turned the last page. Clever, lyrical and intriguing - indulge yourself with STARCURSED. You can thank me later. :-)

Happy Saturday!