Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Today I want to celebrate the paperback release of Beth Revis' ACROSS THE UNIVERSE! I've known Beth for a long time now and not only is she a fantastic writer who isn't afraid to delve into deep issues, but she's been a great friend to me over the years. She was such a support to me when I moved from Korea to the States and dealing with the adjustments. Beth truly is a beautiful person. It's evident in how she treats people and the heart she has for her readers. I can only say wonderful things about her.
If you haven't heard about her awesome science fiction set in space, here's a little blurb:

A murder mystery in space…

Romance set in the future…

Dystopian with a fresh twist…

Thought provoking and introspective…

Action-packed page turner…

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, written by Beth Revis, takes the reader on an adventure set in a spaceship bound for a new planet. Seventeen year-old Amy, frozen with her parents to be part of the group to land on this new planet, wakes up 50 years too early. And it’s not a computer glitch. It was done on purpose. As Amy deals with the culture shock of being on a spaceship with very different rules, she also is on the hunt to discover who is unplugging—and killing—the frozens. Because her parents might be next.


I know. It's full of awesomeness. And I'm giving away two paperback copies! But that's not all. Because January 10, 2012, the sequel, A MILLION SUNS, will be released. So I will be giving away a preordered hardcopy too! And I think it's even better than ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. Ohhhhh!!!!!

Comment below to enter. You can get 1 extra point if you recommend the book to your local librarian, 1 extra point if you tweet the contest, and 1 extra point if you blog about the contest.

The three winners will be announced on Dec. 11th!
Good luck!

Friday, November 25, 2011

So Thankful for My Crit Partners

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. But this year I am thankful for my writing partners.

The longer I write and the longer these girls have been a part of my life, the more I appreciate them. They have been with me through hard times in my writing career when I wanted to give up, to the successes along the way and have been there celebrating with me. They have pushed me (and still are!) to be a better writer. To think about where I've come from to now, I can only see my writing continue to grow.

And it's because of them.

I don't think they really know how much they mean to me, but I hope they can see a glimpse of the truth in my heart of hearts when I say:


Two Cool Chicks- Beth Revis and Casey McCormick

My Face-to-Face Group- Larissa Hardesty and Jessica Souders

The MiGs - Andrea Mack, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Carmella Van Vleet, Susan Laidlaw, Kate Fall 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Making Progress

Hey guys! *waving* Yes! I'm still alive. I know some of you have been worried about me. :-) This has been my most busiest month (EVER!) as I predicted and I can't even believe I was crazy enough to sign up for NANO.

BUT I'm so excited. I've been writing. A lot. Every morning dragging myself out of bed, gulping down coffee, and writing 1ks before I race out the door to school. Then every night after I tuck in my adorable and endless energy machines (my boys) into bed, I'm back at work, typing away.

This project has been difficult for me to write as I mentioned before because I'm trying out some new styles. And even though I plotted the novel, the characters seem to have a whole different agenda going on. They really have caused havoc to my outline. So I threw the outline out last night and came up with a whole different ending.

It's hard. Sometimes I think it's impossible. And even though I haven't made it to the end yet, already I'm loving the results. The outcome is worth it.

Now speaking of great results, you MUST head over to Jessica Souders' blog. She's celebrating her book contract for RENEGADE and having a blow out contest. She's giving away a writer's pack and a reader's pack. RENEGADE is a book you have to read. Between the creepy underwater setting, a kick-butt heroine and Gavin who is all hotness, you don't want to miss out. 

So head over and win something awesome!