Saturday, July 13, 2013

New YA Adventure Released: Traitor's Knife!

Traitor's Knife is up on Amazon!

 It's been a long haul to get to this point, and I so appreciate everyone's help and enthusiasm! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and encouragement and for being a part of this journey.

  I hope everyone will feel free to share and like and spread it around on any social networks you might have, as well as in real life. Remember, if you like the books, and want more, nothing revs up an author more than those terrific word-of-mouth recommendations! Seriously!

 Several bloggers are joining in with this release, and I super appreciate their show of support! (If you have a blog you'd like to host me on, please do contact me! I love author interviews.)

 So, if you'd like to read more about me, hop on over and check out the interviews!

 Thilly Little Nothings!


(P.S. If you grab a copy of Traitor's Knife, 1st; Thank-you!! 2nd; leave a comment and you'll be entered to randomly win a prize! A thank-you prize. Wink  To be disclosed later. Super thanks!! :-) )

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What inspired you to write this book?

  I love it when people ask me questions that make me think, especially when they're questions about
my writing.
       Love it!

 One such question is: "What inspired you to write this book?"

 A: "I wanted to write a book about an ordinary girl who, by trying her best at ordinary things, ends up helping in an extraordinary way.
 I wrote the first draft for my younger sister as she turned 16, and I wanted to try to tell her, and everyone else, that we don't have to always look for the "super-big" things in life, that the battle is ALWAYS won in the details.
    "For he that is faithful in little, will be given much..."
 Small things are were it all starts, so I really wish teens could grab a hold of that and nail it deep into their lives, since this is a period of super-important small things for them. What they do here shapes the entire course of their lives, and lessons taken to heart at this time are some of the most reliable ever. It only gets harder to change a bad habit, so Now Is The Hour! Young people have a deep desire for something more, something Big... I wanted to help show them that this IS big.
     What you become.
       It starts right here, in the details.
         Watch over them, 'cause they're important."

 Whether this book fully encompasses this is up to the reader, and I think that it'd be hard for any single narrative to do that. But I do hope that every book I put out there will be one more block in the foundation of that idea, and that each will encourage people, especially young people, to grasp the Now and change it just a little.

 It makes ever such a difference in the long run.

 What do you think? Does this idea come across in Fia's journey?