Friday, September 7, 2012

Trivia Contest! Don't Forget


The trivia contest is still in progress. Don't forget to check these websites for your questions and answers. There are prizes to be won.

At the bottom of this post is a list of Zumaya authors. On each of their websites you’ll find the answer to a question. Collect the answers to those questions, then go to here and fill in the answers. There are some regular, book-related trivia questions, too—we wouldn’t want it to be too easy.

There will also be daily and weekly trivia contests, so keep an eye on Twitter and the Zumaya page on Facebook, or visit our company blog Zumaya Tales.

My question is: In my first book, who got kissed? The answer is at my website, or you might even be able to figure it out on this blog. If you right-click that link, you’ll be able to explore my site in a new page or tab then move on to the next participant for the next question.



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Scavenger Hunt - Trivia Contest


There are prizes to be won, and the way to win them is easy. At the bottom of this post is a list of Zumaya authors. On each of their websites you’ll find the answer to a question. Collect the answers to those questions, then go to here and fill in the answers. There are some regular, book-related trivia questions, too—we wouldn’t want it to be too easy.

There will also be daily and weekly trivia contests, so keep an eye on Twitter and the Zumaya page on Facebook, or visit our company blog Zumaya Tales.

My question is: In my first book, who got kissed? The answer is at my website, or you might even be able to figure it out on this blog. If you right-click that link, you’ll be able to explore my site in a new page or tab then move on to the next participant for the next question.


Zumaya Scavenger Hunt


Welcome to the 2012 Zumaya Trivia Scavenger Hunt.

I'm excited to be part of the Zumaya family this year, and therefore part of their fun new contest, which will run through the month of September.

A number of authors have donated prizes, and they are all related somehow to their books. How they’re related, we aren’t going to tell, beyond maybe a hint or two. We don’t want to give away all our secrets.

The way the contest works is that a group of Zumaya authors are hosting a collection of links on their blogs. There will be a question about themselves or their books, and a link to where you can find the answer. Visit all the blogs, collect the answers to all the questions, then go here and complete the contest form.

Now, a contest wouldn’t be any fun if it was too easy, so we’ve added some book and author-related trivia questions just to challenge you. Take your time—the Zumaya Trivia Scavenger Hunt will run through the entire month of September. You can see photos of some of the great prizes we’re giving away here and here. Who knows—there might even be a few books and ebooks tossed into the mix before we’re done. We’ll definitely be giving away at least one ereader, but we’re waiting for all the new models to come out before we pick those.

There will also be daily and weekly trivia contests, so keep an eye on Twitter and the Zumaya page on Facebook, or visit our company blog Zumaya Tales. If you haven’t liked the Zumaya page on Facebook, now would be a good time. We’ll also have a chat at Coffee Time Romance and more on 4 September to launch, and a couple of hangouts on Google+ over the next four weeks.

There is, of course, no purchase required, and your private information will remain between you and Zumaya. Unless we’re authorized to do otherwise, it will all be deleted when the contest ends. While we’d love it if you sampled our wares, our goal with this contest is to get to know as many people as we can, and to let them get to know us. So, welcome and have fun!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Boston and Books and Dreams Fulfilled

As the season comes to a close I realize that I fulfilled two dreams this summer. I went to Boston and Reality Ali was published.

Now, since I live only a few hours from Boston you would think that wasn't that big a deal, but yet every time we planned a family vacation to Boston, something would come up to make us put it off for yet another year. But not this time. This time we actually got there.

And here's proof:

As for the other dream, Reality Ali is available for purchase now. This was a story that went through many changes over many years. In fact, two previous versions, with different titles and different main character names, were actually shopped around but they weren't the right story. This one is. And I couldn't be happier.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Available Now!

You don't have to wait any longer to order your very own copy of REALITY ALI!  You can order it direct from the publisher, Zumaya Publications, or from Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cover Reveal for REALITY ALI

And here it is, what I've been waiting to show you. The cover art for REALITY ALI. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summertime when the living is... busy

What we all think of as the lazy summertime always seems to be very busy. Today, over at YA Author's You've Never Heard of I talk about the emphasis on summer reading.