Category: Young Adult

I Can’t Help It If I’m Weird

 
Wednesday Rules

I grew up reading The Addams Family and The Shining, watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest when I was probably way too young, learned how to throw a tomahawk and knife from my mom, and concocted strange herbal remedies that often included a bit of my own blood (I think I still have a vial of the vile stuff somewhere).

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Don’t Forget Us

I’ve recently launched a new book series: The Pandora Belfry Adventures, which combines my love of writing with my morbid sensibilities and my wish to help people. I’m excited because these aren’t just books, they’re atypical commentaries on how our society treats the mentally ill. I wanted to take my background in counseling psychology and apply it to the world of Nepenthe Manor in a way that would make people want to read about mental illness – I hope I succeeded in doing that.

The first book is called Mayhem at Nepenthe Manor. It’s pronounced like this…Nuh-pen-thee. Just click on the highlighted word because it does a better job of showing you how to say it than I just did. Nepenthe is the last name of the family that built Nepenthe Manor back in the 1880s.

So you might be wondering…where did I get the name Nepenthe? Actually, I don’t remember where I came across the word, which is ironic being that nepenthe means “something that makes you forget.”

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A Cool Marketing Tool for Authors!

Trailers – short video clips – are growing in popularity as a method for various creatives to market themselves and their wares over the internet. As an author, I decided that doing a book trailer for my first book, The Chronicles of Anaedor: The Prophecies, might not be a bad idea. I love movie trailers…well, the good ones. Why not make one for my book?

What hooks you into watching a movie? A great trailer. What’s a great trailer? One that engages you, tantalizes your senses, and makes you eager to see more, more, more! A good book trailer should do the same. That’s why you need an expert to put one together. Timing, too many words or too little explanation, picture quality…all can make or break your trailer.

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Okay, I’m Cheating…

I was finishing up an edit today and then had to take my son to get his braces off, so my blog consists of linking you to an interview (of me) at my publisher’s website.

Variance Interview

So, yes, I’m cheating today. If you have problems with this, take it up with Bop:

 

 

 

 

Or Beep:


Both are pretty tough, but Beep is particularly bad.

Talk at ya next week, peeps.

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