Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Favorite Writer Moments So Far

I've published three books and am about halfway through writing my fourth. This is a crazy, wonderful, stressful, exhilarating, and ridiculous journey I'm on, and I thought it would be good to take a moment to reflect on some of the best parts so far.

My Favorite Writer Moments (in no particular order):

  • The first time I held a printed copy of Between in my hands.
  • Getting glowing reviews on Goodreads from complete strangers.
  • Fan art based on my characters!
  • Receiving gifts from readers who fell in love with Lindsey and Aiden MacRae.
  • Friends telling me I've inspired them to write and asking me how to go about starting.
  • Meeting Aiden's Angels fan site creator Vicki Trask in person.
  • Being recognized at the RT conference by people I've connected with on Twitter.
  • Getting to the end of the third book, which I never thought I could write, and which is my favorite so far.
  • Seeing quotes from my books made into art, knowing they spoke to readers.
  • Hearing that my daughter bragged to her classmates that her mom is an author.
  • Having readers ask me when the next book is coming out because they can't wait to know what happens.
  • When my characters hijack a scene and take it someplace I didn't anticipate.
  • The Fake Scotsmen chats I've done with Jeri Smith-Ready featuring Aiden MacRae  from the Between series and Zachary Moore from the Shade series.
  • Wearing the Published Author banner on my name tag at the RT conference.
  • Having coffee with fellow authors and talking about the craft.
  • Getting reviews from readers who appreciated that I incorporated faith themes without being preachy.
  • When Aiden's Angels and KoomKey raised $700 so that the fan club prez could go to the RT conference.
  • Getting a t-shirt with the Aiden's Angels logo on it!
  • Shipping books outside of the US. Still boggles my mind that I have readers all over the world.
  • Visiting Scotland and seeing the setting of Aiden's story with my own eyes. Completely surreal.
What about you? If you're an author, what have been your favorite moments so far? If you would like to be an author, what are you most looking forward to in the journey?

Monday, May 5, 2014

Welcome Adriana to Aiden's Angels!

Adriana is our newest addition to Aiden's Angels, and she's sent her pic with Between to be added to the Awesome Fans page. Woohoo!

Is your pic on the page, too? If not, send me a photo of you with any or all of the Between series books and I'll add it to the site! Ebook pics are totally legit, too. ;)

And in case you missed it, there are new items in the Aiden's Angels store as well. Nicole Scott's new Kindle sleeve looks amazing!