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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Green With Envy

I usually miss out on St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Irish, Catholic, or inclined to drink alcohol so it's always passed me by as the holiday I just wasn't involved in. This is my first St. Patrick's Day that I get to celebrate! Break out the sparkling cider!!!

Grab a drink and make yourself comfy, we're going to talk about Green!

.... Yeah... About that...

*sips her sparkling cider*

I really am envious of those writers who can just sit at their computer and have wonderful novels magically appear. Those lucky people who can write a few books a year without ever once batting an eye.

Even now that I'm technically one of those lucky people who can write and publish a book, I'm green with envy! And mildly baffled.

Don't tell my editor this but EVEN VILLAINS FALL IN LOVE started as a joke.

I was sitting around with some friends talking about the latest superhero movie. "Wouldn't it be funny if an Evil Overlord fell in love with a superhero?" I asked with a laugh. My friends laughed along with me, and over spring break 2011 I set out to write a superhero novella - for fun.

Now, why I chose to write 5k a day during the one week all my children would be home is a mystery to me. Obviously I don't need alcohol to make bad decisions, but, decision made I went for it. I finished most of the novella during that week, and that's almost where it ended.

It was random chance that I saw a submission call for a superhero anthology later that spring. I didn't get into the anthology, but I was lucky enough to get picked up by Breathless Press. A year later, EVFIL is ready for its debut! It comes out April 4th, 2012, one year after it all started and if you comment you might be the lucky person who wins an ARC!

So, tell me about your luck. *wink*

As part of the blog hop, all you need to do is comment on this post and subscribe to my newsletter. When you do that you'll be entered to win THESE socks from Sock Dreams (aren't they perfect? I snagged the last pair for you), and a copy of EVEN VILLAINS FALL IN LOVE (e-book only).

AND you'll be entered to win 1 of 2 GRAND PRIZES

1) Winner's Choice of a KINDLE FIRE or NOOK TABLET
2) Winner's Choice of a $90 Gift Card from Amazon or B&N

So leave a comment on this post and subscribe to my newsletter and you enter to win on mine. THEN go to the other 120 authors and do the same on theirs. EACH blog has a giveaway and is part of the grand prize. You can enter on each post and have your name in the pot 120 times to win the grand prize.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST.


  1. I was lucky to get my first novel picked up by Lyrical Press last July, and still can't quite believe it! Good luck with EVFIL!

  2. Congrats on the upcoming release. Superheroes seem to be making a come back.

    I'm not an aspiring author, so no lick there. But I consider myself lucky to have a job and be able to take a vacation this year.

    newsletter subscriber amuller38 at hotmail dot com

  3. I subscribed to your newsletter. And congrats on the new release who knew one joke could mean so much.

    I am lucky if I put out three or more books a year so don't feel bad lol.

    Happy St. Pattys Day!


  4. I always just cook corned beef and cabbage. That's about it.
    I am a email subscriber.
    Happy St. Patricks Day.

  5. Just cook corned beef and cabbage, nothing exciting planned in our house.
    Email subscriber
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  6. Congrats on your upcoming release! My first story started as a superhero story, but the characters wound up being aliens. LOL

    All the best!
    jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

  7. Congrats for your soon to be relaesed book

    i will wear green tomorrow and read a book with irish hero

    all the best and Happy St Patrick's day


  8. Well my luck has been pretty ok recently. I left my purse in a shopping cart the other night, and we searched and everything and it wasn't found. I went to bed thinking of what I'd have to do the next day, order a new license, cancel the debit card, etc etc. I woke up to a voice mail from the grocery store saying they'd had it turned in, and it even still had everything in it. I'd call it pretty good luck on that one!

    Thanks for the chance to win, I look forward to your book!


  9. WOAH! Awesome socks!Thanks for the chance to win(:

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

    I subscribed with ^that^ email

  10. Happy St. Patrick's Day. I subscribed to your email with simplyreading(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Those socks.... OMG I want them! Also, I love that your book started out as a joke. :) That alone makes me want to read it. So here's hoping I get lucky!


  12. Love the socks...perfect to wear yearly although my teen and I may "fight" over them each year!

    Congrats on your book: it sounds like a great read!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com (subscriber)

  13. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    I subscribed!

  14. I want the socks!!! LOL You've been waving them around at me for months LOL

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
    Thanks for hopping with me today!


  15. newsletter subscriber.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  16. Subscribed to the newsletter

    Love the socks !

    Happy St Patty's Day :)


  17. Happy St. Patrick's Day & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  18. Thanks for the giveaway and post!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  19. happy st apt day and then have a great day
    going to wish sister a happy bd and then go to a fair

    desi the blonde at msn dto com

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  21. Awesome contest!! Congrads on your new release!! I hope you have a great Saint Patty's Day!!

  22. email subscriber.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  23. Great giveaway.
    email sub - proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. LOVING those socks! Absolutely perfect!


    GFC and email follower

  25. Wearing greeen and going out with my irish hausband


  26. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I subscribe with the email shown below.


  27. adorable socks. I will be wearing green, but that's about it for me.
    Signed up for your newsletter.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  28. Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop!

    menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

  29. Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

    Gena Robertson

  30. Those socks ROCK!!! Love them...

    St. Patrick's Day is a National Holiday at my house. We get ready for the parade at 7 which starts at 10. Then we go to the in laws and eat, eat, eat. Play games with the kiddos and eat some more. Some members exchange gifts. Then it is off to the pub crawl. Fun times for everyone.
    bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

  31. Thanks for the chance to win!


  32. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  33. Happy St Patricks Day!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com