Friday, May 20, 2022
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|(From my Bookstagram account...)|
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- "The Golden Horseshoe," in which the Op sets out to find a runaway husband and uncovers a pretty sinister extortion plot.
- "The House in Turk Street," in which the Op starts looking for one guy and ends up in the middle of a big mystery concerning a totally different guy.
- "The Whosis Kid," in which the Op follows a hunch and cracks open a gang of thieves.
- "The Farewell Murder," in which the Op gets hired to prevent a murder, and does, but not the murder he was hired to prevent.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Monday, April 25, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
I really love how these kids and their parents interact. They all clearly love each other and are trying to help and respect each other, but they're also all sinful human beings who make mistakes, get upset, lose their patience, and so on. No one is too perfect, but no one is stupid or mean or neglectful either.
Yes, the kids keep a big secret from their parents in this one. Yes, that causes a lot of problems. Yes, there are consequences. No one laughs this off, no one decides it doesn't matter after all, and no one pooh-poohs the fact that they should have been honest and forthright. That's a really unusual thing to find in a book for kids, especially a more modern one, and I find it very refreshing.
Particularly Good Bits:
The brownstone murmured its welcome-to-my-stairs noises--gentle creaks and sighs--as she ascended (p. 44).
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: G. Good, clean, wholesome, and heartwarming.
This has been the 14th book I've read from my TBR shelves for #TheUnreadShelfProject2022.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
What's a street team, you ask? Basically, it's a way for fans of my Once Upon a Western (OUAW) series to interact with me, help promote the series, and get some fun goodies.
Outlaws will get first dibs on advance reader copies (ARCs) of my books. They'll see my book and short story covers before anyone else. They'll get to chat with me and the rest of the team in a private Google Hangouts group. AND they'll get a small welcome package with a couple goodies and a handwritten note from me.
Outlaws will be expected to share news about OUAW books and short stories via their social media. This may include, but not necessarily be limited to, book cover reveals, release date announcements, online book tours, and any related shindigs. Outlaws will be expected to participate in these on whatever platforms they already use, such a blogs, Instagram, Facebook, MeWe, Twitter, etc. It's not necessary to have accounts on every social media platform ever, but it IS required to have at least one such way to spread news.
In other words, this street team will be a dedicated core group of people who know they want to share news about OUAW books and short stories with their friends, starting now and proceeding on into the future.
People will still have the opportunity to participate in reveals and online tours, and request ARCs, without being a part of this group, if they would rather not sign on for all of those. But ONLY Outlaw members will receive the perks such as Outlaw goodies, group chats, and early dibs on ARC copies.
This street team is open to anyone in the world who loves the Once Upon a Western book series! Be aware that if you live outside the US, your welcome package and any other goodies I send your way from time to time may take quite a while to get to you. Shipping internationally gets that way, you know.
If all this sounds like fun to you, and you're able to fulfill the aforementioned responsibilities, then follow this link or click on the button below to apply to join the team!
Monday, April 18, 2022
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|(All photos are mine from my Instagram)|