First I'd like to thank you all who entered. I greatly enjoyed your summer reading lists and will totally be stealing a few of them for my own list.
The winner of my first blog contest is: JANNETTE FULLER
Congrats Jannette, you can expect your Amazon gift card in your email shortly. And check out her summer reading list:
1. Beautiful Darkness by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
2. Ghost Girl Homecoming by: Tonya Hurley
3. Halo by: Alexandra Ardnetto
4. Spells by: Aprilynn Pike
5. Torment by: Lauren Kate
6. Passion by: Lauren Kate
7. Angel Creek by: Sally Rippin
8. Hourglass by: Myra McEntire
9. Delirium by: Lauren Oliver
10. Cresendo by: Becca Fitzpatrick
11. Sister Red Red by: Jackson Pearce
12. Sweetly by: Jackson Pearce
Now that you're all following me, be sure to check back. I'll be having blog contests all summer long.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Yay! Are you excited? I know I am. There two things I love writing and giving stuff away. So I'm super pumped for my first ever blog contest and to kick the summer off right I have decided to help fund your summer reading list.
We all have the Amazon Wishlist's right. Mine is chocked full of YA novels I can't wait to read. So here's your chance to hit checkout on me.
My Summer Reading List includes:
Vision (Volume 1)-Beth Elisa Harris
The DUFF-Kody Keplinger
Passion (Fallen)-Lauren Kate
Darkest Mercy-Melissa Marr
City of Fallen Angels-Cassandra Clare
Here's how you WIN.
1. Follow My Blog
2. Follow me on twitter @tromelblossom
3. Add your summer reading list in the comments
You can start entering tomorrow. Winner will be selected on 6/22/11
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Okay so as you all know I've been studying in preparation to write my next novel. Taking the time to revisit some of the books I've previously read like:
WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL
Adding other helpful writing books like:
THE FIRE IN FICTION
THE POWER OF POINT OF VIEW
CREATING CHARACTER EMOTIONS
Well these books have taught me so much over the past couple of weeks that I made the hard decision to dive back into revising UNDISTURBED. (They're not lying when they say a book is never finished) It's been a week and I've made major improvements. If you haven't picked up these books are don't have a stack of your own favorites, you're not growing as a writer. I have learned so much and I take that knowledge with me to my new stories. I am now confident that SOUL STONES will be my best work yet.
So this summer, put down your next installment of your favorite YA series, and stop stalking Query Shark trying to figure out "how to crack the query code." and take a little time out to do the best thing you could do for yourself as a writer and the amazing characters, whose stories you can't wait to share with the world. Study the craft of writing, apply it to your stories of the past, present, and future, and always, always, always leave room to learn more.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
So schools out and the heats up. It's the perfect time to sit back and wait for some really cool stuff to come in the mail.
I've been wanting to do a blog contest for a while and I figured why not make it a summer of contests.
Beginning June 17th I will be running Bi-Weekly Blog contests, giving away music, books, movies, gift cards, you name it I've got it. And it all will leaded up to the huge prize of a Kindle. To celebrate the launch of CRISSANA HIGH, my online novel series in august.
So get yourself in the pool now.
Follow this blog and twitter (@tromelblossom) and you could be getting awesome prizes for me in the mail.
Certain prizes will not be available internationally, but there are plenty which will be.
Stay turned for more info ;o)