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Giveaway Time!

I’m finally getting back on track with my #giveaways and I couldn’t be more excited! Spring is just around the corner and it’s a perfect time to start anew with my monthly #contests and #Rafflecopters for some excellent #prizes.

Though my March Giveaway is simple, I have bigger and better ones planned. I’m slowly easing my way back into the pool, dangling my toes in the water.

What can you expect in the future?

How about framed #artwork and #posters, #books, unique #giftcards, #jewelry, and other cool items not usually offered as prizes in author giveaways? Trust me, I’m on the lookout for some crazy-awesome stuff you’ll love!

But, there’s a catch.
In order to participate and #win, you’ll need to keep up with my blog posts. THIS is where it’s happening, folks. My blog is where all announcements and links will be posted.

Don’t worry; I’ve made it easy for you. Read below!

March Giveaway!!!

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Up for grabs is a #SWAG bag that includes a key chain, bookmark, charm/protection bottle, rune stone, coupon for $3-off a paperback copy of Blind Sight from CreateSpace, and a $10 #Starbucks gift card!
To enter, simply follow my blog.
You can sign up via Networked Blogs (for those of you who have a blog of your own) or by email. Click here and look to the sidebar on the right. Once you’re done, comment on this post with the name used when you signed up. That’s it!

The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 23rd.
You have 7 days.
Why are you still reading this?
GO!!!

Quick Update

Hello Friends!

I just wanted to post a quick update on why I’ve been MIA so much on social media and my blog.

The past two months have been hectic to say the least. In February, my grandmother was hospitalized for pneumonia. She’s 90 years old. Shortly after she was released, my uncle came close to dying when he had a sudden internal bleed and was not aware of it. He had to be rushed by ambulance to the hospital. It took 7 pints of blood just to stabilize him before he could have surgery. The day after he was released (he spent several weeks in intensive care), my grandmother fell, breaking her wrist and her hip in 4 places. This woman has only needed hospital services once since I’ve known her (I was 17 at the time). I guess she was overdue. She came through the surgery just fine and is now in physical therapy.

My son is preparing to take the ACT and SAT exams. Because he is #autistic, I’ve been working with his counselor to see if he is allowed extra time on the tests. It’s been a lot of back-and-forth emailing. We’re also researching scholarships, grants, colleges… Yeah, you get it. I have zero time these days.

On the writing front, I’m working on #edits for the second book in the Celadon Circle series, Refracted. In case you weren’t aware, I suck at editing almost as much as #writing blurbs. I’m also working on a #book promo for the Grimsley Hollow series for the days of March 11th-14th, a #pressrelease for #AutismAwareness month in April (I have no idea what I’m doing), an interview for #author Lisette Brodey’s blog, and gathering information to create a Press room on my website.

There have been a few other minor upsets: My daughter has decided that friend-drama and playing on her cell phone is more important than grades. My son has a 4.0 GPA and we’ll be lucky if she’s able to get a job at McDonalds. Just kidding – she’s only 10, but I’ve had to nip this in the bud, which doesn’t make her the happiest child right now.

Does anyone have a nice cabin in the woods with WiFi I can rent for a while? Lawd, I need a vacation!

I miss you guys and hope you’ll be patient with me while I tend to all the irons in the fire. I’m happy to answer any questions or comments. Just fill out the short form here. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook. I try to check in at least once a day. Thank you bunches!