FLASHTIDE Releases Today!

FLASHTIDE, the sequel to FLASHFALL is out today! Some of you are familiar with the journey it took for me to reach this milestone, so you’ll understand why I”m giddy as I write these words. I’m still absorbing all the wonderful tweets and posts, and texts from friends this morning, but then I’m headed to the bookstore to SEE IT ON THE SHELF. *flails*

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Here’s the deal. I don’t know when, or even if I’ll get to have another moment like this. I am a girl filled with an abundant amount of hope and optimism, but I intend to soak up this day’s special moments just the same. I tell fellow creatives and writers and dream-seekers this all the time: celebrate every win, no matter how big or small. You wrote a scene? Pat yourself on the back. You sent out a query to agents? Congratulations, you’re in the game. You got a rejection letter? Cheers, friend! Buy yourself some shoes because you are taking bold, brave steps. (This worked for me, and I wore those shoes to my first official author event! ; )

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Tomorrow, I have scenes to write and a book to finish. It’s got some issues currently, but that is the wilderness of drafting. I will plow through the weeds and find the story buried beneath it all. But today . . . I have champagne and cupcakes and most likely some happy dancing in Barnes & Noble on the horizon. But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to some tears, too. I have a lot of emotions today . . .

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So many feels. Writing these characters and their story pulled me out of a discouraging time when I was trying so hard to get published. Their situation seemed hopeless. Mine did. But there is light in the dark times, if you have the strength to find it. There are sometimes miracles in the mire. Growth and strength that evolve from being pushed and pressed.

There’s a quote on my Flashfall Pinterest board that says “Stars can’t shine without darkness.” That is my favorite thing to write about. I’ll be honest-Orion and Dram go through some truly dark times in this book. But I didn’t leave them there. Sometimes hope is the barest flicker of a flame, but it is enough. This is the conclusion to my Subpars’ story, and I’m going to miss writing about them.

Flashfall fans, I hope I did you proud. Thank you for caring about these cavers from Outpost Five.

And thanks for celebrating with me. Cheers, friends!

 

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FLASHTIDE Pre-order Gifts

FLASHTIDE hits shelves NOVEMBER 14th! To celebrate, I’m giving extra-special gifts to everyone who pre-orders!

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Pre-order FLASHTIDE and receive an adjustable climber’s knot wristband HANDMADE by the author, along with a sticker, bookmark, and signed bookplate.

I wanted to make a personal gift to say “thank you” to all of you awesome readers and fans of FLASHFALL. Your support means more than I can say! Also, the figure-eight knot wristband ties into the book in a cool way! ; )

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BONUS GIFT: If you were a Subpar at Outpost Five, would you be an ore scout like Orion? Or a marker, like Dram? The FIRST TWENTY people to send proof of pre-order will receive an embroidered patch of their choice!

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How to get the gifts:

Email the following to: flashtidepreorder (at) gmail (dot) com by November 13, 2017.

YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS

PROOF OF PRE-ORDER (screenshot of receipt, etc.)

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Optional:

WRISTBAND SIZE PREFERENCE (Wide cord or narrow cord. Both are adjustable and will fit most wrists.)

WRISTBAND COLOR PREFERENCE

PATCH CHOICE (Scout or Marker) (Sent to first 20 pre-orders only.)

*All info will be kept private and used only for the purpose of this pre-order gift

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Flashtide continues the story of Orion and Dram, the mining partners from Outpost Five, as they seek refuge with the Conjurors and work to free their people.

Click here for the official book summary and pre-order information.

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Excited for you all to experience the action-packed conclusion to FLASHFALL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Reveal for Flashfall sequel + Win and ARC of Flashtide!

I’m excited to share the shiny, brand new cover for Flashtide, the sequel to Flashfall! Check out the post at Young Adult Books Central to enter to win a signed ARC (advance reader copy) along with swag and other great prizes.

Flashtide continues the story of Orion and Dram, the mining partners from Outpost Five, as they seek refuge with the Conjurors and work to free their people.

Click here for the official book summary and pre-order information.

Excited for you all to experience the action-packed conclusion to Flashfall!

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