Friday, October 9, 2015

Cover Reveal- Halloween Night: Trick or Treat

Hey! I'm super excited to be helping out with the cover reveal of Halloween Night: Trick or Treat. This horror anthology is the perfect October read!
Book Name: Halloween Night: Trick or Treat
Book Genre:  MG/YA horror anthology
Book release date: 10/27/15 from Hocus Pocus & Co.
Graveyards, spirits, witchcraft, black cats, candy, and haunted houses.
Strange things happen on Halloween. All Hallows Eve is the single night where the veil between the living and the dead is opened. And now spirits, monsters, and candy will collide!
Seventeen authors and illustrators set out on a horrific journey to set the record straight. What really happens on Halloween night? Trick or Treating is not all fun and games. There are more tricks than treats scattered through these pages. Sure, All Hallows eve can be a scream. But sometimes, it’s straight-up murder.
Halloween Night: Trick-or-Treat is a middle grade and young adult horror anthology that falls on Halloween night.
Read if you dare! You're in for a scare!
Halloween Night: Trick or Treat on Goodreads:
Stories & Illustrations Include:
Big Brother Zombie by Evan Purcell
Give Us Something Good to Eat by Rie Sheridan Rose
Halloween Ritual by Amy Giuffrida
Haunter by Ryan Bartlett
Hello Annie by Tiffany Morris
It’s All a Bunch of Hocus Pocus by Violette Ulalume
Knock, Knock by Jennifer Moore
Ms. Holstein’s Special Halloween Treat by Chad P. Brown
Night of Monsters by Matthew Wilson
Something Good to Eat by Patrick Hueller
The House of Sam Hain by Betty Rocksteady
Sweet Nothing by Julie Hutchings
The Ghost by David N. Smith and Violet Addison
The Peeping Trick-or-Treaters by Kevin Lewis
Tricks and Treats, and Chicken Feet by Shawn Anderson
What Lurks in the Darkness by Kathleen Palm
More from the Publisher
Hocus Pocus & Co. believes in in all things scary. We are a small publishing house that wishes Halloween was all year long and loves what goes bump in the night.
Hocus Pocus & Co. is headed by Jolene Haley, who noticed that horror was an unrepresented category in MG, YA, and NA and is working hard to change that!
Hocus Pocus & Co. on the web:
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Cover Design by Cara Vescio
Join the book buzz using hashtag  #HocusPocusReads

Isn't it awesome!?!? 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Birthdays and Big News

I wrote several posts about turning 25 last October and what a big deal that was for me (here, here, and here). I will be honest and say that it has not been the year I expected and hoped for. However, it has been AWESOME in its own unique way. I didn't reach all of my goals for my 25th year but I also accomplished some things I would never have imagined.  It has had some very low spots but, from where I am standing, I cannot view it as anything but a resounding success.

I don't want to spend this post enumerating my past year (scroll through my blog and you'll get the gist) because, just as I was last fall, I'm looking forward. 26 is going to be different than I originally planned and I've known that for a while. However, already the inevitable surprises are taking shape and so are the new and even better plans.

Which brings me to my Big News!

I'm super excited to announce that GOODBYE, GOOD-GOODY GIRL will release March 2016 from Bookish Group Press. The decision to self-publish was an intense one but I am so so happy and excited to be working with the ladies at BGP to make my story the best book it can be. It contains a huge piece of me and I cannot wait to share it.

To reread or not to reread? That is the question.

I don't reread books that often. Sure, I've read the entire Harry Potter series too many times to count and a few others have snuck ...