Monday, February 23, 2015

Terrible Alternative Titles for DUPLICITY

The lovely Fonda Lee (author of the epic-sounding ZEROBOXER) tagged me for this fun blog tour topic, and I'm glad she did, because I've seen it around and I was about to tag myself. The rule is simple: scroll through your manuscript and stop on random place. Whatever you land on becomes one of ten terrible titles.

This would have been so much easier than trying to mash together words that had to do with mirrors and hacking. Here's what I found when I chose the first short sentence on ten random pages:
  1. Eat a Freaking Twinkie
  2. I Don't Like the Word "Pretty"
  3. This Doesn't Look Anything Like Taco Bell
  4. I Believe You Believe It's Real
  5. They Don't Have Cameras on the Roof
  6. No Internet is Really a Bummer
  7. I Didn't Exactly Think This Far Out
  8. Did You Really Kill Your Last Partner
  9. I Am Not Blond
  10. Call Me When You're Sober
Seriously how did I NOT think of #1 before the cover was finalized? Hmm. Will have to cross my fingers for a second printing ...

For more terrible titles, I tag the talented authors below!
Tatum Flynn - The D'Evil Diaries
Lori Goldstein - Becoming Jinn
Alexandra Sirowy - The Creeping

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


One month from today, I will be a published author. I'm still waiting for someone to pinch me. Looking back at the four years of posts in this blog - from 2011 until now - I'm both glad I didn't know how long it would take and grateful for every one of those 1,460 days to be able to learn and grow. I don't think it's a coincidence that my debut will publish in the same month that, four years ago, I sat down and started writing my first novel. (Okay, technically it was February 2011 that I started, according to this very first post, but I'm going to round up.)

And now it's happening. Reviews, interview requests, presentations at conferences - the whole author shebang. It's surreal. It's incredible. It's terrifying. Some days I'm convinced my book will crash and burn and I'll be back at my desk job in no time, talking about a wild dream I had about having a book published. Other days I feel unstoppable. I have no idea what to expect come March 17, and maybe that's for the best.

If you're thinking about buying Duplicity, it would be a thousand kinds of amazing if you would consider preordering the book before it comes out next month. Preorders determine important kinds of things for the publisher, like initial print run and marketing support. It also gets the book on the radar for booksellers, who will be more inclined to recommend that title to another customer if they see that it's a popular buy. You can order from any major bookseller as listed on this page, or you can preorder a signed copy from Tattered Cover, or just call/walk into your favorite local bookstore and request to preorder it. A huge thank you in advance, as that will really help me out!

If you're in the Denver area, I'll be having a launch event March 21 at The Tattered Cover and would love to sign your copy in person. My friend Susan Adrian will be joining us with her own debut, TUNNEL VISION, so expect some shenanigans as well as a reading and time for Q&A. If nothing else, come for the cake?*

*I'm really hoping there will be cake but we're still working out the details...

Countdown's begun!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Tattoos

Happy Valentine's Day! How cute is this couples' tattoo?


Think I can convince my husband to get one with me? (Any of you who know my husband are LAUGHING right now.) But seriously, I've always wanted one. I just can't make up my mind WHAT I want. I even created a Pinterest account to get ideas, which is actually a big deal, because I really wanted to be one of those people who survived without it.

I know I want a quote, not that I know which one. Or maybe I want a dream-catcher. Or feathers. Or broken angel wings. YOU SEE MY DILEMMA.

Do you have a tattoo? How did you decide what to get?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Read the First Two Chapters of DUPLICITY + Win a Copy!

The first two chapters of DUPLICITY are HERE! Just click below to read:

Sound like your thing? If you wanted to preorder it, I would <3 you forever.

There's also one week left to enter to win one of ten advanced reading copies on Goodreads!

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