Friday, December 31, 2010

New Book Out Soon!

Heart on a Chain is due out very soon! I am just waiting on my proof right now. Stay tuned for the official release date! Above is the cover and here is the blurb:
17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns.
Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun an to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him.
Kate can’t figure out what game Henry is playing with her - for surely it is a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her?
Kate finally decides to trust Henry’s intentions, opening her heart to him. Just when it seems he might be genuine in his friendship, tragedy strikes, threatening everything Kate has worked so hard to gain. Can Henry help her to overcome this new devastation, or will it tear them apart forever?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vote for Geek Girl

Go to Goodreads and vote for Geek Girl for your favorite book of the year in the Young Adult Fiction category. You have to write it in at the bottom! Thanks!!!

2010 Goodreads Choice Awards Official Nominee: Best Young Adult Fiction
 Vote for this book!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Operation Iraqi School Supplies

My son is currently serving in the US Air Force in Kirkuk, Iraq. He is spearheading a charity called "Operation School Supplies" for the Iraqi children. They are living in extreme poverty in their war-torn country, so the miltary is joining forces to help them out. They do not have the ability to purchase basic supplies where they are, so he's asking for school supplies to be sent (do not send money as they have no way of purchasing the supplies).

Items they need:
Pencils, crayons, pens, notebooks, erasers, colored pencils, markers, safety scissors, glue, folders, rulers, backpacks

So if you'd like to help, you can do one of two things. You can either donate money and I will purchase and mail the supplies myself, or you can ourchase some items and ship them. It costs the same to mail to him as it does to any US postal address so don't worry it's going to cost you a bunch to send something. As a matter of fact, if you use one of the USPS Flat Rate boxes, it's actually a little cheaper to send to him. His address is:

Randy J Bennett
321 EOSS
Unit #70077
APO, AE 09359

If you want to donate, use the following button to pay through PayPal (a PayPal account is not needed).

I will be accepting donations until 12/20/10 and will then purchase and send the supplies. Once Randy receives the supplies he will join with the Chaplain in organizing everything, then the Army will deliver the supplies.

At this time of year when we are are feeling blessed and grateful for all we have, it's a good time to be reminded of how far a little charity can go. These kids aren't hoping for a Nintendo or iPod for Christmas, they just want crayons and notebooks. If you only send a package of pencils, or donate $1 it can make a huge difference. Thanks for your generosity!!! Happy holidays.

Monday, November 1, 2010


The Spooktacular Giveaway has ended. I still have two other giveaways going on.

Go to iamareadernotawriter blog to win an autographed copy of Geek Girl. This giveaway is open until 11/11/10.

Go to Night Owl Reviews to win TWO autographed copies - one to keep, one to gift. On the "contest" page, look to the right side of the page and scroll about halfway down until you see my name. This giveaway is open until 11/30/10.

You can also read a review of Geek Girl on Night Owl Reviews.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the giveaways so far.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop

WIN! An autographed copy of Geek Girl, a book mark, an Amazon gift card and a bag of candy!

It's time! Enter here for the Spooktacular Giveaway for my blog. All you need to do to enter is fill in your name and email (I keep this private; I don't sale or share your info). There are also 5 additional options for extra entries.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Giveaway!

I have an interview and am hosting another giveaway for an autographed copy of Geek Girl.

Check it out for your chance to win.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop Coming Soon

Beginning October 25th and running until the 31st:
Come back here to sign up to win an autographed copy of Geek Girl, sent to you with a bookmark, a bag of candy, and an Amazon gift card! You will then be able to "hop" to other blog sites for more chances to win other great prizes.
Mark your calendars, and we'll see you soon... (insert spooky music here)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sorry - I'm a SLACKER!

Sorry I'm such a slacker in keeping the blog updated. You're probably better of following me on Facebook to keep up with my current info!

So here's what been going on since my last post:

Geek Girl is available for sale in several venues. My website,
Amazon, Barnes & Noble to name a few.

AS an ebook it's available in all those same places as well as Smashwords

Want some free bookmarks, to keep and give to your friends? Email me from my website, and I'll send them to you.

I had a great review of Geek Girl from Night Owl Reviews

I also had an interview on their website

I'm hosting giveaways on Night Owl Reviews

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Now Available in Print!


GEEK GIRL is finally available in print. You can pick it up from Here is the link:

I plan to sale them as well on my website, however I'm having a hard time getting the cart to set up correctly. If you still prefer to receive an autographed copy, email me ( and I'll tell you how to acquire one.

Thanks to everyone who has shown an interest, and who has already read GEEK GIRL in eBook form. Your nice comments are much appreciated!

Keep on reading, and never stop dreaming.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Links now available!!!

After MANY hours formatting Geek Girl, I finally submitted it for publishing. The proof should be to me within the next couple days, and if all is well, ready for sale in the next couple weeks. It is now available as an eBook (which was another formatting nightmare - requires completely different formatting that the book).

You can preview a full 40% of it at Smashwords

You can purchase it there or at Amazon

If you don't have a reader (such as a Kindle, iPad or Sony) don't stress. You can download a free reader at either site, or you can download as a PDF from Smashwords and read it on your computer.

All I ask is that you review it once you've read it (preferably on both sites) because that moves it up the queue line when people are searching for book.

Also, as soon as it is available in print, I would love to send you some bookmarks to hand out to anyone you think might be interested in the book.

Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

If you've been to my website as of today, I need to apologize for it. I'm still trying to make it what I want it to be--not an easy task. If you haven't been, visit at and sign in on my guest book.

I'm hoping to have my book uploaded as an ebook this week, and ready to sell in printed format within the next month. Don't give up, it's coming I promise. I've finally mastered the nightmare that is formatting, and completed the cover that I'm happy with (which you can see on my website and will hopefully be posted here soon as well).

Now we play the waiting game... (insert Final Jeopardy music here). :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Geek Girl" is my first novel. It's actually the second book I've written, but the first I've published. The first book written, tentatively titled "Heart on a Chain" will be my second book published. Confused yet?

I began writing for my oldest daughter, Lindsay. She and I had an idea to write a story about a girl who lives nearby, who is always swinging on her swingset in her backyard. I mean, seriously swinging. Of course, the story was completely our imaginations, and not at all her real story. The result was "Heart on a Chain."

I wrote "Geek Girl" for my second daughter, who was 14 when I began writing it. The original version of this book was a short story, which I submitted to a writing contest, which won Honorable Mention in the Young Adult category. But Jen kept calling to me, begging for her story to be told in full. So I began writing and my daughter, Lexcie, who is my biggest fan wouldn't let me stop. If I went too long between writing chapters, she kept after me until I began again. And before I knew it, I had a novel.