Monday, September 26, 2016

Land of Lorealia

Fable Ranger: Summons, my middle grade (MG) fairy tale mash up, closely follows twelve-year-old Casey dealing with rejection and misunderstandings in our realm and the fairy tale Land of Lorealia.

It was originally available in e-book, then quickly available in paperback. Today, I'd like to take this opportunity to share that Summons is also available in hardcover.
Amazon
YAY! Woot! Woot!

To celebrate, here's something fun you can print out and color whatever way your heart desires:
See where Casey crash-lands to begin her crazy journey in the Land of Lorealia. Cross the Zion Sea to the mainland where more than a simple adventure awaits.

Perhaps you see her take flight with the the crew of the Winged Angel in a mech ship similar to this:
Maybe you can find other pics of mech-ships. If so, please share them at my FB page: Angela L Brown Writes.

Grab your version of Summons today and get your read on. Use your map to see where Casey is at. And know that The End of Book I is just the beginning. Book II is in the works and yep, more action in store for you.

How do you deal with rejection or a seemingly out-of-control situation not of your making? Ignore it and hope it goes away? Maybe tackle things head-on? There's no "one right answer" so please feel free to comment and share this post so others can grab this Land of Lorealia map for their own.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Motley Education by S.A. Larsen



I LURVE IT!

Title: Motley Education (Book One: The URD Saga)
Author: S.A. Larsen
Release Date: October 10, 2016


Forget having a lively after school social life, Ebony Charmed is fighting to keep the entire Afterlife alive.

Ebony’s less-than-average spirit tracking abilities are ruining more than sixth grade at Motley Junior High: School for the Psychically & Celestially gifted. Her parents argue so much her dad moved out. And, even though he’s scared of his own shadow and insists on bringing his slimy, legless lizard everywhere they go, Ebony wouldn’t survive without her best friend, Fleishman.

When Ebony’s Deadly Creatures & Relics’ project goes missing, she learns her missing project is one of the keys to saving the spirit world. Now Ebony and Fleishman must battle beasts from Norse Mythology to retrieve her project before spirits are lost, the Well of Urd dries up, and Ebony loses all hope of reuniting her family. But someone lies in wait, and he has other plans...including creating a new world of spirits without them in it.


Motley Education has been aligned with Core Standards for grades 4-7. A guide will be available on the author’s website to download for FREE after the book’s release date.

About S.A. Larsen

S.A. LARSEN is the author of Motley Education, the first book in a middle grade fantasy-adventure series. Her work has appeared in numerous local publications and young adult anthologies Gears of Brass and Under A Brass Moon by Curiosity Quills Press. Look for her debut young adult novel, Marked Beauty, set for release in 2017. Find her in the land of lobsters, snowy winters, and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty years, four children, a playful pooch, and two kittens.

You can visit her online at www.salarsenbooks.com.

Follow her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram and connect with her on her Website & Blog.


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Baby Moo's Great Escape

Can you say adorable overload?
Then get ready to check out what author Julie Flanders has available now!

About Baby Moo's Great Escape

Baby Moo has a dream. He wants to travel the world and sing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House! While he loves his home at Sunrise Sanctuary, it hasn’t been the same since a piglet named Nathan showed up and stole all the attention away from Moo. Jealous of the new baby, Moo decides now is the time to make his escape and pursue his dream.

But the world outside the sanctuary gates is not quite the fun and exciting place Moo imagined, and he quickly finds himself in big trouble. Moo's friends Missy the dog and Ruthie the cat rush to help him, and land in some trouble of their own.

Lost and frightened, Moo and his friends must rely on each other to find their way back home. Will they ever see Sunrise again? 

*Released September 8th from Native Ink Press*


And to add to the wonderful-ness, check out what Julie's going to do: She will donate $1 to Sunrise Sanctuary, home to Baby Moo and numerous other rescued animals, for each copy sold in September.

Please be a part of something special and MOO-tacular by getting your copy today. You can also share about Baby Moo and Julie's giving quest with this tweet:

Baby Moo's Great Escape by @JulesFlanders is here! $1 will be donated to @sunrise_ohio for each copy sold in Sept.  http://tinyurl.com/gpuomwm

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

IWSG and Getting it In

The first Wednesday of the month can sometimes sneak up on us and we're back to another post for IWSG. Click here for the details of this wonderful group and for visiting other great blogs that participate.

In this writing life, one of the struggles we deal with is finding time to write. And that is this month's question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

Honestly, there are days that I don't. After...
getting up at 6:30 in the morning...
dropping my kiddo off at school...
then going straight to work...
spending lunchtime taking care of my dog and scrapping together a piecemeal lunch out of leftovers to heat up and munch on once I hurry back to work...
then pick up my kiddo after work...
prepare and eat dinner...
review homework...
and catch up on e-mails...
I barely have the energy let alone the desire to have a butt-in-chair session knocking out words on my work in progress. But that is what I try to do, at least 2 to 3 nights out of the week after I ensure my kiddo is in bed resting. I'm trying to do more by spending time being present with her and investing in our relationship now, something that has grown to become very important to me. On the weekend, I work on scheduling blog posts, critiquing any items I've committed to critiquing, and getting in some real butt-in-chair sessions. It makes for slower going on the writing front, but it's better than the procrastinating I was doing before where I was getting nothing done.

Finding the time to write can be difficult in a busy day. But it can be done.
*I've read of some parents going to the school pick up line a few minutes early so they can get in some writing.
*If your job isn't too demanding, you can sometimes sneak in a few paragraphs on your WIP. Just keep it on your handy dandy thumb drive to keep with you.
*If your lunch isn't like mine and eaten up by travel and dog maintenance time, then you can work in some words.
*I'm not an early to bed, early to rise person. I crawl under the covers and am eventually overtaken by sleep. I wake up at some awful time of 0'dark thirty then spend the time dosing in and out of sleep until my alarm goes off. But if you are early to bed, rising early is a good time to work in some word count before the birds began to chirp.

So tell me, what do you do to get the writing in?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Adventure Your Holiday

Perhaps this Labor Day holiday, you can take an adventure. If you could, where would you go? Who would you take with you?