The countdown is on for the release of Hope at the Crossroads, the 2nd book in the Hope series. The book is set to release on Sept. 5, which is only 7 short weeks away. Right now, beta readers are finishing with the book, and then it goes to the editor before it’s finally released … Continue reading Hope at the Crossroads, and writing my heart
This week, the Argus Courier, my town’s local newspaper, featured me as their Petaluma Profile. This was a complete honor because A) it’s really hard for smalltime authors to get any kind of significant coverage in their local newspaper, B) it’s near impossible to get any kind of coverage if you actually work for the … Continue reading Hear about ‘The Road to Hope’ and upcoming series at Copperfield’s Books April 25
Back in November, I battened down the hatches and cleared my schedule to take part in yet another NaNoWriMo. As you may remember, I really grappled with whether I would actually write a novel this year. I’d just started school, and it was taking up a good portion of my time. I eventually made a … Continue reading Two novels, four months. Here’s how.
In the New Year, resolve to read more! Redwood Writers and Copperfield's Books is making it easy to get the inside scoop on the books of Sonoma County authors through their Redwood Writers Fiction program. Each month, read a new novel by a Sonoma County author, and then attend a Q&A program with the author … Continue reading Meet me and other Sonoma County authors with the Redwood Writers Fiction program
If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve already been alerted that I have some big book news to divulge today (and if you’re not on my mailing list, why not?!? Sign up here, you get a free book!). Are you ready? …. … .. . There’s going to be a sequel to The Road to … Continue reading Big book news!
I'm trying out the Kindle Countdown deal, and so far, so good. It's reached #27 in its category, and I've had more downloads in one day than I've had all month! Of course, a little bit of advertising doesn't hurt... 😉 If you'd like to download The Road to Hope for yourself, here's the link: … Continue reading The Road to Hope ~ 99 cents!
Yup. I won NaNoWriMo! Yesterday I crammed in 5500 words to cross the 50K finish line. Today, I wrote another 4000 words. And this weekend I plan to wrap up the novel altogether with the last two chapters of Love Truffle No. 9, thus completing the (very) rough draft of my second book in the … Continue reading Winning NaNoWriMo, and a few other exciting tidbits
1. National Novel Writing Month (otherwise known as NaNoWriMo) officially begins today. This month I will be busy writing the second book in a series I am releasing next month. I have literally been counting down the days until Nov. 1st! Join me at nanowrimo.org/participants/crissi 2. The Road to Hope is published! I've received some … Continue reading 10 Cozy Things
On November 1, 2011, I embarked on a writing adventure called NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. The goal was to reach 50,000 words by November 30th, and I was bound and determined to meet that goal. During those thirty days, I poured my heart out in a reckless rough draft that mingled … Continue reading Thank you.
If you are part of my newsletter email list, you have already seen the cover of my upcoming book, The Road to Hope. If you're not, shame on you. 😉 You can remedy that by clicking here. My book designer and close friend, Liz Carrasco, has worked her magic to create yet another gorgeous cover … Continue reading Cover reveal of The Road to Hope