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Playing With Quotes

I'm working on a contemporary romance, and this quote is from early in the story. This makes me smile and I'm glad it came out of my head. I don't love the website I used to make this so I'll keep looking (it did weird things to the font when the thing I typed wasn't a letter), but for now, enjoy.

True story, bro

Today I mailed off Secrets of the Mine to the Tybee Island Book Festival, to be considered for inclusion in their festival next September. I love events like this, where authors and the community come together to celebrate literacy and all the great books out there (the fact that I've always wanted to visit Tybee Island and Savannah is an added bonus  here--I've been in love with Savannah ever since I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and my used copy from Paperback Swap had a news clipping about one of the actual characters in the book, Lady Chablis...who isn't actually a lady).  Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me!

A Romance Anthology Cover Reveal

Finally here, the cover for the Say Something Anthology inspired by A Great Big World's song "Say Something." Seven short stories by seven talented authors: Angelica French, April London, Deena Remiel, Kris Tualla, Morgan Kearns, V. S. Nelson, and my dear friend Camelia Miron Skiba.

Coming 12.01.2014. Isn't it beautiful?

Singing Ragesong in my Best Operatic Voice

JR Simmons is the author of a series called Ragesong, and my youngest is sort of a major fangirl for him and his books. She's done book reports and school projects on the first book, Awakening, and the second book in the series, Uprising.  My kid has wanted to review the series on my blog for awhile, and it took me a few months to get it together, but here it is--a review and interview of Ragesong by his #1 fan.

Kid: How did you get the idea for the series?

JR: The idea for Ragesong began to float around in my head a few years before I wrote book one.  I've always loved music and fantasy, and I wanted a way to tie the two together.  I wanted music to play a role, but I wanted to focus on swordplay and medieval violence.  When I first came up with concept, Joraus and Swyf were slated to be two bumbling idiots named Grutnik and Yorken.  All I knew was that they would turn into something cool when they entered their world and in ours they would be silly fairies, and that t…

Where I Give My Own Stuff Away

Goodreads Book Giveaway Secrets of the Mine by Juli Caldwell Giveaway ends October 29, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win

Sherry Gammon Hijacks Me For Some Audio Book Awesomeness

Unlovable is now an audiobook!! If you click hereyou can get the audiobook for free with a 30 day free trial of Audible on Amazon!! You can't beat free!
Along with the release of the audiobook, I've redesigned the covers of the first two books in the Port Fare series. ( I'm designing covers now. Click here and check them out!) To celebrate the new look, I am giving away paperback copies of the entire series. 
Here is the new cover for Unlovable. I didn't change it too much because I really loved the original one. (Thank you, Paul Beeley), but another author came out with almost the exact same cover, including the coloring :'(

I kept the girl on the swing because she fits Maggie's story perfectly, though I did add flowers to the swing. The rest has been changed completely. I love the blues and pinks, and I've always wanted a moon on the cover. I also added Maggie's trailer in the background!


September 27. Come Hang Out!

If you live in the Salt Lake metro area, the library is hosting a local authors event on Saturday, September 27 at the Viridian Library in West Jordan. It' an all-day event where you can browse tons of books in multiple genres, meet authors, learn about their books, and get your own signed copies! I'll be there, too, and I'd love it if you'd come say hi.

Awards wha...?

I found out yesterday that Secrets of the Mine was nominated for an Indie ReCon Live award for best new children's book. I'm so excited! I never win anything, not even scratch off lottery tickets, so being nominated for something other than biggest dork ever (according to my kids, I'm the unanimous winner every single day) feels kind of amazeballs.

If you'd like to vote, please do. If you want to vote for me, even better! (Shameless self promotion? Guilty!) Here's the link right to where you vote for Secrets of the Mine, if you want. I will love you forever and ever. Ok, I love you anyway, but this will make me love you more.

Being West Is Best

Since my latest offering to the literary canon is a midgrade novel, I thought it would be fun to showcase another MG author. Monique Bucheger is touring the blogosphere with her new release Being West is Best. It's getting solid reviews, and it's perfect for your tween reader!

What are reviewers saying?

Rebekah Lyn's New Release, Jessie

FLORIDA. This author is from Florida, therefore I already love her. If you know me at all, you know that no matter where I live (and I've been all over) Florida will always be my home. I'm thrilled to host Rebekah Lyn and her new release Jessie, because I too lived near the Kennedy Space Center. I call tell you that there is nothing so spectacular as watching the space shuttle light up the sky during a night launch, or watching a launch from the beach miles away and the sheer force of thrust rumbles the ground enough so the individual specks of sand dance. It's amazing! Looking forward to reading this!

Jessie's story spans almost a decade, January 31, 1961 to July 20, 1969. I hope readers enjoy this excerpt. The beach chapter is one of my favorites. ~Rebekah Lyn

The Beach
June 4, 1965
“Come inside to change,” Eleanor instructed. The sternness in her voice caused Jessie to look at her. He took in her red cheeks and Mrs. Maisey’s hand covering an embarrassed smile.

A qui…