A big box of books arrived this afternoon – a big box of Lift copies! They look amazing! I can’t wait for them to find homes and book shelves.
I admit that I need to reread it; we did extra editing after receiving the ARCs, and now the story is a bit different. I’m currently reading Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker, so I haven’t looked through the official version of Lift yet.
The book launch party is Saturday, April 21, from 4:30-6 pm, at the Book Nook in Montague, MI. Hope to see a lot of people there! Lift will also be available on Amazon as a soft cover and a Kindle book, and libraries and schools can also order it through Ingram.
Check out this book on Goodreads: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13206900-winter
Daybreaker is the final book in the Undertow series. The author, K. R. Conway, is also my publisher. We met on Goodreads, after I fangirled over Undertow, the first book in the series. Daybreaker releases tomorrow!
This is the press release for Daybreaker and the Undertow series:
Daybreaker, the final book in K.R. Conway’s Urban Fantasy series known as Undertow, is finally out! If you have yet to read about Eila Walker (you know, the hilarious teen girl who inherits a house with a murderous past along with a snarky crew of supernatural rejects and a killer boy who’s determined to keep her alive), have no fear: the link to the first book is here: https://books2read.com/u/m2okW7
The link to all Conway’s books are here: https://www.amazon.com/K.R.-Conway/e/B00FUZUXRU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1520549081&sr=8-1
K.R. Conway is a sarcastic bugger who likes to torment Cape Cod’s summertime tourists, taunting them about sneaky sharks and traffic-free backroads. She’s been a professional journalist since 1999 when several newspaper editors lost their minds and hired her as a feature writer. She is best known, however, for her Urban Fantasy series, Undertow, which reads like a mash-up of Jaws and The Goonies.
Awards, nominations, and features include Barnes and Noble’s Seven Terrifying Summer Reads for Teens (2015), Teen Ink Magazine’s Best Picks, Girl’s Life Magazine Cool Winter Reads, newspapers, magazines, and radio. Nominations include Indie Recon Live (Best New YA, Best Opening Line, Best Book Boyfriend), YALSA, Cybil, Goodreads, IRDA, and others.
The series has spawned fan fiction, fan art, jewelry, clothing, and even tattoos. Conway, who is a member of SCBWI, teaches fiction craft at writer conferences, high schools, and libraries. She lives on Cape Cod with her equally weird family and a strange assortment of critters. When not writing, Conway drives a forty-foot Loser Cruiser that smells like forgotten Pony sneakers from the 80s.
Here is a review by L.M.: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2305965965
So as most of you know, Lift is now available as a Kindle pre-order, and the soft cover ARCs are in my hands. Three have been sent out to others. One will go to someone who will review it for our local paper, and one is staying right here with me. So what comes next?
The release party is being held April 21, from 4-6:30 pm, at the Book Nook & Java Shop, in Montague, Michigan. The book will be available from Amazon on that day as both an e-book and a trade paperback. I am also going to have the book available from other distributors; most notably from Ingram, from whom most libraries order their books.
The second book in The Flying Ponies trilogy, Tilt, is complete. I won’t look at it for 6-8 weeks or longer. When I do begin going through it, I will be looking at how it flows and what changes need to come about. When it’s as far as I can take it, it will be sent to my editor, Kat Szmit, and together we’ll mold it until it’s ready.
In the meantime, give or take a month or two, I will begin writing Spin, the final book in the trilogy. Once The Flying Ponies is finished, I’ll begin work on the next story, which I’ve already started notes for.
The writing life is busy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Check out this book on Goodreads: The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25913867-the-bachelor-girl-s-guide-to-murder
I am officially a Goodreads author now, which had been one of my goals for quite a while now. It’s fun logging in and seeing the stylized “G” that denotes a Goodreads author.
I have answered the standard questions that the website asks about writing; if you would like to ask something, please do. I love to talk about writing.
Lift will be available through the website Netgalley in April. If you receive the book (e-book form) from there, I would appreciate you leaving a review on Goodreads.
Lift officially releases on April 21. The launch party is being held at the Book Nook & Java shop in Montague, Michigan, from 4:30-6 pm on the day.
I hope you have a blessed day!
I have cover art!! So exciting! K. R. Conway, of Wicked Whale Press, is doing all the book design. There are beautiful illustrations inside Lift as well.
Lift will debut soon, in trade paperback and ebook form. Please check back for more information.