It’s Officially Official

March 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm (BROKEN, The Craft) (, , , , , , , , )

What’s on iTunes : Give it to Me by Timberland ft Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado

I am excited to announce that I am represented by Agent Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency!! Mandy is also a published author – she wrote Prada and Prejudice, which is in its 6th reprint!! So I wanted to stop by and make the announcement! And I leave you with eye-candy.

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Secret Agent Contest

May 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm (Contests) (, , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iTunes : Kick by INXS

Recently agented YA author, JA Souders is hosting a fabulous Secret Agent Contest. It’s too late to enter this one, but I’m sure she’ll have more.
Check out the entries and give some great feedback. Mine’s in there šŸ™‚
Check out her beautiful site HERE. The entries are on her blog page, HERE.

And just ot get you motivated….a little picture of my favorite vampire……and my visual inspiration for my character….

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Summer Reading Trail is here

May 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm (Summer Reading Trail) (, , , , , , , , , , , )


This year I’m participating in the Summer Reading Trail. You can go to the following websites to start the trail :

A. J. O’Donovan UK Trailhead

Voirey Linger US Trailhead

Or you can jump over to my page for the trail below :


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Excerpt Monday is Here!!

April 19, 2010 at 11:23 am (Excerpt Monday) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iPad : Pandora radio : McFearless by Kings of Leon.


That’s right it’s Excerpt Monday. HERE is the link to my post.

Or you can check out the official Excerpt Monday site and read everyone’s post.

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Once a month, a bunch of authors get together and post excerpts from published
books, contracted work or works in progress, and link to each other. You don’t
have to be published to participateā€“just a writer with an excerpt you’d like to
share. For more info on how to participate, head over to the Excerpt Monday
or click on the banner above.

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New Post Is Up

April 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm (The Craft) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I just posted on world building. Check it out HERE.


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Excerpt Monday is tomorrow

January 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm (Excerpt Monday) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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That’s right, check it out at or check out my site at

See ya tomorrow!!

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New Contest at

January 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm (Contests, Writings) (, , , , , , )


I love contests! And Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary Agency is holding a ‘first 500 words’ contest at her fabulous site

go here to checit it out :Kidlit Contest

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It’s Excerpt Monday!

December 14, 2009 at 11:10 am (Excerpt Monday, Writings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iPod – Dummy by Portishead


It’s once again Excerpt Monday over at my website. Check it out here – Excerpt Monday December. Or you can head over to Mel and Bria’s site by clicking the lovely box below!

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A Little Rant

December 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm (Ramble On, Rants) (, , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iPod : Beautiful Day by U2

Rarely do I rant about the writing and publishing world, but today, I had to get this off my chest. On Tuesday, I zipped over to Best Buy to get my copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Blue-ray. While I was at my favorite little shopping center, I decided to run into VERY BIG DISCOUNT BOOKSTORE (I’ll refrain from completely lambasting particular bookseller since I usually find no complaints with them). I was there to pick up debutĀ author Lauren Kate’s paranormal YA, Fallen. I’ve been anticipating this book because the subject is fallen angels, and though it doesn’t sound like my plot, I’m itching to see what the competition is writing. Well, after foundering for about twenty minutes looking for the book that was scheduled to release that day, I went to the front to ask. And I did recieveĀ GREAT customer service, but nobody could find the book. Their system said they had seven in stock. After another fifteen minutes, the general concensus was I could order the book on-line, but it just wasn’t available in the store. As a writer and a hopefully soon published one, I was angry for Lauren Kate. A snafu like this is horrible. How gut-wrenching to discover that your debut novel can’t be bothered to be placed on the shelf of a major retailer!

So, I decided that I would post a link to Amazon. There are other places you can get it (I hope). And check it out; it looks fascinating.


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Pinning down an angel part 2

December 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm (BROKEN, Writings) (, , , , , , , , , , )

What’s on my iPod : Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.

Continuing with last week’s post, I chained Sarah to the hot seat to force some answers out of her. It seems she is extrememly reluctant to sit still for any length of time and even more antsy answering questions about her self or her angel, Caleb. Too bad for her, good for us!

Cate : First easy question, favorite season and why?

Sarah : Fall because I love the change in colors of the trees and how the mornings and the evenings get colder. I’m from the South, and when I was little, we used to travel every autumn to the Appalachain Mountains to see the trees.

Cate : Nice, my favorite, too. What about favorite subject in school?

Sarah : Art, hands down. Even though my father doesn’t think it’s a worthy subject to pursue in college.

Cate : Do you like to draw or paint or designing on the computer?

Sarah : I like playing with art programs on my laptop, but what I really love is drawing – sketching.

Cate : Any particular subject?

Sarah : (blushing) hmmm, I gues that would be Caleb.

Cate : Any Titanic-esque sketches?

Sarah : huh? Oh, no,no, no,no. (blushing bright red)

Cate : So, what exactly attracted you to Caleb?

Sarah : Oh, I wasn’t attracted to him at first, more like repelled. But I guess, I started to see behind his poser attitude, and what I saw was a pretty remarkable guy.

Cate : So what was your reaction when you realized what Caleb was?

Sarah : I wanted to beat his head in – oh, strike that. I was really, really mad at him for not telling me the truth and then lying to keep it from me.

Cate : And then once he did tell you?

Sarah : Relieved that I wasn’t going crazy.

Cate : Last question. Caleb’s a musician, inspiring some pretty famous people and writing his own incredible songs. So your impression of his music?

Sarah : Wow, I’m not the best person to ask questions about music. I like all kinds. (deep breath and sigh) But his playing is moving and his singing, his voice – it’s incredible.

Cate : Awesome, thanks. Next time, I put Tristian on the wire.

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