Can anyone guess how awesome I am at blogging? I'll give you a hint...my last "update" was two months ago! Urgg...
The holidaze, with 3 kids, tends to get a little busy and leaves me rather scatter brained. Between hanging the holly, making out under the mistletoe, wrapping the wonders and then throwing in a fantastic feast for the family (that was a tongue twister and I didn't even say it aloud) I found myself with roughly 20 entire minutes to breathe.
But- the new year is here, and with it, new days! Busy days, yes, but at least they're new, right? I mean really- who wants another washed up Monday?
So what's been up? Well, I finished a little story I like to call Maggie Henning & The Realm book 4- Phoenix Ashes, if you're interested!
Ok...yeah, I know- you have either just found me, only read book one or possibly book 2 and the novella...what do you mean FOUR? Did I miss something?
No, you didn't. And no, although I am Math Challenged, book 3 has been finished for awhile now and is with editors. The *plan* is to get that out in March, book 4 in early July, and then *sob* wrap up the series in November or December. I know...I know...but everything has to end sometime, right?
Don't argue...yes it does...
Anywho... how was your holiday? Did Santa bring you anything awesome (or anything with a receipt to exchange for awesome?) This year, I am starting the think there may have been a theme to my gifts the cookie gobbling over stuffed elf deposited under my tree. BBQ Sauce, Walking Dead t shirts, and a pair of Katanas! The theme- Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness. I will now have the proper attire, the proper weapon, and sauce to slather over my tasteless white rice that I will be forced to sustain myself with. It beats that episode of season three of my (he doesn't know it yet husband Daryl Dixon's) show The Walking Dead where Carl was two seconds away from spooning in the dog chow, right?
This week (in more news that actually related to my writing) I am on the Author's Corner on the Stephanie Meyer Facebook page! There will be three trivia questions per day- 2 related to my books and one unrelated (to give folks who haven't read them yet a chance to score free copies!) There will also be caption contests! I've put together some neato swag to give away that I think y'all will like.
In addition- all week long to welcome the new Likes to my author page, I'll be doing random "pop up" giveaways, too! Make sure you check in on either page for a chance to win!
Well...I suppose I should now move on and either (1) wash dishes, or (2) write... SURVEY SAYS?
yeah...I'll be writing...who needs to cook anyway?
until next time my fine friends- keep on rockin', shockin', and something else that rhymes with either of those words!
Good Monday Morning folks!
I trust we have all seen the latest Twilight movie at least once by now? I liked it, but wasn't in love with it.
I spent last Thursday in a crowded theater with my daughter, niece, a mutual friend of theirs, and one of my good buddies participating the The Twilight Saga Marathon. 13 + hours...all five movies.
I must admit, this is not the first movie marathon I've participated in (I was at The Dark Knight Marathon this summer) and I adore these marathons!
It was a little pricey per ticket, but for fans of any series, it is more about the experience than the admission price, am I right? Surrounded by rabid fans, ranging in age from 11 years all the way up to early 50's (so the woman claimed anyway), all with one thing in common- Twilight.
There was hooting and hollering (ok...my row was obnoxious, but honestly- if we were supposed to behave differently, Jacob would have left his shirt on! Am I right?) and chatting throughout the first 4 movies.
What I didn't like- the actual folks at the theater. The manager was a jerk, frankly. He had 400_+ laynards to hand out (a special treat for marathon attendees) but he decided to hand out 100 of them and gave the rest away to folks waiting in line for the 10 pm and later showings. That rots.
The final Twilight movie, as i said earlier, i thought was ok. I like the movies and books, yes, but I'm not a crazy TwiHard movie fan...so that's probably why I wasn't crazy over the moon about BDpt2. My movie companions all loved it- especially my daughter (it was the bow on her 13th birthday celebration) so the important stuff was handled.
Now...on to the next marathon- a Lord of the Rings 3 movie, one day event, a week before The Hobbit... I'll be spending those several hours with my son, a good friend, and her son...all of us HUGE fans of the series!
I wonder- if the was a movie series you would love to see played back to back in a theater, what would it be? LOTR and Star Wars are at my top...so I will at least get one out of the way. I'd also love to see The Godfather Movies in a marathon...
leave me a comment below, telling me what movie series you'd just LOVE to see in a theater marathon!
Have a great day! I'm off to The Realm...something evil is afoot...
Good, and very early morning, everyone! I realized last night how terrible i am at the whole blog thing... THAT CHANGES NOW!!
How about we start with some updates, shall we? Phoenix Rising launched on July 19th in eBook format and is now also available in paperback! When the story came to mind a few years ago, it began with one little sentence... as many of mine tend to do. Now, to see it our there, to hop over to Google and type in the words "Phoenix Rising" and see my story come up... just wow.
Thus far, the reviews have been pretty good, too. I peeked at them and cried... because honestly, as an author, to look at a review where a person you don't know, have never meant... to see that they have fallen in love with your story & have become emotionally invested in your characters... I guess the best analogy I can use is one like this- I'm a Mom... the kind things written in reviews of PR is a similar feeling to watching my child do a great job and have strangers clapping and cheering. I cannot put into words how humbling and flattering it is to see that folks enjoy my story.
I am just days away from the beginning of my first Blog Tour, too. The fantastic folks at TEMPTING BLOG TOURS have been so great in orchestrating this and helmed by the talented Jennifer Malone Wright, who has been such a wonderful source of information to me. I look forward to this tour. I'm nervous, I'll admit it!
Well, The Muse woke me just before 3 am... it's currently 4:14 am in chilly NY... time to see what is going on in The Realm that had me wake so early!
As always, HAPPY READING & HAPPY WRITING EVERYONE!
I'd like to take up this space by welcoming you all the world of Maggie Henning!
Maggie is 16 year old when her life takes a turn, exposing her to beings and things the small town Upstate NY girl has never imagined could actually exist. Maggie's past, at best, has been lived under the cloud of her father's crime. John Henning, currently residing at Sunnybrook Psychiatric Hospital, is serving a sentence for murder for fire bombing a church and killing eight people inside.
Maggie is ashamed of her father's actions, but even though she's begged her mother for a fresh start, her mom refuses. Its unfair and Maggie must endure 10 years of constant teasing, bullying, and ridicule by the other kids in her town.
Maggie has no friends, aside from Stephanie. The daughter of her father's former (and now deceased) partner, Stephanie has tried her best to be a friend to Maggie through it all.
Maggie's world begins to change after getting a rather cryptic letter in the mail. A warning that at the time, makes no sense to Maggie at all.
The first novel in the Maggie Henning series is titled "Phoenix Rising" and is available now at smashwords, amazon, barnes & noble, etc... as well as lulu.com for paperback lovers!
I'll try to post more later, but the night grows dark...and one never can know for sure what lurks in the surrounding shadows...
Lisa C. Morgan
author, mother, reader, fangirl, harbinger of doom, and extreme nerd