This week I've been learning what it feels like to be a career writing, and I love it.
Not that I am; I am very far from being at the place in my life when I can quit my day job and write full time. But, this last week, I did so much writing that I got a small taste of what it would be like to wake up and write all day, every day. It's exhausting, but I enjoy it.
I still have a ton of writing to do, and honestly, all I did last week was write, so I don't have a lot of interesting things to report (except that at this time last year I'd just come back from Disneyland, so there has been some reminiscing this week).
I did take part in a couple of giveaways last week, which are both still going so if you want to try to win a copy of Under Locker and Key, you can!
One giveaway is part of Celebrating Debutantes 2017, a series of giveaways and interviews with authors whose first books are coming out this year. Here's a picture of my giveaway, which includes a signed book, a bookmark, and a pair of "Retrieval Specialist" sunglasses:
Under Locker and Key is one, but there are a lot of other great novels you can win, so I recommend clicking through the below link and doing some exploring. Free books, am I right?
The other giveaway is from the blog From the Mixed-Up Files and is specifically middle grade. I'm giving away a copy of my book, and like the other giveaway, there are plenty of other middle grade books worth reading that are also being given away. Here's the list of all the books that are part of the giveaway, and you can click through the below links to learn more about each one:
KAT GREENE COMES CLEAN, by Melissa Roske
INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS, by Dusti Bowling
ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL, by Leah Henderson
THE DOLLMAKER OF KRAKOW, by R. M. Romero
AHIMSA, by Supriya Kelkar
UNDER LOCKER AND KEY, by Allison K. Hymas
UNDER SIEGE! by Robyn Gioia
THE GHOST, THE RAT, AND ME, by Robyn Gioia
THE SECRET DESTINY OF PIXIE PIPER and PIXIE PIPER AND THE MATTER OF THE BATTER, By Annabelle Fisher
Here are the links for the giveaways:
Celebrating Debutantes 2017
From the Mixed-Up Files
And, here are this week's debuts:
Carlie Sorosiak - If Birds Fly Back (6/27)
Bonnie Pipkin - Aftercare Instructions (6/27)