Okay. First thing's first. CHILDREN OF THE GODS BOOK 2 IS DONE!! I finished the manuscript a while ago, but I really haven't announced it to the world. I don't know why. I think my brain STILL hasn't registered the fact that I finished another book. Crazy...crazy-awesome.
Secondly, the LA Times Festival of Books (last weekend) was AMAZING! I had so much fun! The ZOVA Books booth was next to the YA Stage, so I got to hear panels with well-known YA authors. Thankfully they drew a crowd, and I sold out both days! I also got to meet some really sweet Oppression fans (so strange to say that). I am still completely shocked every time someone comes up to me and says, "I'm reading your book right now, and I love it!" My first instinct is to ask them, "Really? Are you sure it's mine?" So surreal. I had one guy come up to me and say that his teacher was having his class read my book! That one was hard to believe. I must have asked him about a million times..."Are you sure???"
Here are some pics from the event (not my best faces...lol)
Here is a video clip of me at the festival recorded by Scripts & Scribes:
Thirdly...I am really excited to be heading up to Reno, NV this weekend to speak to some students at McQueen High School and Loyalton High School. I always have fun talking to students about my experience getting published and what it takes to write a novel. I hope they find it inspiring! Can't wait :)
Lastly, I'm doing several giveaways to promote Oppression (Children of the Gods #1)! See HERE for details or click on my new "GIVEAWAYS" tab :)