So many fun things are popping about with Joshua and the Lightning Road (coming May 19th!) that I had to share in the excitement with all of you folks!
First, Joshua and the Lightning Road is now available for pre-order on some outlets! Amazon & Barnes & Noble
And I’m so giddy that I’m doing a pre-order giveaway with lots of goodies!
How awesome is this?! Even if you don’t win an iPad Mini look how cool this 18 x 24 map poster of the world of Joshua and the Lightning Road is that you could win!
Second, I had so much fun in my first interview about Joshua and the Lightning Road and received my first review – 5 stars! I’m also giving away a print galley (a pre-publication copy). Check it out on This Kid Reviews Books . Even more amazing is that this book blog is run by 13-year-old Erik, who also happens to have his first book published! He is truly inspiring. Watch for his interview on my site this month featured in my Kid Heroes series.
Here’s some of what Erik had to say:
The descriptions in this book were so vivid I could feel, smell and envision the setting. The characters were solid. Joshua was totally believable. He had all the right characteristics of a great main character – brave, smart and kind, but he also acted like the kid he is. The story has a lot of action but also a great plot line that strings everything together. The ending is satisfying but leaves the reader buy ambien wanting to get into the next book in the series. (Read more)
In other bookish news, I also had an amazing time presenting at my first two writer’s conferences in March, at Liberty States Create Something Magical Conference in Iselin, NJ, and The Write Stuff in Bethlehem, PA . I spoke about how to position yourself as an author before you get a book deal, foundations of world building, and revision techniques. I finally got over my anxiety of teaching (eek!) and met some great new folks and met up with old friends.
You can also catch my latest post on Project Mayhem about blurring the line between good and evil in fiction. Stop in and chat about your favorite villains, heroes, and anti-heroes!
And you can see me speak this month in NJ at the The South Jersey Writers’ Group at the Barrington VFW on April 16th, and at the Bethlehem Public Library, Bethlehem, PA, on April 25th at YA Fest Jr. where I’ll be signing free copies of Joshua and the Lightning Road that my amazing publisher Month9Books is giving away – plus I’ll be hanging out with tons of cool authors!
Check out all my events that keep growing. Would you like me to come speak to your group or school? Just email me! See what I include in my school assembly presentation.
So come party with me as Joshua and the Lightning Road blasts to Earth. My favorite space traveler Captain Picard says “make it so”!