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Book Signing, Hodgepodge, and Kill the Beast

Let me tell ya, book signings never get old. Ever.

This past Monday, I had the privilege of attending my writer’s group’s Christmas party and book signing event. It was lovely!

Most of the other writers included in the anthology were there, as well as several others who came to fellowship and have their copy of Hodgepodge signed.

The signing took place in Janey Bowman’s trophy room, and we all are excited about future signings at our local libraries and bookstores. We’re just waiting on a few confirmations to announce them!

The anthology, Hodgepodge: An Anthology by the Heartland Christian Writers, includes a prequel story to Kill the Beast, my Beauty and the Beast retelling scheduled to release in March from L2L2 Publishing. It’s called “Beast Hunter,” and it introduces Rosette and how she became a hunter of magical beasts.

It would make a great Christmas present!

(Get a copy of Hodgepodge for yourself or your loved ones here!)

 

Kill the Beast then takes Ro on her most perilous assignment: hunting a beast who has captured and holds prisoner the kingdom’s prince. She has been hired to end the beast that holds her kingdom under a curse, but she finds herself prisoner alongside the beast and has to face an enemy even worse than she feared possible.

I’m so excited about it! I hope you love it as much as I do!

And I cannot wait to place these two beauties side by side. Sigh.

I hope your Christmas is absolutely magical, and your New Years finds next year even better than the last. I pray God’s richest blessings on you, above anything you can ask or even think!

In Him,

Michele

Hodgepodge Cover Reveal

The second anthology by the Heartland Christian Writers is here! (Well, almost…the cover is here!) :)

This beauty releases in November of 2016, and I am so excited to be a part of this anthology.

But first! Back cover copy:

Hodgepodge: An Anthology by the Heartland Christian Writers

A collection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and prose, this book is truly what the title suggests: a hodgepodge of literary delight.

Heartland Christian Writers began in 2006 when Janet Hommel Mangas decided to lead a Bible study for writers based upon Marlene Bagnull’s book, Write His Answer. Joyce Long agreed to co-lead after the study ended, and this writing group has been going strong ever since. A place of refuge for writers from all walks of life, the Heartland Christian Writers’ group embraces writers at any level who wish to learn more of their craft and advance their skill.

L2L2 Publishing is pleased to bring you this anthology.

Isn’t that wonderful?

I hope you love it–the cover and everything in between.

Until next time!

In Him,

Michele

You want to feature ME in your article? What???

When Shayla Eaton, editor and owner of Curiouser Editing, asked to feature me in the article, “8 Female Indie Authors Who Are Killin’ It,” I nearly stopped breathing.

Who? Me???

Yes. You.

Even though my book isn’t out yet?

Yep.

I almost DIED.

But since that would seriously mess up my publishing plans, I settled for screaming like an idiot and sending her way more information about me than she quite possibly wanted to know. Ever.

Fellow writer Nicole Jonas from the Heartland Christian Writers recommended me; Shayla contacted me, enjoyed my covers and book blurbs, and decided to feature me. Can you say crazy happy dances?

And, of course, I did a little research on Curiouser Editing. (Dude. There are some amazing articles on their site. “What If I Have a $0 Book Budget” and “The #1 Way Authors Build Platforms” happen to be a few of my particular favorites. Their Facebook page is pretty awesome too.)

Shayla Eaton and I sent a flurry of messages back and forth, and I waited with bated breath to read what on earth she could possible have to say about me. ME.

Oh. Right. Trying to remain calm and professional here. (Is it working?)

But I’m not the only author featured in this lovely article.

S.D. Hendrickson, M.L. Gardner, Nina Soden, Jen Stephens, Camilla Kragius, Susan Pogorzelski, and Kelsey Humphreys all have books just waiting to be discovered by you, dear reader. (Or read again, if you already have them!)

To quote Curiouser Editing: “Are you ready to meet your new favorite author?”

Read article here.

In Him,

Michele

Learn more about Shayla Eaton:

Shayla is a connoisseur of the writing and editing process, having edited over two hundred books and countless articles, blogs, social media posts, and web copy. Starting out in a small publishing firm as a copywriter after college, she quickly worked her way up to copy editor and into marketing, where she began to hone her skills on the inner workings of the publishing process. She took this experience and began her own business with one goal: providing authors with honest feedback and superior work in writing, editing, and marketing. She is the author of The Curiouser Crusade, an e-book to help writers finish their novels in six months. She loves coffee and is an admirer of all things creative and bookish. www.CuriouserEditing.com

Images used by permission.

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