Showing posts from September, 2014

Say Hi to The Black Pied Piper/Follow Fest and Goal Hop Update

The Follow Fest is an annual online event hosted by Melissa Margrove

Name: Sheena-kay Graham

Fiction or Non-Fiction: Fiction and Poetry.

What genres do you write: Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal, Poetry/Verse. I took a break from starting a Dystopian series to focus on a two book novelette series based off a missing girl. Hopefully the first one will be released in December. Click here for more info.

Are you published: I had a few poems published locally in Bookends Magazine that comes with the Sunday Paper. Did a submission for the benefit anthology Overcoming Adversity last February. I also plan to self publish my first book later this year or early next year.

Do you do anything in addition to writing: I am a ghostwriter (technically also writing) for novels, plot ideas and short stories. Also host my blog Queendsheena.

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a proud Jamaican Christian Virgin Author. Love reading, wanted to be a writer from I was a kid (also an actress and ballerina once …

One Wish Away Cover Reveal

Please Note: Click here for my Underrated Treasures Blogfest Post. Allow Follow Fest Post will be up tomorrow and will be last post for the week. Today I'm excited to share in the reveal of Kelley Lynn's One Wish Away. I have been there from when this novel was an idea on her blog. So glad that not only is it realized but the book has been picked up by a publisher as great as Bloomsbury (Spark). Congrats Kelley and all readers should give this book a look see.

One Wish Away

by Kelley Lynn

Release Date: 11/11/14

Bloomsbury Spark

Book Summary:

Be careful what you wish for…

Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding

astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the

mother who abandoned her family years ago. She's too busy planning to follow in

her father's footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space

Exploration and Discovery.

When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it


Underrated Treasures Blogfest and Express Yourself Meme

The Underrated Treasures Blogfest is hosted by Alex Cavanaugh.

Book: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild: Such a lovely story about three girls determined to achieve their dreams and the reality that dreams are hard woprk no matter your age.

Movie: Superman Returns (2006) - So unfair it didn't get a sequel. Even the director Brian Singer was pissed off that the heads decided that the movie making around 400 mill wasn't enough for a sequel.

T.V. Show: The Tomorrow People: This new CW show only got one season because the greedy execs decided that it was cheaper to keep two dead shows than drop them and keep a new one not making over a million viewers on every go.

Band/Music: Moby - He is forever.

Express Yourself Meme

Sept 1-5: Meg's Secret, The Maze Runner

Sept 8-12: My bedroom

Sept 15-19: Books, movie ticket stubs

Sept 22-26: A writer and I'm doing it. Yay me!

Celebrating The Good Stuff

Another week of this fun meme and here are my happy points.

1. Finally finished that crazy ghostwriting assignment that was due. I was a bit late but it's done and accepted so everything turned out fine. Hair raising stressed out fine. But at least I didn't get to face the alternative.

2. I had a customer from months ago return for another order. It's great when you get throwback work. You just need to read through past files to immerse yourself back into the project.

3. A new customer has picked me up for a few orders after accepting what I did on a sample order. There are others who say they have accepted but haven't made any orders yet so yay on this one getting gear. That's how I get paid.

4. I get to rest today and get back to work in the evening. Yes!

5. I am much better today than last week. Still a little sick but I can move around and get work done. That's a plus in my book.

6. I got a twenty dollar hardcover book for ten bucks! I am saving but I coul…

Got sick and AYA

Planned to write a book review over the weekend for today but last Thursday evening I was hit with a really bad bout of the flu. I had severe aches all over and horrid fatigue. No writing could get done and right now I'm finally seeing a break and I'm using it catch up on my ghostwriting work, two of which are due by tomorrow. So sadly I won't be able to post again until well...Thursday. No comments today as I'm off ghostwriting and trolling Facebook in between ideas. Also I posted a quick update yesterday on AYA Forever. Have a good one.

Getting Personal: Writing Business and 9/11

When I started this blog I wanted to get in touch with other writers and readers who enjoyed books as much as I did. I also had a huge priority on getting published. What writer doesn't want to see their work published by some big time publisher? Then I got into the idea of self publishing and even with my poetry being the only kind of writing I got paid for when I started this blog I still held unto that dream. But now things have changed.

Now don't panic I haven't turned into some book hater or anything. But with my freelance writing and ghost writing taking off and this year being a time where I'm setting my priorities straight I realize something. I have been forcing myself towards goals that I can't possibly accomplish right now. The Sacrifice Series (completely delayed and will not be spoken of until a new date is set) being just one of those. So I have decided to buckle down. Now I will not only talk about my writings less but I will prioritize so I can acco…

Sunflower Tribute for Tina Downey

Today we remember Tina Downey. While I was unfortunately unable to get a sun flower I still have a few words. Tina's passing came as a complete surprise to me because unfortunately due to my father's  laptop being stolen in May I had limited online access and after that I had few chances to visit blogs. I had last gone to Tina's blog in May during the A-Z Blogging Challenge. She was showing off her Swedish Heritage and had all sorts of interesting stories. Tina was a kind person and though I only knew her through blogging and comments she came off as a sweet woman. When I finally found out she had died through Mark Koopman's blog, August was over and I cried. It is sad to lose a member of our blogging family and even sadder I didn't have the time to know her better. Alex Cavanaugh has said wonderful things about her including how instrumental she was to this year's A-Z Blogging Challenge. I did a post Celebrating Tina Downey in her memory and I'm glad to b…

Getting Personal and IWSG: It is Always Worth It to Follow Your Dreams

This month I'm not only taking part in IWSG but I'm also a co-host. This is my second time co-hosting this monthly event and it is exciting to help out with such a fun meme that gathers so many of us together. Happy Third Anniversary IWSG.

I was still wondering what to write about when I read Laura M Wavy Lines Blog post on Monday and saw a quote that caught my eye.

If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it's within your reach. And it'll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. It'll be worth it, I promise. - Steve Wozniak {Steve Wozniak}
I was always the blacksheep in my family. Usually the black sheep is typified as some angry teen smoking pot or committing so petty or worse crime or something. But I wasn't like that. First off I had no interest doing drugs, I decided at a young age to never smoke or drink alcohol and still keep that decision even today. I tried a q…