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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Cradle Rock is Coming and Goal Hop Udpate Nov. 2016

Hey guys, hope Wednesday is treating you well. Yesterday was my Birthday and I had a nice time at home relaxing. My parents decided to treat my stomach and I went to bed pretty stuffed and happy. All without having to go out. The life of a freshly 32 homebody.

Anyway today I'll be promoting Tara's new book coming out tomorrow December 1st and doing the goal hop. First up is Cradle Rock and just look at the cover and marvel at the beauty folks. This is the second book following Gabe the goblin and there is no question that adventure is on the horizon.  Also there's a giveaway and list of party hosts.


Gabe the goblin just saved his town Broken Branch Falls from splitting apart. He also revealed that humans--horrible creatures of myth and legend--may actually be part of their history! But seriously? Nah!

Now Ona, Gabe’s girlfriend, is headed thousands of miles away to Camp Cradle Rock for Spring Break seeking evidence of humans. Gabe knows better than to tell a stubborn ogress she’s crazy, so he’s letting her go and spending the break at the beach like a normal teenage beast. And he’s determined to have a good time without her, whether he likes it or not.

But when Gabe hears Ona went missing, he and his friends set out for the wilds of the west to find her, no matter what dangerous creatures get in his way. Not even humans.

Check out the Book Trailer!

Here is the list of wonderful CRADLE ROCK RELEASE PARTY POST HOSTS:

12/5 Patricia Lynne Nerds Rule
12/5 Heather R. Holden Vampires
12/7 Juneta Key author spotlight interview
12/9 Julie
Teenagers Now vs 80s
12/9 Elizabeth
Beast-themed Recipe
12/12 Lori L. MacLaughlin Merfolk
12/14 Sharon Bayliss Ogres
12/14 Tyrean
5 Reasons to use Chapter Titles
12/16 Michael Di
Craziest Spring Break Trip
12/17 Cathrina
Teen Dating
12/19 Christine
Hiking Faux Pas
12/19 Alex J.
Beast vs Monster - terminology
12/21 Ann Noser CR Quotes
12/21 Heather M. Gardner Discrimination - joking vs hurting
1/4 Ken
1/4 L. Diane
Marketing Tips - Live & Online
1/9 C Lee McKenzie Grownup Stereotypes
1/11 M. J. Fifield Crazy Road Trip
1/25 Crystal
Poetry & Songs in Stories - Writerly Wed

Tara is also giving away signed copies of Broken Branch Falls and Cradle Rock, some Beast World swag, and a $20 GC!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Do you Have Goals Hop?

I have been a bit wishy washy with this hop but that's about to change. I plan to change my goal to writing 30,000 words a month for my own work. For right now I'll just talk about where I am with my writing.

Sadly Nanowrimo was a wash. The terrible flu and exhaustion combo I had only recently went and while I was well enough to do most things, writing just had to go to the left. I just couldn't get my mind right and it was exhausting. So I ended up with less than 3,000 words for Nanowrimo 2016. Also I realized the story was more suitable as NA instead of YA.

On a happier front I got some photo samples recently from the photographer and I'm loving them. My 2018 NA horror is thankfully moving along more smoothly. I can't wait for the shoot to be done in January and then I can move unto the cover around March.

I have decided that since I want to be known foremost as a YA novelist that I'll be putting a full novel out before I publish my novella collection. I have decided to publish one novella collection a year. 2017 will have The Missing Girls, 2018 will have The Sacrifice series and 2019 will have a fairytales collection. These will be published at once with at least five short novels. For my first novel, I decided to go Fantasy YA and will be working on The Rabbit's Princess. A standalone novel in which a princess whose betrothed is stuck as a rabbit after rescuing her father from that awful fate, gets thrown into an unexpected adventure that takes her beyond the borders of her home.

2017 will be quite an eventful year. Not sure when I'll fit in looking for an agent for one of my other YA or MG manuscripts, but I'll survive. Freelancers are known to be hard workers. Thanks for coming by today guys and God Bless. Oh and did I add that I'm working on reviving my Wattpad?

P.S.: I'll be doing a blog post on Thursday (tomorrow) so there will be no Friday post this week.


  1. Glad you had a good birthday!
    One novella a year is a good pace. Make it happen.
    Big congratulations to Tara! The first book in the series, Broken Branch Falls, was great.

  2. Those of us who are our own boss can be so tough on our employees. LOL

    I got an early copy of Cradle Rock and am enjoying it.

  3. I like Tara's cover!
    I often think us freelancers work more than miners.

  4. Happy birthday yesterday!! I hope it was filled with cheese.

    You got that nasty flu as well? Gosh, that hit me right when my Mom was visiting...before my tour was even complete. Lame, right? We deserve a metal for surviving.

    Tara's book sounds SO cute and I can't wait to share it as well. Yay for us!

  5. Happy (late) Birthday! Glad you had a nice time!!

  6. A belated Happy Birthday to you! I'm sorry about your flu in November. Sucks when you want to write but just don't feel well.

    30k a month is a good goal. Easy to do, yet still a bit of a reach as well.

    Best of luck with it!


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