Thanks so much for letting me wrap up the next Kennedy book last week. God, you really helped me with that one. So I'm at it again, fresh start Monday afternoon, a blank document staring me in the face.
I confess that I'm scared.
What makes a song special? How can you define or quantify that quality of a piece of music that makes it so evocative? For today's Fifteen Factoids post, I'm sharing a few of the songs that make me melt into a puddle of nostalgia for one reason or another. You'll probably find my musical tastes are a little more eclectic than you might have expected.
Have you ever been on mulitask overload? Sometimes I get so bogged down with so many different projects on my to-do list that I sort of freak out and go into stress paralysis mode.
Can you relate?
It's time for a little game! If you haven't yet, hop on over to the Book Chat Facebook event going on all day today (Thursday, Jan. 5) for a chance to win some awesome prizes. And speaking of prizes, how would you like to win an amazon gift card? All you have to do is take the quiz to see how well you know Kennedy Stern from the Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense series. Good luck!
What are you doing this Thursday? How about popping over to Facebook for an author party! We're talking games, giveaways, and a kindle/gift card giveaway! Join the fun right now to reserve your spot.
And speaking of fun, let's kick things off a day or two early with a quiz. How well do YOU know me? Try the quiz below for a chance to win a paperback! Good luck!
It's my third year partnering with Liberty in North Korea and their underground railroad for refugees. I'm so excited to be part of their fundraising campaign, which is why I’m offering twelve free books (one a month for the next year) to anyone who makes a donation to the Liberty in North Korea underground railroad.
The most exciting part is learning about the refugee you helped rescue!
To get involved, make your donation here, email me a copy of your receipt (this step is important or I won't know how to get in touch with you!), and I'll let you know how to claim your first book!
WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?
It's NaNoWriMo time, which means hundreds of thousands of writers (myself included) are frantically working to get their 50,000 words written before midnight on November 30.
It's hard to believe that one year ago I was participating in my first ever NaNoWriMo and meeting Woong.
Woong is an orphan from North Korea whose story grabbed my heart and captivated my imagination.
I'm trying something new, guys. Or maybe you could call it something old. I'm revamping and rewriting my very first novel from all the way back in 2008. I'm keeping a few of the characters and the basic premise, and everything else is a complete reworking.
This is a pretty different style than what I've usually done. It falls into the family-drama/romance genre instead of suspense, so it's definitely new territory for me.
The next Kennedy Stern novel is now up for preorder on amazon and will be releasing in just a few weeks! Here's a big thank you to some of the people who helped bring this suspense novel to the light of day:
For those of you familiar with my Kennedy Stern series, you know I don't shy away from controversial subjects. Underage abortion, racism, police brutality, mental health issues, all these are fair game.
I follow a few different Facebook forums for authors and readers of Christian fiction, and every so often someone poses the question, What do you want to see more of in Christian fiction? And you know what? Readers are looking for deeper, messier, grittier reads about deeper, messier, grittier subjects. Which is one of the reasons why I wrote Straightened, a suspense novel about a boy whose father kicks him out of the home when he finds out he's gay.