Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Best Blog Tour Ever!!!

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while may know that I wrote a book with six other Simon & Schuster/Aladdin M!x authors. That book is coming out August 15.



I'm hosting a release blitz to get the word out. This is an easy tour--just copy-paste a blurb and/or excerpt with the book cover to help give us a shout out! You can post anytime between August 14-20. Sign up below...but first, check out our book trailer!



Best. Night. Ever. Release Blitz

Sign up for the BEST. NIGHT. EVER. release blitz, to be held August 14-20. You sign up and I'll send you all the info. via email. Just cut, paste, and post on your chosen date. Thank you for all your help!


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Mystery Monday: Arnold Archambeau and Ruby Brugier

It's Monday, which means it's time for another...



It was an exciting time for Arnold Archambeau and Ruby Brugier. He was 20, she was 17, and they were parents to an infant. Since they were still so young, they liked to drink and hang out with friends, which was exactly what they were doing on the evening of December 12, 1992.


Arnold and Ruby

Arnold was driving Ruby and her cousin Tracy home from a party that night when the car flipped and ended up in a ditch. After the accident, Tracy came in and out of consciousness. She remembers seeing Ruby in the car with her one minute and gone the next. She doesn't remember seeing Arnold at all. Finally, paramedics arrived to remove Tracy from the parked car. Arnold and Ruby were nowhere to be found.


Source: Unsolved.com


Three months later, a driver saw a body in the frozen ditch where the accident had occurred. The body was identified as Ruby's. Her glasses and shoes were missing, but she was fully clothed. Arnold's body was found about 15 feet away, submerged in water. His body wasn't as decomposed as Ruby's.



Just before the bodies were discovered, a witness reported seeing two men near the ditch. The men were never tracked down. A local resident also said he saw Arnold at a New Years Eve party. Was it possible one or both of the two survived the accident only to meet foul play later?

Or did they fall into the icy pond near the ditch and drown, only to be found once spring came and the water thawed?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2017 Pitch Wars Mentor Blog Hop!



This post is specifically for the many talented authors entering Pitch Wars this year. I'm so excited to be a Pitch Wars mentor for the first time ever. I'm only accepting middle grade entries. But I can't wait to read them!

About Me:

I spent more than a decade as an aspiring author before finally getting an agent in 2009. My first book, 30 Days of No Gossip, debuted in 2014, followed by my second book, 25 Roses. In August, my third middle grade will debut--a novel I co-wrote with six other authors called Best. Night. Ever. I also write the Piper Morgan chapter book series. In addition to writing children's books, I'm also a freelance branded content writer, so basically I write all the time. I worked in information technology for 13 years before leaving to be a full-time writer.

What I'm Looking For:


  • Fun contemporaries--I'm a sucker for a girly-girl heroine who loves fashion and hanging out with friends.
  • Comedies--I don't have to laugh out loud (although that would be great), but a fun, lighthearted read gets me every time.
  • Spooky tales--I live for spooky stories, especially if they involve ghosts.
  • Magical realism--Contemporary stories with magical elements also draw me in.
  • Suspense/mysteries--When I read adult books, I love Gone Girl-type suspense novels. I'd love to see a more innocent version of this in a middle-grade format.
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