Here I am on this glorious (103 degree) Sunday afternoon, writing this post and wishing I was in England. Where 80 degrees is a heat wave, according to one of my English friends. Or Scotland. I’d rather be in Scotland than England, to be honest. Or Ireland. Either one.
Seriously, though, I don’t mind the heat. It isn’t accompanied by tremendous humidity here like in some states, so it’s not unbearable. It’s great for swimming (even though I’ve yet to swim this year, haha).
Today we have a vlog (yippy?! It made this post ridiculously late because it takes ten years to upload, but that’s all right …), and I’ll also be talking a little bit about my plans for spin-off short stories/novellas for this series.
Today’s Post Is …
Dani has really been amazing. She managed to make this (somewhat stressed) author feel confident that everything would go right. She offered to take a day which I had no blogger on. She asked me (or rather Nettie) a bunch of interesting questions. She created a gorgeous spotlight that really gives you a good idea about who Nettie is as a person.
So thank you, Dani! It was so wonderful to have you on the tour!
Tuesday the 20th
-Lana @ The Music of Words (book and character spotlight)
Wednesday the 21st
-Faith Blum @ Bookish Orchestrations (author interview)
Thursday the 22nd
-Leona @ Great Books for God’s Girls (review of IvIn, author interview)
Friday the 23rd
-Jordy @ Jordy Leigh (author interview)
-Tonya @ Literary Musings (reviews of TDS and IvIn)
Saturday the 24th
-May Everly @ Forever and Everly (author interview)
-Zane Jones @ Simple Impossibilities (author interview)
Sunday the 25th
-Dani Eide @ Perspective of a Writer (character interview and spotlight)
Monday the 26th
-Anika Joy @ This Journey Called Life (review of TDS and IvIn)
-Maddy @ Girls Living for God’s Glory (book spotlight)
Tuesday the 27th
-Heather @ Frozen Books Blog (guest post)
Wednesday the 28th
-Jesseca Wheaton @ Whimsical Writings for His Glory (author interview, book spotlight)
-Jaylee Morgan @ Jaylee Morgan Writes (character interview and guest post)
-J.C. Buchanan @ Beyond the Amethyst (review of TDS and IvIn)
Thursday the 29th
-Zielle @ My Homeschool Notebook (review of TDS and IvIn)
-Sarah Briel @ Penumbra Reviews (review of TDS and IvIn, author interview)
-Sel H. @ Hearth (author interview)
Friday the 30th
-Angela R. Watts @ The Peculiar Messenger (author interview)
-Lainey @ Direct My Paths (reviews of TDS, character interview and spotlight)
-Dawn Dagger @ Dawn Dagger’s Official Blog (review of TDS, author interview)
By entering this giveaway, you might win a paperback copy of both The Dressmaker’s Secret and Ivy Introspective (US only) or an ebook copy of the same novels (International). You can enter here!
Stuff to Do
- Sign up to receive notifications when signups are open for a new tour.
- Submit your questions (in the comments).
- Signup to receive a free ebook copy of either book in exchange for review.
The Dressmaker’s Secret: Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes&Nobles, and Createspace.
Ivy Introspective: Amazon and Goodreads. (Still not on paperback.)
Patience, young … person … who could be old, too, I guess …
I’m also working on getting my books on some other channels like Kobo and iBooks. Which is exciting. (Thanks to the Clean Indie Reads book for educating me on expanded distribution, etc.)
Let’s Talk About Spin-offs
It’s no secret to anyone here that I love the characters of The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy. They are some of my favorite people in the world (which is sad, as they are in fact fictional, but moving on).
And, when an author is attached to certain characters but her series arc doesn’t allow her to write about them, she starts thinking spin-off!
More specifically, I’m thinking of The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, #s 0.3, 0.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, and … others.
It’s somewhat complicated. I explained about it a little in this vlog:
So yes. Now you know about Sail Away. Well, a little more. I may have talked about it before …
But what are my other ideas? Well, one is called 100 Facts About an Angel. It’s about Ned Knight. (If you have a guess about what it’s about, comment! If someone gets remotely close, I’m going to give you an ebook copy for TDS. Because you deserve it.)
Then there will be a book about a certain character of AFOP (At Her Fingertips) who didn’t get a happy ending. And needs one. *sobs*
Basically, there may be a lot of these stories and some of them will be for this blog/my newsletter only, and some may be published. We’ll see. (And yes, you can ask me about them in the comments because I can’t keep my mouth shut …)
And … that’s it for today!
Thanks for reading,
What did you think of Dani’s character interview/spotlight? I thought it was splendid! Did you enjoy Nettie’s answers? (She’s pretty straight-forward, so it wasn’t too exciting.) My favorite part was making up (er, recounting) an incident from Alice’s earlier childhood. I’ve always wanted to write about a toddler Alice …