Since the upcoming holiday weekend is the 1-year anniversary of the publication of both Bethany Caleb and The Art Kids, both titles will be free on Amazon all weekend! Hitchhikers is always free, you can get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or pretty much any other format over at Smashwords.
I'm nearing the end of Camp Nanowrimo and last night I ended up writing the most in one day that I have all month (a whopping 1,300 words), and once again my main character ended up giving himself stitches (this also happens in Hitchhikers). For some reason I feel the need to break my characters … Continue reading I am not very nice to my characters
The time of Camp Nanowrimo is upon us again. I wasn't planning on attending, but then again, my 2014 goal of writing 500 words a day hasn't exactly panned out, and of course now that I'm nearing completion on Dreamwalkers, my mind is having slutty new ideas. Such as a Wolf Point prequel novella called … Continue reading to camp or not to camp?
A quarterly update on my progress: to finish and publish Dreamwalkers to finalize the print edition of Hitchhikers and offer a giveaway or two (if goal #1 happens) to finish and publish Scavengers and to possibly finish some of my other works-in-progress, including Blood Countess and another new WIP that I haven’t even added to the site yet! be able to … Continue reading goals & progress
I am finally getting down to the nitty-gritty on finalizing the print edition of Hitchhikers. I've got 3 proof copies to give away so I am offering them up on Goodreads. Goodreads Book Giveaway Hitchhikers by Kate Spofford Giveaway ends March 11, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win The issues were … Continue reading Goodreads Giveaway!
This year's resolution is to write 500 words a day - that's 1/3 of what I normally churn out a day during Nanowrimo, which makes it much more attainable. I have several other writing-related goals for 2014: to finish and publish Dreamwalkers to finalize the print edition of Hitchhikers and offer a giveaway or two … Continue reading new year’s resolution and 2013 stats
Thanks to Kindle's new Matchbook program, if you buy a print copy of The Art Kids or Bethany Caleb, you can get a free download of the ebook editions! From what I've read this is retroactive so if you have previously bought print editions you'll be able to get the free download now. Also, until October 5th, … Continue reading Kindle Matchbook
A couple reviews of The Art Kids can be found on the blogs Offbeat YA and Joana in the Sky with Books! If you are a big fan of Christopher Pike, definitely check out Offbeat YA - she's reviewed a bunch of his books. You may have noticed that I finally got Hitchhikers up on … Continue reading reviews! and a comparison of KDP & Smashwords
Since the end of Camp Nanowrimo - or, let's face it, midway through Camp Nanowrimo - I haven't been doing a whole lot of writing. I did get a good 28,000+ words written on Scavengers, but I got sidetracked when I realized that my map for Scavengers was way off from my map for Hitchhikers. … Continue reading what i’ve been up to
(and also a reminder: my two novels, Bethany Caleb and The Art Kids, are both free on Amazon all weekend!) After the July 4th holiday kicked my ass, word-count-wise, I'm sorta back on track with Camp Nanowrimo. At least, I wrote almost twice the daily recommended word count on Sunday, and have been able to … Continue reading catching up