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
My two companions novels, Bethany Caleb and The Art Kids, will both be available for free this weekend, July 13-14! (Of course, these are both always free for Amazon Prime members). Also available are the print editions of both books. So the long holiday weekend totally decimated my word count, but I am still writing … Continue reading freebie weekend, and hello from camp!
After searching through several flash drives, I finally found several drafts of my first novel, Bethany Caleb, which I am considering self-publishing in advance of Hitchhikers. More as a test of the whole self-publishing system, but also because I still love that story and found an awesome image to make a cover with! However, none … Continue reading my novel is lost… most of it, anyway.
It has taken some time - had to get permissions for the artwork, and tweak the font so that it's readable as a teeny-tiny thumbnail - but finally I have a cover for Hitchhikers!!! I like a lot, although I did prefer my initial design which used a different model and more of a … Continue reading Hitchhikers cover reveal!