Category Archives: Giveaways

Giveaways, Freebies, and Preorders–Oh My!

It’s less than 1 month until Highway Thirteen to Manhattan releases! To celebrate, I’ve got a few cool things lined up. Butternut Extravaganza Giveaway Want to win free signed paperback copies of the two books in The Six Train to Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Highway Thirteen to Manhattan Cover Reveal Blog Tour

Today is the big reveal of the cover for Highway Thirteen to Manhattan, the highly anticipated sequel to the award winning book, The Six Train to Wisconsin! Please stop by any of these blogs today to check out the cover. I’m … Continue reading

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The Importance of Time Away as You Revise

As I’ve been working on revisions, I’ve noticed that 30 pages a day works well for me. It’s usually 4 hours of actual time at the computer making changes. Which may not sound like a lot, but that’s just the … Continue reading

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It’s Summertime?

Last Monday I took Grandma E to the doctor and lunch. It was the first time I’ve taken a few hours off on a weekday this summer. It was 95 that day. As I was driving home I realized that … Continue reading

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The Whirlwind of TGWIG

Flash Fiction Writing Contest Update Big thank you to everyone who entered the Tell Me Your Ghost Story Contest! It closed to entries on July 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I have been reading through them all again. You made my … Continue reading

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Book Trailer, Conference Proposals, Workshops, and Self-doubt

I’m so excited to share the book trailer for The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts! We started working on this in February. I wrote the script, Cacko Studios produced the video, and Leah Merritt is the fantastic actress who brought Kat … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Reviews + Blurbs + Giveaways + Preorders

Reviews Last week The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts received  some good reviews from Kirkus Reviews &  Publishers Weekly. I got an amazing review from Readers’ Favorite too! “The novel’s murder mystery is intriguing and grows more complex as its supernatural elements … Continue reading

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Highlights from the NESCBWI Conference + PreOrders for TGWIG + T. B. Markinson’s Book Giveaways +

I tweeted and Facebooked my way through the NESCBWI conference, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite takeaways here too. This is one of the best conferences I’ve been to. On par with all the national ones and … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Here’s the cover of #TGWIG, my YA time-travel murder mystery! In The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, prep school junior Kat Preston accidentally time travels to 1886 Connecticut, where she must share a body with a rebellious Victorian lady, prevent a … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Update

It’s time to share the official back cover summary for The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts: She tried to ignore them. But some things won’t be ignored. Kat Preston doesn’t believe in ghosts. Not because she’s never seen one, but because she … Continue reading

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