Friday, December 9, 2011

Reveal Blog Tour: Yep, I wrote a book

You wrote a book?

So when I look at people and tell them what I do for a living, for the first time in my life on December 16th I can say, I'm an author.

I started writing books in the fourth grade, I won a big local award and I'm actually using one of the characters from that story in my book. I continued write, just not like before, school, sports and other activities got in the way.

And then college happened and I hardly had time to eat and sleep let alone write a book. Showering became a things of the past.  Again ideas were thrown around, but it didn't really happen.

Then I started working a full time job, and although I'm dedicated to my writing, I just can't do it like some other authors can. There isn't any 6am writing happening in this house. The only thing I'm doing at 6am is looking at the inside of my eyelids.

So I was teaching 2nd grade, loving it and then my school had to do massive layoffs. I lost my job and decided I needed to do something with my time.  What pray tell does a teacher do without work and a whole summer to stare at a screen with no jobs available on it?  Write a book and in my opinion a freaking good one at that.

My inspiration

I know I'm supposed to write some sort of long winded tale about how I've always wanted to become a geneticist, but if I did I'd be lying. I barely passed 8th grade biology (the only class I ever got detention from). So why genetic mutation? Why Cryptids?

Honestly? And you can't mock me! I was watching a Bones episode on the Chupacabra and said, "Hey what is that?" And so says Google, "a cryptid." So then I look at hubs and say, "I'm going to write a book on crytpids." And God bless him he says, "Good luck." And so began my journey to write Reveal and Ignite.

I really like to write

So much so that I'm trying to make my job flexible so that I can write more. I have plans to put four more books out in 2012, not all centering around Shay and her cryptid background.  So friends, just wait and see, there's a lot more in store for you.

Get ready for the blog tour starting NOW! Tomorrow visit
for my guest post on Indie Writing and a review of Reveal!
 Also there will be a super giveaway!



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