Wednesday, February 1, 2012

5 Quick Things

1. Return to Eden is Coming! - The third book in the Soulkeepers Series is with beta readers.  Once they are done with it and I've made any necessary changes, it's off to my new copyeditor Dani Crabtree. Still on target for an early March release. Tour schedule is in development.

2. Cute New MG Books - If you have a middle grader with an ereader, check out these new MG books by authors I admire! I'm really excited to see more eBook options for this age group.

Gabby is a disgruntled tween angel who has just been assigned to protect her school nemesis and ex-beffie. Problem is her ex-beffie is dating Gabby’s longtime crush. Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (since when is sticking toilet paper to her shoe or spinach in her teeth a sin?) Soon, Gabby gets out of control and is put on probation by her SKYAgent, who has anger management issues of his own. Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death. 

Available on amazon and B&N

Owen True is eleven and eleven twelfths and has been “exiled” to the small crazy town of Hayward, WA, aka, Haywire, while his mother is on her honeymoon. All he has to whittle away the time is the company of Gramps, his black lab Daisy, and his Haywire friends, Mason and Mikala Sweet. They don’t look so hot this year, in fact, the whole town has gone to pot since the mill shut down.
Owen has his first encounter with a real life homeless man who ends up needing Owen’s help in more ways than one. But how does a rich city kid help the small town’s suffering citizens?And what is Owen to make of the fog train and its scary, otherworldy occupants that appears out of thin air on the old tracks behind Gramps’ house? Do they have the answer Owen is looking for?

Available on Amazon.

3. I'm not ignoring you- I've been ill but I'm better now.  Sorry if I was not as responsive as usual this last week. Here's my favorite new video of what I SHOULD have been doing instead of being sick.

4. Personal Appearance- I'll be at Illinois State University, February 25th 11:30-5PM  as part of the Author Showcase. I'll be signing paperbacks and answering questions.  If you live in the area, I'd love to meet you.

5. Buyer Beware - With the recent popularity of The Soulkeepers Series, the books have been pirated on a multitude of sites. BEWARE.  Because these sites do NOT have my permission to sell my books, they are not getting the latest file updates from me.  The files may not be current, complete, or free from viruses and I can't guarantee that the seller hasn't modified the book in some way. In other words, you may not be getting the same book! The only retailers authorized to sell my ebooks are Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Sony, Kobo, and Diesel.


  1. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I FINALLY started reading The Soulkeepers last night. I only stopped because my husband told me to turn off the light and go to sleep. :) I'll be caught up just in time to read the third book. Congrats on the success. Keep them coming.

  2. People are pirating your books too? (Was following Aaron Polson's tales of woe.) This doesn't surprise me, I guess. So many rotten people out there. Sigh.

    Congrats on Return to Eden being so close. Wow, Gen, you are amazing. You know that, right?

  3. Oh yes. There are even websites in other languages pirating my books. The worst part to me is that my third edition came out recently (in January), re-edited to clean up a few typos and things. People who've bought through Amazon & Nook can re-download the new file for free if they want to. But the pirated copies are early versions of the book, so people are really not getting the same book. Different front and back material too. Lie the new version gives a preview of Weaving Destiny. And it does worry me that it is possible for them to edit the file. So I worry that they are inserting things. I had someone tell me they read a preview of someone else's book in the back of mine that was not a Darkside title. I had nothing to do with that.

  4. I wish I was a beta reader!!! Can't wait to read the 3rd book!


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