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Hello, everybody!  In case you haven’t seen it yet, I am running a sweepstakes and giving away print copies of my new book, Brain Biters!  It’s a YA paranormal thriller with danger, romance and body swapping fun!  Click on the link to enter!  It’s free!

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/4f4aff294908a097

Check out the Brain Biters page on Amazon!   Links below!

New YA Paranormal Thriller!!!!

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Yeeeesssss!!!  It’s here!  You can buy or sample my new paranormal thriller, Brain Biters, now!  On Amazon!  All over the world!

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Synopsis

What if when we fell in love, we really did lose ourselves in the other person?

Mort doesn’t care much about anything. He finds his town lame, his high-school boring, and even though he can see that his girlfriend, Cassie, is pretty awesome, he’s just not that into her.

Then, a strange new girl with flaming red hair comes to town, and he finds himself crushing on her like he’s never crushed on anyone. He loves her smile, her laugh, and he wants to get to know her, really know her, to the point that he even starts reading the books she reads. But then, he finds out that she is what’s known as a brain biter, and to know her is to become her.

Soon, Mort finds his life descending into crazy town as more brain biters appear and two of them fight over his body, but not in the way he’d hoped! This is a paranormal action story with romance, humor and mystery!

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The Agent Hustle

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Here I go again!   I have worked hard on a new manuscript.  I love my characters, and I am really invested in the story, which explores my favorite themes of gender and identity.  I want to share it with the world, and so full of excitement and enthusiasm for all the possibilities this big, crazy world has to offer I sit down at my computer and …   and… my head starts pounding, and I feel sick and sad and discouraged, and a little voice in my head says, “You’re wasting your time.  You’ll never find an agent, you fool!”

Okay.  It may not be quite that dramatic, but I do have to admit that the very thought of pursuing an agent is fraught with what Steven Pressfield calls resistance, and I do feel actually physical revulsion at the idea.

Now, this has nothing to do with agents.  Nothing.  This all has to do with my sometimes creepy, Gothic horror house of a brain.   Because it is my brain that starts telling me I am not good enough, cool enough, charismatic enough, lucky enough– not any enough for me to ever achieve anything in terms of mainstream success.

I have also suffered at times for Egovictimitis:  the irrational belief that a bunch of people who’ve never met me for some reason want to crush my soul.

These forces can make it impossible for me to even send out a query.  Failing that, they may encourage me to not try too hard.  After all, why bother working really hard on these letters when these agents are my enemy?  When all they want to represent are the works of their friends form college!!!!!!!  (They aren’t and they don’t.  That’s clear, right?  This is all in my head)

In fact, these thought patterns and attitudes all reflect ways I defeat myself.   Why do I do that?  I don’t know, but I do know that it’s important for me to develop healthier attitudes, and I do that by focus on the process and not the result.

As long as I am focused obsessively on whether I will get an agent or not, I am not really present for the task at hand, which consists for me of these steps:  1) research and identify agents who have shown an interest in projects like mine 2) research and refresh my awareness of proper etiquette and content for my queries 3) write the best query I can  4) send it out and forget about it.

I don’t control the outcome and I have no control over the outcome.   I do believe a hundred percent that if an agent feels my project is something they can sell, they will let me know.  If they don’t feel they can sell it, they will save us both lost time by taking a pass.   And that’s a good thing.  Neither one of us benefits from having my project sitting around in limbo.

One of the great things about our world today is that my project will find readers.  I set a goal for myself of getting an agent and a publisher, however, I also know that this is not the be all and end all of a writing career.   How many authors have gotten that publishing contract only to find their books not selling, piled on a discount table, and a publisher who did little or nothing to promote the book?   It happens all the time.

If I don’t find a publisher, I will put it out myself for the cost of no dollars.  My self-published books sell from between 150 and 2000 copies, and I am grateful for every one of those readers.   I can’t tell you how happy it makes me when one of the takes the time to write a review pr email me.   That’s the gold right there.   I sat and wrote something alone, or at America’s Cup Cafe, and someone saw it, read it, and we mind melded over these characters and their lives and struggles.

How awesome is that?

So, for all my fellow writers out there, raise the mainsail, get out there on the waters, whether they be smooth or choppy.  Maybe you will one day find a calm and friendly port, or maybe you will wander forever on the high seas as a Indie Author, proud and free!

Whatever happens, just keep writing.  Just keep writing!

 

 

 

 

 

Review: New World Rising!

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Jennifer Wilson’s New World Rising, the first in a series of dystopian novels, manages the careful balance between honoring the conventions of a genre while still delivering something fresh and readable.

The world she creates is deep and feels lived in, and her vision of a dystopian world where elites live inside a protected bubble while the rest of humanity wars endlessly over scraps in a polluted and devastated wasteland sadly echoes our reality in the contemporary world.

As the story unfolds,Phoenix, a loner who trusts no one and would rather read books than talk to another person, finds herself drawn into a web of politics and intrigue that comes along with attention from a pair of hunky dudes.

Wilson keeps the plot moving as she reveals her world and unravels layers of history and intrigue.   Who were Phoenix’ parents?  Were they traitors?   And who is the mysterious Mouse, and why is she so important?

Sadly, and this is my one complaint, this book answers none of those questions.  Not a stand alone story at all, it is just the first part of a longer work, and ends on major cliff hangers with everything unresolved!   So, I do say– READ THIS!  But you should also be ready to commit to the rest of the series as well.

Thanks for reading!  Would love some comments!

 

Brother Bewitched Now Available!!!

 

The day has finally arrived!!!!   Brother Bewitched is now available for sale on Kindle, paperback or via Lulu!!!!   Also, the wigaway is still ongoing until midnight, 8/18 EST, so please enter to win!!!!

Okay, folks.   Hope to hear back from some of you as you have time to read my story, but thanks to everyone for being you!   Here’s one more picture, and now I am on to my next project, which is already 15,000 words in the making!!!!

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Win a Wig!!!!

AKStore Wigs 32" 80cm Long Straight Anime Fashion Women's Cosplay Wig Party Wig With Free Wig Cap(Blonde)

Just something fun for the release week of Brother Bewitched, a YA TG Fantasy novel in which the primary male character ends up a girl with hair like the wig– so I am calling this the Serren wig.

Check out Brother Bewitched, the amazing new YA Fantasy book by TG Kadee! Enter sweepstakes to win a wig!https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/10efcd3737356064 #giveaway

Have fun and good luck!!!!!!

 

One Week Until Release Date!

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Bother Bewitched drops in ONE WEEK!  I am so psyched I can’t even tell you.   I had so much fun writing this book, and if readers have half as much fun reading it they will be having a blast as they turn each page!

If you want to get in on the special pre-sale, you can still do so!  Here is the link:

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This week, I will be posting some things talking about the world of The Shattered Isles, and maybe a few sneak peaks into the characters and some of my choices in telling the story.   So, please come back and see what’s up!

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