Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sign up for the RISE OF THE ARCANE FIRE Blog Tour!

Calling all bloggers, here's your chance to sign up for the  Rise of the Arcane Fire Blog Tour hosted by the fabulous Shane at Itching for Books.

Sign up here!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chat Transcript!

Here is the transcript for the SFF Write Chat on Twitter. I had fun. Please check out some of their other awesome chats and like the Facebook page!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Twitter Chat!

I'll be participating in a Twitter chat tomorrow night, 12/11 at 9:00pm EST.  Just join the hashtag #sffwrtcht and I'll answer all your questions about The Secret Order, and my new book Rise of the Arcane Fire. I hope to see you there.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Interview and Giveaway!

Here's a fun interview at the Escapist. Stop by for a chance to win a signed copy of Legacy of the Clockwork Key or a swag pack.

Check it out here!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Watch the Spreecast!

Hi everyone,

Here is the Spreecast that you can watch at your leisure. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope I didn't talk too fast.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Spreecast

Come join me for a live video web chat on Oct 19th at 7:00pm EST at Read On!

It will make up for the one that was interrupted last week.  There will be new prizes, so if you have any questions burning a hole in your brain, stop by and chat! It should be fun.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Speaking Schedule for Archon

I'm really looking forward to the Archon convention this weekend.  Here's my speaking schedule for the weekend. For a full list of all the speakers and events, click here.

Friday, Oct 4
Young Adult Books: What is trending? How do we grab their attention?
Rm. Mississippian

Author Readings
Rm. Illini

Saturday, Oct 5
Writer's Workshop
Rm. Marquette A

West Hallway

Why is Writing for the Young Adult Reader so Important?
Marquette B

How not to get scammed in the publishing industry
Marquette B

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Online Chat

Hi everyone,

I'll be doing a Spreecast with the lovely ladies at Read On, on October 12th from 7:00-9:00pm EST.

You can learn more about it here.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


For everyone in the St. Louis area, I will be attending Archon 37,
October 4-6 at 1 Gateway Center Drive Collinsville, IL 62234

It should be a really good time so I hope to see you there.

For more information about the event, click here.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Website Changes

I'm currently in the process of updating my website with the new information from Rise of the Arcane Fire.  Please excuse any glitches until the dust settles.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Digital ARCs available for RISE OF THE ARCANE FIRE

The review copy for Rise of the Arcane Fire are now available through Edelweiss.  Click here to request a digital ARC!

Here's the official cover copy for the book!

Suddenly Will stilled. The skin over the back of my neck tightened and tingled. I stepped through the scattered toys to stare down at an odd contraption. It was a metal cube, not much larger than a hatbox, with windows cut out on every side. At the center was a heavy-looking orb that reminded me of a cannonball.

Gears twitched on the framework surrounding the orb as a long screw twisted within a metal filigree tube that connected the ball to the solid top of the box. With each ominous tick a ghastly little device that reminded me of a spider on a twisting strand of web moved closer to the ball. With each notch downward a spider leg struck a bit of flint on the spider’s back, setting off a spark.

I leaned closer and detected a terrifying chemical scent.

Dear Lord, it was a bomb.

After her parents died in a fire and her grandfather disappeared, Meg Whitlock thought her life had come to a standstill. But when she learned that the pocket watch her grandfather left her was really an intricate key, Meg, with the help of a stable hand named Will, uncovered the Amusementists: members of an elite secret society dedicated to discovery and shrouded in mystery.

Now the Amusementists are convening in London, and Meg is determined to join their ranks. But being the first girl in the Order has its difficulties, and with Will away in Scotland Meg fears she can’t trust anyone but herself. Her worries are only supported by the sabotage happening at the academy, with each altered invention being more harmful than the last.

With threats lurking around every corner, and while trying to prove her worth as the first female Amusementist, Meg must uncover the identity of the academy’s saboteur before the botched devices become deadly. And after she finds evidence of a sinister and forbidden invention, Meg must stop it  - or risk the entire future of the Amusementists.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Book Signing!

Hi everyone,

If you are in the Atlanta area, I'll be taking part in the RWA "Readers for Life" signing on Wednesday July 17th from 5:30-7:30 at the Marriott Marquis Atrium Ballroom.  Be sure to stop by!  There will be over four hundred authors attending. It will be huge!

You can learn more here.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Cover!

Hi everyone,

Here it is!  The official new cover for Rise of the Arcane Fire.  The release date is scheduled for February 4, 2014.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

News for The Secret Order Book 2

Hi everyone,

We are really close to having an approved cover for The Secret Order Book 2, Rise of the Arcane Fire.  Be sure to keep an eye out on my Facebook Page for the latest.  I'll be updating the library soon.  The release date will be February 4th, 2014.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Signing

Come join me this Saturday, May 25th at Two Sisters and More Bookstore in Richmond, Indiana from 1:00-3:00 to chat about Legacy of the Clockwork Key.  There will also be a Steampunk costume piece swap with members of the Richmond Steampunk community.  It should be a lot of fun.  I hope to see you there.

Friday, April 26, 2013


Check out this awesome interview from Jaiden at Girls on YA Books!  There are some hints as to what is coming up in book two of The Secret Order. Be sure to enter the giveaway as well.

Girls on YA Books

Monday, April 1, 2013

Read For Free!

This is NOT an April Fool's joke. For a limited time Legacy of the Clockwork Key is available to read for free.  All you have to do is sign up to be a member of PulseIt, which is awesome in its own right.  There are discussion forums and all sorts of cool interactive things to do to talk about the books you love from Simon Pulse.

Check it out here!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Celine at, I Blog You Read is doing a fantastic giveaway of a copy of the book plus lots of swag and a duct tape purse. Head over to her blog and think of an invention to enter!

I Blog You Read Giveaway

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Check out this awesome interview from fellow author A.L. Davroe and be sure to enter the giveaway.

Read it here!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Last Day of the LotCK Blog Tour

Today is the final day of the blog tour! I hope everyone enjoyed the posts and I'd like to thank all the bloggers who participated.  I'd especially like to thank Shane at Itching for Books for putting the whole thing together. Be sure to enter the giveaway if you haven't already!

Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks
My Not So Real Life
Ink Skies

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 7 of the LotCK Blog Tour

Here are the stops for today on the blog tour. There's a guest post where I share the story of one of the most brassy women in history and some nice reviews.  You can read all the links for the entire tour here.

Bittersweet Enchantment
Paperback Princess
What the Cat Read
The Quiet Concert
Reader Girls
Kindred Dreamheart

Friday, March 1, 2013

Day 5 of the LotCK Blog Tour

Here are the links for today! Be sure to check out the guest post featuring the boys of Legacy of the Clockwork Key, an excerpt, and a great dream cast for the book.  You can find all the links to the tour here.

Bookcase to Heaven
Imagine a World
Aripi Pentru a Visa
Young Adult Book Haven

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day 3 of the LotCK Book Tour

Here we are at day three of the tour. There are some very nice reviews. Thank you to everyone who is participating.  You can see the full list of all the tour stops here.

Delirious About Books
Books Live Forever

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 2 of the LotCK Blog Tour!

Hi everyone,

Today on the tour, we have a fun guide to becoming a Victorian Adventurer written by none other than the undaunted Meg Whitlock herself and a couple of great reviews.  Have fun exploring the links!

For a full list of all the tour stops, click here.

Leisure Reads
How to Save a Book
My Library in the Making
The Reader's Antidote
My Friends are Fiction
Chapter by Chapter

Monday, February 25, 2013

Launch Party and Book Signing

Hi everyone,

If you are in the Dayton area, come out out to the charming Taffy's of Eaton to join me at my book launch party.

We'll have copies of the book available, but feel free to bring your own. There will be swag, and signings, and a reading from the book at noon.

There will also be a $50 cash prize for the best Steampunk costume, and a $25 gift certificate to Taffy's for second place.

Join us Saturday March 9, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm


Taffy's of Eaton
123 E. Main St.
Eaton, OH 45320

Day 1 of the LotCK Blog Tour!

Hi everyone,

Here are the stops on the first leg of the Legacy of the Clockwork Key blog tour.  Feel free to explore and come back for more great links tomorrow! Be sure to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of the book.

Of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Whatever You Can Still Betray
Realm of Fiction
Reading Under the Stars
Coffee, Books, & Me

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Edelweiss glitch fixed!

I am sorry for everyone who has tried to request an ARC through Edelweiss but couldn't find the review button.  Apparently there was a glitch when the book was uploaded into the system and it caused the request button to disappear.

The glitch has now been fixed and the button is working again!

Here is the link.

I hope you enjoy the story, and thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I'd like to thank Selina at Bookcase to Heaven for a really fun interview. Stop by and check it out. There's a giveaway for an Amusementist swag pack that is open to international entries. Good luck!

You can read the interview here!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blog Tour List is Complete

The Blog Tour is all set up and ready to go. I can't wait, it should be a lot of fun. Please join us Feb 25 as we kick things off!  I'll have a complete list of links to each day's events here.  You can also follow the tour at Itching for Books. I'd like to give special thanks to Shane for organizing the event. I can't wait to see you there.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sign up for the Blog Tour!

Shane at Itching for Books is graciously hosting a really cool blog tour for Legacy of the Clockwork Key.  All bloggers participating in the tour will have access to the ARC.  So if you have a book blog and would like to join the fun,

You can sign up here!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

ARC giveaway on Goodreads!

Five copies of the ARC of Legacy of the Clockwork Key are going  up for grabs on Goodreads!

Click here for your chance to win!