Monthly Archives: July 2012

Six Sentence Sunday #4

Here we are again!

My fourth except of Seaside Sorcery comes from the teenaged witch’s POV. Even if she has found a boy to crush on, not everyone likes the girl who lives on a schooner and puts to port along the Scottish coast.

Coral froze at Spike’s voice. Act normal, just act normal. She threw a casual glance to where he perched on a pile of crates. Even with an apron slung over his shoulder, the sight of her fiercest challenger chilled her. Spike hated her. One, because she was a witch and a better duelist, and two, because she was an outsider to Tern Bay.

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Six Sentence Sunday #3

Joining other writers to share six sentences is really starting to fit my schedule. Here’s my third installment of a YA I’ve completed, Seaside Sorcery. In today’s excerpt, Ty debates approaching a new crush, Coral, with his work pony Pepper.

“Should I try to see her again?” Ty asked Pepper. “Or let the whole thing alone?” Blue eyes. She had to be a blue wizard, a pretty blue… Okay, just thinking about her was fine. He didn’t have to do anything.

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A Goodreads ‘Like’

I had a fan girl moment this morning – at breakfast. A Goodreads message in my inbox said ‘Tony likes your review’.

Huh, this hardly happens. I write reviews of most of my reads and this is maybe my third like. Tony liked The Search for WondLa, a recent MG that I’ve been all over. I liked it so much (See my review here!) I immediately read the sequel.

Wait a second…not Tony DiTer…okay, I admit I stumble over his name. But I know what he looks like, and a few clicks later—yes, it was that Tony.

OMG! The author liked my review.

This has never happened. I messaged him my thanks, telling him my daughter had been a fan and we’d met him at the National Book Festival signing.

(See, I have the September 26, 2009 photo to prove it!)

And he wrote back! It’s a short note thanking me for being a fan with my daughter, adding “It means a lot.”

Well, it means a lot to me, too, that New York Times Bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi took the time in his busy schedule to be so nice to a fan. Very nice.

This is a kind act I plan to remember this when I’m published.

Hey, and at the end he added, “Eva says HI.”


Six Sentence Sunday #2

I enjoyed last week’s Six Sentence Sunday posts so much I’m in again. I’ll continue with another snippet from my YA novel Seaside Sorcery, this time from the hero’s POV. (My chapters alternate in this story.) So here’s Ty’s reaction to meeting Coral…a teenage witch he’d like to see more of.

Her hair fascinated him, its shells and the ones in her necklace, and below that…whoa. Clearly, she wasn’t afraid of being different.

He shook his head. What had gotten into him? She was just a witch, like any other in Tern Bay. Or was she?

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