Dez Yourself

An exciting new trend is sweeping the nation!

Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but we can change that! Forget planking, selfies, and photo bombs (and whatever else you crazy kids are doing these days), the cool new trend is Dezing yourself!

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Move over, duck face!

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So grab your copy of Life, A.D. (Don’t have one yet? Click these AMAZON and B&N links), CLICK HERE to head on over to my Facebook page, and share your Dezing yourself pics!

Big thanks to Joy and Marsha for sharing your photos!

Release Day!

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It’s finally here! Life, A.D. is out in the world, and for once, I’m at an utter loss for words.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way, from family and friends, to my early draft readers, and my publisher. None of this would have been possible without them. 

And thank you to the readers who choose to share in Dez’s adventures. I hope you enjoy Life, A.D.! 

Be sure to check out today’s stops on the blog tour!

http://cuzinlogic.com/

https://jennifermcconnel.wordpress.com/

Here We Go!

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The Life, A.D. blog tour starts today! You can follow the tour schedule here:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-life-a-d-by-michelle-e-reed-presented-by-month9books/

Be sure to enter the drawing! You can do that at any one of the tour stops.

And if you haven’t yet, be sure to like my Facebook page to be automatically entered in a drawing to win a signed copy and bookmark of Life, A.D! I’m extending the deadline to 11:59PM Central time tomorrow!

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleEReed

Facebook “Likes” Contest

One week from today, my debut novel will hit the shelves, and I feel like celebrating!

On release day, I will be giving away a signed copy of Life, A.D. along with a signed Life, A.D. bookmark to one of my Facebook Author Page fans. If you already like my page, or if you click that snazzy like button by 12:00 AM Central Time on December 10th, you will automatically be entered.

I want you to help me spread the word, which is where the fun part of the contest comes in. For every friend you get to like my Facebook author page, your friend will get an entry in the drawing, and you will get one additional entry. Refer ten friends? You get eleven chances to win! Refer 10,000 friends (it could happen, right?) get 10,001 entries!

All you have to do is help me spread the news. Have your friends “like” my Facebook page and write a message on my page’s wall letting me know you sent them.

Example: Buddy the Elf likes my page, and gets Mr. Narwhal to like my page, too. Mr. Narwhal writes, “Buddy the Elf sent me!” on my wall. Boom. They’re both entered in the drawing, and Buddy gets an extra entry!

My page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleEReed

So head on over and start liking! Tell your friends!

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Lots of Coming Soons

I will soon be launching my brand spanking new website, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Also, the lead up to my book launch is rapidly approaching, so stay tuned for the blog tour, all sorts of promotional goodies, and a giveaway from yours truly.

In the meantime, if you missed it the first time around, check out this excerpt from Life, A.D. which you can find here.

Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone!

Guest Blogging

Happy Sunday!

On this chilly fall morning, I am hunkered under a blanket trying to stay warm, but my typing fingers have found the power to emerge long enough to type these few words, because I have to share my excitement! I have a guest post over on A Dream Within A Dream blog, which is today’s stop on the Very Superstitious blog tour. A big thank you to Stephanie for hosting me! Head on over and check out my thoughts on inspiration. You can find it here.

Very Superstitious is a charity anthology from Month9Books to benefit SPCA International, and I am proud to be included among such talented authors to benefit a great cause! You can get your copy at Amazon or Kobo.

Late to the Game

Hello, evening! Where did the day go? It’s been a busy day off for me, full of running errands and volunteering at my son’s elementary school (vision screenings of third graders can fill a day like nobody’s business!). So I am a bit late to blogging, today.

The Very Superstitious blog tour continues, with a great review over on the Writer’s Alley blog. Check it out here!

And if you haven’t picked up a copy, you can grab one right here. Proceeds benefit SPCA International!

Sorry to be so brief, but it is rather frigid here in Wisconsin and I must return to my pseudo-hibernation beneath a pile of blankets.

And I Tweet!

It’s day two of being a published author, and I have to tell you, it’s pretty cool! It’s still hard to believe this has really happened, but I’m loving it! The blog tour continues here, here, and here. Check it out!

Join me tonight for a Twitter chat with my fellow Very Superstitious anthology authors, hosted by YA Lit Chat. Just follow along with #yalitchat, and you can ask questions, learn more about the anthology authors and our stories, and win some cool stuff! The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST.

And send me good vibes for swift fingers!

Hop on the Blog Train!

So here’s the latest thing in my orbit: blog tours.

Very Superstitious: Myths, Legends and Tales of Superstition, my publisher’s annual charity anthology, is about to be released. This means the contributing authors (including me!) are gearing up for the promotional blog tour.

This is all brand new territory to me. And it’s so cool! But it’s kind of weird, too. I mean, the guest blogging part, I get. It’s not a huge leap to go from the sporadic blogging of which I partake to a guest post on an awesome blog (or two).

However, a few nights ago I received my first interview questions. And that’s the weird part; the part I’m still trying to wrap my brain around. Someone wants to interview me, and other people will (presumably) want to read it.

So now I have to try and be interesting. I will do my best.

I have to tell you, it’s pretty cool being the wide-eyed optimist, seeing the publishing world for the first time. Granted, being the successful, veteran author sounds extremely appealing, but I am content to enjoy the ride that is new-authordom, and take in all the sights.

Stay tuned, and be sure to add Very Superstitious to your “want to read” shelf on Goodreads! This year, the anthology benefits SPCA International.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18157997-very-superstitious

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The Pressure’s On

The road to publication is long, to be sure. From inspiration to printed page, the journey can span years. For me, the goal is growing nearer, no longer a dot on the horizon. What began as a glimmer of an idea that came to me in 2006 is now an actual book, just a few short months from hitting the shelves.

It seems I learn something new about publishing on a near-daily basis.

What I’ve just learned is that the going is slow until it isn’t.

Huh?

What I mean is, the time seems to crawl along, until one day when it hits you: I will be published, soon. Everything seems to speed up, and your brain (if you’re anything like me) goes into super freak-out mode.

In less than one month, the short story I wrote for my publisher’s annual charity anthology will be out, and come December 10th, my debut novel, Life, A.D. will hit the shelves!

This. Is. Awesome.

And a bit scary.

Review copies of Very Superstitious are going out, bringing me to freak-out point number one: People I don’t know are/will very soon be reading my short story.

I know.

You’re thinking, but isn’t that the POINT of publishing?

Yes, it is.

But now that it’s actually happening, it’s a bit intimidating.

I’ve always written for more than just myself. From the start, I’ve written with an audience in mind, picturing the reader following along, and, hopefully, getting swept up in the worlds I’ve created.

And now I will actually have an audience. Large or small, a multitude or a few, people will be reading what I’ve written.

And all I can do is wait and hope. Hope that the work I’ve put in will pay off, and that the words I’ve written are satisfying and engaging. Hope that I did enough, that I won’t let my readers down, that they will fall in love with my characters like I have. Hope that my publisher was right to put their faith in me.

No pressure like the kind that’s self-inflicted, right?

But I know how lucky I am. I wouldn’t change it for the world.