Friday, January 31, 2014

What is Scinegue?

If you've been wondering what 'Scinegue' is, don't worry, you're not alone!

It's not a foreign language or some high-tech word no one has ever heard of, it's simply the name of the corporation in the novel around which the story revolves.

Now, how and why that name was chosen is a pretty interesting story and is revealed in Chapter 18 of Scinegue. I'll let Uncle Bill explain it to you there.

I think after learning the background of the name, you'll agree that Scinegue is a very fitting name for this book!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Cover for The Forest

I have been so blessed to find the cover designer I've been using. Laura Gordon at the Book Cover Machine designs amazing covers. I've used her for all three covers in The Scinegue Series now and she is so easy to work with.

Actually there isn't much work involved, at least not for me. I tell her what I envision and she makes it into a cover. As easy as that.

I approved the cover for book three based on her first proof. Tell me that's not a good designer.

I can't wait to share the new cover with everyone. I think it turned out great!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


I love Pinterest!! It took me forever to go check it out because I really didn't understand the concept. And perhaps I still don't completely but I'm having fun with it now. I can search for anything I'm interested in and pull up pages of 'pins' related to my search.( )

I recently heard about another author who uses pins to give an idea of what she envisions for her books as she writes. I thought that sounded really fun so started a board for Scinegue, . Obviously none of the pins are an exact match for the characters or things or places in the book but it's fun searching through pins and adding those that are similar to what I envision for Scinegue.

Here is a link to all of my pins. Check it out and feel free to add pins of your own if you find something fitting!

***I wanted to edit this. Now that I've been on Pinterest for a couple of months I'm starting to notice some of the really cool pins (usually a recipe) simply link to an ad or a dead page. I've learned to always check out the actual link before pinning, or especially before recommending a pin. I posted one pin for a recipe to Twitter before checking the link and when I clicked on it, it went to an advertisement for a diet aid. ;>(

So, all that to say, "Check the link before you recommend a pin to someone else."

Monday, January 13, 2014

eBook Soda

eBook Soda, a site that matches books to reader's specifications, will be launching tomorrow, Jan. 14th, and Scinegue will be listed on the very first day.

The price of Scinegue (The Secret) will be lowered to $1.99 through Jan. 16th for this listing. If you've been interested in The Scinegue Series this would be a great time to try it out at a discounted price! If you do read it please consider leaving a review!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Forest is with Beta-Readers

I let the first copy of The Forest go to two of my beta-readers last night. This is such a fun part in the writing process as I get to hear feedback for the first time on what I've been writing for months. After I get feedback from them I'll incorporate what I think is needed and pass it on to my other beta-readers and then to my editor and then to you! I can't wait to hear your feedback, too! I guess that's what makes reviews so great!

Hope you're having a wonderful new year so far!