Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 11_03252018

Good evening everyone! It’s that time again… weekly update!

So, after a whirlwind month of events, we’ve only one this week… Thursday night at 10PM EST we’re hosting a RapidFire TO here in the Land of Books & Muchness… Our guests will be Heather Guimond and Lea Winkleman, and you won’t want to miss out on spending time with these fantastic ladies!

So, in work news I’ve been writing furiously on the next Kate Gardener Mystery. It’s the first one that has an original story… the outline for the story, well, two stories that are in this have been around for… wow, more than a decade… but I decided to combine them to make the story more complex. What works for an hour of television script does not always work for a novella of 30,000+ words. It’s going to be good, though… And the cover rocks! I can’t wait to show you… I may not wait long…. I’m seriously considering actually putting the covers out for the mysteries, to get feedback and generate interest and stuff. We’ll see…

Speaking of covers, I’ll be revealing the cover for WOLFBORN this week. Since the Live Write takeover in SLP was so successful, I think I’ll be having it there, so if you aren’t a member of the SLP Partners & Followers group so you’ll be privy to info about the event. I should have the pre-order for it ready by next Sunday, hopefully… I’ll keep you updated on that, too. I’m scheduling the release for April 24th.

Starting this week, I’m going to be doing some special posts Wednesdays in The Writers’ Bistro, and sharing them on my Author Page as well. One of the most important books in my “arsenal” is a book about character archetypes. This book, which I got for the first time more than a decade ago, has influenced my screenplays, teleplays, and books. It helped me create and flesh-out the characters in such an amazing way, and so I’m going to talk about these archetypes a little, and share some surprising insights with you all… Maybe you’ll see your favorite character in there, or figure out who a character really is… It’s amazing what you discover when you know the core of your character, and the other core characters they are connected to. Anyway, that will start Wednesday, so look for that, and let me hear what you think.

Okay, all, I’m off for the night. Take care of yourselves, and each other… do something for someone without thought of reciprocation this week… Share a post, leave a comment or encouraging word… Every little bit helps. Peace & Love & Muchness to you all! ❤

 

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 10_03182018

Hello, hello everyone! Welcome back to Gaby’s Books & Muchness, and another edition of Weekly Update. It was one heck of a busy week for me, with events of one sort or another almost every day. I’m telling ya, I’m exhausted Lol

So, events for this week… Tonight, at 8PM EDT, I’ll be taking over Amazeballs Book Addicts for half an hour, spotlighting THE COLD ONES. Then on Thursday, March 22nd, I’ll be in a RapidFire takeover. I’ll get all the information for these events, including links, up for you guys as soon as I can.

Now, I have some good news and some news that you may not like… the good news is I’ll be revealing the cover for WOLFBORN on my birthday, March 30th… originally, I was going to release the book on that day, but I don’t want it’s release to be diminished because of just putting a book out, and I don’t want THE COLD ONES to suffer, publicity-wise, with having another book come on the scene so quickly. Yeah, I know I should have anticipated that, but I’m a writing genius, not a marketing one *winks*… So, the cover will be revealed on the 30th, and I’ll be able to tell you then, for sure and certain, when the book is coming out in April. I won’t make you wait too much longer, and it will be worth the wait.

Oh, and in case you’ve missed it, my very own Vincent has been making a cameo in the Terrible Turtle Conspiracy comic, written and drawn by Jonathan Harvey and Joleene Naylor. New panels debut on Friday, and are re-shared on Turtle Tuesdays in Book Born, so be sure to check them out, and catch up with the whole story… I’ve made a couple of cameos myself, and can’t wait to see what shenanigans ensue next.

Okay, that’s the excitement for tonight, ‘cause I’m beat. Lol Until we meet again, here and there, be kind, take care of each other, stand up for those who need it, standby for those who need to stand for themselves, and remember that, as J. Lo sang, “Love don’t cost a thing”… Peace & Love & Muchness to you all!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 9_03112018

Greetings from the Land of Muchness! Welcome back to another edition of Weekly Update!

So, as most of you may know based on the week’s posts, I’ve been going back over the paperbacks for BLOODLINE and QUICKSILVER… There was good reason for this one, not just an artistic whim… See, both books, along with the soon-to-be published WOLFBORN, are going to go into wide distribution through Draft2Digital, and as such were beautifully formatted as e-books through that site. They looked great, even in the PDF version, but they were about 200 pages too short to fit the existing covers. I could have gone to the designers and had the covers readjusted, shrinking the spines to fit, but I said, hey, what if I can keep the great look of the D2D formatting, and just enlarge the font and increase the spacing to fit? So, I did… enlarged the font, increased the spacing, and completed the formatting to look like that interior. And it turned out very, very well, I must say. So, this week, the this pretty new version of BLOODLINE will make its appearance on multiple platforms, as will the paperback. The content of the story is unchanged, just the look. This week will be spent finishing up the same in QUICKSILVER and WOLFBORN.

Things are finally starting to settle down for me after months of writing and preparing for these books to make their respective debuts. Since November, I’ve been really focused on writing them both, plus starting this group, and I’m worn myself down a bit. So, I’ll be taking it easy over the next month or so, working on my next mystery and some short stories, and quite frankly doing as little as possible LOL I’ve rearranged my publishing schedule so that I’m not under any heavy deadlines, giving myself almost three months for each thing I’m writing, which is a huge amount of time for me. Have to recharge the batteries, right?

On to the week’s events… It’s going to be a busy one, starting tomorrow night with a Live Write at 10PM in Rose Ardent’s reader group Crazy 4 Rose… Tuesday is release day for The Cold Ones, and, while I don’t have any actual events planned, well, it’s a big day… Wednesday will be another Live Write, a rematch, as it were, featuring Savannah Morgan and I. We were scheduled to write together last Wednesday @ the Bistro, but bad weather shut us down. This week, we’re writing live at 7PM in the SLP Partners & Followers Group. It will be the first official event held there, and we hope you will come on down and enjoy the story we create… Thursday is official re-release day for BLOODLINE… Friday I’ll be guesting in a Rapid Fire hosted by JP Barry in her Angels & Demons Fan group. You have to be a member to enjoy the show. The fabulous Roux Cantrell will also be there, so don’t be late, the fun starts at 8PM EST… Finally, on Saturday, I’ll be bringing The Cold Ones to the Romance Readers Recommend group as a guest for their Western and Historical books takeover. I’ll be on at 5:30 PM EST for a 30-minute spot, so be sure to stop by and learn more about my new release.

Whew! Okay, all, having a splendid week to come… If you haven’t already, go get your $0.99-copy of The Cold Ones while the special, pre-order price is still on. Also, check here for the 100-member giveaway that’s running… Show me your favorite celebratory sticker or GIF and I’ll be picking two winners to receive their choice of a signed paperback of BLOODLINE or THE MEMORY OF TREES… The contest closes next Sunday, so get in while you can!

That’s all, folks! Wishing you a productive and positive week! Peace & Love & Muchness!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update-Volume 8_03042018

Greetings and salutation, residents of the Land of Muchness! Welcome back to Weekly Update! Lots going on this week, so let’s jump right in!

So, exciting news this week… THE COLD ONES is no officially available for pre-order! Yep, I finished up the last run-through, and got that baby loaded to D2D and KDP. You can now reserve your copy for only $0.99, but this price will only be good until 11:59 PM on March 13th… After that, the price will go up to the regular price of $4.99 for the e-book on all platforms, so if you want to get your copy, now is the time to do it! The paperback ($12.99) will be available on Amazon on the 13th as well, or you can order a signed copy from me for $11.00.

I’m going to be busy, busy in Rapid Fire Takeovers this week… Monday, 3/5, 8-9PM, I’ll be in Roux Cantrell’s reader group; 3/7, 8-9PM, I’ll be hanging in Aleisha Maree’s reader group; and Friday, 3/9, 10-11PM, we’ll be hosting right here in the Land of Muchness. Make sure you mark your calendars, and take the opportunity to meet some new authors, and visit with old friends.

Wednesday, 3/7, is also the March edition of Live Writes @ the Bistro, 8-11PM… We have a great cast of authors this week, including Xtina Marie & James Longmore, Rose Ardent & Laura Batton, and Savannah Morgan & me. Be sure to stop into the event and check out the links and goodies the authors have posted, too.

Alright, my friends… Yes, it’s a shorter post this week… And I’m off to knock this to-do list out! Take care everyone, and I’ll see you at the week’s events, and back right here next week for Weekly Update! Peace & Love!!!  

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