Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 21_06242018

Hello, my peeps!!! It’s Weekly Update time!!!

How about an update on writing news? So, I’m working on Kate Gardener Mystery #6, and I’d sort of stalled out for a few days… You know how it is, you kind of know where you want to go, what you need to say, but you’re having trouble getting everybody to move and talk as needed. Friday, I sparked out of the funk, though, and was able to finish the chapter, and start moving forward again. It’s going to be a complex one, but aren’t those the best mysteries? Next month, I’ll be jumping into to mystery #7 as well, and I hope to have both finished by the end of July.

Next Saturday, Elias Raven will be our feature author in the Saturday Showcase. He and his fabulous PA, Kimberly Cortez, will be hanging out in Muchland… and maybe we can finally answer that age-old question: Why IS a Raven like a writing desk? 😉

This week, it’s finally here… the Bistro Book Blurb Workshop begins tomorrow evening, and continues on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll be getting down to basics, learning what makes a blurb work and what makes a blurb great. If you ever struggled with writing one, or simply want to pick up some tips and tricks, you won’t want to miss a moment. It all starts tomorrow night at 7PM EST.

Alright, Muchlanders… That is all the news and excitement for this week… See you back here again next week… Until then, Peace, Love and Muchness to all!!! ❤ ❤ ❤


Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 20_06172018

I’m back!!! Miss me? Of course you did… Welcome to another edition of Weekly Update… Lots of stuff happening, so let’s get started right meow *winks*

Busy week coming up… it’s release week!!! CREATURE FEATURE will be live this coming Thursday!!! Right now it is on pre-order for only 99¢, but the price will go up to $2.99 after Thursday, so now is the time to get your copy. Not only will you be getting a great collection of original Urban Fantasy stories by some amazing authors (Amber Naralim, Joleene Naylor, and yes, I’m saying it, I’m amazing, too), but you will also be helping a great cause. All the proceeds from the sales of this book are going to the Book Born Children’s Christmas Book Drive. Christine Connolly of Book Born has been raising money and donating kid’s books to her local Michigan Salvation Army for two years now. Christine has been a tremendous help to all three of us, blogging, promoting, reviewing, and being a great friend, so when we were thinking about what we wanted to do with the proceeds from this book, we couldn’t think of a better place to put it to work than for the charity dear to her heart. Okay, so book comes out Thursday… go get your copy today!!!

Creature Feature: An Anthology

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Lots of events coming up this week… First is a Rapid Fire at 10 PM this Tuesday in Ardent Rose’s Crazy 4 Rose reading group, with a second Rapid Fire on Thursday (release day), at 9 PM in Steven Evans’ Horror Horde Reading group.

Friday, I will be Live Writing with my girl Roux Cantrell at House of Dark Angel’s Friday Night Live Write. The theme is “Enchanted Journeys”, and it’s an all-ladies write… Early on, I was kind of a staple at these writes, but I haven’t been there since last October, so I’m looking forward to my return.


Next week will be the long-anticipated Bistro Book Blurb Workshop. The workshop will take place over three days, and will feature lots of tips and tricks to help writers hook their readers and avoid the pitfalls that can so easily plague that back-cover necessity. I’m still gathering information and such for this, and I’m telling you I’m learning a lot myself. Can’t wait to start, and share this with you all!


Now, I haven’t updated you all on my work for a while. I met all my writing goals in April and May, but I’ve been a little stalled out on my June ones until a few days ago. The outline for the next Kate Gardener Mystery (#6) has finally come together, though, and I’m almost 5,000 words into the draft. Next month, I’ll be doing another round of Camp NaNoWriMo with my bestie, Jade, and I’m hoping to not only finish this story, but the next one as well… I know, it’s ambitious, but I’m confident I can do it.

Okay, peeps, that is all for this week… Hope to see you all at the events this week, and back here next Sunday for the next Weekly Update! Until then, Peace, Love, and Muchness to all!!!



Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 19_06032018

 Hello, hello everyone! Welcome back to Weekly Update, where you get updated on…weekly…things… LOL Anyway, on with the show…

Live Writes at the Bistro is coming up this Wednesday, June 6th, starting at 7PM EST… We have three pairs of fantastic writers lined up, and we’re opening the night with “Bistro Bites”, which this go around will feature some of the fabulous character archetype posts that have been featured for the past couple of months. Wednesday will also be the last installment of the Hero segment, the WARRIOR. Then, we’ll be starting in on the Heroines, so be at the Live Write early so you can catch up!

Tuesday night I’ll be joining a bunch of fabulous authors as we celebrate the release of Roux Cantrell’s latest, NO MERCY. This book looks like it’s going to be amazing, so be sure to check out the release day event and lend some support to a fellow Muchland resident! Roux will also be our featured author next Saturday for SATURDAY SHOWCASE!!!


So, what else is new…? I’m finishing up the formatting for Creature Feature, and the release date will be June 21st. Working on some other editing and formatting projects, as well as getting back into writing articles… Oh, and, of course, next Sunday begins THE COLD ONES Group Read!!! I’m excited, and a little nervous… I’ve never run a group read, so bear with me. If you haven’t signed up to be part of it, check it out!

I’m gradually adding things to my Zazzle store… I’m always looking for idea, too, so if you think of designs or items that I should have in there, let me know.

I’m going back to Camp NaNoWriMo this July, and the goal is a big one… I plan to have TWO mysteries written by the conclusion of “camp”… Fingers-crossed for that one LOL


Alright, Muchland Residents… I am off to tie up loose ends in the book formatting and (hopefully) go to bed at a reasonable hour. Until next week, wishing you all Peace, Love & Muchness to you all!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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