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Discovery’s Official Launch!

Official Launch

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2016

WHERE: 5132 Deer Ridge Ct, Fort Wort, TX 76137

Sally Singletary’s Discovery is now available to the public! Come and join us in a celebration of food, fun, and even a bit of learning. We are featuring Q&A sessions with the author as well as answering questions regarding the writing business at all levels. So even if you’re a teen ready to grab your copy of Sally Singletary or you’re a writer, young or mature, we welcome you to an event that everyone will leave with something.
You do not need to RSVP for this event, but it is helpful so we can judge how many people are coming. You can do so on our Event Facebook Page.

We have a special Guest Speaker: April Gerard, A.L. Deleon Agency  & Co-Owner of Author Sensei. She will be sharing some great resources for writers looking to break into the market.

The pool is available. Bring your swim trunks or just put your feet in! Children are welcome, but please be responsible and make sure they are supervised. Above 10 preferred.

Dinner and adult beverages will be served around 6.

SCHEDULE:

12-3 Author Writing Information/ Q&A

3-6 Meet & Greet/ Games / Fun

6-? Party in the Pool/ Food & Fun

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Saturday Selfies for Sally

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Help us celebrate SALLY SINGLETARY’S DISCOVERY release by taking a #selfie with Sally. You can take it with a book, post card, note card, anything that has Sally’s face on it. You can even draw your own! The idea is to get enough pictures of Sally out there to help spread the word. This is a fun promotion!

Be sure to tag the post with #SelfiesForSally so she can keep track.

You can post on as many social networking site you like. Each time Sally finds yours, you’ll be automatically entered into our drawing. Anyone who has signed up for our email list is automatically entered, but every additional entry increases your chances of #winning! The drawing will take place at the Official Release Party at the beginning of July! More info to come!

 

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Sally Singletary’s Quotes

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Booktrope: The Situation So Far…

closed-door-sign-closedAs some of you may know, my publisher has decided to close its doors as of May 31, 2016. I was completely heartbroken when I received the news and have been trying to figure out how best to move forward. Of course, in all situations such as this, there were legal questions involved with whether or not our books would be allowed to move forward at all. I was happy to see that at least they had the forethought and the decency to close up shop without leaving all its authors out in the rain. That being said, there were still many logistical questions that needed to be answered as well. It seems I faired the weather better than some given that I own the rights to my cover. I had to pay out my creative team, but that’s the cost of publishing.

My biggest concern was my creative team. Laura Goodwin and Jenna Roundy have done such amazing work as my editors. I didn’t want to lose them. Fortunately, they both agreed to continue forward on the projects. I say all of this to say, I’m not bitter or angry—a bit emotional still—but I’ve realized this may have solidified my original decision to do this work on my own. I am still not sure how this will affect others on my team. April Gerard was definitely a huge supporter and great Book Manager.

My experiences with Booktrope have not been the best. Whenever a publisher is involved, decisions are made that you don’t always feel are in your best interest. Yes, the road forward will be difficult. A lot of places still don’t welcome indie authors, but my goal was never to be a rock star of the book world. I just wanted to write books people will enjoy.

So my decision is this: I’m moving forward and not looking back. SALLY SINGLETARY’S CURIOSITY will be re-published (once again) on June 1st with a new cover based on MY specifications and design. Also, on June 1st, SALLY SINGLETARY’S DISCOVERY will also be released for the first time. I really think you’ll like this book. My editor raved about it each time she did another pass. And I’m also happy to announce that SNATCHED will be released later this summer.

Just to whet your appetite and get you excited, I’m releasing all three covers right now!

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Aren’t they beautiful? I’m so happy with these designs! They take the best of the originals and still give it the look and feel they need.

Be looking for CONTEST information soon. For everyone you share posts with and  encourage to sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get an opportunity to win not one, but TWO signed books, a bundled set of CURIOSITY and DISCOVERY. Don’t forget to tag me in posts you share so I know how many times you’ve shared and can keep track of how many times to put your name in the drawing.

You can sign up for our email list here.

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“And the Winner Is…”

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Had such an amazing time at the event tonight! It was so much fun to see such excitement over books. The kids I worked with were a blast! Thanks, Luke, for being such a great co-announcer! Congrats to all the “Winners!”

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COMING SOON! Sally Singletary’s Discovery

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Sally Singletary’s Discovery will be hitting the “shelves” soon! Keep your eye out for this exciting sequel! Sign up for our newsletter for a chance to win a free signed copy! Sally’s going to knock your socks off in this next installment of her epic journey to save the world from Van der Haak and the shape-shifters.

 

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Sally Singletary Cover Reveal!

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Stay Tuned! Sally’s new look is coming soon! I’m so excited about these covers! They look amazing. Special Thanks to my cover designer, Lizzie Russell for her amazing work!

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Tales of a Modern Writer – The Beginning

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First off, let me just say I couldn’t survive in an era without technology. It opens so many doors for me to accomplish things that weren’t possible for me growing up. I imagine my young life would have been quite different with access to the tools I have today. I would have been able to start my writing career much sooner.creative writing 386

Technology is essential, not just to me but to many kids who once would have been dismissed as lazy or incapable. I grew up with ADHD, a disorder I’d never even heard of until I got to college. It wasn’t diagnosed as regularly as today, and medication certainly wasn’t as well-accepted. I was fortunate. My intelligence got me by, though I did have my fair share of troubles. I never realized my potential. I thought “good enough” was my best. In my second year of teaching, I was finally diagnosed. A whole new world was opened up for me. I was still ADHD, but I had acquired my first tool in my arsenal to accomplish my dreams.

Technology opened many new doors. I’d already begun using it as a means for connecting with people, finding new ways to cope in my life. Once I discovered the power behind technology, I began to embrace it wholeheartedly. Before I knew it, I came to rely on all sorts of programs and devices to keep me organized. Most importantly, it was tech that allowed me to start writing.

Had these tools been available when I was younger, I might have started my writing career much sooner. The tools I really needed, however, hadn’t been invented yet. I needed portability and the ability to keep track of everything I wanted to work on. With a lot of trial and error, I’ve finally found what works for me.

In future posts, I’ll talk about each of the tools and programs I use to compensate for my shortcomings. I will share what works best for me. As a writer, experimentation is essential as you find the right development process. If you’re like me, some of these tools may just make it possible for you to achieve your goals!

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Sally Singletary’s Street Team

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In an effort to spread the word of Sally Singletary’s Curiosity’s upcoming re-release, we’re putting together a “Street Team.” If you’re interested in exclusive access to information, release dates, cover reveals, free swag, and free books, come join the group! We’re open to all kinds of ideas on how to spread the word. Come join Sally Singletary’s Street Team today!

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Sally Singletary’s Curiosity

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SALLY SINGLETARY’S CURIOSITY (BOOK 1)

RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2016

GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction/Mystery

AGES: 13 & up

ISBN-13: 978-1503069480
ISBN-10: 1503069486
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic

PRINT | KINDLE

DESCRIPTION:

In this genre-bending Young Adult novel, Sally Singletary is faced with the strange disappearance of three students and a teacher. As chief editor for the school’s high-tech online newsletter, she’s determined to get the scoop on what’s really happening and what it means for the students at Hidden Lake Preparatory School. With the help of a little magic and few new friends, she discovers a scheme that’s far bigger than she could’ve ever imagined.
    
Can this teen sleuth find a way to stop a plot that may have far-reaching consequences for all of mankind, or will Sally Singletary’s Curiosity lead to the end of humanity?

AVAILABLE NOW!

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This is BOOK ONE in the Sally Singletary series:

Fans of NANCY DREW will appreciate Sally Singletary’s drive, determination, and humanity while the Science Fiction and Fantasy elements bring in a modern edge that FRINGE and HARRY POTTER fans will enjoy! 

WHAT FANS ARE SAYING: 

“I just finished reading this book! It was fantastic! I couldn’t put it down!” 

“5-Stars!” “Adventurous!” “Great Read!” “Loved it!” “Read it twice!” 

Sally Singletary started as way to bring back the nostalgia of the Nancy Drew series. After re-reading some of the originals, it was clear that any attempts at staying true to the original were going to be difficult. Nancy Drew catered to a different era. While keeping aspects of Nancy Drew mysteries, the author wanted a fresh and contemporary feel and perspective. To that aim, this series takes the best qualities of Nancy Drew and puts them into a Fantasy world. Faced with more than simple small town crimes, these books bring more excitement to a modern audience. This isn’t the Nancy Drew you remember! But it retains the sense of mystery and wonder while throwing in some romance, magic, and friendship.

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