Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Wishes

As the holidays are upon us, I want to wish all my readers and followers and their families a wonderfully blessed holiday. 

I know I haven't posted much this year but it's been a whirlwind year as I have gotten back into doing events and writing books.  In case you missed it, The Ties of Time, the second in the Kelly Watson YA Paranormal mystery series, finally published in print.  I'm awaiting my small order that I placed last week.  No fretting though the books will get here when they get here.  If you are still in need of a gift, remember books do make great gifts.  No guarantees as to when they will ship but ebooks are always available and if you purchase The Ties of Time ebook and send me a copy of your receipt, you will receive a free ebook of Finally Home

I've also been busy crocheting and creating items for all the events I've been doing including my market bags or library book tote bags or whatever you decide to use them for and have added several new colors to the bookworm colors for a total of 24 colors available now.  I found an angel ornament pattern I like and have been busy with the angels until recently. 

I have started Dark Truths, the third in the Kelly Watson YA paranormal mystery series, but haven't worked on it much of late but that will be one of my first projects in the new year to get that series completed.  I will also be working on Imogene:  Innocence Lost in the upcoming year.  Those are my two goals for next year, writing wise that is.  I'm also making a resolution to post more on my blog and I'm starting a mailchimp campaign so that my followers will get updates as I post them.  A few changes, hopefully in the right direction. 

I've also become a member of the YA Author Rendezvous group and have started following several of those folks (more to come, I'm sure) and have found that the group is such a wonderful supportive group with loads of information available.  There will be more from this group too as I'll share postings and other information as available.  If you haven't read Kimberly Readnour's series, I recommend it even though as of now I've only read the first one - Visions.  There are almost 80 authors in this group and we are all about promoting YA authors.  If you get a chance to check out the website, I highly recommend that you just pop over for a browse.  You never know what new author you will discover. 

My biggest announcement is that I'm going to be a first-time grandmother next year.  My youngest son and his fiancĂ©e are expecting in May and they are planning on tying the knot in February.  So I'm gaining a daughter and new grandbaby within the first part of the year. 

Below are the covers and other items I've been working on. 

Notice I've added the series to the cover of Finally Home

The cover is so fitting for this story.
When I saw this cover, I knew this was the third story as Anita Fricks and I had already brainstormed a bit on where the story is going. 

This cover also spoke to me, portraying exactly what I want it to.

Since taking this picture of the bookworms, I have added several colors and sold out of a couple with one or two being replaced.  I will have to do an updated picture of all the colors on my board (after I do a new display board for my samples to showcase all my new colors).

This is one of the market bags - all are 100% cotton and machine washable - all measure about the same size as a plastic grocery bag.  They are very sturdy and several have sold.  If interested in purchasing these bags, please inquire as to other colors or check out my facebook page, photos, albums to see what is available.

These were my latest addition to my crochet collection.  Again, this is only one color of about 15, so if interested in these, please inquire or check out my facebook page for all colors available.
Again, I wish you all a happy holiday season and a blessed new year.  See you all in the postings - Mrs. E :)

Monday, December 07, 2015

Special Deal Through the End of December

For my readers, I am offering a free copy of Finally Home ebook with the purchase of The Ties of Time - the second in the Kelly Watson series.

The Ties of Time has been out for 4 weeks now and I have only had one sale across the board.  If you haven't read Finally Home yet, now is your chance to get it for free.  Purchase a copy of The Ties of Time (available on all ereaders), send me an email (eeldering@gmail.com) of the proof of purchase, put - Redeem Coupon - in the subject line and I'll send you a copy of Finally Home for free.  Both are stand alone stories in the series - different mysteries being solved but are tied together by recurring characters, Kelly and Emma. 

I'm awaiting finalization on the full cover to send to createspace for review so I can order my proof copy and hope to have The Ties of Time in print within the next week or so.  Orders are being taken - $14.50 (includes shipping cost); if wanting a print copy, just email me with Ties of Time order in the subject line and include your mailing address and to whom I should make the book out to and I'll send out as soon as I have copies on hand. 

Here is the almost final full cover for Ties of Time -

I think Chasity_Nicole on www.fiverr.com has done a great job - working with a premade front cover (purchased a while back from one site) in order to come up with a full cover.   She will be designing some covers for me (for only $5 for ebook covers and $10 for full covers - you can't beat that price) in the near future. 

See you all in the postings - E :)