New Review & Giveaway (@ Renee’s Pages) + Celebration Europe

Happy Friday! Renee Roberson won a copy of my book on one of the early stops on my blog tour and she liked it so much, she’s posted a fabulous review and is hosting her own #NSLA giveaway. Please click here to read her post and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a FREE copy of the book.

And now I have a confession to make…even though it is Friday, my heart is heavy. I am trying to keep on my happy face, but it’s a struggle. Why is it a struggle? Because today is the opening day of Star Wars Celebration Europe in Messe Essen, Germany and I am not there.


On the bright side, Steve Sansweet (who is a lovely person on top of being an epic collector of Star Wars items and Founder/CEO/President of Rancho Obi-Wan) received a copy of my book last month. Obviously, he is going to Celebration Europe. And he told me he might just take my book with him to read on the long flight to Europe. So it is possible that my book is in Messe Essen, Germany as I type this. Kinda cool, huh?
Star Wars Theater

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New Review & Giveaway (@Words By Webb)

Soooo…last Monday I said it was the final week of my blog tour. Turns out, the tour has been extended by popular demand. Woo hoo!

Jodi Webb has posted a new review of Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away on Words By Webb. She’s also hosting a giveaway for my book. Click here to read her review and enter for a chance to win a FREE copy of NSLA.Tiny Stormtrooper Big Bookphoto credit: whisperwolf via photopin cc

Why I Don’t Hate Jar Jar or the Prequels (@The Book Bag)

Uh oh…I’m a little afraid of the backlash I might get from this guest post. I’m actually defending Jar Jar and the SW Prequel Trilogy (gulp). But, as you know, a Jedi has no business giving in to fear or to hate. So please check out my latest guest post by clicking here.

Note: Not only is there a chance to win my novel, The Book Bag is also hosting a Kindle Fire HD 7″ Giveaway.

Jar Jar Saucer in sand

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The Spirituality of Star Wars (@ A Writer’s Life)

Is it possible to be a Jedi out here in the real world? There are at least 8 Jedi churches in the United States and Canada. Jediism is the most popular “alternate faith” in the U.K (according to the 2012 census). Most people think the idea is ridiculous, but I’m not so sure.

Today, I’m making a guest appearance over at A Writer’s Life. My topic is the Spirituality of Star Wars. Click here to check it out.

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Another NSLA Giveaway (@ Bring On Lemons)

Today is Tuesday. You know what that means. We’re going to have a special guest…
Jar Jar Stop the HateHA! No, not really.

Actually, Crystal Otto posted her book review for Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away on her Bring On Lemons blog today. Even if you are sick and tired of reading my book’s rave reviews (I never will be), there’s still another reason to click over to Crystal’s blog. She is hosting yet another chance to win a FREE copy of Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away.

So, if you don’t yet own a copy of my book…or if you would like to win a copy for a friend, click here to check it out.

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Rejections and the 1970’s Novel (@ Thoughts In Progress)

Happy Monday. It’s the final week of my WOW! Blog Tour and we are getting started with yet another groovy guest post…not to mention another chance to win a FREE copy of my debut novel. I’ll bet this disco queen wants to win a copy:

C3PO Disco Madness

Please tell me this is not the droid you’re looking for.

Have you ever thought about writing a YA novel set in the 1970’s? Well, think again! In this riveting installment of the blog tour, I’m oversharing with the world about my path to publication…including the rejections and disappointments. Click here to check it out.

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1977 Pop Culture (@Tiffany Talks Books)

What’s happenin?

Today, I’m getting goofy about the grooviest decade of all. So put on your leisure suit, feather that hair and do The Hustle on over to Tiffany Talks Books. Click here to check out my guest post about 70’s Pop Culture.

And that’s no jive. You dig? Catch ya on the flip side.

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Star Wars Crafting for the Sophisticated Fan (@ Yes/No Films)

Today, I am blogging about Star Wars crafting over at Yes/No Films. This is a fun post so please check it out. (Also, there’s another chance to win a free copy of Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away.)

Stormtrooper Artist

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The Care and Feeding of Ideas (@ CMash Loves to Read)

Inspiration PencilPlaying with new story ideas, characters and plot possibilities is one of my favorite parts of being a fiction author. That’s why I’m over at CMash Loves to Read today talking about The Care and Feeding of Ideas. Please click over to visit and comment. (Oh, and there’s another chance to win a free copy of Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away.)

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Emotional Eating and Creativity as a Cure (@ World of My Imagination)

After a brief holiday, I’m back on the blog tour trail! And that means yet another chance to win a FREE copy of my book.

Today’s guest post – Emotional Eating & Creativity as a Cure – is over at World of My Imagination. Click here to check it out. Don’t forget! You have to post a comment for a chance to win a FREE copy of Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away.

Death Star Watermelon

That’s no melon….

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