Moving On Up and Out

Well, folks, a couple days have passed since my KDP freebie promotion ended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results!! The Iron-Jawed Boy is now gracing the Children’s Bestseller Norse PAID list, currently standing strong at number 4 🙂 MOMMA’S GETTING PAID!!

And while IJB moves up on the bestseller list, I am planning on moving out to what I consider to be my second home: Las Vegas. I’ve missed the city so much: it’s lights, it’s life, it’s smells, and weather, and pools, and shopping, and landscaping, and shows, and blah blah blah. I can hardly remember why I moved from Vegas to California in the first place…oh, wait…yeah, I wanted to escape my parents (but that’s another story. A very long story). But nevertheless, I’ll be quite happy to be back in the city I was raised in since I was ten. It’ll be a much-needed return to familiarity.

On the other hand, I’ve just recently gone through a peaceful break-up and am now dealing with the bittersweet feelings of leaving my  2 year relationship to move back to Vegas. Oh, the tangled webs we weave. Being a human with emotions sucks. Like, we can all agree on that, right?

Anyways, don’t forget to check out IJB on the Bestsellers list AND purchase your copy! It’s only 2.99, so stop complaining! Seriously. You pay more for your daily Starbucks, which is mostly just ice and you know it. What is it with that place? You ask for an iced chai and you for realz get 65% ice, 20% actual product, 10% resentment, and I’m not sure what the remaining 5% is…seems like crack to me.



Not only is this fantastic, but that’s TWO Jake and Finn gifs in two days 🙂

Anyways, this morning I woke up to IJB in the number 9 slot on the Amazon Children’s Fantasy Best Sellers (free) list AND number 17 in Children’s Action & Adventure. I’m one happy author right now! I mean, sure you could make the argument that it’s only Amazon’s free list, but the fact that so many people chose The Iron-Jawed Boy to download over aaaall the other freebies on that list (some with upwards of 100 reviews) is HUGE. It means that this novel is worth something, it means that all the hard work I put into the synopsis was worth something, and that I have a possible gem in my hands. Most importantly, it means I have a chance at being a successful author–something that, for a while, I thought could only be possibly in my dreams.

Wishing everyone a happy and exciting week! And don’t forget to grab your free copy here:

Good Saturday To You!

Currently serving: coffee. No, seriously, I’m currently serving coffee.

Photo on 2013-08-10 at 11.58

This my serving coffee face.

I usually enjoyz myselfz a cup of coffee in bed on my Saturday mornings, and this morning is no different. Oh wait…just looked at the clock. It’s definitely not morning time anymore -_-

Anyways, today will be a day filled with tanning (it’s finally sunny in Santa Monica today), some self-loathing in the mirror afterward, for the tanning will make all of my annoying freckles even more freckly, and some writing. I’m trying to average at least 1500 words a day, but I’m actually beating that average so far. And by “so far”, I mean the last two days. I find going to Starbucks, sitting down with a nice Grand Valencia Orange and cheese danish, whilst listening to the radio via my iPhone really centers my focus.

Hoping everyone has a nice weekend! 🙂 Yeah, I’m nice like that.