Friday, September 9, 2011


It's Friday. What a perfect time to write a post. One of my clients didn't show up for their appointment, so why not utilize this time for something like...a blog post?

Tomorrow, Saturday, my husband is going to compete in the Warrior Dash. This will be his second year of sliding through muddy water and then running through obstacles for over three miles. Crazy much? Yeah, he is. I'd like to join him, but, uh, I have a, uh... Well, someone needs to take pictures, right?

Rain Boots Required YA Author Tour now has a Facebook Page. Check it out and "Like" it. I hope people show up for our stops. Wouldn't that be crazy sad if no one showed? Eeek. Let's think positive now. There are three fabulous authors who will be on the tour with me, so I'm sure they have fans who will want to visit us. :)

We have added a new author to the tour. Laura Elliott. She'll be joining us at a couple of our tour stops. I'll have the exact locations later this week. Her debut novel, Winnemucca, is now available. She also has a new book, 13 On Halloween, that will be available at the end of September. How exciting!

Here's a recap of the Rain Boots Required YA Author Tour

Authors Involved

Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Lisa Nowak
Rebecca Knight
Laura Elliott

Dates and Locations

October 1st, 5-6:30 pm
Cover to Cover Books
Vancouver, Washington

October 7th 6:30-8:15 pm
West Linn Library
West Linn, Oregon

October 8th and 9th, all day
WordStock Festival
Portland, Oregon

October 17th, 7 pm
Interzone, Inc.
Portland, Oregon

October 20th, 4-5 pm
Beaverton Library
Beaverton, Oregon

October 22nd, 1 pm
A Children's Place Book Store
Portland, Oregon


Also, for those peeps who don't have an eReader or who would just prefer to have a paper copy, Loramendi's Story is now available in paperback! You can buy it here for only $9.99.

It's almost time for my next client, so I'm outta here. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Writing Update

I've been reading a lot lately. Not a lot according to some of my friends who read eight books a week, but a lot for me. Normally I read two to three books a month. This past month I've read seven books. And yes, my writing has paid for it. I was hoping that this second Lords of Shifters book would become more fluid if I spent a little time away from writing, but it's still stubborn and thick to think through.

I'm struggling most with the point of view. I really want to tell Jess' story, but to do that, I have to leave Lora where she ended up in Loramendi's Story. I'm not really sure that's what fans will like. Fans fell in love with Lora, and most series continue on with the same hero/heroine, but Lords of Shifters isn't like most series. Of course I'd get back to Lora eventually, probably in book three.

To motivate me to get through this madness and to keep my readers up to date on my progress, I posted this cool new Word Meter on the side bar thanks to Sarra Cannon's Free Word Meter. Come back often and see how slow I write! haha ;)