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18 September 2009 @ 10:51 pm

What I'm doing: thinking about what I shall watch on the good ol' drv when I'm done here
What still need to do tonight: laundry, bath, and clean up the kitchen (oh joy)
What I'm reading: the 2nd book in the Generation Dead series (I can't remember the title and I'm too lazy to go look)

Since I just recently complained about sometimes being let down by highly anticipated novels (saraandstaci.blogspot.com), I thought I'd pop in and say that I just finished one fabulous book.  The Adoration of Jenna Fox has been out for a while, and for some reason, I just finally got around to reading it.  I should have read it a long time ago.  It was wonderful.  I literally laughed out loud and then shed a few tears at the end.  That's when you know it's a good book.  If an author can make you laugh and cry, he or she is going something right. 

And again, I am listing another sci-fi book amongst my favs.  I keep claiming that I don't like it, but I'm up to 5 sci-fi books that I love.  Maybe I do like it.  Within reason of course. 

Funniest moment in the book:  Jenna wakes up from a coma and can't remember much of anything and though she can still speak, she has forgotten the meaning of many words.  She overhears a guy call another guy a dickhead and decides that dickhead must mean
annoying.  Later that evening, when her grandmother is getting on her nerves, Jenna tells her to stop being such a dickhead.  And of course, from the look on her grandmother's face, Jenna quickly realizes that there must be more to that word than she thought.  Too funny. 

 I highly recommend it to anyone who reads.  It's a good one!







18 September 2009 @ 08:01 pm

Here it is.  I figured it out!  Okay, so I can't get the video to embed, but here is the web address.


18 September 2009 @ 05:22 pm
I haven't blogged on here in a while, but I have been trying to keep up with my other blog  - saraandstaci.blogspot.com

I am excited to report that Staci and I have finally finished the book trailer for our novel FALLEN.  Being two tech-stupid chicks, we are pretty proud.  And we finally have a website in the works.  A very cool senior at Clear Creak High School is taking very good care of us.

So, I thought I'd be able to figure out how to put it on here but I can't.  I guess after I get it on youtube, I will add it as a link.  Wish me luck.


Current Mood: excitedexcited
16 August 2009 @ 06:22 pm
I'm heading to Barnes and Noble with my co-author Staci to work on some publicity stuff: blog, myspace page, an email or two that need to be sent.  I'm loving their complementary wi-fi.  How cool is that?  Hope we get some stuff done.  It's time to get the ball rolling.

14 August 2009 @ 11:16 pm

Here are a few of my favs in no particar order:


The Hunger Games

The Host  - not technically YA but the protagonist is 17 and it's a lot less racy than Breaking Dawn

Wicked Lovely

13 Reasons Why

Acheron - not YA but I love love love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series so I couldn't leave it out

I've read hundred of YA and adult novels.  Have loved many but been really excited about few.  These are 6 books I'll always remember!  And to add just a couple more - Blood and Chocolate, A Certain Slant of Light, and Beastly.

14 August 2009 @ 10:56 pm


This is our book cover.  Pretty awesome, huh.  FALLEN is due out late 2010 from Mundania Press.  And here's what it's about:

After the death of her mother, seventeen year old Elizabeth Carrington is starting over. In a new city, at a new school, with a dad she hardly knows, it isn’t going to be easy. Trying desperately to find her way and cope with her unceasing grief, she finds herself surrounded by a force so compelling, so comforting, so captivating that she can’t deny its presence and soon fears that if it were to leave her, she might loose her very self. But is it all really happening or has her wavering sanity finally found its breaking point?

Michael’s role in this world has been the same for centuries, but now something is different. He is inexplicably drawn to an intriguing stranger so alluring that he can’t force himself to resist her. Is he willing to risk everything to be with her, even falling?


A dark force, hell bent on destroying any chance of happiness for his arch nemesis Michael, is lurking in League City, TX, and there is no limit to his need for vengeance. How far will he go to seek revenge for his sworn enemy’s betrayal?


Caught in a clash of good versus evil, Elizabeth soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a battle that has been brewing since long before she was even born.

That is probably not what will end up on the back of the book, but it's what Staci and I sent to our editor.  I have a sneaking suspicion that she will come up with something better.  Can't wait to find out...


14 August 2009 @ 10:09 pm
So, I accidently created this account.  What I really wanted to do was post a comment on Melissa Marr's LiveJournal, and in order to do so, it made me create an account.  I didn't realize I was creating a whole page.  Obviously, I'm not the most techno-savvy chick on the planet.  Anyways, I'm a big believer in just going with the flow.  I figure there is a reason for most accidents so here I am posting my first entry.

My name is Sara.  I'm a 29 year-old 7th grade language arts teacher, but my true passion is writing.  On some level, I always wanted to be a writer, but never really thought I would be.  I discovered a love for Young Adult literature a few years ago when I read, and I can't believe I'm admitting this, Twilight.  Of course, I read the other 2 (Breaking Dawn was not out yet), but I didn't stop there.  I read Wicked Lovely, Blood and Chocolate, A Certain Slant of Light, Blue Bloods, and the list goes on and on.  I haven't stopped yet and have now read hundreds of wonderful YA lit. 

But here's the cool thing.  My good friend and co-worker (who was the one who convinced my to read Twilight) asked me if I wanted to write a YA novel.  Honestly, I never really thought we do it, but we did.  A year and a half later, we had written FALLEN, a YA paranormal romance, and it is now going to be published by Mundania Press in late 2010.  How cool is that?  And now we are working on our 2nd book.  See what I mean about just going with the flow.  Sometimes things just work out.

It was a tough journey.  Writing the novel isn't the hard part.  It's finding an agent or publisher who loves it.  So, I have 2 plans for this LiveJournal of mine.  1) Discuss life as a new author and all the crap I went through to get here and 2) YA books.  I've read so many and only plan to read more so why not share them with whoever is reading this.  Hopefully someone will read this! 
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: Just the sound of my washing machine