kicking off October

  Video Breakdown: 1. It’s October. Need I say more? Pumpkins, cool temps, halloween … the good life! 2. Please send my dear friend Elizabeth Barone some happy vibes! It’s book release day! 3. We celebrated an awesome worldwide debut with Breaking Ties. Thank you! You guys are amazing. 4. Webster Grove is currently unavailable for formatting and rebranding. Stay tuned…

breaking ties (sneak peek)

The Breaking Ties release is only five days away (’bout time, eh?). That means it’s time for this familiar post on the publishing process. Here goes! The process differs with each retailer. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo can take anywhere from 12-72 hours to release the book after I hit ‘publish.’ Smashwords generates the file immediately. The manuscript is…

kicking off September

It’s almost autumn in Ohio, and we all know what that means! Tracie is having her post-summer meltdown! Release dates are all crazy. I’ve been stuck in my writing cave, working nonstop, but I still haven’t been able to stick to my schedule. If you want the six-minute, rambling, “um-filled” explanation of what’s going on, feel free to watch the…

regarding release dates

Earlier this year I published a tentative schedule for the 2014 releases with the promise that nothing would change unless change was absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, it has become necessary to alter the release dates for the remainder of the year. Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, my writing schedule has not remained consistent in recent weeks. I’m behind on both of my…

kicking off June!

Video Summary! Thanks for all the amazing May vibes. The Breaking Walls debut was amazing (especially on iBooks!). The Breaking series will end on August 19th with Breaking Ties. Lots of bittersweet feelings there. We kick off the A Little Beyond series on August 31st. Nothing bitter about that! I’m freaking-freaking-freaking out about RWA 2014 in San Antonio… in many…

breaking walls

I sobbed for three days after bringing Bagans home. “I’ve made a horrible mistake,” I cried to my mother. “Joseph keeps tormenting her; she hides all the time. She’s never going to be happy here. How could I bring this innocent little kitty into our home? He won’t leave her alone! What was I thinking? Toddlers and cats just don’t mix.”…

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