YA Scavenger Hunt 2015!

Hello Everyone!

I’m so happy to introduce to you the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors!

There are eight outstanding teams this season. I am going to be a part of #TeamGold! The Scavenger Hunt runs from April 2nd through April 5th beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days. 

If you’ve never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try. It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website. 

As part of the hunt, I be unveiling exclusive content to do with I HEART ROBOT. You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event, but play fast because the hunt is only live for three days!

And now, here are the teams! (Hint: If you click on the image you can get a close up)

Blue Team 1 Pink TeamTeam Gold (2)Team Purple 1Team GreenTeam Red 1Team Teal (2) Team Orange

 

Even more awesome is that I’ll be hosting Erica O’Rourke, author of DISSONANCE – a science fiction novel featuring music! How cool is that!

I hope you are all as excited as I am!

THE HUNT BEGINS 4/2/15!

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The Robots Are Coming!

The trailer for I Heart Robot has been unveiled! And you can watch it right here…

What do you think?

Mark your calendars! The robots arrive March 31!

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I HEART ROBOT Blog Tour

Although I HEART ROBOT will be fourth published novel, I’m still feeling that giddy excitement courtesy of the butterflies in the my tummy stirring up cyclones as release day approaches. We’re still more than a month away from release – which happens March 31st – but we’re already gearing up for promotion.

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On February 26 the trailer is taking place. This is hosted by Xpresso Blog Tours and if you’re interested in participating, please go here for more information and the sign-up form.

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Next, we have the official blog tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter. The tour runs from March 30 to April 12. You can host guest posts, interviews, promo spotlights and of course reviews, so if you’d like to get your hands on an ARC of my book or share the love for Scandinavian androids on your blog, please pop over here to sign-up.

I am so excited for the release of I Heart Robot! I cannot wait to share this story with the world. Thank you to everyone for all the support over the past year and all the love you’ve already shown this book. I couldn’t do this without my readers!

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New Publication

While the theme of this one is a little belated, I hope you’ll still enjoy my latest short story: The Machinery of Xmas.

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This story was written at least two years ago, but finally found a home with the awesomely odd Space Squid online magazine. You can read the story for free and in its entirety over here:

The Machinery of Xmas

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Tja Sverige!

We survived the move, managed to finish all the unpacking on Christmas day, and have stumbled upon Viking runestones pretty much in our backyard.

20141220_113218On our first walk through the surrounding countryside, this was the view that greeted us. I wasn’t really sure what that shiny yellow thing in the sky was considering it had been almost a month since we’d seen the sun in Finland, but in Sweden we’ve only had one cloudy day since we’ve been here! Feels miraculous for this time of the year. This photo also shows a tiny sliver of the cultural reserve our house backs onto. Here there are Bronze Age and Viking artifacts including the remnants of Viking settlements, a very old Viking cemetery and several runestones. We’ve only just began to explore this area!

20141220_120713This is our little house – an old-style wooden building in typical Scandinavian fashion replete with vegetable patch that leads into the forest.

On Christmas eve it started to snow and the world has been transformed…

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The country lanes are now dusted with snow and it’s been so cold we’ve got frost on top of the snow turning the trees sparkling white in the sunshine. It’s all really quite spectacular and otherwordly.

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The almost-noon sun spilling across the snow. Can’t even begin to describe how beautiful this was! And of course the most important member of our family is absolutely loving his new home. Lego kindly agreed to pause his exploration of the forest for a photo op.

P1030924All in all we’re extremely happy in our new home.

Now it’s time to learn some Svenska and get back into writing.

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