Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

I’m really trying to get my next book out this year. Can you believe that this September will mark three years since I published Illegally Innocent? I never intended to take this long to release my next book, but the past couple of years have been extremely busy with really great things, like planning my wedding (and then participating in the actual wedding, of course); house shopping (Pretty sure Mike and I toured approximately 100 houses on our search. Not joking. Thankfully my dad is a Realtor and was patient with us.); and then spending large amounts of time fixing up our house when we finally bought it last summer.

Anyway, the past month or so I’ve been trying to devote a little more time to writing, but I’ve been kind of stuck on how to handle a legal situation in my plot. I debated throwing my questions out there on Facebook to see if I might have any friends with “lawyerly” knowledge who could help, but then I also have to decide just how much of my plot to give away. So, I started Googling things, and I found the website for the Gallagher Law Library in Washington. They accept questions by email and can help you find references for legal information pertaining to your situation. I just sent the email tonight, and the website said it would take a couple of days. Once I hear back from them, I will let you know if I felt like this experiment was worth it or not. If I’m still feeling as though I don’t have the information I need at that point, then I might have to put my questions on Facebook. If you’d like to try out this website, here it is:

I’m also gearing up for two author events next week–I’m speaking to a group of elementary-school students at a homeschool co-op on May 6, and I’m participating in the second annual Ransom District Library Author Fair on May 7. The author fair lasts from 6-8 p.m., and you will be able to chat with 25 Michigan authors (including me), buy books, and listen to the keynote speaker, author Wade Rouse, at 7:30. Stop by the library for this fun event! I’d love to see you.

So much has happened in the past couple of months since I last posted! I finished up planning for my wedding, hung out with some great friends from college (some of whom I hadn’t seen in years), got married, went on a honeymoon, and moved into a new place. We are still waiting on most of our wedding pictures, but here is one (courtesy of Jessica Mayhew Photography):


I’ve enjoyed these past couple of months tremendously, but I’m glad to be back and to be able to spend some time promoting Illegally Innocent, finishing up the eBook version, and working on new book projects. I wanted to alert you to a fairly new way to promote your self-published or traditionally-published book–Thinglink. My husband, Mike, who all along has been an amazing helper regarding all the web aspects of Illegally Innocent, recently created two versions of an Illegally Innocent Thinglink. Thinglink is basically an interactive photo where you can post links to all of your social media, your book trailer, an audio clip, online stores that sell your book, and more. Click on the links below to check out the two versions Mike created and then vote on your favorite!

Version 1:
Thinglink 1

Version 2:

Thinglink 2

Have a great Saturday!