Summer Break is Over…Now Where is That Damn To-Do List?

Summer Break 2017 is officially over in my house. The kids are in a new school district, with a new schedule, and finger’s crossed, this is going to be a good thing for us all. Other than the extra driving and time spent packing nutritionally sufficient school lunches that aren’t full of bribery items like Oreo cookies, my days are lighter.

This means, in theory, that more work time will be available. Of course, I didn’t sit down at the computer until 11am – 2.5 hours after dropping the last kid at school. Why? Because the house is empty, so I attacked the clutter before it could attack me first (can’t tell y’all how many times a day I trip over a random shoe, slip on someone’s discarded sock, or jump at the sight of a dog fur created dust bunny, thinking it’s an alien creature out for my toes), and then I started laundry (a chore that only seems to grow, not shrink in size), and eventually, food will be involved. Yeah, I’m kinda already tired, and it’s only noon now. Shiz.

I know I need to make a valid, organized, bomb-ass To-Do list to get my work stuff back on track, but not knowing exactly where to start, I went to my calendar first to see what’s up. Thankfully, this reminded me that a big promotion is going on tomorrow for one of my free books (Please grab Dying to Forget – it’s totally free – if you like YA that isn’t full of kissy-kissy stuff. I mean, there’s some of that in the series, but this book dives deep into the dark interwebs of the suicidal mind. Not for the faint of heart, but meant to give the reader hope. Did I say it’s totally free?? Okay, enough plugging, let’s move on…). I was also reminded of all the other stuff I’ve been ignoring, like emails, and the not-so-fun computer work of finding old files, updating them, uploading them, etc…

You get it – there’s always something to do. But today? The list must start. So, to keep myself accountable, I’m writing this blog post as a public way of telling myself that this To-Do list thing needs to become an actual thing. And now, I can scratch off the top item on the list – dusting the webs off the blog. You were a part of my first thing TO DO. Yay!

For me, my To-Do list, let’s just call it the TDL for short, will have to start as a daily thing, built up to a long-term goal type of thing. Creating lists aren’t on my list of strengths. Does anyone else organize their life in a productive way? I’d love to hear your tips for doing this in a timely manner, on something more than scratch paper or sticky notes. Though I’ll never stop using my stickies, sorry, not sorry. Also, I’m not a huge TDL planner book type of person, though I find them gorgeous. In fact, the first thing that would happen, is I’d probably lose the planner. But I haven’t lost my phone yet. Or my computer. I’m open for app recommendations, and the like. Whatever keeps this boat floating for the rest of the year, so that readers get more words. Thanks for the help. 😉

Now, I’ll go back to wandering around my semi-empty, quasi-quiet home (we have three dogs, two cats and a fish…it’s never really boring and silent here), looking for something to do.

HALO Warzone, anyone? 😛

What’s not to love about free audiobooks?

Every once in awhile, I give out free stuff, like audiobooks! Today is that day. There’s no catch, no obligation for you to meet, just leave a post under this thread with the title you’re interested in (available titles for the Find Me Series and The Station books are posted below), and your email. That’s it! There’s a limited number of audio titles I can send out, so this is first come, first serve. Enjoy!

Check the titles out on Audible for more info! 

In the Find Me series, anyone can become a villain. Meet Ash…

When Ashlyn was seven, her mom kicked her dad out of the house. That first night, knowing that it was going to be different forever, her mom tucked her in and told her the story of the phoenix. She went on to explain to her that life had a way of burning down the beautiful things, but out of the ashes, something new would come. From that day forward, Ashlyn demanded her mom and all her friends call her ‘Ash’. She would be a phoenix, and rise from the ashes reborn, despite all that life hurled her way…

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Cross paths with Ash, and you’re going to get burned. Find out exactly who gets too close to her flames in book 4 of the Find me series: Where Hope is Lost. Available for your Kindle and Nook!


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Meet Zoey, the Dog

So, Zoey’s not your ordinary post-apocalyptic dog. She doesn’t chase down zombies or tear off the arms of gun-toting bad guys, but she’ll always be Riley’s #1 companion. The love dogs have for their people is unconditional, right?

Zoey kept her tail tucked between her legs and her head low, as if something would attack us at any moment. The longer she continued like that, the more I felt we weren’t alone; I couldn’t shake the feeling that we were being watched.

Find out all about this duo in ‘I Hope You Find Me’, the first book in the Find Me series, free for your Kindle, Nook and Apple devices. Happy Reading!

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The Station Series Readers Are Awesome

If you’ve already read The Station books, return to your coffee or juice. Actually, wait, stay…because I have something cool to tell you. If you haven’t read this series yet – I wanted to remind you that the first book is FREE via all authorized distributors. I’ll drop links at the bottom of this, if you want to check them out. But first, what’s this story about, anyway?

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The Station books are part of a YA/NA Fantasy series that follow teenage anti-heroine, Piper Willow, after she dies and wakes up in the afterlife at a place called the Station, and is offered redemption – in the form of a job.

For some, the day you die is only the beginning.

After Piper dies, she gets two choices: enter her own personal hell, or go back to Earth and become the voice of conscience inside a boy’s head. Can she save Sloan from meeting the same fate? A tale of hope that will warm your heart.

With almost 600 ratings on Amazon alone, giving the title a 4.5/5 rating overall, readers have loved this book! If you do pick up a copy, please let me know how you felt about the title via a review/rating online, or send me a message on here. I love to hear from readers!

You can find the free ebook here:

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Now, for the cool thing I promised earlier…it’s really cool. The kind of cool that makes you so happy you cry. Well, maybe YOU won’t cry, but I did. See, a few years ago a teen reader reached out to me via email. She had picked up Dying to Forget after losing her best friend, Jace, to suicide. I never forgot about her, nor Jace, and she has reached out several times over the last few years for updates or to say hello. She was pretty awesome then, but even more so awesome now. Growing up to be a beautiful young woman, she recently sent me a message with a picture of her new tattoo. As far as I know, I believe this is the first Station inspired ink. Yes, I died. I told you this was cool news. 😀

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She’s right, you know…the Station is in every one of us.

Have a wonderful day, readers!