Thank you so much!!!!
I am so excited and happy to share that EVERLY won the 2nd in Best YA Fiction and I won 2nd in the Best Debut Author category in the Feathered Quill Book Awards for 2017! These little cuties came in the mail too!
Thank you so much!!!!
Hey friends! It's 2017 and my goal is to read more books! When I read a book, I like to discuss and theorize along the way so let's read together. I have started a book club focused on YA Fantasy and YA Science Fiction so we can read and then meet to chat!
If you have any book ideas, let me know and we can add them to the list! Every other month we will meet for a group video chat to discuss the book! Come and join the fun!!!
#TeenWolfBookClub 2017 List (so far):
Jan/Feb: ON FIRE (A Teen Wolf Novel) by Nancy Holder
FEB MEETING: TBD
March/April: EVERLY (Book 1) by me (I'll send out coupon codes to club members!)
APRIL MEETING: TBD
May/June: The 100 (Book 1) by Kass Morgan
JUNE MEETING: TBD
EVERLY launched on 11/15/16 and I still can't believe it! The entire publishing process has been crazy and amazing. I am already working hard on book 2, which will be called Rosewood Burning. Thank you all so, so much for your support on book 1!
Grab your copy of EVERLY on AMAZON!
My book cover is here! Book one of the Everly Series has an official cover and will be launching mid-November.
Here is a little synopsis:
In EVERLY, we meet Madison Rosewood on her 18th birthday, about to graduate and head off toward a bright future that any kid would kill for: a full ride on a track scholarship, the world’s greatest best friend, and an aunt that has always provided for her. The problem? Madison just wants to find her birth parents, even if it costs her all of the above. When her Aunt Ruth is kidnapped and taken to a hidden world called Everly, all of Madison’s plans are put on hold. Madison follows her aunt’s kidnappers through a secret portal into a beautiful world full of magic, violence, deception, and surprising truths about her family. There, armed only with an enchanted sword and a sharp tongue, she battles her way past goblins and bounty hunters to attempt a dangerous rescue that changes both her and Everly’s future forever.
I can't wait to share it with all of you!
Like most writers, my writing ritual includes music. For me, I have a playlist that I listen to LOUDLY and on repeat. It helps me get back into the characters and the tone of the book whenever I write. Normally, I like 80s rock, show tunes and alternative rock, but when I write YA, I like to listen to moody, angsty music. Nothing makes me feel more like a teenager again than when I listen to really emotional music. (sorry mom)
I have a list of about 100(ish) songs that I listened to while writing, but I cut it down to my top 25 book writing jams.
Check out my EVERLY Book 1 playlist on Spotify!
Let me know what you think! And send me your playlists! I am always looking for more music and I would love to check out your book!
Happy reading an listening!
Comic con is over and now we all must go back to our normal lives, boo! Actually, working at the convention made for hectic but super fun weekend and I was happy to get home to my kids and my bed. After a few days home, I was already thinking about the next con. If you have never been and hesitant, do it! You will have a blast. Just a couple tips:
- Wear comfy shoes.
- Bring extra spending money because you will want to buy everything.
- Plan ahead! There is a lot to do and you may need to map out your day before you hit the convention floor, just so you don't miss anything.
- Let your nerd flag fly! Comic con is not the place to hide your nerdy passions. Let them out!
You can check out more Wizard World conventions near you on the Wizard World website right HERE!
Hey guys! I will be heading to Wizard World Chicago with PureFandom.com this weekend. Liz and Lindi of PureFandom will be hosting some super fun panels and chatting with the celebs. I will be the one crawling around on the floor with a camera.
Check out the schedule right HERE!
Hopefully, I will see you there! If not, you can follow all of the fun on twitter. Follow me (@MegBonneyWriter) and PureFandom (@Pure_Fandom) for exclusive coverage of this weekend's shenanigans!
One of my favorite things to bake is pie and it's for totally nerdy reasons. I love that pie crust is so fun to play around with. Cake decorating is fine and dandy, but I think pie decorating is wayyyy more fun.
Anyone who has been to my house knows that my husband has a mild obsession with our raspberry bush. The thing is monster, seriously. We have a ton of frozen berries just waiting to be used. I think it's time.
Time for pie.
But what to do with the crust? Here are some old favs:
I am in the full swing of editting and it is crazier than I thought it would be. My editor is shining, golden princess and gave me the most amazing feedback so I have working through all of her comments with ease. What makes it all crazy is going back to a book I haven't worked on for years.
Writers grow and that's totally normal but I can't help how annoyed I get with "Old Me." "Old Me" really liked dialogue tags and smirking. Seriously, everyone smirks like 87 times a chapter. The amount of smirking is crazy.
NOBODY smirks that much. Not even Ian Somerhalder.
But, like I said, I have a great editor and she pointed this out in her very kind way. It's an easy fix but it still drives me nuts.
Smirk you later smirkers!