Brave New Girls

"Personal achievement will be your key to happiness." Hi, all! If you remember, I recently posted that I was part of a STEM science fiction anthology for girls. The title of the volume I'm in is Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack. You can find a list of all the titles in the anthology, along with short descriptions of the stories here. … [Read more...]

#BookReview: Warcross

"Never do anything halfway." Warcross by Marie Lu  5 stars Pros: Fascinating technology Mysterious antagonist Smart and independent Asian main character Intriguing love interest Cons: Easily guessed the antagonist I absolutely loved Warcross. I’m a big fangirl of Marie Lu ever since she exploded on the scene with the Legend series. Yes, there are some single titles within her two series (Legend; Young Elites) that I don’t enjoy as much. Overall, though, I love her … [Read more...]

KU Fall Book Fair

Don't miss out! From October 15 through October 31, a bunch of YA titles will be FREE in Kindle Unlimited. Look for Dragonfly Dreams and other exciting young adult novels on Amazon. Here's a list of books that are participating: http://www.leamckee.com/kubookfair/       … [Read more...]

Book Blast

"Your career plans look bright." Just a little FYI that Dragonfly Dreams is listed on the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Book Blast page. The site features hundreds of new titles, covering the interests of toddlers to teens. Go ahead and check out my page! If you click on the heart and "like" it, you'll hear a rousing cheer.   Also, don't forget that I'll be at the Manhattan Beach Library tonight (7pm) on a mystery authors' panel. … [Read more...]

Happy Book Birthday to Me!

My YA book, DRAGONFLY DREAMS, is released into the world! (Thanks for giving me the birthday term, Joy. You can find her review of my novel here.) Want to buy a copy for you and a friend? Amazon Barnes and Noble iBooks … [Read more...]

Official Release Date

"Loving is sharing rainbows of happiness." I'm very happy to announce that my upcoming YA novel, DRAGONFLY DREAMS, will be officially released on November 24, 2015. It's been an exciting journey with my publisher, Booktrope. All along the way, I've had direct access to the major players on my team (whom I selected through a vast network of freelancers): book manager, editor, proofreader, and cover artist. The excellent Booktrope staff has also been really supportive and helpful. Extra … [Read more...]

Swag Team

"People are waiting for cues from you." Tired of waiting for news from me? Well, here's my latest writing update: My upcoming novel, DRAGONFLY DREAMS, is moving along speedily with my publisher. It's scheduled to be released November/December 2015 by Booktrope. If you like historical YA mixed with paranormal elements, this is the book for you. It's got: Culture Death Family drama Good versus evil Spirits Want more than just to buy the book? Glad you asked. You can also … [Read more...]