Friday, March 21, 2014
The A to Z Theme Reveal, The Ink Smith Publishing Book Club, and Friday Celebrations
It's time for The Great & Powerful A to Z Theme Reveal hosted by Team Damyanti! To view all of the participants in today's fest and hop around to see their themes, visit the Linky List here.
My theme for this April is an A to Z of the island of Martha's Vineyard. I chose this theme because the island is the setting for my novel The Ghosts of Aquinnah and I had such a great time with my A to Z of Alaska for Polar Night last year that I wanted to do something similar this year.
A big difference though is that I know a great deal about Martha's Vineyard because of family connections and more trips to the island than I can count, whereas I've still never been to Alaska and learned an amazing amount about the state both while researching my novel and while writing the posts for last year's Challenge. I didn't really think I could learn anything new about Martha's Vineyard while writing this year's posts, but I was surprised to find out that I was wrong about that.
So I'm excited to share what I learned and what I already knew throughout April. Anyone who has visited this blog on a regular basis knows I have a great love for the Vineyard, so I am really looking forward to this year's Challenge.
My writing group Untethered Realms is also participating in the A to Z this year, so please stop by our blog here to learn about our theme.
In other news, my publisher Ink Smith has started a new book club which allows members to read featured Ink Smith books for free. After downloading featured books, members can earn rewards points in exchange for reviews. Membership is free with no strings attached, and it's a fun way to discover our books and authors. If you're interested in learning more or signing up visit the club site here.
Finally, we've made it to the end of another week which means it's time to Celebrate the Small Things with Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.
I've been hibernating in my writing cave for the past few weeks and today I'm celebrating that my hiding out has paid off and I've made tons of progress on my sequel to Polar Night. Finally! When I wrote Polar Night I had no plans to write a sequel but then I got an idea that kept hopping around in my head and I wanted to run with it. It's been slow going, to put it mildly, but now I finally feel like it's come together. So I'm doing the happy dance and hoping that feeling continues.
Happy Friday and weekend to all!