Wednesday, November 23, 2016

HOME is out for sale!


It happened! My book is out on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and a plethora of other websites for purchase!

This has been a life-long dream for me since I was a girl and making pretend books on the typewriter my Mema gave me.

Where you can purchase HOME:

Indigo (Canada)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Freebie Book Blitz

Title: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
Author: Martina McAtee 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: 17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is. 
They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death. 
As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.
Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughter, her best friend, two attack chihuahua's and two shady looking cats. When she isn't writing young adult books about worlds with reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures she's reading or watching shows that involve reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. Her debut novel Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things released in August of 2015. Her second book in the Dead Things series, Dark Dreams and Dead Things, will release July 15, 2016.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

ARCs and book covers and things

Okay, so today I sent out some ARCs, or Advance Reading Copies. I'm hoping this gets the ball rolling on the excitement concerning HOME's debut. I had to bug some of my fellow writers for author blurbs so I could either 1. put them on the book's cover or 2. put them on my website. I freaked out, feeling like a jerk and that I was being obnoxious, but then I realized the answer will always be no if you never ask. Also, "no" is the worst thing that someone can say if you ask them to do a favor for you. So, I asked away and was surprised by the reaction and the number of authors who agreed.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

First Official Appearance!

First off, Happy Birthday to my Aunt Madge Lewis! I'm not going to tell you how old she is, she's Southern Lady, that'd be like asking her how much she weighs! 😜 HappyBirthday, Jojo! 🎉🎊

I hope you are all enjoying fall as much as I am here in Middle Tennessee and that you are reading tons of GREAT books! I started a new job, and the first few weeks were a little difficult to adjust to, but I think it's all going to work out. A friend of mine wanted to do a group read of the Anne of Green Gables series, so right now, I'm reading those novels all over again, and I can see a lot of things I didn't when I was 11 and reading them for myself.

This is the Harvest season when we're getting towards what I call "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", which is Halloween through New Years. I love these Holidays because they're 1. so much fun (Halloween), 2. family time (Thanksgiving in the US), and 3. a time of great love and thanks (Christmas and New Year's). I think this is wonderful energy during this time of year and we can all feel it. Yes, I'm one of those basic white girls who loves Fall! 😜 But something else is coming up the weekend of November 4th-6th... and it's a VERY big deal!

The great news was that I was invited to take part in the WordCrafts Press booth at the Springhouse Artisan Fair November 4th-6th! My very first public appearance at an event as an author! 😍 My publisher invited me so that I can sign swag for HOME, and speak to attendees about my books, and help the other authors at WordCrafts Press promote THEIR books as well! Hopefully, there will be cover art for my book by then, and I'm planning on having bookmarks and postcards-- which I will personally sign just for you! Mark your calendars if you want to meet me-- and a whole lot of other incredible artists, too!

• When: Saturday, November 5th, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
• Cost: Free!

Free, what a deal, right? So many conferences and conventions, you have to PAY to get in, but not this one! Remember also: autographed books make great Christmas presents! I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Guest Post and Book Tour: Writing for Children and Young Adults

I recently was asked by a publicist if I'd host a blog tour posts, and I was like, "Heck, yeah! Sure!" It was for Marion Crook, and a book that I can really use, it's called Writing for Children and Young Adults. The blog tour blitz offered me a subject for the author to write about, and I chose:  The big difference between young adult novels and adult novels. Read what Marion Crook had to say below the break!