Betty Bites Back Cover Reveal Plus ARC & Swag Pack Giveaway!

Yes! It’s another cover reveal from yours truly. This time I’m working in tandem with my fellow authors Kate Karyus Quinn and Demitria Lunetta to share with you the cover of Betty Bites Back: Stories to Scare the Patriarchy. The three of us edited this anthology, and we’re very excited to share the cover with you today!

Contributing authors:

Liz Coley

Shannon Green

Elaine Griffin

Lindsey Klingele

Kamerhe Lane

Jenna Lehne

Demitria Lunetta

Emilee Martell

Tracie Martin

Cori McCarthy

Kyrie McCauley

Mindy McGinnis

Azzurra Nox

Kate Karyus Quinn

Melody Simpson

Amanda Sun

FEMINIST FICTION TO FRIGHTEN THE PATRIARCHY!

Behind every successful man is a strong woman... but in these stories, she might be about to plant a knife in his spine. The characters in this anthology are fed up - tired of being held back, held down, held accountable - by the misogyny of the system. They're ready to resist by biting back in their own individual ways, be it through magic, murder, technology, teeth, pitfalls and even... potlucks. Join sixteen writers as they explore feminism in fantasy, science-fiction, fractured fairy-tales, historical settings, and the all-too-familiar chauvinist contemporary world.

Betty Bites Back Releases September 16th!

Enter below for a chance win an advance copy, plus a Betty Bites Back tote bag and swag from some of our awesome authors!

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Cover Reveal & ARC Giveaway for Be Not Far From Me!

Okay readers, if you’re ready for another book from me… you’re going to have to wait a bit. Until March 3, 2020, to be exact. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t show you what it looks like. And, if you’re the impatient type, make sure to enter below for a chance to win an advance copy!

Don’t like to take chances… or just not that lucky? Either way, you can pre-order now, to be sure to have your copy on release day!

Hatchet meets Wild in this harrowing survival story from Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis.

The world is not tame.

Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof. So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, the falling dark and creaking trees are second nature to her. But people are not tame either. And when Ashley catches her boyfriend with another girl, drunken rage sends her running into the night, stopped only by a nasty fall into a ravine. Morning brings the realization that she's alone - and far off trail. Lost in undisturbed forest and with nothing but the clothes on her back, Ashley must figure out how to survive despite the red streak of infection creeping up her leg.

All The Stories Have Been Told

I love being a media consumer. And man, do I consume.

This year I've read 72 books (so far). I binge watch Netflix, borrow DVD's from the library, and download really long audiobooks when I know I'm going to be traveling. And while I fully believe that reading, watching, and listening is only one step behind actually putting your fingers to the keys and writing, there is a downside.

And that downside is that I always know what's going to happen.

There's a theory that there are only seven basic plots. I've been told for years that all the stories are exhausted, we're just recasting them in a new mold. When I was younger I didn't believe that, but now I see that's only because I hadn't been exposed to many of the already-manufactured stories in existence. Now that my horizons have expanded I can see it's pretty much the case.

I know. I always know. My brain has devoured so many plot lines, characters, story arcs, and fake conversations that it's almost impossible for me to get the same enjoyment out of books, movies, and TV shows that I could when I was younger. I'm at the disgusting point where I can predict dialogue. Recently, the boyfriend and I went to the movies and there were three different points where I turned to him and said the next line of dialogue before it happened.

I'm really annoying to go to the movies with, by the way.

There are benefits though - I know what people expect when they're reading my stories, so I veer off somewhere else. An author who blurbed my debut novel, Not A Drop to Drink, told me that he decided to do so when he thought he knew where it was going and then... it didn't.

But people are onto me.

Basically, they expect me to either kill someone they really like, come up with something amazingly disgusting - or both. Like M. Night Shymalan, I've got to find a way to reinvent myself, because everyone is onto my tricks.

Maybe I'll write a romance.