What a week!

What a week it’s been!

Thank you all for helping me celebrate the release of Spotlight. It means the world to me to see you all supporting it!

And in case you haven’t picked up your copy yet, here are a few places you can get it:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon (paperback)

Amazon (Kindle edition)

TWCS Publishing House

Kobo

iBooks

And if you have, I hope you’ll leave a review – no matter what you think of it. Your thoughts not only help others decide whether or not to read it, but are also important to authors. It’s been incredibly interesting to read what people have said about Spotlight so far!

So … tell me. What did you love about it? Who was your favorite character? What would you like to see more of?

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Spotlight Release Day!

SpotlightFullCoverFrontI cannot believe this day is finally here!

Spotlight is finally ready for you to read!

Here are a few places you can find it:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon (paperback)

Amazon (Kindle edition)

TWCS Publishing House

Kobo

iBooks

Don’t forget it’s on Goodreads, too. Add it to your lists!

So many people were a part of this process and deserve a shout-out. My family and friends: Thanks for your continued encouragement, love, support, etc., etc., etc.! Amanda B., Donny B., Caroline S., Martha H.: Thank you for the experiences that have made this book what it is! TWCS Team (especially Christine and Jennifer): Thanks for taking such good care of my words and giving them a beautiful cover.

And in honor of Spotlight‘s release, I’m giving away an eBook version of it!

CLICK HERE to enter the contest!

But it only lasts today – so enter soon!

Spotlight Soundtrack!

I’ve always loved listening to music, but … I have a confession to make.

It’s very rarely the music itself that I love. It’s the lyrics that get me.

Music tells a story, too, and lyrics are a huge part of that. Whether it’s setting the scene at an Italian restaurant (a la Billy Joel) or just a clever turn of phrase in a catchy pop song, the words are what I love most.

But conveying emotions in the short time span of a song can be difficult! I admire that ability to put listeners in a certain headspace in just a few seconds.

There were a couple of songs I listened to that immediately put me in the mood to write Spotlight. In fact, I quote a couple of them at the beginning of the book.

“I’m tired of rumors starting.

I’m sick of being followed.

I’m tired of people lying,

Saying what they want about me.”

Rumors, Lindsay Lohan

“Would you be so into me,

If I wasn’t a celebrity?”

Celebrity, *NSYNC

Their takes on fame and paparazzi are quite interesting – and certainly fit the theme of Spotlight.

And there’s one more song that I listened to very frequently while writing this book. But this one has more to do with Lily and Nate. Any guesses???