Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Splash into summer with great books from your favorite YA authors!

The authors at Darkly Delicious YA have banded together for a huge giveaway. With lots of fun prizes, there's something for everyone.

One lucky winner will receive a $40 gift card.

Plus there are lots of other amazing prizes from the authors at Darkly Delicious YA.

Good luck!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

My new (and totally 100% perfect!) book cover for ONE SMART COOKIE...

When Omnific Press bought One Smart Cookie, I freaked out with delight. This book is so true to who I am (Polish, a little crazy and awkward at times, and naturally clumsy), that it feels like a little slice of my own life on the page. While my parents are happily married and didn't own a bakery, I did have a spirit-conjuring Busia who believed ghosts lived in her house and took her glasses when she couldn't find them.

When the Omnific Press art direction team sent me a page asking about the story and all the characteristics and the feelings one would get when reading my book, I knew they were serious about getting the cover just right.

But it wasn't until I actually saw the cover choices, that I knew they had nailed it.

They listened to me and it shows.

The other choices they sent were super cute too, but when I laid eyes on this one, I swear it was like the movie Ruby Sparks - a character I wrote about actually became flesh. And just like the character Paul Dano plays in the movie, I fell in love with her.

So here she is, Sophie Dumbrowski, on the cover of my YA humorous romance:

💙 Arrives July 15th, Omnific Publishing.💙

No links yet, but hopefully soon...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

First SNEAK PEEK at my YA humorous romance, ONE SMART COOKIE (coming out July 15, Omnific Publishing)

You'll probably enjoy ONE SMART COOKIE if you....:

1) Love to laugh

2) Get a hankering for bakery treats

3) Ever felt embarrassed by your actions

4) Have ever been in love....or wanted to be


5) Are Polish or have Polish friends

6) Dream about the perfect romance

IF you've checked off any of the above items, feast your eyes on this official first sneak peek of ONE SMART COOKIE at my author blog HERE  (or click the awesome emblem below) :)


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Holy Hot Press, Batman! I was interviewed by THE BIG THRILL MAGAZINE!


I'm sooo excited and feeling blessed and mighty thankful for all good things that come my way. It really does take a village to raise a writer, and I have to give a shout out to publicist Bethany Carland-Adams at Adams Media/F+W Media (https://twitter.com/bethanyc_adams) for setting me up with really cool promotional opportunities!

Thanks for asking great questions, Stacy Mantle https://twitter.com/stacymantle  *roar of applause for these two ladies






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