Friday, May 24, 2013

Forced Sabbatical. Oh, and some links.

The day after TRANSPARENT came out, I found myself checking social media sites over and over to see if people were talking about it. Constantly refreshing my pages. New messages gave me a high. No messages made my stomach hurt because it must be some kind of sign.

I've felt this before.

It's been a long time since I've felt it, but I recognized it pretty quickly as that obsessive/compulsive act that got me in a lot of mental trouble a few years back. So I asked my tech master husband to block social media sites from our computer for a little while—a forced detox, if you will.

I'll be back Wednesday, doing a my Q&A on here. In the meantime, here are some sites featuring TRANSPARENT. Some have giveaways, so you might want to check those out:

Kiersten White: Giving away an ARC of THE CHAOS OF STARS if you bought TRANSPARENT.

Mindy McGinnis: Giving away a TRANSPARENT prize pack (book, Pop Tart necklace, sunglasses, bookmarks).

Literary Rambles: Giving away an ebook of TRANSPARENT

Beth Revis: Featuring some of my own TRANSPARENT art—Fiona on her first day of school.

Friday The Thirteeners: Featuring all three art pieces I did for TRANSPARENT's release.

Jessica Spotswood: Fun three-word style interview with me.

Pitch Dark Days: Kiersten White interviews me about TRANSPARENT

Author's Think Tank: Podcast featuring me. I talk about how I got published.

Okay, I think that's enough Me Links for one day. Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend! (And, you know, I have this book that would be a great read...haha.)


  1. Seems like a good idea to step away for a brief spell. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Every published author who reads this is probably chuckling in recognition ... this is so common it's practically a rite of passage. You're definitely not alone. I'm glad you know what will best serve your sanity and that you're taking care of yourself! Hugs.

  3. Have a great weekend! And I'm loving your book!

  4. So that particular tendency is a common thing?