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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This was nice of them...

Take a peak at one of the recent Brenau University updates (the daily e-mails the college sends out to faculty, staff, students, and the local community):

http://update.brenau.edu/2014/04/04/author-ocps-reeger-cook-welcomed-to-moore-middle-school-for-presentation/

Which reminds me, my next visit is to Wood's Mill High School on April 18th. Busy but exciting times!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thank you to Moore Middle School!

Just finished an excitng author visit to Moore Middle School in Lawrenceville, Ga. All the students were great! They came prepared with wonderful questions, seemed engaged in the presentation--although I admit, four presentations in a row (so overall got to speak to about 200 some students) is exhausting!
Thank you to Giselle Escobar and Charles Cook for helping me to arrange the visit. You all were so kind and I loved talking to everyone.




Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thank You to those who organized the Dahlonega Literary Festival!

On March 8, I had the pleasure of participating in my first Dahlonega Literary Festival, and I want to thank Ken Smoke, Carol Malcolm, and all the others who helped organize the festival.
I also met a lot of truly passionate regional authors. My vendors table was next to that of Sue Cass, who writes inspirational books and she was very nice. Across from me was Fiona Page, who wrote a children's book about butterflies as well as a memoir called "My Nightlife is 24/7" (she unfortunately endured a horrible incident at age 44 that rendered her blind). I swapped books with her, since she said she wanted her grandchildren to read my book to her and I'm genuinely intrigued to learn more about her experiences.

It was impressive to see all the diverse literary talent in the regional authors room, and I enjoyed participating on the panel of eight authors who discussed their publishing experiences (I was by far the ditziest person on the panel, ask David). Everyone has had such unique experiences on their writing journeys, I hope the audience found it infromative.

Finally, thank you to everyone who bought my book! I hope you enjoy it and will look forward to the sequel due for release in September this year.

Next for "The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx," a visit to Moore Middle School in Gwinett County on March 31. I can't wait!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Updated Book Trailer for "Scholar and Sphinx"

The book trailer for "The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx" has just been updated with new music, as the original trailer's soundtrack contained music not in the public domain (but was still an awesome trailer nonetheless). This revised trailer is visually the same, but features music from the opera "La Vida Breve" written in 1904 (so, being well over a hundred years old, I believe that would put this in the public domain).

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meB9ZGs__vk

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Dahlonega Literary Festival to Host Regional Authors Panel, March 8th

For those in the northeast Georgia area, mark your calendars for March 8-9, 2014.

The Dahlonega Literary Festival will be hosting panels from both national and regional authors for a weekend of celebrating the love of books. Authors like Terry Kay, Joshilyn Jackson, and Cassandra King will be there, and a special panel of regional authors will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 11:15 a.m.

That panel will include a certain author who writes about a 19th century young scholar and an ancient living sphinx...

It's sure to be a weekend any book-lover would enjoy! Hope to see you there!

To find out more about the festival, visit: http://dahlonegaliteraryfestival.wordpress.com/

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers" Blog Gives TSSSN a Glowing Review!

Gina R., book reviewer and reading wizard of the blog "Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers," does an amazing job of analyzing books, running the gamut from children's picture books to young adult reads and beyond. So I was so thrilled that she agreed to do a review of TSSSN, and what a review it is! She really helps her readers understand what the book is about and how to approach the book (especially for people who may not be used to the fantasy genre).

Here is the review, and I encourage you to follow Gina on Facebook and subscribe to her blog. She puts out a review nearly every day, and it is a treasure trove of books that should be on any avid reader's "to-read" list!

http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-scholar-sphinx-and-shades-of-nyx-by.html


Monday, January 13, 2014

"Novel Nutritious" Gives a Delectable Review!

Jennifer Szoch with "Novel Nutritious" reviewed "The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx," and I couldn't have asked for a more glowing review! She is an absolutely lovely lady. Please check out her review, and be sure to follow her on her blog. She's reviewed lots of great books and gives wonderful insight on all of them!

http://www.novelnutritious.com/books/the-scholar-the-sphinx-and-the-shades-of-nyx/