Saturday, February 16, 2013

Things That Are Awesome!


-I’ve raved about this already but I recently read an ARC of REBOOT by Amy Tintera and it’s so awesome y’all. You don’t understand. You need to preorder this one or at the very least add it to your Goodreads to-read list.

-This birthday cake I made for my son. Anyone who follows me on twitter or who is a friend on my personal Facebook will have seen this picture already, but this beast took me hours to make and I think that at least earns me bragging rights via several social media forums. Witness the handmade construction signs, the “dirt”, the construction tape around the base…tell me that is not one cool cake for a 3 year old! (It's lopsided but ignore that part). 



-This gift basket. After I heard that I’d landed an agent to represent film/TV rights for HEXED, my sister surprised me with this. It’s possibly the most thoughtful gift in the history of ever, for several reasons. Firstly, I wasn’t expecting it AT ALL. Like, not even a little bit. Secondly, because it’s so well thought out. The theme on this one is “Movie Night”. Inside are movies, plus the books that inspired them. She even got me Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, which is especially thoughtful since my editor, Wendy, edited that series. There’s also nachos and salsa—my favorite!—and a cozy TV blanket that matches my living room d├ęcor. How awesome is this gift?



-And finally....Fancy websites are awesome!!!  I asked the completely amazing Hafsah over at Icey Designs to take on the task of designing me a new website and blog. I forewarned her that I’m picky—incredibly picky—but ahh, how she doubted. I think I can now safely speak for her when I say that she probably needs therapy for post traumatic stress disorder, along with the photographer who took my author photo and my husband.  BUT, we came out of it with such a fantastic website that I like to think it was all worth it (We won’t ask Hafsah her opinion on that). But seriously, bless that woman. She’s a saint.

Thus, this blog will be moving in a few days. My website is already up and running, and I'm so excited to finally share it with everyone! Check it out!!!! 


You can easily reach the new blog via my website, but if you’re looking for the direct link it’s this:


I’m going to work things so that hopefully anyone searching for my blog over here will get redirected to the new site, but it also doesn’t hurt to re-subscribe to my new blog to be on the safe side.

Thanks for all the support, guys.  And if you’re looking to have a website designed or to revamp the look of your blog, go with Icey Designs. You will not be disappointed! 




9 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you liked the gift! And good luck with the film agent. I've got my fingers crossed!

    I pre-ordered Reboot last week after you posted the review. I can't wait to read it!

    And ahhh!! I LOVE the new website! Can this comment contain any more exclamation marks?!

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    1. It was amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

      And glad you like the new site :)

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  2. Mad jealous of your sister's care package. LOL Wanna hook me up? I'm in query hell here, Brandy!!! ;-)

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    1. Lol. I could stand a movie break myself. Revisions are killing me.

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    2. I saw that query, Rachel--you won't be in query hell for much longer!

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  3. Love the new website! Really stunning :)

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  4. That cake is beautiful. Well done! I'm sure it tasted as good as it looked.

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    1. Thanks!! It was pretty tasty, if I do say so myself :)

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