Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Alternate Plans Book 2 in the California Dreamin' Series by Author Jenn Flynn-Shon

Jenn Flynn-Shon, author of the Shaw McLeary Mystery Series, is back with her eighth title: Alternate Plans, the second book in her second series, the California Dreamin' Series.

Alternate Plans is a Tomboy-Lit novella set twenty-two years ago and centered around a supporting character from the first book in The California Dreamin’ Series. Take a trip back in time to the mid 1990’s and join Deb on her journey as she comes of age during the Grunge era.

When Deb Martin moved away from her childhood home six months ago she swore to herself two things. One, she would always be there to help her family in times of need but, two, she would make it on her own. Without their money. Without using her given name to get ahead. But life has a funny way of backing up on a person and when Deb finds herself in a financial jam she resigns to accepting help from her dad. If only he would call her back. While she waits, Deb meets a town full of people who love to help each other. Including one available, attractive guy, Adam. Despite her finding Adam moderately annoying, Deb has no choice but to accept his help. Could her unfortunate circumstance make her realize that on her own doesn’t have to mean alone and that, sometimes, what you need is right in front of you?

Alternate Plans is available on Amazon. Click the book title to purchase.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy Birthday to Writesy Press and A Big Sale

It may be hard to believe but this little Publishing House - Writesy Press - is two years old!!! Because of that, I've got a special deal for you so keep reading.

As the Owner of this micro-press I'm compelled to step back and reflect for a couple minutes. Writesy Press officially opened its doors in January of 2012 as the finishing touches were being done to edit my first book then prepare it for printing and paperback distribution. In many ways that feels like a lifetime ago.

But wasn't it just yesterday?

So much has happened in the past 2 years and I've learned so much about the publishing industry! The ink on Ripple the Twine was barely dry and I had to throw myself into formatting, the Library of Congress, legality, and assigning an ISBN. Not to mention conceptualizing cover art, writing jacket copy and fighting with MS Word on how to make page numbers do what I wanted them to do. And then it was all about marketing and distribution. That is, until I got the itch to start writing another book.

There was no stopping the second book!

By the time Reckless Abandon hit the shelves it felt like old hat doing all the administrative type stuff that needs to be done to bring a book to market. It still took a while but it seemed that Reckless just flowed better in every way. The pressure was off. My second book could be a disaster and it wouldn't have mattered. Not in the same way as a first book disaster would have hit me.

And now another year has gone by. Another full calendar year and not a single book has been released on this micro-press label. Which is a damn shame!

Mostly that's because as the Owner I've had to shift my writing priorities to ensure I can keep paying the bills. I've been full time freelancing since May of last year and I must confess - I love it! Of course that means fiction writing has all but hit a screeching halt for the moment. Unless something insane happens its unlikely I'll release a fiction book/novella in 2014.

Will Writesy Press survive the no fiction release year?

In short, yes! We're not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, through my freelancing work I've discovered nuggets of advice, wisdom, tips and other need-to-know articles for logic based, snarky and fun freelancers. I hope to pull a lot of it together into an eBook by late spring and have it ready for distro by early summer.

Stay tuned for details!

Here's the deal...

Now, I promised a special deal! For those of you who would like a signed print copy of Ripple the Twine and Reckless Abandon here's the skinny.

For our birthday I'm offering both books (print only) for a total of just $20! That's like getting Reckless Abandon for the same price as the eBook! But you'll have TWO fully autographed pieces of literary goodness in your hands instead! Real paper. With the smell of real ink. The feel of a real book. Pages you can dog-ear. Your name inside the front cover. Some things are worth the throwback to paper.

I take PayPal or if we're face-to-face a check would be fine.

This sale is only going on until the end of January because, like our birthday, the party has to come to an end sometime. Books make excellent gifts and I'd be happy to personalize the message to anyone you like.

Email me so we can get started on your order - randomlunacy11 at yahoo dot com

Enjoy the start of 2014 and may all of your wishes come true this year!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Reckless Abandon Blog Tour Wrap Up and the Month Ahead

Wow, April was quite the busy month around these parts!

The Blog Tour for Reckless Abandon was a great success! The winner of the giveaway over at The Book Bag was chosen and I'm so excited to get this book out to her. I really hope she enjoys it!

Every blogger on the tour was gracious and wonderful to get their posts up on the scheduled dates with zero drama or complications. I hope their traffic got a bump out of it because they're all fantastic book bloggers. Anything you could be looking for in the realms of Romance, Erotica, Women's Fiction, Chick Lit, or many other genres can be found reviewed on these sites. Readers are the lifeblood of published Authors and I can't begin to thank them enough for doing just that - reading my novella. Thanks for taking part in my tour!

But none of it would have been possible if it wasn't for Samantha at Chick Lit Plus for her super organizational skills to pull these fantastic bloggers together for a most successful tour! Thanks Samantha!

If you'd like to re-visit, or visit for the first time, any of the bloggers from my tour click over to the Tour Page on Writesy Press.

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May is shaping up to be just as busy as April was as I revive some old projects, breathe life into a couple of previously shelved projects, and also start something new.

My digital journal, Randomness and Lunacy, is where you'll find me most of the month. I'm doing a month long of music inspired posts. So far I've written/published/scheduled to post up through May 8 and I'm very proud of the stories included. Many of them will contribute to my new creative non-fiction project.

The possible memoir will be a slow and steady piece of work for me through the summer. In addition I also plan to edit poems for my soon to be re-released expanded Trying for the Moon.

I also plan to take the sequel for Reckless Abandon in a new direction this month and I've already got a few thousand words down on paper. I think the storyline will be enjoyable for readers and might answer some of those lingering questions they may still have after finishing Reckless Abandon. I may not finish the draft by the end of the month but I'm goaling myself to have a first draft ready by June 11.

As my own Agent I set the deadlines but that doesn't make them any less real. Sometimes I think the added pressure is good for me though. Call it the perfectionist in me or whatever you like but I like to deliver on the promises I make. I'm expecting to spend the rest of the summer editing the novel and pulling cover art together. If this next one ends up as a Writesy Press Publication as well then I hope to have it out by August. However I'm considering other options with this one.

I've already self-published two books and though I enjoyed the experience I think it's time for me to really buckle down to find an Agent. I'd really like to see what it's like on the other side being published by a traditional house. We'll see what happens. By August I could completely change my mind and decide to dive right back into the frantic weeks spent publishing another book!

Have a great May folks, see you out there somewhere in the written world.

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