Wednesday, June 6, 2018

IWSG - Stressors

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Question - What's harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?

The first book had six different titles until I decided. That stress began to taper off with each book. Now it’s become much more straightforward.

For secondary character names, I generally use family, but for the main characters, I stress. I want the name to fit the characteristics and to paint an instant picture of the person. So yes, after 5 novels it’s still a stressor

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018


 I am thrilled to be part of the announcement for 
C. Lee McKenzie's
 latest release.

Having read much of Lee's work 
I highly recommend this latest!


By C. Lee McKenzie
Pete’s stuck in medieval England!
Pete and his friend Weasel thought they’d closed the Time Lock. But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless he’s found.
There’s only one solution - fledgling wizard Pete must take the page’s place. Accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Pete’s alligator familiar, they travel to 1173 England.
But what if the page remains lost - will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the duke’s curious niece, a talking horse, and the Circle of Stones and Pete realizes he’s in over his young wizard head yet again...

Release date – May 15, 2018
Juvenile Fiction - Fantasy & Magic/Boys & Men
$13.95 Print ISBN 9781939844460
$3.99 EBook ISBN 9781939844477

C. Lee McKenzie has a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, but these days her greatest passion is writing for young readers. When she’s not writing she’s hiking or traveling or practicing yoga or asking a lot questions about things she still doesn’t understand.



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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Oops...There's a Book Release, a Blog Tour, and Giveaways!

It's very difficult to take a break from the computer and online work when you’ve got a new book release, so I’m not sure who to blame for the timing. 

It’s all mine! 😊

To help highlight the Tick Tock Team’s Accomplishments today, I’ve posted a blog on the Tick Tock Site

I hope you’ll stop by and tell me your favorite mystery author for a chance to win a copy of

Also, if you want to know more about each of the authors, just follow our blog tour and be sure to enter the contest that’s running.
Win a free book on my blog today.
Or a Tick Tock Tote