The Bookiversary winner of paperback copies of BOTH Big in Japan and Delicious Conversation is…
Congratulations, Stephanie! Message me on my FB author page with your address and I’ll get these sent out to you post haste. Yay!
Thank you so much to everyone who tweeted and posted about the book’s anniversary. You’re the best. Oh, and the eBook version is still $2.99 until the end of the day today!
And now, I have another little bit of news. I promised last week that I’ll tell it this week, so making good on my word, I’m happy to announce that next Wednesday I’ll be launching my latest novella on Kindle:
Super Daisy! is the story of Daisy Blaine, a disgraced former beauty queen who has to return to her small Idaho town of Prairie Grass, where the potatoes grow and the mayor (who she finds herself stuck working for) is a corrupt old louse. It’s a career and social dead end. The only guy she could feasibly date, the handsome Cliff Calloway, doesn’t know she’s alive, and Daisy’s long-time nemesis Natasha Willikie is determined to keep it that way. It all looks bleak for poor Daisy, until one day driving home from work lightning strikes, she crashes her jeep on the bridge, and sees a super vision. In that moment, everything changes. What’s a small town girl with super strength to do?
On Monday I’ll do a cover reveal, tune in!
And on Wednesday, assuming the stars all align correctly (and I figure out the techy stuff that so often baffles me to such a degree that I just walk away and go eat a bowl of whatever cereal is nearest to me), Super Daisy! will be available for download. Yay!
There was a teaser post of it on Facebook a while back. It went a little something like this: (from page 7)
I crossed over the local bridge of the mighty
I would call it a bolt out of the blue; however, the sky was technically grey that afternoon, a pretty typical August cloud-up. And the lightning wouldn’t have been as strange but it struck the center of the bridge just as my junkmobile ventured onto it. Crrrrack! My ears popped and I swerved left then right then plowed directly into the guard rail.
My eyes got that instant film-negative thing going. I couldn’t see the road, I couldn’t see the bridge, I couldn’t see the smoking control panel of my tin can of a vehicle.
What I could see, however, would amaze anyone.
There she stood, plain as the hops silos that tower among the amber waves of barley—all of her: crown, flowing dark hair, golden bracelets, blue underwear with stars, golden eagle bra, the works. No mistaking, it was Wonder Woman.
I shook my head, waved the smoke away from my face and coughed.
Wonder Woman, is that you?
Now, I know it sounds made up. I am not a little kid, nor am I a delusional freak. I do happen to know that Wonder Woman is a fictional character; but there she stood, smiling right at me. And it wasn’t the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman from the TV show, either. It was the real Wonder Woman, er, or as real as she might be.
When the smoke finally cleared I reached up and felt my neck. It ached like crazy, but it seemed like nothing a few months of Advil therapy wouldn’t cure, so I hopped out of ye ole jalopy to see just how far it had embedded itself in the steel rail. When I did, a rectangular white slip of paper fluttered to the ground. It caught my eye, and thinking it was the fortune cookie paper from my lunch, I instinctively grabbed at it.
Your mission, should you choose to accept.
In my state of just-crashed-my-car-and-saw-a-comic-book-heroine-and-nearly-got-struck-by-lightning-on-the-way-home-from-work delirium, I unfolded the paper.
You, Daisy Blaine, have been selected for the power.
Riiiight. The power.
Super Daisy! is just a novella, only about 80 pages, so it’s a quick, light read. Just what I love! Can’t wait to share this little piece of cotton candy with you all. Have a great weekend!
I can’t wait to read it!
I think you’ve read some of it already, right Megan? Or did you move here after I quit working on it already? I’d written some, then set it aside, then went back to it. Like a four year interval. These things happen….
I have NOT read it. Not a bit. I’m a bit miffed, actually. Lol. Just kidding. I’m happy to buy it like any other rabid fan of yours. 🙂
LOVE the novella thus far. Great teaser. 🙂 You sucked me right in.
Thanks, Lisa. Someday … her name will be Lisa. !
I can’t wait to read Super Daisy! It sounds so fun. Congrats!
Thanks, Nikki! I hope you like it!
AWESOME. I can’t wait!