Laura Howard: November 2013


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Six Questions with Heather Self

I know, I know! It's been absolutely ages since I've done Six Question Saturday, and I'm sure you're all just ready to come after me with torches and pitchforks. But, before you do anything rash please read this awesome interview with author of The Kin Series,Heather Self. I met Heather this summer at UtopYA which you may not know since I've been a blog slacker! Heather has an awesome surprise at the end, so stay tuned!

1. What inspired you to write your first book?

Basically, I was challenged to do Nanowrimo by Michelle Leighton, Tammara Webber, and Addison Moore. I thought they were crazy, but I did it and The One was the result.

2. What has changed about your editing process since your first book?

I do A LOT of editing as I go now. I have to have the chapter perfectly right before I can go on to the next one.

3. What works best for getting word out about your latest book?

Music with a driving beat! I have playlists called "Word count" Also, for some reason I can really get some writing done to Maroon 5.

4. Do you think it's necessary to have your work professionally edited?

Absolutely! They'll catch things you don't. Plus it's much easier to edit someone else's stuff then your own. 

5. What would you do differently if you could start all over again?

Establish a good writing routine from Day 1 so my output was more consistent.

6.What are your top 3 favorite books and why?

This is an impossible question!! HP series, because it's sheer brilliance. Emma by Jane Austen, I love her word-smithery and the characters, then there are just too many others that I love to narrow it down...maybe the Chronicles of Narnia? They're pretty timeless. Whew. That was a hard one.


With my return to Six Question Saturdays, I've decided to stir things up and invite the authors to do a giveaway! Heather has upped the ante and offered TWO ebook sets of her Kin series
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Release Day: So Fell the Sparrow by Katie Jennings

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A skeptic, a ghost hunter, a tech genius, and a medium. Will the spirits win?
Today is release day for the highly anticipated haunted romance from bestselling author Katie Jennings, SO FELL THE SPARROW!
Available in both paperback and eBook on Amazon, HERE!

After the tragic death of her parents, Dr. Grace Sullivan inherits more than she bargained for. An empty house she’s never heard of, a nosy neighbor, and the restless spirits of a violent, century old murder. A hard-nosed skeptic, Grace refuses to believe in ghosts despite hearing sounds and seeing things that can’t be explained. When she unearths antique furniture from the basement, the spirits become agitated and dangerous. Ian Black and Alex Gallagher, a team of ghost hunters, come in to investigate. Still denying the paranormal events in her home, Grace can’t bring herself to take the ghost hunters or the psychic medium who teams up with them seriously. As Grace struggles with her grief and the feelings she’s developing for headstrong Ian, the disturbing mystery of the house deepens. Now she’ll have to face the unbelievable before the spirits claim her for their own.
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Meet Katie Jennings…


International bestselling Author Katie Jennings is the author of seven full length novels, including the popular fantasy series The Dryad Quartet as well as the bestselling family drama series The Vasser Legacy. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and cat, who both think she’s the biggest nerd ever. She’s a firm believer in happy endings and loves nothing more than a great romance novel. You can find out more about Katie on her official website,


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One thing I'm grateful for is time spent making cookies with the kids. We have several holiday favorites, but this year we kicked off the season a bit early with a batch of Snowball Cookies. They were a huge hit, I don't think they lasted more than an hour between the six of us!

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-25 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.




Are You Ready for Stone of Destiny?

I can't wait to hear what you think... I am completely thrilled
 with what Najla Qamber has created for me!

Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy #2)
Release Date: 12/31/13

Summary from Goodreads:

Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn't entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress's plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison's parents apart forever.

Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.

Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan' s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?

Book One: