Talking About My 2018 Writing Goals

This month on the group blog YA Outside the Lines, we’re all talking about our goals for 2018. This year I’m focusing a bit more on my author career. Read all about my 2018 goals in my...

New Awkward Author Vlog Series

So, I know I’ve made the commitment before to try and do a weekly vlog type video on my Awkward Author YouTube channel and haven’t managed to keep up with it, why do I expect this time around to be any different? Because I’m an eternal optimist....

I’m recruiting for my Advance Team

Would you like to join my Advance Team? I’m recruiting readers who would be interested in reading advance copies of my books and providing their thoughts and feedback. Have you always longed to be a beta reader? Here’s your chance to read books before they...

I’m Closing My Etsy Shop

I don’t write much here about my Etsy shop since this site is devoted to my books and writing, but I did want to post the announcement that the Planet Alissa Etsy shop is closing down. I’ve had a lot of fun over the years sourcing and selling all sorts of...

Shallow Pond and Ferocity Summer on Sale for $1.99

Hey, gang, I just wanted to give you a heads up that right now you can grab the Ebook editions of Ferocity Summer and Shallow Pond for $1.99 each. I’m not sure how long my publisher will have these on sale for, so if you’re interested in filling up that...

Happy New Year!

I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a happy New Year! This year we rang in the new year in style at a family friend’s wedding. Here’s a picture from the fun evening: That’s my brother-in-law and sister on the left, my parents in the center...

I’m Giving Away a Free Book

No, I’m not really Santa Claus, but I do have a Christmas gift for you. I’d love to give you a free ebook copy of my first novel Popular. Plus for a limited time you can also read a free sneak peak of my upcoming novel Unnamed Roads. To get your freebies,...
Nine Reasons I Don’t Participate in NaNoWriMo

Nine Reasons I Don’t Participate in NaNoWriMo

It’s November, which means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for those of you who are down with the lingo. I applaud all of you that participate, and will cheer you on from the sidelines, but I’m not a NaNoer, myself. In this month’s YA...

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