Butterfly Swords Release Day

Blog tour: Celebrate release day over at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood as fellow sister Shea Berkley hits me with the tough questions.


When I was in ninth grade, my English teacher, Phyllis Molloff, had us write these time capsule letters to ourselves which she returned at the end of our senior year. In it, we wrote what we wanted to accomplish by senior year, but we also wrote about our dreams for the future. To remind ourselves.

I remember writing that I wanted to publish one book in my lifetime. One book on the shelves in bookstores.

I didn’t know anything about publishing or writing careers. I didn’t know that most writers wrote many, many books, one after another. Writing one book seemed like a nearly insurmountable goal to me. But it was a dream so I wrote it down.

And now it’s here.

To everyone who has supported Butterfly Swords: Thank you. Thank you so very much. I never imagined this little book would get so much attention.

I’m hitting the friendly skies today to head to my first book signing at the Emerald City Writer’s Conference. So I invite you into the secret dungeon of my office for this video:

October 1 – The Road Show

Blog Tour: I’m at my Internet home away from home, Romance Divas, with an interview and book giveaway.

Review Round-Up: BookLovers Inc reviewed Butterfly Swords as well as Mrs. Giggles. A very nice lovely review for the Taming of Mei Lin at The Happily Ever After. A DNF review on Culinary Carnival for Butterfly Swords. I do believe in acknowledging all reviewers for their effort and support!

Book Chat: Dear Author is hosting a book chat for Butterfly Swords next week either Friday or Saturday. I’ll be attending–quite nervous about it! Kobo books is also having a Butterfly Swords promotion in the month of October. Click here for details and poll for times.

Also don’t forget the next Launch Celebration Drawing is at 8pm CST on October 1! And of course the BIG drawing is on October 15. Blog, Facebook, or tweet to be entered. (more details here) Come back this Friday for a special book launch video.


October 1st is the official Butterfly Swords release date as well as the kick off to the book tour. Okay, so the “road show” is a couple of trips to two conferences and two local booksignings. But it feels huge to me! I feel so authorly.

So here’s the official Butterfly Swords road show:

October 2 – Bellevue, Washington – Emerald City Writers Conference Bookfair

October 9 – O’Fallon, Missouri – Rose’s Bookhouse

October 16 – St. Louis, Missouri – MORWA chapter signing (w/ Jim & Shannon Butcher!!)

October 23 – Woodbridge, New Jersey – New Jersey Romance Writers Conference Literacy Signing

November 20 – Nashville, Tennessee – Music City Romance Writers all day event*

*Also presenting “Selling the Hard Sell” workshop

I’m looking forward to seeing new places and meeting new people.