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Cursed by Kate and J.R. Angelella on PW


Look what I found on Publishers Weekly Spring 2013 Sneak Previews:

SOURCEBOOKS FIRE Fire needs a counter-spell for Cursed by Kate and J.R. Angelella, about a girl who comes to believe the curse on her family when she’s pulled into a world of voodoo and demons; Emblazed by Jessica Shirvington, in which Violet is forced to turn over the key to hell to one who has saved, then betrayed her; How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler, a tale about a friendship at stake the summer before two girls’ senior year; My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks by Marc and Maya Silver, an advice book for teens featuring stories from real kids; and Sucks to Be Me by Geoff Herbach, in which nerd-turned-jock Felton faces life changing decisions during his senior year. WOOOT!!! :D Just wait till you all read CURSED. OMG. The cover is S-I-C-K.  Yaaay besties with a debut YA on the horizon!

Team Canterwood . . . want to guest blog? :)

How would YOU like to be a guest blogger right here? :)

Your post could appear on my blog for thousands of people to read and respond to. I'd love to give some of you the chance to write a guest post.

Interested? Here's what to do:

Send me an email at jess_burkhart AT hotmail DOT com.

Subject: Guest blogger (gotta have it or I might miss your email!)

In the body of your email, tell me what you'd like to write about. You can talk about anything you like--being a teen or tween, your fave books, boys, horses, Canterwood--it's totally up to you! You post should be at least a paragraph long.

Deadline: October 15, 2012

I'll contact you after 10/15 if you're chosen to blog. Keep in mind, there will be a deadline (like, two weeks) after I contact you that I'll need your post. Once I get it and decide on a date, your guest post will go live! :)

Your last name will NOT be used--only your first name and age. :)

Good luck and I hope I get a lot of emails!

Who's ready for Monday?

The weekend FLEW by for me. Anyone else?

I'm about to do a Skype chat with Lauryn (love the spelling!) who bid on the chat via eBay. All proceeds from items that I've been auctioning off are being collected and will be donated to NaNoWriMo's Young Writers' Program. :)

I got my "No typing or being on the computer!" rule lifted from my doctor. YAY! Even though, erm, I've been on the computer . . . I *did* listen about typing a lot. That counts, right? :)

I'm so happy that I can start (slowly, said the dr) working tomorrow. I'm on medication and have to follow RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation as much as I can. I do have to have surgery though. :( It should be minor and only keep me off the computer (for real that time) for 2-3 weeks. I've just started to look for a doctor (orthopedist) in NYC. There are so, so many doctors and if not done correctly, the surgery can make my pain worse (permanently!) so I have to do TONS of research. I'm…

Hey ya'll

Happy Wednesday!

How's everyone's week going? Comment and let me know! I'm on a doctor-ordered writing break (shhh . . . you never saw me blogging!) because of tendon stress/strain. Boo. But I get to start writing again next Monday and I'm so excited! I'm very lucky to actually *want* to go back to work.

Hugs to all on Team Canterwood! xo


Items for sale on eBay . . . lots of pink and sparkly!

I'm so late to the game, but I'm finally using eBay as I go through my stuff for fall cleaning.

An updated list of my things will always be on my eBay page, but here are a few current items:

14k White Gold Diamond "J" initial necklace

Victoria's Secret PINK Dogs Pack of Five

 Expressions NYC Sequin Wallet

PINK Victoria's Secret LOVE PINK 15" laptop sleeve
More to come! :D

Masquerade pubs tomorrow!

Here's an excerpt from MASQUERADE which hits stores tomorrow! Yaaay! :)Sorry about the spacing and some lettering being off. Blogspot isn't behaving . . . :/ Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
MEET MY NEW BFF—JUDGE NELSON! A SHINY, SILKY BLUE RIBBON GLEAMED FROM Whisper’s bridle. The judge who’d pinned it there extended her hand to me. I shifted Whisper’s reins to one hand and read the judge’s name badge. MS. NELSON. I leaned down and shook her hand. This did not feel real.

“Congratulations, Miss Towers,” Ms. Nelson said, smiling. The brunette in a navy suit had appeared so intimidating when I’d ridden for her a short while ago. But now, I kind of wanted to crown her as my new BFF! She had given me a blue ribbon, after all.

“Thank you, Ms. Nelson,” I said.

My head felt as though it was going to float away from my body and into the cloudless sky. I truly hadn’t focused on a ribbon during my first class with Whisper. My goal had been to do our bes…

Get Masquerade (signed!) now!

That's RIGHT! You've got 2 days and 23 hours to bid on a signed copy of #16.


Also, books 1-12 and Chosen are up for bid on eBay and they're signed, too.

Come bid and help raise money for the awesome Young Writers Program! Please tell your Canterwood crazy friends! :)

(I am canterwoodcrestfan on eBay and I'm also Tweeting about these contests. I have no other eBay accounts!)

Author Stock Photos

(cross-posted from Welcome to Author Stock Photos! What's this site for?
Author Stock Photos are pictures taken with self-publishing authors in mind to aid in book cover creation. ASP are shot with an 18 mega-pixel camera (full camera detail in future post). The photos are covered with a watermark until they are purchased for use.

How much per photo? No matter what photo you choose, there is a flat rate fee of $2 USD. That's a huge savings! Consider one site's photo rates:  Your images never expire because they will be downloaded onto your computer.  How do I buy one? I only accept payment through PayPal. If you are interested in a photograph, e-mail me at authorstockphotos AT gmail DOT com with the number(s) of the photo(s) you're interested in. I'll e-mail you back with my PayPal e-mail address. What kind of photos will be available? I'm striving for a large variety! I live in New York City and will be photographing many district…

Masquerade trailer

Enjoy! :D