Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘books’

Okay, so before Christmas I hinted on a couple social media sites that I might have some NOT SO GOOD NEWS. *sigh* So two weeks before Christmas my agent and I received an email that my publisher has decided not to publish the 3rd and final Winter People book. Not gonna lie, I bawled my head off and ranted and bawled some more, then began to doubt myself as a writer. Every emotion you can go through, I went through in that short span of time. My lovely agent called me on a Sunday so she could comfort me and decide what our next step should be (which if you must know, Agent Fran is FREAKING AWESOME).

2015 was the year from hell for me. I had 2 family emergencies (one involving my teen daughter), a missed deadline, 2 books being pulled from my publisher, a couple book releases moved…etc. So needless to say, I’m ready to make 2016 better.

But I wander off subject here (LOL—it’s the writer in me). So anyway, after letting the whole thing sink in and coming to terms with it, I realized this might be a blessing in disguise. I STILL PLAN TO FINISH THE WINTER PEOPLE SERIES. However, I will be self-publishing the last book. I’ve never self-pubbed before so I’m super nervous and scared, but I’ve found a brilliant cover artist, and I have some lovely author friends who will be holding my hand through the process. So I repeat, I will finish out the Winter People series.

The positive things about me self-publishing the final book in the series is 1) I’ll have more control over the pricing (yay). 2) I’ll be able to stick with my vision for the book series/ending. 3) I’ll also be able to choose the release date (woot-woot)…And, I won’t be under a ton of stress with a strict editing schedule.

I’ve had numerous emails and messages from readers lately and I tell you, they came at such a perfect time for me. It was a couple days after getting the news that I received an awesome email from a reader about how much she loved my book series and she wanted to do an art project relating to it. So thank you for that and thank you all for reading my books and your support. My readers ARE EVERYTHING to me. I seriously love you all 🙂

So I’m finishing this series off for you (and for me). I couldn’t leave us with a cliff hanger, or wait to see if we could place it with another publisher as I knew if it got picked up it could mean another couple years for a release date. So, again, I’ll be self-pubbing the 3rd Winter People book.

And to give you a “small” teaser it will be entitled: The Winter’s Spite.

Also, I’ll be doing a cover reveal somewhere around the end of January 2016 or beginning of February 2016, so if you’d like to be a part of that, please drop me a line (on any of my social media sites or via email).

Oh, and for those of you who don’t follow my FB page or my twitter feed, I announced a new book deal for a YA Contemporary entitled: French Fries, Football, and My Freshman Year, which will be published by Swoon Romance in 2016 (eep).

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Hey my lovelies! Well, 2015 has almost slipped away from us. It’s definitely been a year, that’s for sure. A year, I DON’T want to repeat. I should have some more news for you in the coming days/weeks. Some of it good news, some of it kind of a mixture of ‘good/bad’ news, depending on how you look at it (LOL). Yeah, I know, that was kind of not helpful at all.

I’m still working on The Winter People Book 3. I’m getting closer to finishing it up. Nearly 3/4 of the way through with it.

I’ll soon be working on a couple other projects which I’m totally excited about. One is a contemporary book and the other two are Fantasy books (YA of course).

I’m super looking forward to my vacation, which is coming up in 3 days (not that I’m counting–hahahaha). Gonna hang out with my kidlets, hubby and animals. I’ve got two of my kids who got engaged this year. And another one who got into Central Michigan University (starting next fall as he’s a senior this year).

So next year we’ll have 2 weddings and a graduation (OMG, how is this possible?). So lots of busy stuff to come.

As the year comes to an end I just want to tell all my readers how much they mean to me. Thank you EVER SO MUCH for the emails and messages you send. Thank you for reading my books…it means SO SO much!

Hoping to have a couple more out there next year for you 🙂

I hope everyone has a blessed holiday season, no matter what you’re celebrating…

 

 

Read Full Post »

Hey lovelies,

So I’ve been invited to hangout at the Bitten By Books blog this Thursday starting at 12:00 pm Pacific time (3:00 pm EST time). I’ll be answering questions about my The Summer Marked (or any of my books) and taking any other questions you have.

If you RSVP ahead of time you will be given 25 entries automatically to go toward your chance to win a $30.00 Amazon Gift Card (which is opened internationally) WOOT.

You can register ahead of time here:  http://bittenbybooks.com/author-rebekah-l-purdy-interview-and-30-00-amazon-gift-card-contest-101-rsvp-here/

Read Full Post »

My book HOW TO UNBREAKUP is .99 pre-order priced on @AmazonKindle! #YA #Romance
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RY204ZS?ie=UTF8&at=aw-iphone-pc-us-20&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

Read Full Post »

Hey lovelies,
Hope everyone had a FABULOUS November. I’m in the middle of two deadlines right now, so I’ve been kind of hiding out with my stories/characters (LOL).

I wanted to let everyone know that The Winter People is on a list/nominated (with lots of other fabulous teen books) for a Teen Choice Book Award for best book of 2014. Readers/People have a chance to vote on their top 5 books between now and February 2015. So if you have time and would like to vote for me, I’d super appreciate it.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLXJ2G3

Read Full Post »

I’ve been asked by a friend and fellow author Vanessa Barger to join her in a My Writing Process Blog Tour. As a part of it, I’ll feature two authors who will in turn do their own blog about the writing process.

 

  1. What am I working on? Currently I’m writing the Legend of Me bk 2. It’s a fantasy w/horror and romance elements.
  2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? I try to have my own little twist on my characters’ reality—which I think every writer tries to do. I also love to add humorous situations, no matter what type of book I’m writing.
  3. Why do I write what I do? Because I love it. I love creating worlds and characters. To give readers at least somewhat of an escape from reality.
  4. How does your writing process work? Phew, this is a fun one to answer (LOL). Actually every story I write gets a notebook. In that notebook I do character sketches (like what they look like/personality traits/where they live/who their friends are/enemies etc). I also keep track of setting information, outline info, the back cover blurb, playlists, and any notes having to do with that particular story. I keep these notebooks throughout the whole writing process (from start to publication). That way if I have to look back at something, like let’s say a certain character’s eye color from book 1, I have it right there.

I generally do most of my writing during my lunch hours at work (except for when I’m on deadline—then I’ll use evenings and weekends). But yeah, that’s pretty much my writing process…

 Next week, two of my crit partners will be on board to tell you about their writing processes:

Kit Forbeshas been a lover of books, history, and all things paranormal for as long as she can remember. Characters are always the focus of her stories. Being true to them can sometimes mean unpredicatable turns of plot but that’s half the fun of writing (and reading).

Expect the unexpected is the best way she can think to sum things up.

Traci Kenworth has been enthralled with storytelling since she was old enough to string sentences together. She didn’t just play with her toys, she wrote scripts for them. In high school, teachers often thought the assignments she wrote she copied off the book jackets. She tends to write on the dark side as fiction goes. Ghouls, flesh-eaters, ghosts, and soul-stealers among others. All those spooky books she read influenced her. She’s created a world that spans from Ohio to Tennessee in which a culture comes together to fight evil, to make a stand when others look the other way. Everyone is important from young to old and pulls their own weight to keep things safe. She likes the idea of their unity, of the mixture of their heritages, of fighting back evil. They are strong, proud, savage when called for, and determined to win.

Read Full Post »

First of all, I wanted to let you all know that The Romeo Club is now up for preorder on Amazon.com (squee). It will be available across other venues in the next few weeks as well. SO EXCITED for you guys to read this. It’s SUPER fun and light and my first contemporary romance.

http://www.amazon.com/Romeo-Club-Rebekah-L-Purdy-ebook/dp/B00INB4FMM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393889101&sr=1-1&keywords=the+romeo+club

Also, I wanted to let you guys know that I’ll likely have some more writerly good news soon to share with you. Actually, I know I’ll have some good news to share with you (LOL). Just waiting for the go ahead to share. Will keep you posted it. SO excited and happy.

Hope everyone is surviving the winter. I’m beginning to think I live on Hoth instead of Earth (for my non Star Wars fans Hoth is a planet that is covered in snow and ice–LOL).

((HUGS))…I’ll have lots of stuff going on in the next month or so as far as contests, blog tour stuff for TRC (The Romeo Club) etc so make sure to check in here!!

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: