16 Nov

What I’m Writing

I go for my rifle.

By the time he’s looking up at me, I’ve already taken aim. It takes him a couple more seconds to recognize me, and I know when he’s done it because the expression falls off his face. You see the gun pointed at you, you son of a bitch? I’m about to say it, I’m about to give him fair warning because I’m a lady like that, but then the bastard grins.

I pull the trigger.

That right there is a little bit of what I’m writing this month. I’m in love this story. The excerpt above is from the first two thousand words or so. Right in the beginning! Gotta love a lady who takes action.

This story is dark, and romantic, and strange. My characters keep surprising me.

I thought I’d share some songs from the playlist for this project of mine.


30 Oct

#NightHarvest Spooky Stories for Halloween


Credit to Louisa Aricheta for the banner!

Looking for some creepy reads right about now? Pen and Muse has a Halloween showcase full of Harvest festival themed short stories and illustrations happening all October. Most of the posts are up now (one more tomorrow!) and can be found in this master list.

Make sure to check out my contribution, You Reap What You Sow, for creepy scorpions, vengeance, and best friends! Also, enter the giveaway!


15 Oct

Lipstick & Zombies Celebration!

Lipstick & Zombies is out today! Fly away, little book! Fly!


How does someone mark such an occasion? It’s not just the release of a book, but the beginning of a series! This calls for… I know! I’m going to celebrate with all the gifs!

whip it lets go apeshit

snow white spice wannabe glitter faeriegollum 2daria

Good warm up, team. Good warm up. But what else you got?

giggles goats

Okay, well that’s just too cute for life.

Let’s try and get relevant here. Lipstick & Zombies!


(She’s thinking about it!)

the mummy smiling

Look how pleased she is with my book! (They read Lipstick & Zombies in the The Mummy. What? You didn’t know that?)

heathers 89Look how blown away Winona Ryder is in the beginning!

zombieland bat zombieland banjo kill of the week

Whew. Violence.

Then what happens?

spn ahhhh

Stuff… thangs.

By the end, Winona Ryder, well…

heathers 45

She’s had some adventures.

But overall? My precious, precious…


book is here! Book is here! Lipstick & Zombies is here!

spn wink nod omg daria was I being enthusiastic


but Lipstick & Zombies is here!


Lipstick & Zombies by Faith McKay

LIPSTICK & ZOMBIES (Deadly Divas, #1)

WANTED. Five girls. Must be able to sing, dance, and kill zombies.

Five unknown students are desperate to change their lives.

They know they have what it takes to become one of the Deadly Divas.

Now they just have to prove it to what’s left of the world.

Amazon UShttp://www.amazon.com/Lipstick-Zombies-Deadly-Divas-Book-ebook/dp/B0168V9QHW/

Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Lipstick-Zombies-Deadly-Divas-Book-ebook/dp/B0168V9QHW/

Okay. This has been great. Thanks for celebrating with me!

potc salute

himym high five barney


P.S.! If you want to keep up with my books, and my husband’s books, and get free books, sign up for the McKay Manor newsletter! I’ll be sending out goodies to those beautiful people soon.


06 Oct

Lipstick & Zombies Preorder

Lipstick & Zombies

Well, look at that! The preorder for Lipstick & Zombies is up right now! Are you ready for the Deadly Divas, world? Probably not.

Lipstick & Zombies by Faith McKay

Lipstick & Zombies (Deadly Divas, #1)

WANTED. Five girls. Must be able to sing, dance, and kill zombies.

Five unknown students are desperate to change their lives.

They know they have what it takes to become one of the Deadly Divas.

Now they just have to prove it to what’s left of the world.

Preorder on Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Lipstick-Zombies-Deadly-Divas-Book-ebook/dp/B0168V9QHW/

Preorder on Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Lipstick-Zombies-Deadly-Divas-Book-ebook/dp/B0168V9QHW/
add to goodreads

And I posted a few fun quotes up on Goodreads as well :)


And, if you want to be the first to know things AND be the recipient of a Deadly Divas novella on Lipstick & Zombies’ release day, you should check out the McKay Manor newsletter! If you sign up today, you’ll also get Robert (my husband) McKay’s novella, Awakened, where you’ll learn the Jabberwock’s origin story!

And that’s all for today, unless I magically publish another book this evening…. (you never know!)

06 Oct

Staring Contests is Out! Prophecy Girl is Free!

Prophecy Girl

I mentioned yesterday that I released Staring Contests, a Lacuna Valley short story. To celebrate that, Prophecy Girl is free today!

If you haven’t read Prophecy Girl yet, this is your chance!

Here’s the links to get your free copy of Prophecy Girl:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Girl-Lacuna-Valley-Book-ebook/dp/B00A801I2Q/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prophecy-Girl-Lacuna-Valley-Book-ebook/dp/B00A801I2Q/

And in case you missed it yesterday, here’s the info for Staring Contests…

Staring Contests Faith McKay

Staring Contests (Lacuna Valley)

Alzina has never left the valley—until now. It’s not much of a vacation hunting for an evil thief with your uncle, but a werewolf has to take what she can get.

Staring Contests is a short story of 9,000 words. It takes place during the first several chapters of Liberty Bound (Lacuna Valley, #2) and should be read after Prophecy Girl (Lacuna Valley, #1).

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01663N9JI

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01663N9JI

And while that’s all my news for today, you’ll be hearing from me again, soon. Much has been in the works for a long time now, and it’s all bubbling up! I submitted the preorder for Lipstick & Zombies today. I’ll have the link for you once it’s up. The official release date is Thursday, October 15th! You can read more about that book on McKayManor.com.

Whew. Off to finish more books!