25 Mar

What I’ve Been Up To


+ I mostly finished BLOOD & GLITTER (Deadly Divas, #2) a little while ago. I need to look over some last proofreading notes, and format this beautiful beast. But it’s only a few hours work.

+ I’ve been working HARD on Deadly Divas THREE so that I can release two and three super close together. Revisions, revisions, revisions! It’s looking like a book at this point, and I’m in a moment of “Holy moly how did that happen?” shock. I feel like I was just fiddling with it one day, looked up, and realized it was a book… and am now experiencing almost-done panic, right on schedule. What am I panicking about? I don’t even know. I just hate finishing things. That’s weird, right? Yes, definitely weird…

+ I helped Robert McKay with the final touches publishing his newest book BEAUTY AND THE FLEET (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #2). He actually wrote that book for me. I was reading a lot of retellings and complaining that I wasn’t finding what I wanted, so… he wrote me a book.

Beauty and the Fleet by Robert McKay

That came out yesterday! *throws glitter* If you’d like to read it, you can get this beauty on amazon.

+ I’ve been reading his next book, too. :)

+ Hanging out at libraries, like I do.

+ Making moving plans. Yes!

+ Reading. I’m on book 6 in SM Reine’s Descent series. I need to get my hands on book 7–the end of the series! Ahh! Reine has a TON of free books on amazon. I was counting it out yesterday and I have read 10 of her books free. The first three in the Descent series, all four Seasons of the Moon, plus the first three Preternatural Affairs. All of her many series take place in the same universe. So read 10 free books, and then be sucked in for life. (I’m onto her evil plans and have fallen happily into line.)

And that’s me.  You?

21 Jan

What I’ve Been Up To Lately


+ Working on Blood & Glitter (Deadly Divas, #2). I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK. The whole series. Writing about this group of popstars fighting zombies could probably sustain me for the rest of my life.

+ Listening to lots of stuff. Today, it’s mostly Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (I am obsessed!). Robert got me new headphones (I have been headphoneless for over six months) and my life is vastly improved! I have leveled up guys. They have bluetooth, so they can be cordless. I am free as a bird! No one has ever been as grateful for headphones as I am for these babies. I love them.

+ Going to the library or the food court of Whole Foods, and working on book stuff. Changing the scenery makes me feel like I’m not just doing the same thing all the time.

+ Reading. I’ve recently read the first three Rylee Adamson books by Shannon Mayer and need to get my grabby hands on #4. If you’ve read it: Alex is the best. And Eve.

+ Looking forward to Robert’s parents coming to visit us next week!

+ Writing out scenes to books I’m not supposed to be working on right now. Oops.

+ Using Habitica like a boss. I manage my life like a video game and now the world makes sense.

+ Tweeting.

+ Watching travel videos on YouTube. Do you do this? What are your favorite channels? Or videos?

And that really accounts for everything, except like, cooking for two hours a week (and stuffing everything into containers, because who has time for daily effort?) and the hour I spend at the laundry mat on Sunday mornings. Even then, I’m book working. And listening to music. If there is an option to see how many hours you listen to Spotify in a week, I’d be scared to look at it.

24 Dec

Alien for Christmas

hp christmas eve

harry potter christmas tree dragging

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you’re warm and eating delicious goodies.

We were decorating our little blue tree the other night and listening to my favorite Christmas songs when I stumbled upon a video someone animated for Alien for Christmas. So cute. If you haven’t heard this song, it goes great with the video. Check it out…

Good luck getting that out of your head. 😉

I’m off to work on revisions! No time this evening, as we’ll be watching Love Actually, like we do every year. Maybe I’ll squeeze in some time for Harry Potter… (who am I kidding. I always have time for Hogwarts!)

17 Nov

Wonderland is on Sale

Wonderland is on saleMy beautiful husband, Mr. Robert McKay, has put Wonderland on sale! The next Intergalactic Fairy Tales novel (Beauty and the Fleet) is coming out in a few weeks, so this is the perfect time to snatch up Wonderland and uncover all the madness.

The sales ends on Thursday the 19th, so you’ll want to jump at it while you can!

As always, if you’re interested in either of our books, you’ll want to check out the McKay Manor newsletter, where you can get a novella in the Intergalactic Fairy Tales Series (Awakened) and Deadly Divas, #1.5 (Death & Fashion) FREE. The sign up for that is on McKayManor.com.

Now, to the pretty Wonderland details!


Teenage Alice didn’t mean to end up on Wonderland, but the living spaceship she commandeered had other plans, and he was very late.

Abandoned on an unfamiliar planet, Alice’s first day as a space pirate has fallen into madness. Caterpillars? Mad hatters? A Jabberwock? A queen known for chopping off heads? Alice must face all Wonderland can throw at her if she’s to take back possession of The White Rabbit and leave Wonderland in one piece.

Wonderland is an Alice in Wonderland fairy tale retelling full of action, adventure, and unlikely heroes. While the Intergalactic Fairy Tales take place in the same universe, and occasionally have overlapping characters, these books can be read and enjoyed in any order.

Just 99 cents on: Amazon US  & Amazon UK