Currently

Currently…

In an effort to blog a bit more regularly, I’ve decided to join Katy Upperman‘s “Currently” posts 🙂 Don’t hesitate to join us. (Find the origins of the idea HERE.)

Loving

My Happiness Journal. Writing something every night (or when I do end up being too tired, in the morning with the note ‘Oups’ )

Happiness Project

Reading

I have read Mandie’s  writing in the past and it was oh so good I cannot wait to read this book! And you can do it for FREE on Swoonreads (here)! You can help her get published too by reading and commenting.:)

Watching

So many things…

JANE THE VIRGIN 🙂

THE X FILES reboot

Listening To

NPR & 99.5 …my iPod and I may or may not sing out loud in my house to those tunes…

Thinking About

How this picture makes me smile…#AuthorLifeMonth is an Instagram challenge for authors and the brainchild of the wonderful Dahlia Adler (check all the details here)

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Anticipating

Publishing A Summer Like No Other in French next month. So nervous and excited about that one 🙂

Spending time with The Chemical Engineer this weekend…

Wishing

To finish this revision ahead of time…(this might be a constant for the next few weeks)

Making Me Happy

My family. My friends. Writing. Teaching.

Trying to live in the moment.

What’s currently making YOU happy?

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Lernst du Englisch? Are you learning German?

While translating One Dream Only into German, we talked with my wonderful translator (Gudrun Clausen) about making a bilingual version of the book.

I remembered how my mom was going through a bookstore in Germany, wondering if there were any bilingual books that were from recent work and we couldn’t find any.

It took me quite a long time to format it as for some reason CreateSpace kept on adding one page where it didn’t belong and one space which was changing the entire set-up.

But it’s there 🙂

So in case you want to read One Dream Only in German or would like to read the bilingual version (English/German), you can!

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Lernst du Englisch? Are you learning German?

This book can help you with that: one page in English, one page in German …
Dieses Buch kann dir dabei helfen: eine Seite auf Englisch, eine Seite auf Deutsch…

She thought she was on her way to the top…
Sixteen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya has one dream and one dream only: becoming the best ballerina ever. Dancing’s always been who she is and she’s working her hardest to land the main role of the School of Performing Arts’ end-of-the-year showcase. But…will she make it?
Within a week, Natalya’s life will be changed forever.
Prequel novelette of One, Two, Three

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Sie hatte sich schon auf dem Weg zur Spitze gesehen…
Die 16-jährige Natalya Pushkaya hat nur einen einzigen Traum:
die beste Ballerina zu werden, die es je gegeben hat.
Das Tanzen hat schon immer bestimmt, wer sie ist und sie würde alles tun, um die Hauptrolle in der jährlichen Abschlussvorstellung
der School of Performing Arts zu landen.
Aber…wird es ihr gelingen?
Innerhalb einer Woche ändert sich Natalyas Leben für immer.
Prequel der Novelle Eins, Zwei, Drei


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Sie hatte sich schon auf dem Weg zur Spitze gesehen…

Die 16-jährige Natalya Pushkaya hat nur einen einzigen Traum: die beste Ballerina zu werden, die es je gegeben hat.
Das Tanzen hat schon immer bestimmt, wer sie ist und sie würde alles tun, um die Hauptrolle in der jährlichen Abschlussvorstellung
der School of Performing Arts zu landen.
Aber…wird es ihr gelingen?
Innerhalb einer Woche ändert sich Natalyas Leben für immer.

Prequel der Novelle Eins, Zwei, Drei


Available as paperback and ebook

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iTunes

B&N

Kobo

Hugendubel


🙂

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Happy Friday – It’s back!

I am back for Happy Friday. My goal is to do it as often as possible.

Happy Friday

  • The momentum I gained during the wonderful writing retreat hasn’t disappeared. Yay! I am so grateful for the encouraging words and fun and inspiring moments spent at the beach with amazing friends/writers. Thanks to them, I got back on track with LOVE IN B MINOR…Here’s a small excerpt I shared on Tuesday with my cozy nook on Facebook.
SECOND TEASER
You can pre-order LOVE IN B MINOR for only $0.99 (Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo)
  • Cuddling with Peter The Cat and Plato The Dog…Plato hid underneath the blanket next to me when I took a nap on Monday afternoon after coming back from the retreat.

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  • Going to walk Plato The Dog with The Chemical Engineer almost every single night. Always laugh a lot for some reason during those walks 🙂
  • Making one of my best Chicken Marsala to date…
  • Watching the last season of Parks & Rec…That show made me laugh so much. Can’t thank Katy Upperman enough for the rec 🙂 The trailer below is for season 2…

So, tell me, what made you happy this week?

 

 

Currently

Currently…

In an effort to blog a bit more regularly, I’ve decided to  Katy Upperman‘s “Currently” posts 🙂 Don’t hesitate to join us. (Find the origins of the idea HERE.)

Loving

Taking pictures. Walking on the beach in the morning during the writing’s retreat. So inspiring.

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Reading

I just started Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

And I’m reading I Am Malala

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Watching

The last season of Parks & Rec just landed on Netflix…

Listening To

The Chemical Engineer and I started listening to the first Serial season and we’re already hooked.

Thinking About

Ways to organize myself so I can schedule four hours of writing/drafting/revising on days I’m not working and at least one hour of writing on days I’m working.

Anticipating

Using the Romance Planning Beatsheet Jami Gold has on her website (thanks again Katy and Alison for the tip!) as I go through LOVE IN B MINOR.

Wishing

To finish this revision ahead of time…

Making Me Happy

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Spending time with amazing writer friends…This weekend was AMAZING.

What’s currently making YOU happy?

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A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER is here! And a giveaway!

A Summer Like No Other has stolen my heart and I cross my fingers it steals yours too ❤

Teaser ASLNO 3

Buy it now 🙂 

(Special price of $0.99 ends on Sunday August 2nd)

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FINAL2 ASLNOA Broken Dreams Novella

She’s his best friend’s little sister. He’s the biggest player of them all.

They shouldn’t be together. But this summer’s just too tempting.

Sixteen-year-old Emilia Moretti’s goal for the summer is simple: forget her brother’s best friend—Nick Grawsky—ever existed. It should be easy: He’s spending his summer in the Hamptons, adding girls in tiny bikinis to his list of broken hearts. Guarantee he won’t be telling them they’re like his little sisters. This summer, Emilia won’t stay awake at night thinking about him. She’ll need flawless ballet movements to have a shot at next year’s showcase, and she’s finally ready to search for her birth parents. But when Nick decides to stay in the city, Emilia’s resolve disappears in a pirouette. Maybe it’s the spin they needed to be together. As long as she doesn’t get stuck believing in happily ever after…

Nick is tired of pretending to be the happy, let’s-have-fun guy. His father wants him to change his career from professional dancer to…lawyer. He needs to put all of his focus on dancing to prove to Daddy Dearest he’s good enough to make it big. And he may have a case of the bluest balls in history courtesy of Emilia. She’s off-limits: The bro code with Roberto even forbids the dirty thoughts he has about her. Besides, he’s not boyfriend material. He only has time for flings, for girls who don’t expect much, for girls he doesn’t want to kiss goodnight. He knows he should resist her, but he’s not sure he wants to…

At least for this summer.

It’s going to be a summer like no other.

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Giveaway Time

ASLNO Giveaway

To celebrate the release of A Summer Like No Other, I have set up a giveaway with pretty special prizes

(including a leather bracelet from Chloe + Isabel)

You have mannnnny ways to enter and you have an entire month to do so!

Click on the Rafflecopter logo or here to participate!

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Thank you SO MUCH!!!