Friday

Super Summer Savings

Hey all!

If you are looking for some super steamy "beach" reads, all three of my books will be on sale for .99 cents each--yay--beginning tomorrow July 14th through July 20th. Links to purchase are on the sidebar --->

I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday

Summer Yay

As you've probably noticed, I have been absent of late. The month or so leading up to summer all the way through the beginning of back-to-school is a super busy time for me. A good busy. Soaking up family time and getting to go on little camping trips and other vacations.

All this means I won't be around so much until Septemberish. I'll pop in from time to time, though. And if you are interested in scooping up my books, here's a hint: check out next week's blog post for a great deal on all of them. ;-)

Meanwhile, here's another great deal.

Carole Kilgore's follow-up to her fabulous Jalepeno Cupcake Wench, Bluebonnet Ballerina, is up for pre-order. You should grab it--both, actually.




I hope everyone has a fantastic summer--but don't forget your sunscreen! Well, except for those of you on the flip side. Then I wish you a fabulous winter.

And an extra Happy 4th to my fellow US'ers. May it be sparkly and safe.





C. Lee McKenzie's New Release

A new release--this one is absolutely going on my gift-buying list. I have 4 nephews in this reading age/group who are going to love it! 

SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC

By C. Lee McKenzie

Pete’s stuck in medieval England!

Pete and his friend Weasel thought they’d closed the Time Lock. But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless he’s found.

There’s only one solution - fledgling wizard Pete must take the page’s place. Accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Pete’s alligator familiar, they travel to 1173 England.

But what if the page remains lost - will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the duke’s curious niece, a talking horse, and the Circle of Stones and Pete realizes he’s in over his young wizard head yet again...




C. Lee McKenzie has a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, but these days her greatest passion is writing for young readers. When she’s not writing she’s hiking or traveling or practicing yoga or asking a lot questions about things she still doesn’t understand. 


Wednesday

I'm Back Sort Of

Thanks to all who commented in the previous post wishing me a good vacation. We had an amazing one, especially in NYC. So much so, that we cancelled our plans to head in Philadelphia so we could extend our time there.


We stayed with my aunt and uncle in the area of PA where I'm originally from. Straight off the turnpike I knew I was home.














And the evening view at my aunt and uncle's was as stunning as always.
















I am from a tiny town right next to Valley Forge. I can't even tell you how many times I've been to and through the park. But, we still stop every time we go up there. And my kids still love walking around and looking at all the monuments as much as ever.













Washington's HQ






But then someone forgot to tell Mother Nature it was spring and we woke the next morning to this view.

 Luckily, that mess was gone by the end of the day (mostly). The next morning we were off to The Big Apple.

The views from the docks behind our hotel were gorgeous.


The Empire State Building is still tall.



 The 9/11 memorial was more emotional than I'd thought it would be this long after.

And Lady Liberty is still standing.

Sadly, the Easter Island Head did not ask us for gum.


Like I said, tons of fun all around. Since we skipped Philly, I think we may head back this summer sometime, when there will be no chance of snow (then again, the way this year has gone...).

Today, the lovely and gracious Carol Kilgore is hosting me on her blog, Under The Tiki Hut. I'd love for you to swing by and say hello.









Monday

Spring Break

First, a huge thanks to all who helped make my release day such a success!

Now...

It's vacation time. Yeehaw. It's much needed right now, for sure. I don't do more than 10 minutes-ish a day online while I'm on family vacations--just quick sweeps of email and FB notification type stuff--so I will be on hiatus until the middle of April.

I wanted to head south--I am so darn ready for this dreary, snowy, wet winter to be over. But alas, due to overcrowding issues at my choices, I was outvoted and we are headed north instead. Going to stay with family in PA and take the kids into Philly and NYC since they've never been. Brrr. But it'll be fun. I haven't been into either city in a long, long, long time.

Have a great few weeks everyone, and thanks again for all the support!

xoxo