Monday, July 7, 2014

Killer Monday: Gratitude Giveaway

Jessie’s Bullets: Cock It and Pull It.

Monday, July 7, 2014
  • __3__ Gratitudes (ice cream sandwiches, church, and hot baths--I know I say that a lot--baths, not church!)
  • __3__ Units of Caffeinated (or otherwise non-water) Beverages (what's life without a little liquid entertainment? Coconut tea with French Vanilla creamer whilst in the hot bath...Heaven!)
  • __2 hrs  Spent Writing (I gots me some writing on!)
  • _0__  Culinary Delights/Disasters Created With Own Hands (I warmed up delicious bbq'd meats from Saturday however. Sounds disgusting...but whatevs.)

Over two years ago, before I landed my agent and book deal, I attended a conference in which I participated in a "Publication Primer." The setup was a group of six writers: one published Mentor/Leader and five unpublished writers, wherein we read each other's work and gave "constructive criticism." Our Mentor was Jenn Johansson. Jenn took me under her wing and gave me a much needed boost in confidence. I've never quite known how to repay her for her generosity and kindness. 

Last weekend, I was able to see Jenn at the American Library Association's National Convention where she was signing her debut, INSOMNIA (her second book PARANOIA is also out). I felt like a bit of a schmuck waiting in line for her to sign a copy when they were meant for librarians, but I couldn't resist. She signed me a copy of her awesome horror book and I promised to promote it and give it away. 

So this is me being grateful and paying it forward! All you have to do is comment to enter. Tweet it or FB it for an extra entry. (U.S. only contest...sorry Germans, I know how much you love this book!)

Happy Monday y'all.



  1. I have this baby sitting on my side table waiting for it's turn to be read. I can't wait!!! It sounds so awesome!

  2. Love the story behind this! Jenn is awesome. :)

  3. Can't wait to get my hands on this one! looking forward to reading it!

  4. I am always grateful for a hot bath, add candles and soothing music! My kids love reading YA fiction!