Pre-Summer Sale on Books

Pre-Summer Sale on Books

Pre-Summer Sale on Young Adult Thrillers If you haven't had a chance to grab my novels at my pre-summer sale prices, head over to Amazon right now and grab your copies! Prices go up on Monday, June 11, 2018. Shattered - Marris Sheffield died too young. But that won't stop her from seeking justice and saving her best friend. (Genre: young adult ghost suspense) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07848XR3S (ebook $3.99 / paperback $9.99) Tainted - A story of love in the midst of death and destruction in a dystopian world. Perfect for YA thriller fans! (Genre: young adult dystopian thriller) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NRNXSQ (ebook $2.99 / paperback $8.99) Bought - Helping the villagers isn't worth the trouble. Until it gets personal. Now Fira must help them defeat the NRC or die trying. For YA dystopian fans! (Genre: young adult dystopian thriller) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CBNH8NY (ebook $2.99 / paperback $9.99) *All books are available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions. **Prices range from $2.99 to $9.99 (subject to change at any time). ***The books need not be read in any...
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Free Book Promo! – Young Adult Fiction

Free Book Promo! – Young Adult Fiction

Free Book Promo! - Young Adult Fiction Good morning! Happy Monday! If you've been holding off on ordering Shattered and Bought, now's your chance to get the Kindle version for free! I'm running a special promotion TODAY ONLY (May 21, 2018) so head over to Amazon right now to pick up your copies! (note: this is for the ebook version only!) Also, I've reduced my paperback prices on all three books for a limited time! Prices go back up to $12.99 on June 11, 2018 - so if you're stocking up on summer reads (or need a book to read in the next couple of weeks), grab them now! Check them out here: http://amazon.com/author/jodycalkins ***Feel free to share this post - I want to get this out to as many readers as possible!*** There is also a group giveaway going on until May 30th - be sure to check it out if you love young adult fiction! Also, if you haven't already, grab your freebie from me! I'm...
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Writer’s Block – The Annoying ‘Thing’ That Keeps Me From Writing

Writer’s Block – The Annoying ‘Thing’ That Keeps Me From Writing

Writer's Block - The Annoying 'Thing' That Keeps Me From Writing Over the years, I've struggled to tell myself that writer's block doesn't exist. It's just a lame excuse that keeps me and other writers from doing what we do (or er...don't do) best. My philosophy behind this is, if I don't believe it exists, then it won't be an issue for me. And that worked beautifully... …up until I made it past the halfway point of my current work-in-progress (WIP). There was so much tension between the characters. It started with just two characters. Then it led to three. And now it's all four of my main characters. It was getting hard to focus. When it's a challenge to determine how a character would react (i.e., facial expression, hand movements/gestures, internal/physiological reactions, etc.), it's easy to get bogged down. When I write emotionally charged scenes, I have to visualize it. I have to get inside the character's head and see and feel what he...
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