From one reader to another … we are always on the search for the ‘next big thing’ when it comes to books, right? How many of us get that sweet tingle of satisfaction when we’ve already read a book that hits it big on the lists and on all the shows, magazines etc?

Well…let me introduce you to someone whom I think just rocks. She’s gorgeous (inside and out), so sweet and charming and has an awesome blog. I was able to meet her along with two other equally gorgeous women while on vacation – our first night in Disney and the four of us went for dinner. Time flew by and I wish I lived closer to them.

I’m taking part in the TNBG blog hop. Have you heard of it? If not – its basically a way for readers (like you and me) to discover new authors. I normally do this on my facebook page – but today is a special post 🙂

The thing about blog hops is that I’ll provide links below to some other authors for you to check out. How cool is that 🙂 Let me know if you buy any of their books!


Who is the Awesome Author?
August McLaughlin
and her upcoming psychological thriller, IN HER SHADOW.

Now … Normally I would give one of her books up for free at the end of the post, but since her book isn’t out yet … I’ll be offering a $5 Amazon Gift Card to anyone who leaves me a comment today!

I’d like to thank fellow author August McLaughlin for tagging me to participate.

Click the links below to find out about August’s novel.

In this particular hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current work in progress as well as some insights into our process, from characters and inspirations to plotting and cover decisions. I hope you enjoy it!

Random Q&A about my current WIP

1: What is the working title of my latest book?  
The Baby Doll (although I need to change that and will need your help soon!)

2: What is the book about?
A woman suffering from post partum psychosis.

3: What genre does your book come under?
Women’s fiction 

4: What do you love about this story?
I love the complexity of my main character and where this story will take me & you. 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
How far will one woman go to maintain the illusion that is holding her together? 

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
It will be published by Amazon Publishing. 

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Since it’s a new WIP – I’m not done yet. But I have a goal of May 2013 to be done – so we’ll say 5 months from start to finish. 

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Anything written by Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah. 

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
This story has been in my head and heart for a while now. 

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There is a twist in the story. That’s all I can say right now. But … if you follow along on my Facebook page, I generally like to ask my readers questions to help me with stories, share tidbits to keep them in the loop. So follow along 🙂 

Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

1. Elena Aitken

2. Patricia Sands

3. Bette Lee Crosby

4. David N. Walker

5. I left this spot blank for YOU to recommend a new author to ME 🙂 Leave me a comment below along with a website if you have it … would love to find an author you enjoy! And don’t forget … if you leave me a comment you may win a $5 amazon gift card!