Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year friends! I hope you have many, many good memories from 2012 and will create awesome ones this year.

What are your goals?
What did you accomplish?
Are you re-gifting a goal from 2012 to 2013?

 I want to get this MS off to the agent who asked for it. I want to write/edit two more books. I'm re-gifting the goal of writing three books in a year.

Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 YA Novels

Want an awesome list of this years YA novels? Click THIS link! And while you're there, vote for your favorite. Then come back and tell me what you're favorite book this year was, whatever genre.

Here's a list of mine so far:

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Daughters of Jared by Heather Moore
Edenbrooke by Julie Donaldson
On Little Wings by Regina Sirois
Partials by Dan Wells
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Awesome site for generating names for your book

You have to check out this site!

Fake Name Generator

I know you've seen many sites to help generate names. I personally have used baby name sites. This one is much more than just names.

Fake Name Generator give EVERYTHING you'll need for your new character. Here's a random character I tried:

Donna R. Hegwood

1545 Pallet Street
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-394-5878
Email Address:
Username: Hadet1993
Password: Neingah2ooc
Mother's Maiden name: Moor
Birthday: May 6, 1993 (19 years old)
Visa: 4539 2374 1084 0342
CVV: 506
SSN: 084-32-2754
Occupation: Rancher
Company: Budget Tapes & Records
Vehicle: 2004 Suzuki Swift
UPS Tracking Number: 1Z 94A 854 46 7847 142 5
Blood type: O+
Weight: 166.3 pounds (75.6 kilograms)
Height: 5' 6" (167 centimeters)

Can you believe it? With one or two clicks you get everything from a name to a website to blood type. Crazy! It's fun to play with :) You can put in different countries and nationalities too.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Toby Gold Book Tour

Before we get to the tour I have recommend this book. Boys will enjoy it (girls will too)! Fast pace, intriguing plot and twists, good characterizations. Toby is an orphan with unique powers. And someone wants to use them for illegal stock market tampering. Toby and his friends have to figure out a way to stop the bad guy--and not die.
If you want to learn about money and stocks, this is a great place to start. Good job, Mr. Everett!



"Money is the most dangerous magic."

"Unique children’s lit that cleverly tackles interest rates, endowments, fluctuating commodities, bullying and identity." 

- Kirkus Reviews

 An infant is discovered one night on a commuter train from New York City during a stop in the sleepy town of Wallingford, Connecticut.  The local police are summoned, but are unable to locate the boy’s parents, despite painstakingly questioning each person on the train.  For some strange reason, none of the passengers can remember seeing his mother falling from the train – after falling victim to an assassin’s bullet.

Assigned the name “Toby Gold” by social services, the mysterious child grows up in Wallingford, moving from foster home to foster home, not knowing who his real parents are - or why he was born with such freakish skills with math and money.

Now a teenager, Toby’s money skills are noticed by the wrong people, and thus he is unwittingly sucked into a high-stakes financial conspiracy that puts his life, and the lives of his two closest friends, in great peril.  Ultimately, Toby solves the crime, saves his friends, and even saves his school—all in one harrowing afternoon.

"This fast-paced adventure weaves fundamental concepts in economics and finance seamlessly into the story. Toby Gold makes learning finance exciting."

- Francis A. Longstaff, PhD, Professor of Finance, UCLA - Anderson School of Management

About the Author: Craig Everett

Craig R. Everett was born and raised in Maine, spending his childhood summers digging along the shores of Bar Harbor for buried pirate treasure.  Fortunately, he was able to remain blissfully unaware that pirates seldom, if ever, ventured that far north.  He received his B.A. in Economics from Tufts University, an MBA from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University.

Dr. Everett is currently a finance professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he teaches corporate and entrepreneurial finance. Dr. Everett also volunteers in public schools teaching financial literacy principles.  

You can learn more about Craig here:

Toby Gold and the Secret FortuneReading Level: 9 and up
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Fiscal Press (October 18, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-936-21495-2
Dimensions: 8.75 x 5.75 x 1.0 inches 


Blog Tour Schedule for Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune by Craig Everett, 2012

04-Oct-2012  Free Money Finance 
11-Oct-2012 Queen of Random  
12-Oct-2012 Why Not? Because I Said So
12-Oct-2012 LDS Women's Book Review
13-Oct-2012 A Storybook World
15-Oct-2012 A Thousand Wrongs
16-Oct-2012 Say This Write
16-Oct-2012 Money and Me for Canadians
16-Oct-2012 Word Spelunking
17-Oct-2012 Couponing with Boys
18-Oct-2012 Book Launch of Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune at the Access to Capital Conference at the LA Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
18-Oct-2012 The Book Bug
18-Oct-2012  I Am a Reader not a Writer
19-Oct-2012 Of Writerly Things
19-Oct-2012  Troop Petrie
22-Oct-2012 Renae's Writespot
22-Oct-2012  The Write Path
23-Oct-2012  Monique's Musings
23-Oct-2012  My Mommy's World
24-Oct-2012  The Things I Love
24-Oct-2012  Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker
25-Oct-2012  Live to Read
26-Oct-2012 Ordinary Happily Ever After
29-Oct-2012  Fire and Ice
01-Nov-2012  Jeffrey Olsen
01-Nov-2012  Bookworm Lisa
05-Nov-2012 Debbie's Inkspectations
07-Nov-2012  With a Side of Thriftiness
10-Nov-2012 A Storybook World

12-Nov-2012 Christy Dorrity's Dearest Dreams
15-Nov-2012  The Non-Reluctant Reader
19-Nov-2012  Taffy's Writings 
Nov 2012-
-- Rachelle J. Christensen, award-winning author of WRONG NUMBER and CALLER ID and nonfiction Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter Day Saints,

A few of my favorite things I'm doing

I'm reading: Fiction: The Light After the War by Anita Abriel  It is 1946 when Vera Frankel and her best friend Edith Ban ...