April 23, 2014

Three Times A Charm with Heather Brainerd

Welcome to Three Times A Charm. I love introducing my readers to new authors, illustrators, bloggers, agents, editors or promoters from the children’s publishing industry.

Today’s guest is author, Heather Brainerd. Thanks for joining us, Heather. Can you tell us a little about you, please?

I live in New York with my husband, our three sons, and a crazy pug-terrier. When I’m not writing, I like to read, go for walks with my dog, and work out while watching the show Bones. I also run a Disney blog, and spend a lot of time daydreaming about my next trip to Disney World…or maybe we should go to Disneyland…or maybe a Disney cruise. Okay, so I’m kind of Disney-obsessed.

You’re certainly not the only one. Hence the huge conglomeration. Heather can you tell us about your work?

My Young Adult paranormal romance, Dream Shade, is about a girl named Sarah who starts seeing ghosts. With help from her friends, she tries to find out what the spirits want from her to (hopefully) help them rest in peace.

I recommend my book Dream Shade to readers who like Twilight

I also write with my brother, David Fraser. Our first Middle Grade fantasy novel, Shadows of New York, will be out this summer. We’ve published two paranormal mysteries for grown-ups, Deception Al Dente and The Sound of Sirens. They’re the first two books of the José Picada, P.I. series. We’re currently working on the third and fourth books in that series. We have so much fun writing together!

Writing pairs are so fascinating. It seems to me you would have to have an organized mind to create with someone else. I love that you write with your brother!

Now, for the Threes. Share with us your top 3’s to help us know you a little better.

  • Top 3 pieces of advice for kids these days.

Go offline for a little while. Embrace the outdoors. Spend time with your parents; they love you like nothing else in the world.

  • Top 3 professions you wanted to be when you grew up.

A writer, a stay-home mom, and a ballerina. Okay, so two out of three isn’t bad!

  • Top 3 favorite places.

Old San Juan, for the history and culture. New Orleans, for the music and the food. Walt Disney World, because it’s the most magical place on earth!

Where can our tech savvy readers find you online?

Find me:

Find my books:

It was lovely having you charm us on this week’s Three Times A Charm, Heather. Best of luck to you, your brother and your books.

Thanks so much for having me, Kai. This was really fun!

GUESTS WELCOME!  I am always looking for guests for Three Times A Charm. If you are an author, illustrator or book reviewer, an agent or an editor. If you have something related to children’s publishing that you’d like people to know about, feel free to contact me about a future appearance.

April 16, 2014

Worth the Effort Cover Reveal and Blog Tour

Do any of you lovely bloggers have a spot for me on your blog? I'll be having the cover reveal for my young adult contemporary romance on April 30th and doing a blog tour between May 6th (release date) and May 16th.

If you can help, please enter your name and email address in the spot you are interested in hosting. If you'd like to suggest something not on the list, or if a different date would work for you, just drop me an email. I'm happy (and super thankful) to work something out.

Want to know what the book is about? Hop over to this post and read the blurbs, then help me decide which one to use by voting on one! 

April 15, 2014

Indie Extravaganza: New & Up Coming Releases from Indie Authors

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