I don’t want to clean all the things, or iron stupid shirts! Just so you know!

This is it right here. Pretty much sums up my day. Got a list of editing to do; got ARCs to order for reviewers; got bookmarks to order, and file formats to review; Oh yeah, and I have BOOKS TO WRITE!!

But no. Today I have to fill out IRS forms so I can pay taxes in America (I was sure I lived in Australia), and find lawyers and other useful people who I need to do irritatingly small jobs for me. And I have to clean all the things and iron all the shirts.

Thanks, Edward Monkton, for summing up my life thus far 😉

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Book Bloggers Will One Day Rule The World!!!

Well…

Maybe they’re starting with the internet, but let’s face it- it’s going to happen. You know it. I know it. There’s a good chance the traditional publishing organisations know it too, which may explain why they’re cowering behind the sofas, whispering, we’re not home right now! They’re no doubt terrified by all the kick ass bloggers out there, pounding on the doors of a crumbling establishment, demanding to be let in or they’re gonna blow their big, bad houses down.

It’s only a matter of time.

You may wonder why I’m suddenly spouting war cries and howling at the moon, and it’s because today has been EPIC. I spent the majority of my Sunday not writing, but answering emails to amazing people from all over the world who run book blogs- the people out there devouring our work as writers, posting cataclysmically badass reviews for us (when we deserve them!) and committing the better part of their precious free time to gushing about the books they think rock. And all for the love of reading.

I can do nothing more than salute you guys. You work so hard at what you do, and you do it extraordinarily well. The times when an author relied on a publishing house to get their work out there are gone. It’s the passion and joy that you guys put into your reviews and blog sites that are making books these days, and without you all we’d be nothing!

So keep up the good work. Keep reading, keep writing, keep sharing. Keep laughing! I’ve had so many opportunities to laugh with you over the past few weeks, and my soul feels all the better for having met you.

For all of the readers out there that rely on book blogs to find out what’s hot and what’s not, who do you turn to to scout for awesome new books? Who gives you the best reviews, and who makes you smile while they do it?

Love, love, love

Frankie

p.s I was so intrigued by this book by Leslie Simon that I just had to go buy it. I’m thinking it’ll be more of a manifesto than a work of observation! Check it out!

Book Trailers

 are freakin’ cool y’all!

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking. She just told me she wrote a book. Now she’s telling me she made a trailer? Well, yeah… I wouldn’t have believed it either, but I have evidence!! It’s right here:

Let me know what you think! Watch the link and hit that little button. Y’know, the one with the clenched fist and the sticky up thumb. Don’t hit the button with the thumb pointing down. That button sucks.

Cover Release!

Sovereign Hope Cover!

I couldn’t hold out any longer, guys. I had to release the cover for Sovereign Hope before my head exploded! The work was done by the extremely talented Emma Michaels, who has worked impossibly hard to produce this amazing cover. I love it! I hope you all do too!

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