Saturday, February 6, 2021

Women in Publishing Summit and Ebook Deals

I'm gearing up for the Women in Publishing Summit the first week in March, and I'd love to have you join us! The summit is set up by the Write.Publish.Sell group, who offer training seminars year-round. I'll be speaking about Writing for Children, but the whole conference covers not just writing. There are webinars on marketing, self-publishing, editing, and so much more. Tap here to check it out for yourself! With in-person events still limited, this online conference will give you your writing fix and boost that inspiration to get moving with your 2021 goals. 

As a speaker at the conference, I'm offering up some deals to attendees, but even if you don't join the conference, you can still get in on my ebook sales. Every ebook from Serenity Mountain Publishing is on sale for 99 cents each. Even bigger news, At the Corner of Magnetic and Main will be FREE during the conference (March 2-6). Don't worry, I'll remind you closer to the date. 

Your easiest link to finding my ebooks on sale is my Amazon page. Some titles are available at other sites, but some are not. It's a technical thing. I'm working on it. 

Another fun piece of news: the audio book for The Tigran Chronicles is working its way through approval at all the best sites, and it is already available at Google Play. Grab yourself a copy! It will be available through Amazon at some point, but their process is glacial right now. Patience is a virtue, so I hear.

I'm holding out hope that it will be safe to attend some spring events, like SpringFest and the Block Street Block Party, especially the outdoor ones. Until then, happy reading, and grab yourself some 99 cent ebooks. Or an audio book. Or both! 

PS: In case you missed it, I still have the paperback book sale in swing on my personal inventory. Click on the images below to head to my Square store and check it out. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Merry Christmas 2020

It has been one of the weirdest years ever for most of us, but the calendar will change to 2021 in a few days and there is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel. If you're looking for some new books to keep you company during the winter ahead, here's my reading accomplishments for 2020.

There are two more books I'll finish before the end of the calendar year (Beloved by Toni Morrison and Breakfast at the Honey Creek CafĂ© by Jodi Thomas), and I'd love to hear your recommendations for books old and new. Drop a note in the comments section! 

I hope you all enjoy this holiday season, however you celebrate, and I look forward to seeing you in person again soon. 

Merry Christmas from Kimba and all of us here at Serenity Mountain Publishing. 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Holiday Paperback Sales

It's that time of year again for discounts on my back stock of paperbacks. This year is a bit different, however. I got all loaded up for spring events and, well, none of them happened. Or the summer ones. Or the fall ones. I only did a couple of very small events during the whole year put together. SO! That means I have a back stock on most of my titles and have put them on deep discount. Hopefully, there will be safe spring events in the future, but for today, everything must go. 

Here's the biggest deals:

Tap on the image or go to my website to take advantage of these discounts. Individual paperbacks are also on sale ranging from $7 to $9 for my children's books. At the Corner of Magnetic and Main is only $11 as well. I'm still more than happy to autograph and personalize them for anyone you wish. 

The Tigran Chronicles is not discounted because I only have four copies left in stock. I'll have more in the future, but not in time for the holidays, so grab 'em while you can. 

These prices are only on my personal inventory, not at any other website. At this point, I do not anticipate any discounts on ebooks.  

I hope you are all staying safe and continuing to be careful. There's a promise of a return to normal on the horizon. Until then, snuggle down with a good book, or two. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Millionaires For The Month Review

Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnulty

's review

it was amazing

McAnulty brings her A-game to this book. The story is thoroughly delightful and kept me reading long past bedtime. I loved the relationship between the two very different characters, and I imagine researching the details for this book was a blast.

I admit, the back matter of the book made me want to run away screaming, but I didn't because my husband was asleep next to me. For those of you who enjoy math (and seeing anything involving figuring out X doesn't make you break out in a flop sweat), there are all kinds of activities that could be done throughout the book as the characters manage their money, and there are details in the back explaining many mathy things (that I skipped). Math teachers everywhere can enjoy teaming up with the reading teachers!

I highly recommend this for middle grade and YA readers -- and adults as well. What would you buy with a million dollars?

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Book Launch Day: The Tigran Chornicles Is Here!!


Wait! It IS October 1st! Happy Book Birthday to The Tigran Chronicles

This novel has been in the works for the last few years, and I'm delighted to share it with you. This is not a part of any of my current series but may be the beginning of a new one. In case you missed all my other posts about this novel, here's the detail:

Being part tiger and part human should be an advantage—
not lead to your extermination.

Taliya, a seventeen-year-old tigran, has been forced to flee her country home and go into hiding to escape the Enforcers and the Gathering that began in 2172, orchestrated by President Kerkaw and his corrupt martial law of the United States. But it isn’t long before Taliya is captured and forced into a covert military breeding program. Paired with a magnificent male white tigran named Kano, Taliya is determined to survive, whatever the cost, but she is only at the beginning of her journey. What awaits her is more challenging and life-changing than she ever could have imagined.

You can read more about this book and other updates from me in my fall newsletter by tapping here. 

If you want to join in some book launch fun, here's a jigsaw puzzle of the cover. I completed it in 6:08. Can you beat me?? 

You can get your own copy of The Tigran Chronicles at Amazon, directly from me (if you'd like a signed copy with a matching bookmark), or on ebook from nearly every other source. 

Happy Fall. And Happy Reading!! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Writing Workshops & Book Events

Some parts of life are returning to normal, even with my fall events cancelled. I had the chance to participate in an outdoor local author event at Bookish in Fort Smith at their Bakery District location. It wasn't as well attended as they had hoped, but I met some wonderful people and we managed to share stories around our masks. 

Bookish and I are working on getting a couple of my titles on consignment there, so stay tuned for that update. I must get to the main location soon so I can meet Barrie, their store cat. 

I spent a delightful day with the White County Creative Writers over the weekend speaking to them about "Writing for Children" and "Running With Inspiration." It was odd to be in a room full of people again, but masks were worn when we left our table space and distances were kept. They are such an engaged group, striving to make their writing the best it can be. It is always a joy to be invited to hang out with other writers!

Scott & Meg at the book sales table.

Meg speaking to the group.

Meg being distracted by a close-up photo.

If you are still not comfortable or able to attend the conferences you normally do, here's a link to my "Running With Inspiration" or "What-If" workshop that I did for an event that went online. It's much shorter than what I would do in person because I had a time limit, but it might still inspire you to take pen to paper (or hands to keyboard) today. 

Now I'm back to the final steps in presenting my new book, The Tigran Chronicles, to the world. You can already purchase a paperback copy through my website (for signed copies with a matching bookmark) or through Amazon. The ebook is in final editing and should be done by next week, and the hardcover is in the final gasps as well. Almost there!