Falling leaves. Changing colors. Cooler weather. Well, not right now here in Santa Cruz: it is hot!
Still, fall is in the air, and to celebrate, a wonderful group of authors I belong to, Clean Indie Reads, is having a sale. You can find all the great deals here.
We’re also having a blog hop to help spread the word. So please hop around and check out the authors who are participating. You’ll learn more about them, their books, and you might win a prize!
With the changing season upon us, the bloggers are wondering: Do the changing seasons influence your writing and/or choice of books to read?
For me, the seasons don’t affect my choice of books to read, or what I want to write. Although, when I was working on my middle-grade ghost story, it did help to write during the dark and stormy winter months. Likewise, a portion of my young adult historical romance takes place in the hot Arizona dessert, and when I wrote on equally sweltering days, it helped me imagine what the characters were experiencing.
Please take a moment to read about my books below. Both are on sale for $2.99 from October 5 through October 11.
GIVEAWAY: If you “like” my Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Covella/e/B00MBR9II0 you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Please put your “like number” and your email address in the comments. If you don’t want to make your email address public, you can friend me on FB and PM your address. https://www.facebook.com/lindacovella The contest will be open until the end of the sale on October 11, and a winner will be announced on October 13. Thanks, and good luck!
And please join the discussion and let us know what you think about writing, reading, and the changing seasons.
My first publications came out in July, 2104, one week apart. The first is a young adult book Yakimali’s Gift.
It takes place in 1775 in Mexico, New Spain. 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, of Spanish and Pima Indian ancestry, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. After a tragic accident, Fernanda and her family join Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition to California. On the journey, Fernanda will discover not only romance, truths that change the way she sees her ancestry, her family, and herself. You can read an excerpt, view the trailer, and read historical info on my website https://lindacovella.com/yakimalis-gift/.
The second book is a paranormal ghost story for readers 8+.
In this book, 12-year-old Pepper Connelly moves into a spooky Victorian house and discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in the backyard shed. Without realizing he’s a ghost, she agrees to help him find his grandfather. Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeist activity, and crystal ball readings propel her toward the shocking end of her search, and an understanding of what it means to be a true friend. Find out more about the book on my website https://lindacovella.com/the-castle-blues-quake/.
Available in print or ebook on Amazon