Saturday, July 16, 2011


What is the YA Indie Blog Carnival?

Friday, August 15, 2011 kicks off the first post in this fun - for - all Indie reading enthusiast quest (... and I am already a day behind - boo! - because I just returned from vacationing with my family in sunny Florida, which was fantastic, lol!). The carnival is designed for authors, readers and reviewers of YA Indie books. Each Friday this team of YA Indies will post on a common theme.

Today's post serves as a welcome and introduction. For those of you who are new to my blog please allow me to introduce myself and extend my warmest welcome.

I am a 40 year old happily married wife and mother of two gorgeous and brilliant children. I teach high school dance and theater arts and have 17 years of teaching experience in the NC Public School System. I love my family... I love my students... I love the Arts... and I love books!

I published my first novel, Soul Quest in February of 2011 and will releasing my second novel in this series (The Soul Quest Trilogy), The Guardians of Souls on August 31, 2011. Additionally, I am releasing an anthology of short stories with several other Indie paranormal romance authors on August 1st. The book is entitled The Glassheart Chronicles.

If you scan my blog you can find related information about my books (blog tours, website,links to purchase, reviews).

OK, so enough blabbling about me. There's much more to do and see in this YA Indie Carninval and I hope you will continue the journey by stopping by my fellow Carni's blogs. Enjoy the carnival and save some popcorn for me!

Dani Snell: An awesome reviewer.

Patti Larsen: Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, and The Diamond City Trilogy.

Courtney Cole: Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

Wren Emerson: Author of I Wish and a contributing author in the upcoming anthology that I am participating in (The Glassheart Chronicles).

Nicole Williams: An indie author of paranormal fiction. Her titles include: Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles.

Fisher Amelie: Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

M. Leighton: Author of the Blood Like Poison series, Wiccan, Madly, The Reaping and Caterpillar.

Laura Elliott: Author of the recently released Winnemucca!

Rachel Coles: Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms.

T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross.

Cydni Tefft: Author of Between

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  1. It certainly looks like we have lots in common (wives/mothers/authors). I'm looking forward to learing more about you as each week passes.

  2. Amy!! I love that you're a dancer and theatre maven... I did improv for years (still dabble) and wish I still had time...