I wanted to share with you that my finalist medal for the book award competition arrived. Can Dreams Come True was named a finalist for best YA/children's audio book. In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety was a red ribbon winner in 2020.
If you want to pick up a copy of the book (in either ebook, audio book, or paperback), you can find it here:
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Check out this new YA release:
What’s the first rule of getting the lead in the school musical? Don’t fall for your bad-boy co-star.
When Elyse Cohen gets the lead in her private school’s winter musical, she thinks it’s a dream come true. That is, until she finds out she’s playing opposite Asher Park—the bad boy rumored to have been involved in the mysterious disappearance of his ex last spring. Soon, what seemed like a dream role has her worried she’ll be the next girl to get close to her enigmatic co-star and go missing.
After getting run out of the only home he had left, the last thing Asher wants is to return to Eden Falls Academy. But since a theater scholarship is his only hope for getting into a good college, he returns halfway through the school year to face the rumors swirling around him. As long as he keeps his head down and continues the ruse he started the year before, he might make it to graduation without too many scars.
He never anticipated Elyse in any of his plans.
But as the pair play love interests on stage and sparks ignite, the less Elyse wants to believe the rumors about Asher. And even though Asher knows letting people close leaves him vulnerable to being burned, he finds himself wanting to tell Elyse all his secrets.
THE RUSE is a standalone novel in the Eden Falls Academy series. Perfect for readers who enjoy sweet YA romance with ballad-worthy chemistry, passionate kisses and endearing characters.
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Several YA authors have joined together to hold a massive Spring Break giveaway! One lucky winner will receive 19 signed paperback books, a book tote, book sleeve, drink tumbler, lip balm, a $10 Amazon Gift card, and book swag!
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USA Residents only. Not endorsed or sponsored by Instagram. Giveaway is open from March 13, 2022 to 11:59PM CST March 20, 2022. Winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter and notified via email on or before Monday March 21, 2022.
Today Marsha Casper Cook had myself and author Elizabeth Black on her podcast for a great discussion about how we've all coped during the last two years. We discussed what we turned to and what got us through an unprecedented time in our history. We discuss working from home and our new ways of socializing online and otherwise. I talk about group texts, Zoom art nights with friends, and my journaling practice.
We talked about getting help if dealing with anxiety or depression and grief support groups. We also chat about moving forward in this new normal with compassion for what everyone has been dealing with over the last two year.
You can find the show here:
Links discussed on the show:
FB link for help with depression:
Please join me and Marsha Casper Cook on her podcast on March 10 at 4 pm EST (3 CST, 2 MT, 1 PST) for a great discussion about how you have coped during the last 2 years. Elizabeth Black will be joining our discussion. We'll be discussing what we turned to and what got us through an unprecedented time in our history.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel but will it be easy to adjust to the new normal? This podcast will be an open discussion and if you want to call in please do or join in the chat room and you can message us there.
You can listen to us live here or catch the replay:
I was on Michigan Avenue Media Podcasts latest show called, "Hooray for Hollywood," taking about movies and series that we're enjoying now with host and author Marsha Casper Cook and Jennifer Conner. Check it out here to see what we're watching, what we binge-watched and what we fell in love with on the screen.
Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-hollywood-lets-talk-about-movies-host-marsha/id1375404913?i=1000552866774
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Having trouble focusing and getting your “stuff” together right now? Check out this program that helped me get my own “stuff” together and get my goals focused and organized.
So last spring, I tried something new to help me get my goals on track. Basically, everything went nuts in the world and suddenly everything in my life was up in the air. Sometimes life can seem so overwhelming and even though I’d never been a big planner, I thought I needed to try something different to get back on track. Plus hearing, “Make your dream life a reality,” sounded pretty good.
I had heard about HB90 (Heart Breathings) before from other people who had done it. I wasn’t sure it was something that I’d follow through on or that would work for me since at that time I wasn’t one of those people who was addicted to my planner. I had planners, but I used them for appointments and things like that. But because everything had been up in the air, I decided to look into it and I signed up for the HB90 Bootcamp. The whole HB90 system is designed to help you prioritize what you want to accomplish. That was definitely something I needed.
The 1st step is printing a workbook that has exercises in it that help you pinpoint what exactly you want to work toward. There’s a whole part about prioritizing that made me look at things in a different way. The system helps you break down your goals into manageable steps. It really helps to get your mindset right and focused on what you need to do to get where you want to be.
The program is geared toward writers, but honestly it would help to apply these principles to any goal where it’s in business or some other avenue you’re looking to achieve in. The workbook is worth its weight in gold and the videos and online group are very helpful. And you have access to the videos after the course is over if you want a refresher.
Since I’ve decided to become an affiliate for the program (I do get a commission), I thought I’d share what happens when you sign up for the paid program. First, you get the workbook and a quarterly planner that you download and print out (there’s tips on sizes and the best way to do that for whatever kind of binder, folder, or planner you want to use), you also get access to the online Facebook group where people share their tips of what worked best for them, then you get videos with Sarra Cannon where she goes through the workbook and the system including the Kanban board system which is a game changer—get your Post it notes ready!
Now new things can be scary, but with this you have videos, a workbook, and a helpful online community. Plus, you’re pretty much encouraged to play with fun stickers, washi tape, and markers/colored pencils. I printed the workbook and quarterly planner out regular paper sized and used a regular binder and hole punch for the calendar and I used my Happy Planner notebook for my workbook with new disks—I just used my special hole punch for it and all of the extras I used for my planner are available in my Amazon storefront. Krysten's Amazon Storefront: www.amazon.com/shop/krystenlindsay
Course Information: Enrollment is open now. Just go here to sign up or learn more:
Course Dates This Round: March 13th-19th with the live kick off call on the 13th at 3PM EST via Facebook or YouTube
Enrollment will close at Noon EST March 13th.
I also have some of the planner stuff I used for this in my Amazon storefront if you want to take a peek. It's in the, "Always Planning Section."
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Krysten's Amazon Storefront: www.amazon.com/shop/krystenlindsay
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.
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