Friday, March 21, 2014

A to Z Sneak Preview!

Welcome to the 2014 A to Z Challenge
I'd like to thank
for hosting!

And now for this year's theme...


At the end of last year's challenge, I considered not participating in the A to Z challenge this year. But then, I got a great idea for it! My MG fantasy, BROKEN BRANCH FALLS, BEAST WORLD Book 1, comes out soon, so I’m going to share tidbits and sneak peeks about it alphabetically. (Including the titles of each post, which are some of the chapter titles in BBF!) Yes, I went crazy!

Don't worry, I don't want it to be all about me, so I’m going to give something back by sharing a piece of writing advice I’ve learned in my journey each day, too.

And then, I'll wrap up each day with some laughs at the end! And all in 300 words or less (with exceptions for special announcements)

And you might have noticed my "Jeremy's Angels" badge. I answered the call to be a minion again this year. Though poor Jeremy is injured, we angels (River Fairchild, CM Brown, and myself) are still going through with the job of helping to monitor with the help of our "Bosley" Arlee Bird!

Looking forward to my 4th year facing of the challenge! Are you in? If so, good luck!

BTW - With spring break, a book signing and a conference, I am taking a blogging break until the challenge. I will come back with pictures and updates. Yay for spring!

35 comments:

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Ohhh I will be most looking forward to the writing advice! Enjoy your break :)

Fifi Islaih said...

I can't wait for the sneak peaks of your story! Thanks!

Robin said...

This is a great for the A to Z. Congrats on your minion status.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Sounds like a fun theme!

Really looking forward to A-Z this year. It's my third time doing it, and I'm also one of Alex's Ninja Minions. :)

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

My theme is about my debut novel. Great minds think alike. I figure by the end of the month, people will be sick of it or ready to buy it.

randi lee said...

Looking forward to the sneak peaks and the advice! Can't wait to read what you've cooked up :)

S.K. Anthony said...

Oooh sounds cool, Tara! Sneak peak from your Beast world? Can't wait :D

I'm actually back from a blogging break. Figured the Theme Reveal for the A to Z, which I'm joining for the first time, is a good time to come back ;)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I like the title of your book Broken Branch Falls. Looking forward to your posts.

Kristin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and thereby reminding me that this is Reveal Day! I've now added my reveal. Looking forward to following along with your hints and peaks here.

Julie Flanders said...

It will be fun to learn more about your book. And have fun being a minion!

Carrie-Anne said...

Looking forward to your sneak previews and writing advice!

Laura Clipson said...

Sounds like a great theme :)

Crystal Collier said...

Awesome! We need more middle grade madness around here. =D

Can't wait to see what you've got for us!

mshatch said...

Sounds like fun and I'm ready for the challenge!

M. J. Joachim said...

All that in 300 words or less, you definitely are going to be a creatively busy blogger this year. So glad your one of Jeremy's angels. Looking forward to participating in the Challenge with you :)


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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I can always use some writerly advice. I can't believe it's almost April.

Jennifer Fischetto said...

Middle Grade looks like so much fun. I look forward to following your blog and reading your posts. :)

Cathy said...

What a great idea for a theme. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Christine Rains said...

Great idea for your theme! Can't wait to read them. Have fun at the convention. :)

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

We shall all celebrate Spring if it ever really lands. It's still cold and windy here. You can tell how impatient I am. It's the second day and no warm air yet!
Happy weekend.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

See you in April Tara. Can't wait to get into the world of your MG!

Alex Hurst said...

Looks like it's going to be cool. :) I love your graphic designs, btw.

See you in April!

Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan, participating in Blogging A-Z April Challenge.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Year 4? How cool! I'm sure you'll have lots of advice for us all. Good luck, Tara.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Can't wait to follow your posts throughout the challenge :)

Carolyn Brown said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy!
I am glad we were still able to be "Jeremy's Angels" for the Challenge, it would have been a shame for your very creative badge to go to waste. Poor Jeremy, he must be bummed.

My theme is on the same line as yours. Looking forward to reading you sneak peaks, Tara. Happy A-Z!

http://cmbrown-books.blogspot.com.au/

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I was in; I was out; I was in; now I'm out. I'm hoping to be doing edits on my next book and am in the middle of three stories I want to finish. I don't want to do it if I can't be a good participant, so I know I am out.

See you in Atlanta lady!!! I can't wait :)

Arlee Bird said...

So glad you changed your mind to participate in the A to Z again. And thanks for pitching in to help us monitor that monster sign-up list.

I like the sound of your plan.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. sounds like a fun time and we'll get to see your Beast World .. and then the writing titbits - always useful .. and some laughing bits too ...

Well done ... I just remember your Showercize from last year ... see you there .. and achieve lots during the break - Hilary

Cathrina Constantine said...

I can use all the writing advice you have to offer! Can't wait!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great theme!
Bosley - too funny.
Sorry I'm late...

Nicole said...

Sounds like the perfect combination for a theme. Looking forward to it.

cleemckenzie said...

One minion to another, here's to a great April Challenge.

Sherry Ellis said...

Should be a terrific theme!

It was awesome seeing you in Atlanta! Can't wait for your next book to come out.

Glenda Cates said...

Hello, I am in as well not sure what I am doing but I am in. I can not wait to visit and learn more about your book though.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Congratulations on your new book, and good luck with it!

Madeleine Begun Kane