Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spotlight Author with Carly Phillips

It's hard to believe July is coming to an end so quickly! I couldn't think of a better way to end the month than to interview Carly Phillips!!! I'm so excited that she is able to be here with us!

Hi Carly, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you write.

A former lawyer, I live in New York with my husband who I met in college. I’m mom to two daughters and two frisky Wheaten Terriers who think they are kids #3 and 4. And I write light and sexy contemporary romances about family and relationships.

Can you give us a little peak into your up coming release KISS ME IF YOU CAN?

 KISS ME IF YOU CAN is the first in the Bachelor Blog/Most Eligible Bachelor series. When an online blog teams with a New York City newspaper - with the sole purpose of helping the bachelor in question find the woman of his dreams. The stories are fun, sassy and of course sexy! First up is KISS ME IF YOU CAN: When jaded crime beat reporter and aspiring mystery writer Sam Cooper ("Coop") stops a jewelry store robbery and is given a ring as a reward, he is labeled a hero and becomes the newest Bachelor in the infamous Bachelor Blog. Lexie Davis is a free spirited web designer with no roots and a love of travel who wants to purchase the ring for her beloved grandmother’s 80th birthday. But as Coop discovers, the ring is stolen property, and when his apartment is vandalized, it becomes obvious someone wants the ring back. As Lexie and Coop team up to uncover the ring’s past, sparks between them fly. Add a cast of secondary characters working to derail the duo’s efforts and drama when Lexie’s unorthodox family history is revealed. When all is said and done, can Lexie overcome her fear of settling down, especially when she discovers Coop wants to write her grandmother’s story as the big break in his burgeoning novelist career? I really loved writing this story and I hope readers feel the same when they read it! Next up is LOVE ME IF YOU DARE on August 31, 2010 and it’s a direct sequel to KISS ME. For those who love bookclubs, please check out the Bookclub I’ll be doing at my Plotmonkeys blog for KISS ME IF YOU CAN (LINK: ).us.

What are you working on now?

I'm working on a brand new series for Berkley. The first book (and series name) is tentatively (but probably)- SERENDIPITY, named after the fictional, upstate NY town where the stories are set. The first book will be released in October 2011 and feature the town, its landmark Harrington Mansion, the estranged Barron brothers, and a vibrant cast of characters from both sides of the tracks. The tone of the stories will be deeper, more like my earlier works, CROSS MY HEART and SEALED WITH A KISS, and the hero and heroine of the first story share an unfulfilled attraction from the past. He's a bad boy returning to his hometown to make up for past mistakes. I'm so excited for this new series!

What do you do when you get stuck?

I call the Plotmonkeys! LOL They’re the best and we meet a couple times a year for face-to-face intense plotting sessions. They include my critique partner, Janelle Denison, and Julie Leto and Leslie Parrish. They’re just an IM or phone call away ;) I also have a tendency to forget that if I switch POV’s, sometimes the story begins flowing again, LOL!

What is your favorite thing about writing romance?

I love the creativity of it. I also love writing about family and love, two things I’ve been blessed with. Watching relationships evolve on the page (or screen) is very invigorating. And I love love love the happy ending!

When did you know you wanted to pursue a writing career?

When I was home with a colicky baby (my eldest daughter), I read romances to help relieve the stress of parenting. The books really helped keep my sanity LOL and it wasn’t long before I tried writing my own romances. With my husband’s support, I wrote around the baby’s schedule … 10 completed manuscripts and 7 years later, I sold my first book!

If you had to pick one character in your books, who would be your favorite? And why. Or if you don’t want to pick a favorite… which one do you connect with the most? And why?

It’s always the book I just finished, LOL. Those characters resonate and once a book is complete, the rush of adrenaline stays with me! Not to sound ridiculous but I connect with all my characters on some level or I wouldn’t be able to get into their heads! That doesn’t mean they’re me.

What do Carly Phillips fans have to look forward to in 2010?

August 2010: KISS ME IF YOU CAN September 2010: LOVE ME IF YOU DARE For more information, please visit where there are always updates!

Did you receive rejection letters during your journey to become published? If yes what is your best advice to someone who’s received their first one?

Boy did I! I wrote 10 manuscripts in 7 years before being published and received tons of rejection letters but as long as the rejection letter asked for something else or mentioned something positive in the story, I held onto hope and kept writing a new book and moving forward. My advice would be this: Be determined and motivated to sell. Learn your craft and keep submitting. In the end it will all mesh and you'll hopefully get that call.

Do you have any advice on writing, getting published, or finding an agent?

My first suggestion is always join Romance Writers of America and then join a local chapter! I am a member of Hudson Valley RWA, Central New York/Lower Westchester RWA (CoLoNY), and New Jersey Romance Writers (NJRW). RWA is the best place to meet and network with other writers and learn the business of writing and RWA has chapters in every state as well as online chapters and other valuable information. I am also a member of Author's Guild, and Novelist's Inc. (NINC). Outside resources are key, but nothing can replace sitting down and writing! Good luck and keep writing!

Thank you Carly. I’m so glad that you shared your time with me and all of my readers. Where can we find out more about you and where can we find your books?

Thanks for having me! You can find out more about me by visiting my website at or the Plotmonkeys site at
I’m well known on Twitter where I love to tweet about the ABC soaps and oh just about anything.
I also have a Facebook Fan Page where I post information for my readers:
And I do have a Myspace:
And of course you can find my books at any online or brick and mortar bookstore. Thanks for a fantastic interview!

I hope all of you enjoyed the nterview as much as I did! Thanks for sopping by. See you next week!



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Spotlight Author with Laura Bickle

It's summer time. And it's hot! What better way is there to to enjoy the summer than to sit by the pool, cool drink in hand, and a great book? If your looking for a hot summer read, then make sure to pick up Laura Bickle's latest release EMBERS! (pun intended!)

Tell us a little bit about it Laura...

Writing as Laura Bickle, EMBERS was released April, 2010 by Pocket-Juno Books. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya--who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern--suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil's Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya--with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team --can stop it.

Writing under my “secret identity,” Alayna Williams, DARK ORACLE was released June, 2010. DARK ORACLE is the story of a criminal profiler, Tara Sheridan, who swore off criminal profiling after narrowly escaping a serial killer. By combining Tarot card divination with her own intuition, she must find a missing scientist who has unlocked the destructive
secrets of dark energy.

Do you have any other titles for your fans to look forward to this year?

The sequel to EMBERS, SPARKS, is coming in September. In SPARKS, Anya’s investigating a rash of spontaneous human combustion cases. With the help of the ghost hunters and a soul collector from the Underworld, she must track down the supernatural source of the fires and keep Sparky’s newly-hatched newts safe from a malicious psychic.

What are you currently working on?

I’m finishing up the sequel to DARK ORACLE, tentatively called ROGUE ORACLE. It’s due to come out in early 20100. In ROGUE, Tara Sheridan and Harry Li are chasing a Chernobyl survivor who's selling nuclear secrets on the international black market. Tara is coming to terms with her destiny as an oracle and rebelling against an ancient society of oracles of which her mother was a part.

How long do you spend doing research on your projects?

I do a lot of research. I keep files of clippings about arson investigation, spontaneous human combustion, ghosts, Tarot cards…I’m sure that my files greatly resemble Fox Mulder’s from the X-Files. I’m doing research before and throughout the writing of the book. I often arrive at a point where I need to know something new for a plot detail. Everything I’m reading when I’m writing a book is research for that project – sort of a total immersion. I find that I get the best ideas that way.

When I’m working on the ORACLE series, I write with a deck of Tarot cards at hand to try out a spread or generate ideas. It’s a really fun way to work.

Probably the hardest research I did was research on Chernobyl for ROGUE ORACLE. That kept me up at night, everything from eyewitness accounts to pictures. Really disturbing stuff.

Would you consider yourself a plotter or a panster?
Definitely a plotter. I'm a little - okay, a lot - anal-retentive about outlining. I start with a synopsis, then add more meat to the bones of the synopsis-skeleton as I write. I feel much more secure knowing where the story is going. That's not to say that there aren't surprises, but I like to be able to navigate.

I tried being a pantser, but my attention wandered too much, and I don't feel like I developed the story structure I needed with that approach. I envy pantsers...I wish I could keep everything so straight in my head!

How do you find time to divide yourself between so many projects?

I’m an insomniac. I usually wind up staying awake very late, when the house is quiet. That’s my best writing time.

What’s one thing that you know now that you wished you knew when you started your journey as a writer?

I wished I knew that it doesn’t happen overnight. I’ve been doing this for many, many years, and finally got a break. It really takes a lot of dogged persistence and discipline, more than any other quality. I thought that if I finished a book, I would get it published. In reality, that was just the first step in the process. That first book is still in a shoebox in the top of my closet. The third book I wrote, EMBERS, was the first one to get published. I learned a lot from those early books, and it was important to me that I went through the process several times before I got the hang of it.

Is there anything special to your writing process? Pictures? Music? Any tricks of the trade?

The key thing for me was setting up a desk in a corner of a room, creating a writer’s nest. It made the process very real to me, and was a visual reminder every time that I walked by that I *should* be writing. The act of setting up my own area made it very real to me, and caused me to take the process more seriously.

Do you have any advice on writing, getting published, or finding an agent?

The best advice I can give is to finish. Whatever you’re working on, push through to the end. And do it again. And again.

To that end, I strongly recommend participating in National Novel Writing Month. The process challenges you to write 50,000 words in November. That was really a breakthrough in my own writing process, in learning what was possible. Both DARK ORACLE and ROGUE ORACLE are NaNoWriMo books.

When you aren’t writing, what do you do in your spare time?

Well, there’s the dreaded day job. That pesky necessity tends to be my biggest time suck.

But I think you probably want to know about the fun stuff… My husband and I are amateur astronomers. And I am a very, very amateur belly dancer. We’re owned by a quartet of mostly-reformed feral cats who keep us busy.

Thank you Laura for sharing your time with us here at Micole Writes Romance. If you would like to find out more information about Laura and her books you can go to… and

Thank you so much for having me!

See you all next week! Don't forget to leave us a comment or question!



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Spotlight Author with Carla Neggers

I’m back from Vegas with a little less money in my pocket, a few more pounds on my behind, and a lot of sleep to catch up on! Oh and I’m one year older!!!! But I am back and in my return I have brought my next Spotlight Author… Carla Neggers! So take a few minutes to hang out with us and see what’s going on in Carla’s life.

Carla, tell us about your latest release THE WHISPER.

THE WHISPER has everything that excites me as a writer—action, adventure, suspense, a great love story. Ah. It was so much fun to dive in when I was working on this book! Boston detective Cyrus "Scoop" Wisdom and archaeologist Sophie Malone go after missing Celtic treasure and a killer using ancient rituals to commit modern-day murder.

Some writers say that they have a story that has to be told others say that the characters come to them and demand that their story be told… how does it work for you?

I've had stories and characters come to me in a variety of ways. Scoop Wisdom in THE WHISPER appears in the previous three books of this loosely connected series: THE WIDOW, THE ANGEL and THE MIST. In THE MIST, he's injured in a bomb blast. Now he's recovered and looking for the person who planted the bomb. So I already knew a lot about him. Sophie, however—she's a brand-new character. I could see her wandering up to the Irish ruin where she meets Scoop in the first chapter. I got to know her from that initial scene.

What are you working on now?

I just finished proofreading COLD DAWN, the third book in my paperback original series set in the fictional town of Black Falls, Vermont. It'll be out on October 26! Rose Cameron—the youngest and the only sister of the four Cameron siblings—and California smoke jumper Nick Martini go after a serial arsonist. I love the sense of beauty and danger of a cold northern New England winter…

Did you receive rejection letters during your journey to become published? If yes what is your best advice to someone who’s received their first one?

I don't know a single writer who's never been rejected. I try to remember that a rejection means "no, thanks." It doesn't mean you can't write, you'll never sell, you're finished or even that this particular project is doomed. Carry on!

How long was your road to becoming a published author?

I guess it depends when you want to start the clock. Even as a kid, I'd climb a tree with pad and pen to write. I got serious after my first child was born. I was lucky in that the first agent I contacted took me on. She was enthusiastic and protective, encouraging me to continue to write while she sent out my manuscript. I sold about a year later. That first book eventually sold, but it wasn't the first book I sold. ;-)

Do you have any advice or writing secrets for aspiring authors?

Don't wait to sell a book to be happy. Be happy now! Enjoy writing and working toward your creative and professional goals. It's easy in life to put off being happy until we achieve XYZ.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Writing books I love to write!

What are you reading right now? If nothing at the moment then what do you like to read when you have time?

I almost always have several books I'm reading at once. Right now, I'm reading SEA OF GLORY by Nathaniel Philbrick and THE HYPNOTIST by MJ Rose. I just finished Stella Cameron's paranormal romantic suspense trilogy. I'm just home after more than two weeks on the road—I have a huge TBR pile I plan to tackle in the shade of our old sugar maple!

When you aren’t writing what do you do in your spare time?

I love to garden, hike, kayak, cook, travel and spend time with my family. I have a big family! My husband and I just got back from two weeks hiking on the southwest Irish coast. Fantastic! I'm still putting up photos on my photo blog.

All time favorite book or character (either of your own or someone else’s) and why?
I truly don't have one favorite, although I often will pick up a Nero Wolfe mystery to read—Rex Stout is one of my "comfort reads," especially the stories set in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. I'm also rereading Mary Stewart novels. I love her characters!

I want to thank you Carla for stopping by my blog and letting me pick your brain. If you would like to find out more about Carla and her books you can find them at…

Thanks for stopping by Micole Writes Romance! See you next week!



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Allison Chase Guest Blogger

I'm away in Vegas! ;-) So while I am gone, the delightful Allison Chase will be filling in for me!

Hi Micole! Thanks for having me here today! You know, I had it in my mind that this was coming up, but what with a recent deadline to get a proposal in to my editor, copyedits to review for my December release, contest entries to judge, and actually having a LIFE besides…well, all I can say is it’s a good thing I’m in the habit of writing things down, because otherwise I might have been AWOL right now. As it is, I scrambled last minute to be ready!

But let’s face it, nowadays we all tend to take on too much. Too much work, too much volunteering, too many obligations for friends and family…it sometimes seems endless, especially when modern technology means we’re never really on our own. With our cell phones and laptops we bring our work, friends and family with us everywhere we go. Is it any wonder so many of us feel like pulling our hair out a lot of the time?

But I’m a rebel. My cell phone does little else than make & receive calls. My laptop is reserved for writing only and doesn’t go online. Yup, you heard me right. I spend enough time online as it is, so when I really need to relax I head out to my favorite spot in the backyard with a glass of wine and a book, usually one that transports me back in time to a simpler, more charming era.

Ha! I don’t think so! My new series, Her Majesty’s Secret Servants, takes place in the early Victorian years, and let me tell you, things couldn’t have been more complicated. I’m talking about the changing roles of men and women, the blurring of class lines, radical changes in economics and the educational system, political intrigue, financial shenanigans, drugs – yes, drugs! AND an explosion of technology such as the world had never seen before. Phew! Simple and charming? Not so much. Exciting? You bet!

In each of the series’ four books, I tackle a different aspect of that incredibly complex world. MOST EAGERLY YOURS (out now), involves financial fraud and a medicinal hoax that threaten to part some very nice people with their fortunes – and yes, I found it wonderfully cathartic to see that a couple of Bernie Madoff types got their just desserts! OUTRAGEOUSLY YOURS (Dec.7th) delves into Victorian physics and the advent of electricity – with a dose of SciFi thrown in for fun. The third book, RECKLESSLY YOURS (Dec. 2011), takes a breathless ride through the excitement and politics of the Royal Ascot races to the magic of remote Devonshire and then back again. And the fourth book…hmm…maybe I shouldn’t get ahead of myself here!

But each story presents different challenges for me as a writer, and just when I get comfortable with one subject, I take on a new one. Sometimes I stop and think, “Why do I do this to myself?” I can’t remember who it was, but I once heard a young actress say, “Whenever something scares me, I know I have to do it.” I think that’s excellent advice, because it means we should never stop challenging ourselves, never stop growing. And hey, if I’m going to force my poor heroines out of their comfort zones and send them on wild adventures on behalf of their queen, the least I can do is follow suit in my own unique way. And if sometimes I feel like tearing my hair out, so be it! At least I’m doing something I truly love.

Micole, here’s a question for you and your readers: What, if anything, is important enough to you to make you willing to step out of your comfort zone?

Leave your answer or a comment. One person will be randomly chosen to win a copy of MOST EAGERLY YOURS!

You can find out more about me and my books at and

Hugs and happy reading!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Spotlight Author with Lisa Wingate

Hey baby let's go to Vegas!!! And that's where I am off to! Wish it was a planned vacation instead of an obligation... but that's the way it goes. So before I head off, I thought I would take a few minutes to share with you, my interview with this weeks spotlight author, Lisa Wingate.

Tell us about your latest release...

A: Beyond Summer is really a story pulled from today’s economic headlines. In a time when reversals of fortune have become common, due to mortgage problems and over-extended family budgets, many people are finding themselves in circumstances and living situations they never expected to face. In the previous book in the series, The Summer Kitchen, the Blue Sky Hill neighborhood was under siege by unscrupulous development companies. I wondered whether some of the CEOs of those companies, who collect paychecks while remaining comfortably above the dirty work, could really understand the devastation their faulty mortgages might cause to a family of moderate means. Then, it occurred to me to wonder what would happen if one of those comfortably-wealthy families lost everything and found themselves with no place left to live but a tiny house in Blue Sky Hill, right across the street from one of their intended victims. If identities weren’t revealed, would the families become friends? Would they begin to lean on one another and care about one another? What would happen when the truth came out? Beyond Summer is a story about families, friendships, and about community--how we find it, what it means, and how strong communities help us to survive in difficult times.

What are you working on now?

A: I’m currently working on the first book in the new Moses Lake series for Bethany House. Larkspur Cove will be released in Feb, 2011. This summer, I’ll also be putting the final touches on the next book for Penguin Putnam, titled Dandelion Summer (July 2011) , which will follow Beyond Summer in the Blue Sky Hill series.

Some writers say that they have a story that has to be told others say that the characters come to them and demand that their story be told... how does it work for you?

A: For me, it depends on the story. My story ideas come from anywhere and everywhere, but always from something in life. The nugget of a story can be as simple as a snippet of overheard conversation or a news story. It can be as complex as a life story shared by a reader, or an interesting person I’ve met in my travels. Some stories begin with an idea for a character and some begin with a situation, and the characters develop as a result.

Does a lot of planning go into your work or are you a fly by the seat of your pants kind of girl?

A: I never know at the beginning exactly how the story will end, which isn’t to say that writing is a completely blind journey. Writing each book is a bit like crossing the mountains with a pocket map. On the map, I can see major landmarks, a path from one landmark to the next, and an eventual ending point on the other side of the mountains. Like all climbers, I begin the journey with excitement, enthusiasm, and my lungs full of air. At a few thousand feet, the air gets thin, I’m tired of climbing, and I’m wondering if the map will take me where I need to go. By then, I’ve encountered a dozen unexpected roadblocks, and at least as many wonderful surprises. The story experience is becoming real, and full, and tactile. The characters are taking over, and I want their journeys to end someplace wonderful. I know that if I can just reach the crest of the mountain, I’ll be able to see the finish point, and the journey down the other side will be incredibly satisfying. Finally, the characters and I sprint down the other side of the mountain and celebrate the end of the journey together.

Of course, in reality, this celebration is just me at my computer, surrounded by imaginary people, so all that cheering probably looks ridiculous. Luckily, I’m usually alone when it happens—except for the characters, of course, and they completely understand.

If you had to pick one character in your books, who would be your favorite? And why. Or if you don't want to pick a favorite... which one do you connect with the most? And why?

A: Grandma Rose in my first book, Tending Roses, will always be my all-time favorite character. Not only has the book been reprinted fourteen times, remaining in print for ten years, but the character of Grandma Rose was based on my grandmother, and her stories are my grandmother’s real stories. That character and that book will always be close to my heart, and the fact that readers have embraced it makes it so much more special.

Who has inspired you and your career as a writer?

A: A special first grade teacher, Mrs. Krackhardt, put that idea into my head one day when she found me writing a story at indoor recess. I was new in the class and too shy to ask anyone to play a board game with me. Mrs. Krackhardt read my story and told me I was a wonderful writer, and then she read my story to the class. After that, I was hooked. I loved the way it felt to create a story and share it with people. When Mrs. Krackhardt wrote on my report card that she expected to see my name in a magazine one day, she affirmed what I already knew. I wanted to be a writer!

How long was your road to publication?

A: I’ve always loved to write, but I didn’t get serious about freelance writing and selling until after I’d graduated from college, married, and started a family. I can lay some of that off on a busy job as a technical writer and sleep deprivation from having young children. I wrote and sold various smaller projects in between naps, diapers, and play groups. Finally the point came when the boys were more independent, and I started thinking again about that desire that began in Mrs. Krackhardt’s class. I asked myself what makes a story last, what really makes a story worth telling and worth reading? I wanted to write books that meant something, that explore the human soul.

During that time period, I came across a notebook in which I’d written some of my grandmother’s stories. I’d never known quite what to do with those stories, but I knew they were significant in my life. When I rediscovered the notebook, I had the idea of combining my grandmother’s real stories with a fictional family who are like and unlike my own family. That little germ of an idea became my first mainstream novel, Tending Roses.

I spent about a year writing the book, mostly while the boys were napping or playing. When it was finished, I edited it repeatedly and then sought agents for it. I did that in the typical way--researched, used Writer’s Market, and sent queries to the agents. While I was trying to sell Tending Roses, I wrote a second novel called Texas Cooking. Lisa Hagan of Paraview Literary agency sold both books to NAL Penguin Putnam around eight months later.

What is your favorite thing about being an author?

A: Sending stories out into the world and then hearing from readers. When something you’ve written connects with the life of someone you’ve never met and has a positive effect, it is the most incredible, blessed, indescribable feeling.

If there was one peice of advice that you could give an aspiring author to help hem get their career started, what would it be?

A: First, finish a novel. It’s almost impossible to sell a partial if you’re unpublished. Polish it and send it out, because as much as we’d like them to, editors won’t come looking in your desk drawer. While you’re waiting for news, write another book. If the first one sells, you’ll be set for a two-book deal. If the first one doesn’t sell, you have eggs in another basket. Don’t take a critique too seriously if you hear it from one editor/agent, unless there’s an imminent contract involved. Editors and agents, just like the rest of us, are individuals. What works for one may not work for another. If you receive the same comment from multiple sources, consider revising your manuscript before you send it elsewhere. Be tenacious, be a thick-skinned as possible, keep writing while you wait for news. Never stop creating new material—that’s where the joy is, and if you keep the joy of this business, you keep the magic of it.

Out of all of the recipes that you have in your books... what is your favorite and would you be willing to share one of them with us?

A: My grandmother’s banana oatmeal cookies. She loved to spend time at the local grocery store, digging through rotten fruits and vegetables, gleaning freebies that the produce man was about to throw away. Rotten bananas were an especially treasured find. She often used them to bake these banana oatmeal cookies, which she invented, and was very proud of because the only thing that “costs” (is expensive) in the recipe is a few chocolate chips. In THE LANGUAGE OF SYCAMORES, granddaughters Kate and Karen renew their childhood bonds by attempting to bake a batch of Grandma’s banana oatmeal cookies. At my grandmother’s funeral, my cousin, Judy, baked my grandmother’s cookies. Judy probably paid for her bananas, but as we ate the cookies we all smiled and thought of long afternoons with Grandma. No matter where you are in life, there is something timeless about the taste and smell of a recipe your grandmother always made.

1 cup flour

½ cup mashed ripe banana

1 1/4 cup sugar

1tsp baking soda

½ tsp cinnamon

2 cups rolled oats

½ cup soft shortening or stick margarine

3 Tbsp milk

½ package chocolate chips (or raisins—healthier, but we kids were always disappointed when the black things in the cookies turned out to be raisins ;o)Mix ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, until lightly browned on top.

Thank you Lisa for sharing your time and wisdom with us here at Micole Writes Romance. It has been a pleasure having you here. If you are looking for Lisa's books, you can find them anywhere books are sold, or read sample chapters at . Her fourteenth book, BEYOND SUMMER is hitting the shelves today, July 6th!

Make sure to look for it. Thank you all for stopping by.