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Is there an author in the house?

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Some of you likely recall my post "where did the author go?" from several years ago. This post is basically a follow up to that, as well as a look toward the horizon.

This weekend, I made my first public appearance since about 2012. I was nervous for many reasons, not the least of which was my long hiatus. Thankfully, it went really well. ConCarolinas, while not the biggest convention, has always been a favorite because of all the great friends who attend it. Thank you everyone who stopped by the table to say hi, who attended panels, and who chatted at the bar and/or breakfast. All of you made this a wonderful first con back, and I am encouraged to expand my schedule further in the future!

But where have I been? Well, that is a murky tale, and I don't like putting too much of my personal life out for public consumption, but I feel that those of you who have stuck around deserve some information. So, let me try a little non-fiction here:

I ran into some health troubles sev…

ConCarolians

ConCarolians is this weekend and I will be there with books, swag, and hopefully something intelligent to say on panels! If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello. This will be my first public appearance in several years, and I'm insanely shy, so if I'm a little quiet, please know I'm absolutely thrilled to see/speak with you, my tongue just gets a little tied!

So where will I be? Well, I'll have a table in the author's hall. I will only be at it a few hours during the convention, but I'll have times I will be there posted, so do stop by to see me and say hi. I'll also be speaking on the following panels:

FRIDAY:
3:00 PM Doing It All: Blending Character, Plot, and Backstory 
5:00 PM Paranormal Suspense - How to Ramp Up Action in Your Paranormal
8:00 PM The Burden of Years

SATURDAY:
11:00 AM Fantasy the World Over
8:00 PM The Writer's Life: Not Exactly a Bed of Roses

I hope to see you there!

Today is the day!

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GRAVE VISIONS is officially released out into the world and hopefully readers who will enjoy it. I'm so excited to share this book with you! I hope you love it.



GRAVE VISIONS
Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 0451416570
Roc

Pre-order at:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-A-Million
Book Depository


Audio Edition:
Amazon
Audible
Tantor Audio
iTunes

UK Edition:
(UK) Amazon

Giveaway Winner

The random number generator has spoken and we have a winner! But first, let me thank all of you who helped me get the word out about GRAVE VISIONS. I hope you enjoy it!

And without further ado, the winner of the get the word contest is: Alina P!

Alina, please drop me an email at contests@kalayna.com so that I can get your ARC in the mail to you.

Thank you again everyone!

Win it before you can buy it: A get the word out giveaway!

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We are one week out from the release of GRAVE VISIONS! I'm so excited I finally get to share this book with you. To celebrate the upcoming release, I am giving away two ARCs of the novel: one here on the blog and one over on facebook. To enter here, simply help me get the word out about the release!

You can do this on any media you like--twitter, facebook, goodreads, your own blog, or wherever you would like to announce the upcoming release. You can link back to the giveaway here, share the cover and/or excerpt, or just talk about the series or release--whatever way you would like to help me get the word out! Then come back here and leave a comment with a link to where you got the word out. You can share in multiple locations for multiple entries, but please leave only one link per comment.

The contest will be open until Thursday 1/28 at 11:59pm PST. I'll announce a winner on Friday.

Best of luck and THANK YOU for helping me get the word out!