Chynna Laird's Blog

April 21, 2014

I hope everyone's Easter was happy, fun and Blessed.

Being that this was a weekend filled with family love, I thought I'd put one of my books out there that depicts the same thing. Well...admittedly...there is some murder, mystery and suspense involved BUT...the values are still there.

This book was more of an experiment, testing whether my readers would accept something with more adult content rather than the young adult/new adult content I usually aim for. From what I hear, people truly loved...
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Published on April 21, 2014 17:18 • 11 views

April 5, 2014

Happy Saturday to you ALL! I hope you're having a great weekend so far. I would if I could do more of my own writing...BUT...I shall get on that later this afternoon after some editing work. ;)

Well, I've decided to start a new weekly segment. We're actually in the works of creating a daily blogging schedule but in the meantime, we're filling space in where we can.

We've decided to have a 'Super Saturday Samples' day where I share a small snippet from my latest work, or from a book that I have...
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Published on April 05, 2014 14:16 • 6 views

March 27, 2014

Well, with around fifteen hours left to go in our Goodreads giveaway , I thought we'd share an excerpt from Just Shut Up and Drive today.

I wanted to choose something that would give a vibe of the story, as well as the relationship between these two amazing men, but not give too much away. I think this section of Chapter Two will give you an idea of what the story is about, a hint to some adventures that are about to happen as well as the personalities of Wil and Gramps.

Almost everyone who has...
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Published on March 27, 2014 08:39 • 9 views

March 25, 2014

Alrighty! Today we have a special treat. Wil Carter, our eighteen-year old main character in Just Shut Up and Drive, is here for a bit of a chat. We've very excited to have Wil here. He has quite a story to tell and his grandfather's wicked sense of humour.

We're going to try to get a bit of background from this amazing young man, but don't you worry. There will be hints but no spoilers in this interview because we both want readers to enjoy his story from beginning to end without knowing ahea...
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Published on March 25, 2014 14:45 • 15 views

March 23, 2014

WOW! Has it ever been a long time since I've sat down to blog. OOPS! Well, alot has been going on in my life the last several months...some good, some bad, some SUPER ugly...but things are getting back to a new 'normal' for me and my kids. The time has come to get back to what's most important to me (besides my kids and my wonderful boyfriend): WRITING!

I'm going to jump right back on the horse by doing a week-long focus on my newest novel, Just Shut Up and Drive. This one has been out for alm...
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Published on March 23, 2014 04:00 • 11 views

August 9, 2013


Great things come in threes this August at Imajin Books, where quality fiction at affordable prices is the name of the game. Join us for our annual summer event where you can meet our authors, discover fresh voices, delve into intriguing stories and enter to win fabulous prizes, including a Kindle Fire HD.
You’re invited to our:
1.       'Share the Imajin Books Buzz' contest - Share our events on Twitter and Facebook, and share your pics of our books on your ereade...
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Published on August 09, 2013 09:04 • 6 views

March 17, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have Candian author Cheryl Kaye Tardif join us a couple of weeks ago, sharing how she comes up with her story ideas for her novels.

Cheryl has a number of international bestselling novels, including her newest thriller, SUBMERGED.
From March 15-24, Cheryl will be traveling the blogosphere and visiting book blogs during her SUBMERGED Blog Tour. We're thrilled to have her stop by her along her way to answer a few questions for us.
So grab a cup of your f...
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Published on March 17, 2013 05:30 • 4 views

March 2, 2013

I am thrilled to have today's guest post for a few reasons.

First, we are welcoming back Cheryl Kaye Tardif who is not only a best-selling author but also a kick-butt publisher (Imajin Books) and a marketing genius. I pay very close attention to her when she shares her pearls of wisdom because she knows alot about this industry...from all angles. She is very successful and it hasn't come without alot of hard work and determination. I find her tremendously inspiring.

The other rea...
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Published on March 02, 2013 06:00 • 6 views

February 12, 2013

I have some very exciting news to share with you all. If you have been joining me here weekly for the Sweet Saturday Samples segment, you'll be familiar with my work-in-progress called Just Shut Up and Drive. Some of you may have even been cheering me on as I worked to get it finished, edited and ready to find a home for. Well, it didn't take as long as I thought it would.

I am thrilled to announce that the amazing ladies at Astraea Press have offered me a contract for the story and I have hap...
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Published on February 12, 2013 09:48 • 5 views

January 12, 2013

It's been a long time since I've joined in on Sweet Saturday Samples, so I am very excited to get back into it.

I'm not sure whether I've shared this or not but this WIP is finally complete, edited and I'm currently trying to find it a good home. I have a few places in mind that may be interested but we'll see.

I'll keep you posted.

Anyway, in today's sample Wil and Gramps have made a stop at a hotel near the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. They still have little Dakota with them, and fear they ar...
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Published on January 12, 2013 07:01 • 5 views