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May 17, 2015

Huzzah! Thanks everyone for entering the May Oblivion ARC giveaway photo contest. I had some fantastic entries and I loved seeing everyone’s photos.


Here are the winners!


First, I drew Samantha’s entry. Check out this WICKED makeup pic of Pinfeathers!



Chilling, right???


Second, I drew Sanne’s Twitter entry of Mr. Poe brushing up on his reading in preparation for Oblivion. Check it out!



 


Remember that the prize for this round includes a signed hardback copy of Nevermore, a signed hardback copy of Enshadowed and a signed Oblivion ARC!


Stay tuned for the June Oblivion ARC give-away. And then…holy Fritos, Batman. It’s gonna be JULY!!!


How will it all end? Any thoughts. Predictions?


It’s almost here.


 


 


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May 3, 2015

So surprises (like trilogies) often come in threes!


First surprise: Courtney Pierce is the winner of the April cast-a-character Oblivion ARC give-away. Congrats Courtney!


And thank you all for your amazing Nevermore casting suggestions! I loved reading them and seeing the different choices. Maybe one day, our movie dreams will become real.


Second surprise: I’m going to give away TWO ARCs for May, AND a signed hardback copy of Nevermore and Enshadowed.


Third surprise? We’re going to go straight into the May giveaway.


So here’s the deal-e-o. We are going to celebrate my finally getting an Instagram account (yes, yes, I am officially a modern woman) with a photo contest! Got a phone camera? Well, fire that puppy up.


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to snap a photo that reminds you of Nevermore in some way. You can enlist your friends to stage a scene or maybe you can take a photo you think Varen might have snapped (remember he’s partial to black-and-white.) Anyone up for recreating Izzy’s stuffing-her-face-with-pizza photo? Or the cheerleading photo Varen stole from her album? Or what sort of look do you suppose Varen would give you if you tried to snap his photo in the hall? You can show off your costume for the upcoming Nevermore Masquerade in July, or you can pull an Izzy and get your dad to dress up like Poe! You can use photoshop to add cool dreamworld effects if you have mad photo editing skills, or you can keep it simple. Really, anything goes, but remember to keep it clean! Everyone who enters will go into a drawing and the winner will again be chosen at random. But please do be creative and share and tweet photos! The winners’ photos will be displayed on my blog.


You’ll need to tag me on the photo via my Facebook or @ mention me on Twitter or, now, you can tag me on Instagram so that I know you’re entered. Though you can choose to tag me on more than one social media platform if you want to share the photo with more people, you only need to share on one of the three platforms to be officially entered. In the caption, comment field or tweet, please include the words ”Oblivion ARC giveaway.”


Again, this contest is U.S. and international


To give you lots of time to think and be creative, I’m going to run this one for two weeks. So you have until Saturday May 16th, midnight EST to enter your photo.


Please enter only once with one photo.


The photo tagged must be an original photo taken by you


If you have already won an Oblivion ARC, please refrain from entering. I will be doing more exciting give-aways when I receive finished copies and those will again be open to everyone.


Each of the TWO winners will receive:


1.) A signed Oblivion ARC


2.) A signed hardback copy of Nevermore


3.) A signed hardback copy of Enshadowed


I’ll announce the winners of this photo contest on Sunday May 17th


So get clickin! ;)


 


 


 


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Published on May 03, 2015 07:39 • 11 views

So surprises (like trilogies) often come in threes!


First surprise: Courtney Pierce is the winner of the April cast-a-character Oblivion ARC give-away. Congrats Courtney!


And thank you all for your amazing Nevermore casting suggestions! I loved reading them and seeing the different choices. Maybe one day, our movie dreams will become real.


Second surprise: I’m going to give away TWO ARCs for May, AND a signed hardback copy of Nevermore and Enshadowed.


Third surprise? We’re going to go straight into the May giveaway.


So here’s the deal-e-o. We are going to celebrate my finally getting an Instagram account (yes, yes, I am officially a modern woman) with a photo contest! Got a phone camera? Well, fire that puppy up.


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to snap a photo that reminds you of Nevermore in some way. You can enlist your friends to stage a scene or maybe you can take a photo you think Varen might have snapped (remember he’s partial to black-and-white.) Anyone up for recreating Izzy’s stuffing-her-face-with-pizza photo? Or the cheerleading photo Varen stole from her album? Or what sort of look do you suppose Varen would give you if you tried to snap his photo in the hall? You can show off your costume for the upcoming Nevermore Masquerade in July, or you can pull an Izzy and get your dad to dress up like Poe! You can use photoshop to add cool dreamworld effects if you have mad photo editing skills, or you can keep it simple. Really, anything goes, but remember to keep it clean! Everyone who enters will go into a drawing and the winner will again be chosen at random. But please do be creative and share and tweet photos! The winners’ photos will be displayed on my blog.


You’ll need to tag me on the photo via my Facebook or @ mention me on Twitter or, now, you can tag me on Instagram so that I know you’re entered. Though you can choose to tag me on more than one social media platform if you want to share the photo with more people, you only need to share on one of the three platforms to be officially entered. In the caption, comment field or tweet, please include the words ”Oblivion ARC giveaway.”


Again, this contest is U.S. and international


To give you lots of time to think and be creative, I’m going to run this one for two weeks. So you have until Saturday May 16th, midnight EST to enter your photo.


Please enter only once with one photo.


If you have already won an Oblivion ARC, please refrain from entering. I will be doing more exciting give-aways when I receive finished copies and those will again be open to everyone.


Each of the TWO winners will receive:


1.) A signed Oblivion ARC


2.) A signed hardback copy of Nevermore


3.) A signed hardback copy of Enshadowed


I’ll announce the winners of this photo contest on Sunday May 17th


So get clickin! ;)


 


 


 


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April 24, 2015

So I’m a bit late on posting the April Oblivion give-away! This month has been a bit crazy. I’ve done some traveling to research my current work-in-progress, which is WAY cool by the way. I’ve also attended an author’s panel at the Barr Memorial Library where—don’t forget—the July Oblivion release party/Nevermore Masquerade will be goin’ down.


If this is the first you’ve heard of yon par-tay, please look for the details in my previous March post below, or click this linky link here:  LINKY LINK


Okay! On with the April give-away! Again, I’m making things easy-peasy. Especially since you folks have been so patient with me this time around.


Also, since this is coming up late, I’m letting this run until Midnight on Saturday May 2nd EST. I will announce the winner on Sunday May 3rd. Fear not, though, May will still have its own Oblivion ARC give-away.


This will be another U.S. and international give-away done through my blog. This seems to be the easiest way for me to keep track of entries and conduct the at-random drawing.


Please:



Enter/comment only once
Refrain from entering if you have already won an Oblivion ARC
Tell your friends! You can make them lend you the ARC if they win!

To enter, just leave me a comment and/or picture of who you would like to see play a Nevermore character if there ever was to be a movie. Just to be clear, there are no movie plans in the works. This is just for fun—and to WIN!


Personally, I’d love to see Johnny Depp as Poe.  He’d be perfect.


Exhibit A:



 


What about you guys? Who do you think could play Varen, Izzy, Gwen, or Reynolds? Would Varen and Pinfeathers be played by the same actor? Would the Red Death be CGI? Talk to me!


The contest is ON!


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March 22, 2015

So I just picked the winner for the March Oblivion ARC giveaway. The winner, chosen raffle style and at random, iiiiisss Mary! Who left this comment:


Mary says


“I’ve been waiting for Oblivion!


Of course, I love and feel for Varen. I’m pretty sure he gives me sympathy pains.


I also love how towards the end of Enshadowed Isobel’s younger brother slowly starts putting some things together and their relationship begins to get stronger. I have a feeling he’s going to play a much larger role in the third book.”


Mary, I’ll send you an e-mail shortly asking for your mailing address and the ARC will be headed your way!


THANK YOU all SO much for entering and for your comments. Ah! You guys–all the feels!


If you didn’t win this time, remember that I will post another ARC giveaway next month in April. And there will be more  give-aways and soundtrack songs and other extras after that as we get closer!


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March 14, 2015

Here it is! The March giveaway for an ARC of OBLIVION.


What do you need to do to enter? Please leave a comment stating who your favorite Nevermore character is or what your favorite Nevermore moment is. If you’re coming to the release party in July, tell me what Poe/Nevermore costumes you’re considering wearing for the contest to win Isobel’s Enshadowed dress. Or, if you can’t be there, tell us who you’d like to dress as, or what costume or costumes you’d like to see. Or post the title of a song you’d love to see on the Nevermore playlist.  Easy peasy! Again, I’ll choose the winner at random raffle style. The contest will end one week from today at Midnight EST on March 21st. I’ll announce the winner the following day and whoosh ship the ARC your way!


This contest is US and International. Please comment/enter only once! Remember, I’ll be doing ANOTHER ARC give-away in April.  Which is coming up FAST.


Speaking of April, I’m going to be back at the Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox on the 14th (Isobel’s birthday, by the way) for a special event for aspiring authors. I’ll be joining in on a panel of authors and we’ll each be talking about our road to publication, answering questions and signing books. For more information on this fun free event, please see Barr’s Events page here!


Oh! And if you happen to scroll through the other events, you’ll notice that several YA authors will be appearing at Barr very soon this year in separate events including Julie Kagawa, Bethany Griffin and Katie McGarry. So, basically, Barr is a hotspot for awesome sauce. Just sayin’


And if you haven’t yet seen the fabulous flyer yet for the Nevermore Masquerade–well, take a gander.



July will be here before you know it, but I’ve been away from the Nevermore world, the characters and the dreamworld long enough that I’m really missing them.


Music takes me back, though, so how about a few songs from the Oblivion soundtrack while we wait?


 



 



 



 


 



 



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December 20, 2012

Greetings and Happy Holidays!


Just wanted to update ye olde blog to share some very cool info regarding the Poe House and January.


So you know, I was supposed to sign copies of Nevermore and Enshadowed in the graveyard on Halloween but then super-storm Sandy moved in and made things a bit too tricky for me to attempt travel to Baltimore after all.


However, I will now be at Westminster Hall singing on Saturday January 19th 2013 for Edgar Allan Poe’s 204th Birthday Bash!


The event will also include several Poe themed theatrical performances and an apple cider toast to Poe!


Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.


Doors will open at 7:00pm and the performance will begin at 8:00pm


The Westminster Burial Grounds and Poe’s grave are located at 519 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201


For more information, please check out the Poe Forevermore home site by clicking here.


Also, many of you know that I’ve been posting intermittently regarding the Poe House Museum in Baltimore. The Poe House did end up closing last September but may reopen in early 2013. A bit more information and a few links to follow for receiving updates on the status of the Poe House can be found here.


BUT, if you would like to help the Poe House and get a special holiday treat at the same time, then check this out! http://www.poeforevermore.com/news.html


The very talented Mark Redfield reads Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and the program runs approximately 1 hour. The download is $4.99 (CDBabay takes a small cut) and the profits will be donated to The Poe House next year.


I’ve already downloaded my audio copy of A Christmas Carol and have been merrily listening between my holiday errand stops.


Is all of your shopping done?


See you in Baltimore and Happy Holidays!!


Kelly


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October 21, 2012

POE HALLOWEEN EVENT UPDATE


Hey my fellow ghouls and goblins. So I’m a bit bummed to say that, due to storm Sandy, I will not be appearing in Baltimore tomorrow for the annual Halloween Poe Event.


As of right now, the event itself is still on and you can check for updates HERE (be sure to “Like” the Poe House while you’re there!)


There may be a future Baltimore event in the works and I’ll post details here on my blog and Facebook if and when those details become available.


I’ve been thinking of all my readers on the East coast today. Guys, I know this one was a doozie! Stay safe out there.


Thank you all and have a happy and safe Halloween!


 


 


All Hallows Eve quickly approaches and there are two EPIC events in the works!


On October the 26th, I’ll be taking a break from writing the final book in the Nevermore trilogy to co-host the Poe Inspired Masquerade Ball in Louisville, Kentucky at the Barnes and Noble at The Summit. This event will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST.


So grab your masks, don your ball gowns, hook your arm through Red Death’s and head to Barnes and Noble!


But wait…there’s more!


Joining me will be fellow YA authors Bethany Griffin (The Masque of the Red Death), Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits) and Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey series and The Immortal Rules.)


There may even be a special guest appearance by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe himself!


Be sure to wear your most beautiful/scary/outlandish/stylish masquerade costume.


Also, we will hold a drawing for a prize pack including signed books and swag!


For more information, you can go to Barnes and Noble’s events page by clicking here!


 


AND on Halloween Night, Wednesday October 31st, I will be in Baltimore, MD at Westminster Cemetery where Poe is buried for the annual 2012 Halloween Baltimore Poe event!


6:00pm to 9:00pm EST


Westminster Cemetery is also one of the major settings for Enshadowed. So stop by, Pay Eddie a visit, retrace Isobel and Gwen’s footsteps through the graveyard, tour the catacombs where Izzy and Gwen hide out, say hey to J. Meredith’s tomb, walk in the shadow of the Poe Toaster and get your book signed in the meantime!


I will be signing at this event and there will also be other cool happenings, such as a performance of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, dramatic readings and a few special guest appearances by figures from Poe’s past.


$5 admission for adults and $3 admission for children under 12.


The location for this event is:


519 W. Fayette St.


Baltimore, MD 21201


For more information, you can visit the Poe Forevermore site by clicking here!



If you’re planning on coming to one of these events, please leave a comment!


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Published on October 21, 2012 11:33 • 97 views

All Hallows Eve quickly approaches and there are two EPIC events in the works!


On October the 26th, I’ll be taking a break from writing the final book in the Nevermore trilogy to co-host the Poe Inspired Masquerade Ball in Louisville, Kentucky at the Barnes and Noble at The Summit. This event will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST.


So grab your masks, don your ball gowns, hook your arm through Red Death’s and head to Barnes and Noble!


But wait…there’s more!


Joining me will be fellow YA authors Bethany Griffin (The Masque of the Red Death), Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits) and Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey series and The Immortal Rules.)


There may even be a special guest appearance by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe himself!


Be sure to wear your most beautiful/scary/outlandish/stylish masquerade costume.


Also, we will hold a drawing for a prize pack including signed books and swag!


For more information, you can go to Barnes and Noble’s events page by clicking here!


 


AND on Halloween Night, Wednesday October 31st, I will be in Baltimore, MD at Westminster Cemetery where Poe is buried for the annual 2012 Halloween Baltimore Poe event!


6:00pm to 9:00pm EST


Westminster Cemetery is also one of the major settings for Enshadowed. So stop by, Pay Eddie a visit, retrace Isobel and Gwen’s footsteps through the graveyard, tour the catacombs where Izzy and Gwen hide out, say hey to J. Meredith’s tomb, walk in the shadow of the Poe Toaster and get your book signed in the meantime!


I will be signing at this event and there will also be other cool happenings, such as a performance of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, dramatic readings and a few special guest appearances by figures from Poe’s past.


$5 admission for adults and $3 admission for children under 12.


The location for this event is:


519 W. Fayette St.


Baltimore, MD 21201


For more information, you can visit the Poe Forevermore site by clicking here!


If you’re planning on coming to one of these events, please leave a comment!


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