To Get to You

Road Trips & Audio Books (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 in Audio Books, To Get to You | 63 comments

Road Trips & Audio Books (plus a Giveaway!)

Last year, I did the second craziest thing I’ve done as a writer – I wrote a contemporary novel. And a young adult one to boot! Throw in a story written exclusively from an 18-year-old skateboarder’s point of view and I had officially lost my mind. ;) But for those of you who’ve read this book, you know how much fun we had and today, the fun continues as I get to introduce you to my friend Nick Powers who is the voice behind the audio version of To Get to You. He’s the talent who has brought Riley Kane’s story to life and when it comes to both vocal style...

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To Get to You ~ On Audio!

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Audio Books, To Get to You | 2 comments

To Get to You ~ On Audio!

It’s here! An audio book almost a year in the making. Friends, I am so excited for you to get to hear these characters — their voices and their story — come to life. Whether you’re young, or young at heart, this story is meant to encourage you and bring a smile to your day. And if you’re a crier like me, you might need one little Kleenex on hand. :) It’s my joy to introduce you to Nick Powers, a professional voice actor and California native who has performed the audio version of To Get to You. When I first began searching for...

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The 2016 Christy Awards

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Mason Jar Books, To Get to You | 2 comments

The 2016 Christy Awards

What a delightful surprise to wake up yesterday morning to an email from the Christy Award coordinator that To Get to You was a finalist in the YA category! The press release went live shortly after and it’s a thrill to see so many author friends on the finalist list. Congrats to everyone!! And thank you to so many friends and family for all the warm wishes and excitement. You all make this experience extra special!   This is my third time finaling in the Christy Awards and my second time finaling as an indie author. It’s a thrill no...

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Homesickness & Hope

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in My Journal, To Get to You | 10 comments

Homesickness & Hope

Folding a leg up on the opposite knee, Saul’s flip flop bounced as he searched. “Okay, here’s another one. Aquiver. Sounds like something JELL-O does.” Riley squinted, trying to mentally shift from transmissions to JELL-O. “It says you get extra points if you can use it in a sentence. How about…the ladies go all aquiver when Saul walks by”? Riley smirked. “Good one.” Chin to chest, Saul searched for another. “All right. Your turn, mijo.” He capped his pen. “Ineffable.” “What kind of word search is this?” Riley spared a glance. “Just use it in a sentence. It...

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Mahalo, Mindy!

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in Mason Jar Books, To Get to You | 32 comments

Mahalo, Mindy!

The Beginning I met Mindy on Instagram. This sweet young woman has a heart of gold and is not only a fan of Christian fiction, but from her little sunlit studio in Japan, creates beautiful, modern calligraphy.   I have had the privilege of teaming up with her for a very special purpose. As most of you know, I’ve been Indie publishing these days and while I enjoy the process immensely, there are a few little things that I miss about having a traditional publisher. One of those things is the feeling of having a team to work with. If you need something? You just...

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Coming soon ~ “To Get to You”

Posted on May 5, 2015 in My Journal, To Get to You | 11 comments

Coming soon ~ “To Get to You”

This is a picture of a little celebration I had the other night. Don’t worry, I didn’t eat that pizza by myself ;) But I did pretty much eat all those sour patch kids! And the reason for celebrating? To Get to You is up for pre-order!!!   This story has been the most delightfully fun labor of love. Chances are, you’ve already read the book description and you may have watched my video, introducing the project. If not…why, you can find all that here. ;) I’ll keep this short (because I seriously want to say a kazillion things!) and simply say with a joyful...

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“To Get to You” ~ Cover Reveal!

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Mason Jar Books, News and Updates, To Get to You | 21 comments

“To Get to You” ~ Cover Reveal!

Yesterday, you may have seen my video update which means that you are probably ready for that cover I promised! The book is To Get to You… and it’s coming this August! To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle. Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights...

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