REBRANDING as Lauren Lynne, young adult author

Well friends, you heard it here first!  I am rebranding myself as…

Lauren Lynne, young adult author.

Writing is an interesting business and I’m still learning.  I hope to ALWAYS learn.  I’ve been a little quiet lately because I have read so many articles that tell me the best advertising I can do is to write more books… SO that is what I’m doing.  I have three books in the works.  I want to get them out to you as fast as I can but I want what you get to be worth it!  My goal is to release three books in 2014 but if they aren’t ready then we’ll roll forward into 2015.

When I first published Visions, book one of the Secret Watchers series, in September of 2012 all of my efforts in advertising were put into The Secret Watchers brand.  Over the last seventeen months I have learned that it is the author that I need to market.  (At least if I plan to write other books AND YES I do plan to write more!)

I am working on books four and five of The Secret Watchers series and I am creating a dystopian.  Book four of The Secret Watchers is going through a round of edits right now.

Always learning… Always growing!

Big hugs, Secret Watchers fans!!!

Insights is now LIVE on eSentral and Baker & Taylor!

Insights, the Secret Watchers book three, is now LIVE on eSentral and Baker & Taylor!  If you don’t have your copy yet… then you have two more choices.  Get your copy today!  Reviewers are calling it the best so far in this YA action and adventure fantasy series.

Visit the shop tab or…

Insights on eSentral  http://www.e-sentral.com/search/byid/15272

Insights on Baker & Taylor (aka Blio)  https://www.blio.com/blio/actions/searchHandler.do?userType=MLB&tabID=BOOKS&itemNum=ITEM%3a1&key=0013762410&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12848

Insights eCover

Dove Chocolate Wisdom

IMG_0283 I’ve been asked why I do this.  I guess you could say that it’s part of my brand.  I love Dove chocolate and I think it’s really neat that they put a little message inside.  It’s just as much fun as opening a fortune cookie and personally I think it tastes better!

So… here you go… Today’s Dove chocolate wisdom and as always my thoughts on how it relates to writing!

“Smiling is free.”  Indeed it is and we all should do it more often.  Writing makes me smile.  What do you do that makes you smile?  Find that thing you love and go for it!

~Oh, and yes I know that I occasionally repost some wisdom.  What can I say?  Some of those little messages really speak to me!

Insights is coming! Are you ready?

The adventures of Owen Ryer and friends continue in this third installment of the five book series. ‘Dark Watchers’ want to steal his powers and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. From kidnapping to murder – When is enough, enough? Can Owen defend the ones he loves or is all hope lost as he battles the greatest evil he has ever known?

Owen is battle-hardened. He has firm control of his gifts and his own watcher to train, yet with two years of experience behind him things are not getting easier. As Owen grows in experience, so does the darkness and danger. Lucie is taken, making Owen realize just how much she really means to him, but is it her the ‘dark watchers’ want or is she only the bait in an elaborate trap?

Donnie Darko Girl Reviews Visions

Come on over to a great blog and see the review of Visions!  Thank you Jennifer!

http://donniedarkogirl.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-visions-secret-watchers-1-by.html

Meet Jennifer – Future writer, ambitious reader, soap enthusiast, & parent extraordinaire.  I’m a voracious reader – I consume books like other people consume steak, lol. Besides books, I’m obsessed with the 60s, tattoos, dyeing my hair, music, Twitter, and Instagram. Contact me at jennifer.m.ricketts@gmail.com 😀

Thank you Cheryllynn Dyess for the great author interview on your blog!

Cheryllynn Dyess, author Please join me on the blog of Cheryllynn Dyess, author of Jein’s Journey for my latest interview!

http://jeinsjourney.blogspot.com/2013/03/whispers-secret-watchers-book-two-by.html

Perceptions (The Secret Watchers, book four) Working Title

All right Secret Watchers fans.  Here is your chance to get a say on the latest title.  What do you think??? Some great suggestions were made during the Whispers launch party!  Give me your best shot! Please leave a comment!

Please stick with the theme of the books.   whispers full cover-001 Visions Full Cover