Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Month In Writing: My Favorite Things and Tips

Writing is hard work, which is why I'm always on the hunt to improve my craft and dream up new story ideas.

Take a look at what I've been reading this month and a few other things that inspired me.

How to Become a Happy & Productive Writer

This is such a beneficial article!

Cool Books:
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

I'm obsessed with all things Hygge right now, and after you read this book, you will be too.

Books for Writers:
The Bestseller Code

My good friend gave me this book and had it autographed for me. It's definitely worth a read.

Quotes for Writers:
I Write To Give Myself Strength

Inspo anyone?

Cool Stuff for Writers:
Octopus Typewriter

Although it's not functional, you still might be able to channel Lovecraft. That's reason enough for me.

Present Tense Mug
He he :)

190 Ways to Say "Said"

I love these helpful worksheets. They work wonders.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Locke and Keye Cover Reveal!

On September 7, one of my favorite authors, Christie Stratos, will release the next book in her Dark Victoriana Collection - Locke and Keye.

I've been dying to read it, so it goes without saying that I'm ecstatic to do a cover reveal of Christie's new book on my blog today.

Drumroll, please...

This book cover is wondrously creepy and mysterious!

What dark secrets await on the other side of this door?

And the description is so enticing:

"Brothers in the art of keeping secrets." This is the mantra Mr. Locke's carefully chosen five employees must repeat together every day before starting work.

If you won't tell them your name for Locke and Keye's ledger, they'll find out. They have their ways—and many of them. Yes, these talented locksmiths can make a new lock and key set for you. They can even make a special padlock for a diary you never want to share with anyone. But just remember: when they make the lock, they keep a key—and it's only a matter of time until they use it.

Day by day, each of these young, single, alone-in-the-world workers is being molded into the family they crave. A family in which each member has his use toward an end he doesn't even know exists.

How do the brotherhood and the town's secrets interlock? Only Mr. Locke holds the key.

Unlock the second book in the Dark Victoriana Collection with Locke and Keye.

As a standalone novel, Locke and Keye’s distinct characters and tense atmosphere create a dark Victorian experience that will stay with you after you turn the final page. As the book immediately following Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, Locke and Keye leads the Dark Victoriana Collection in a whole new psychological direction while expanding familiar characters and scenes to continue the Whitestone legacy.

Pre-order it today, read it September 7, 2017.

And, if you haven't read Anatomy of A Darkened Heart yet, there's still time!


Have you checked out my other articles about Christie and her books?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Darling Secret Writing Update!

GOOD NEWS!!! The final edits of A Darling Secret will be completed this week. :)

I'm also finalizing cover designs. I'm pleased to report that I'll be working with the same graphic designer, Humbert Glaffo, who did the cover for Strange Luck and The Nightmare Birds. I can't wait to share the final design with you!!!

I've also been working on some fun new extras. Bookmarks! Videos! Giveaways! It's all coming soon. In the meantime, you can check out goodies for my other books here.

Oh, and be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you don't miss a thing. :)

And if my smile couldn't get any bigger, here's what Christie Stratos, author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, had to say about A Darling Secret:
"Amie Irene Winters has built another beautiful, magical realm that will suck readers in and never let go A DARLING SECRET, the last in the Strange Luck series, launches September 22, 2017. Mark your calendars!"