Monday, September 27, 2010

Official launch on Oct. 1

What better day to launch the October Girls than Oct. 1? We will have a sponsorship ad on Kindle Nation Daily and will make announcements on some message boards and hope you'll help spread the word. Since we're new to all this, we expect it will take some time to get rolling, but, hey, the October Girls have all month, right?

In the meantime, I'll be posting some stuff on legendary James Dean, who figures in the first novel (well, actually it's his unborn twin Royce...)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Oct 6 guest post!

Hoorayness! I will be the Oct. 6 slot on Amanda Hocking's Zombiepaloosa. Amanda writes the popular vampire series My Blood Approves. I am not sure what I will be writing about yet--maybe something about how Crystal and Bone meet each other.

We're watching the old Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Gene Wilder is great and Oompah Loompahs rule. And so we dumped the new version and Alice in Wonderland int he Netflix queue. Good times.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cover choices for Book #2

We have two different versions of the cover for Book 2, still trying to decide...this one is without drop shadow. To the right is drop shadow.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Author Amanda Hocking of the My Blood Approves series is putting together a cool event called Zombiepalooza. I hope to help out or do a guest post. There's a lot of cool stuff going on in October, when everybody gives themselves permission to go crazy and put on masks! I can hardly wait!

I've discovered a lot of great book blogs and a few have reviews of October Girls: Crystal & Bone coming up. I will try to keep a list of great YA and paranormal blogs in the sidebars. We're still working on the second cover, had to make a few changes, but I think it's going to be a "winter" type of look.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bone wants to play

I'm still very early into the second book of the October Girls series, and I don't have it all figured out yet but Bone will take more center stage. She got cheated out of a lot of groovy grown-up things, as can happen when you're dead at 16, but in this one she gets a chance to live out a few of her unfulfilled fantasies. However, not all of them lead to happy ever after...

I'm also looking for books similar to mine, so if you know any funny paranormal YA, please enter them in the comments so I can go read them. Thanks!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

We're live! (Well, dead, too)

"October Girls" is now up at both Smashwords and Amazon. It's really weird to have your book out there where strangers can get it. Only a few friends have read it, those who helped with editing, and Marge at Cinderella Story Press gave it the eagle eye, but it's sort of like fixing the wing on an injured bird and it's time to let it fly. Now I guess I will bug a few of my other friends to buy it. I'm uncomfortable with all that, but I keep hearing you have to do it.

I'm trying not to read too much about the industry because it sounds like it doesn't have a whole lot to do with stories, and I just want to tell stories. It's hard to even make any dreams around something you can't even hold in your hands. So I will just be happy with whatever happens and finish the next two books that I already have planned.

Book One was more of Crystal's book but Bone will be front and center in Book Two. I don't really know her as well yet. But it's not really her fault. She died young, you see.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ludeshka--the artist

I have a lot of artist friends, and I teach art, but I am more of a scribbler when it comes to putting things on paper. I am more of a "hands" person, making crafts, fabric art, sculptures, and that kind of thing. Of course, working with kids, it's mostly about getting glue on your hands and having fun with creation.

A friend of mine recommended Ludeshka when he heard I was looking for a cover artist for my book, and I thought her look was perfect for what I wanted--kind of a creepy, fun look. Check her out on Deviant Art and you can see why she's so cool. Apparently she is very big in her home country of Argentina but not well-known here. She deserves a big audience, which you can tell by looking at her work. She describes herself as a "military strategist wannabe." Not sure what that means but it sure makes me want to know more!

She's right now working on the second cover, and we hope to release it in early 2011, if I can get it finished by the end of the year. I really enjoy working with these characters and I hope you like the stories!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

I've found a lot of great book blogs this year and as part of  Book Blogger Appreciation Week, here's a treasure that I like to share with people. There's a novel called The Ghost Next Door by Wylly Folk St. John, about a young girl whose new playmate just might be the ghost of her dead sister. I read it a long time ago but it's spooky fun, and it seems to be a little hard to find now. Definitely worth checking out!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

October Girls: Crystal & Bone

Five days until Halloween and all hell is about to break loose.

And it’s all Crystal’s fault.

Momma warned her not to consort with the dead and tried to teach her the magic spells that would close the portal to the afterlife. But Crystal doesn’t want to be a trailer-trash witch like Momma. She has dreams of going to community college and escaping the Appalachian town of Parson’s Ford.

Her best friend Bone is only too happy to escape the afterlife and help Crystal break the rules. Bone died too young, and she’ll do whatever it takes to remain among the living.

Then a teen movie maker comes to Parson’s Ford, and he has a very special project in mind: a horror movie starring a real ghost. The kids who watch his movies turn into brainwashed zombies. And to totally complicate matters, Crystal thinks he’s kind of a hunk, and she’s afraid her boyfriend Pettigrew only loves her because of Momma’s magic spells.

Now it’s Halloween, the night when the portal to the afterlife is widest, and somebody’s been messing with Momma’s potions. The fate of the world is in Crystal’s hands, but she hasn’t been paying attention to her lessons. And a mysterious figure in the afterlife is urging Bone to stay loyal to her own kind instead of to Crystal.

The movie is rolling, the creatures are stirring, and the brainwashed teenagers are ready to welcome a new star from the other side of the grave.

Crystal and Bone must overcome drama queens, coffin cuties, and mangled magic if they want to remain best friends forever—but at this rate, forever may not last much longer.

Book One in the October Girls series!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hi, I'm L.C. Glazebrook. I'm new to blogging but I wanted to share with you a sketch by Ludeshka, which will be the cover for the first book in our "October Girls" series. I will share more about the book as we put it together. It's the first in a series of three featuring a teen witch Crystal and her dead best friend Bone. I look forward to telling you more!