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Final Edits CAUGHT UP IN US

I’m finishing final edits of CAUGHT UP IN US! Hurrah! I am lucky enough to have some amazing critique partners and have been weaving in their tweaks and suggestions and then I’m going to be all about the copy editing and formatting! Release slated for January 20, 2013. Mark the book to-read on GoodReads!! xoxo Lauren

Cover Reveal on Jan 4! Blog Tour Soon!

One more week! I’m so excited to be doing a cover reveal of CAUGHT UP IN US on January 4! I’m working with the amazing SupaGirl and she’s setting up a reveal with several blogs! (If you are a blogger and want in, let me know!) Then, she’s organizing a blog tour starting at the end of January right after the novel releases! Hurrah! Bloggers are awesome and so vital in this b ...[Read More]

Formatting Woes and Wins

I spent much of Sunday and some of Monday battling with eBook formatting. Man, that stuff is HARD. I use Scrivener and even though there are compile presets in it, I ran into little glitches every time. Extra pages. Missing titles. No table of contents. Two chapter ones. An empty chapter one. And on and on and on. I probably compiled more than 100 times and tested tons of permutations. But! I was ...[Read More]

Add CAUGHT UP IN US on GoodReads!

I’m so excited! I’m officially “approved” for the Goodreads author program so that means readers can start adding CAUGHT UP IN US to their to-read list in anticipation of its release in JUST ONE MONTH! (Wow. I can’t believe my book is coming out in one month!) I’d love it if you added it on your Goodreads to-read list! Plus, you can read a description of the boo ...[Read More]

The Next Big Thing

The lovely Megan Cashman tagged me for The Next Big Thing where you chat about what you’re working on. Thanks, Megan! Here’s a sneak peek at what I’m up to! What is the working title of your book? CAUGHT UP IN US Where did the idea come from for the book? Many places! But especially from the movies. This book was inspired by all the movies and rom-coms I’ve ever seen and th ...[Read More]

He Said, She Said

I’m editing CAUGHT UP IN US and one of the things I’m paying close attention to is the use of dialogue tags. A lot of books overuse dialogue tags or rely too much on cutesy ones like “he intones” or “she counters” or “he muses.” Here’s what I’ve learned from editing my own work and being edited in various capacities over the years. He sai ...[Read More]