Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: Parallel Triangles

Title: Parallel Triangles
Release date:  April 28th 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Formats: Paper, e-book

Book Blurb:
How does a cruise change your life?
By sailing through the Bermuda Triangle.
Carly Carmichael has one goal in life--to perform on Broadway. She refuses to have a Plan B because she's never needed one--until now. When Carly's parents send her on a cruise as a graduation present, she takes her best friend and their boyfriends along with her. Once the ship sails into the Bermuda Triangle, Carly finds herself unable to sing or walk, much less perform. And things just go downhill from there. Hoping for help from the ship's doctor, she ends up with more questions than answers about the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle and why her life is now unrecognizable. If Carly can't get her real life back on track, she may end up spending the next sixty years trapped in a life the Triangle chooses for her. 
Author Bio:
Kimberly Ann Miller received Bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master's degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She’s an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she's not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook.

Friday, May 2, 2014

So, What Do You Write?

It's a question I get asked a lot. And before I started writing, it seemed like a pretty simple one to answer.
I love YA fantasy, so I'll write YA fantasy. But the truth is that I end up writing whatever my muse tells me to. But, to keep from coming off like a crazy person to non-authors, my answer has been the ever intelligent "Umm...Yes?"

YA Fantasy is my passion and my primary focus. But along the way, I've also written pieces focused on adults, dabbled in non-fiction, told some ghost stories, written a few religious pieces, and now I've finished my first murder/comedy story.

Any author worth her salt will tell you that to be successful  in this business you need to read. A lot. Read as many styles and genres as you can, not just your favorites.  But I can't help but wonder if (and hope) the same is true for writing. Most of the things I write will never be published, and that's okay. They're helping me refine my own unique style, and every piece helps me learn something. Even if that some thing is "I should never try this style again."

What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ode to the Library

If you've followed me for long, you've probably heard me talk about how much I love public libraries. You've read about how the library broadened my horizons and saved me from public embarrassment (I would have went without clothes to buy more books if I couldn't borrow them from the library). You may have even noticed my hints that a library is a great place to check out a new author before making your own purchases. In short, I <3 a="" chance="" get="" great="" help="" i="" libraries.="" library="" local="" my="" now="" p="" support="" to="">

If you happen to be in the area, PLEASE stop by and say hi. But I know, out there in internet land, chances are, Purcell, OK isn't local. However, I bet you DO have a local library. I hope that you consider supporting them however you can. After all, is books make the best friends, how great would it be to be friends with a whole library of them? ;)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky Leprechauns!

Hi! Thanks for hopping in. My name is Keshia Swaim, and I'm a (primarily) YA fantasy author. I'm giving away an autographed copy of my debut novel, Blood Bound, WITH the limited edition ARC cover! While you're here, make sure to check out the rest of my blog, especially the FREE tab. There are examples of my short fiction, and other fun stuff.

Then, Hop Back to enter more awesome giveaways!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Coming Up!

Hey guys, I just wanted you to be the first to know, next month I'll be giving away a signed ARC of Blood Bound as part of a blog hop! The giveaway starts on March 17th, so make sure to enter!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Stroke of Brilliance

Q: What does an author love more than good coffee?
A:...Not much.

And that is why my next book signing will be at The Expresso Stop! Along with local author Lisa Rogers, I will be at The Expresso Stop, the new coffee shop in town, on March 15th from 2-4 p.m.

I'm super excited about this, but I know it won't be a local signing for most of you. :( But don't worry! You can still join in the excitement by telling me: Where do YOU think a cool place for a book signing would be?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Back on the Bike!


Since my last post I've submitted two new short stories to different publishers. This may not seem like a big deal, but, I must say, it feels good to be writing again. Since the deadlines are still a few months out, I won't find out if my stories have been accepted for a while, but it almost doesn't matter. The voices in my head are back, and I'm figuring out how to write with Stitch and Baby around. It IS possible. (I was starting to have my doubts.) Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I'll (hopefully) be adding another story in the "free" section, soon, so come back and see me.  :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pressing "Send"

Fellow Authors, does it ever get any easier? I just submitted my latest short story, (the first since Baby arrived) and the knot in my stomach instantly appeared. Will they like it? Should I have proof-read it one more time? Does it fit the specified theme?

Logically, I know that if I held on to the story another week or so, I may move a few commas, and it would be just as hard to send it off into cyberspace. Because I obsess and stress. I love my stories and I want everyone else to love them too.

So does anyone out there have any tips on how to not be crazy? Or is this just part of the fun of being an author?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wildflowers and riding bikes.

As promised, here is the link to my latest short story, Wildflower.I'd love to hear thoughts on this story, either on my blog or on the website comments.

In other news, for the first time since Baby has been here, I sat down last week with a clear idea about a project, and an actual deadline. And...yikes! You know what they say about riding a bike, you never really forget how. Well, apparently that's not true with writing. There's been a lot of rust building up on my brain in the last five months. It was bad, folks. But I'm not giving up! That deadline is getting closer and naptime won't last forever, so that's all for now. :) I hope you enjoy Wildflower!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Woot Woot (And A Happy New Year)

Hi gang,

I hope you had a happy and safe New Year. I've got some exciting news. My next short story, Wildflower, will be published on January 10th at This is a big deal to me for a few reasons. Wildflower was one of the first short stories I tried to publish, years ago. I loved it, but everyone else...not so much. Finally, I shelved it and moved on. Or, at least I tried to. But my MC was one of those stubborn characters who just wouldn't sit quietly in the background. So over the years I've polished my story and tried again. And again. And not Britta has a home! And yes, she's happy about it.

Now here is why you should be excited: It's free. Yep, Infective Ink is a really cool, 100% free ezine. So I'll be back in a few days to post the link for you to enjoy!