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I write novels for teens and adults. Visit me here & on my website http://www.jenniferarcher.net

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Giveaway!

In honor of Earth Day, I'm having a giveaway! Hop on over to my website and watch the book trailer for Through Her Eyes. Then visit my Facebook author page and leave a comment about the video and/or the story it tells. (And while you're there, please 'Like' my page!) That's all you have to do. Easy peasy.

In the morning (4/23) I'll choose one winner to receive an autographed copy of THROUGH HER EYES! 

Time is ticking away . . . go watch the video now!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thanks, Amarillo Readers!

Yesterday was an exciting day for Tansy, Bethyl Ann, Papa Dan, Henry and the rest of the THROUGH HER EYES cast. And for me! The first booksigning for THROUGH HER EYES was held at Barnes and Noble in my home town of Amarillo, Texas and it was fun.
 Lots of readers came out -- I saw old friends and made new ones. Thanks for your support, Amarillo -- and for making it a sell-out event!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thoughts from a Teen Writer: Inspiration Part Two

More words of wisdom, and a bit of encouragement from Allison. Hey, girl! Eighteen and already so smart!
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For this internship class, I had to figure out a final product that reflects what I’ve learned about my chosen career. The goal is to bring something into the writing world that others can benefit from. As you can tell from my last post, I get inspiration from different things but I left out a major source: books! I love reading almost everything and I love how some stories will suck me in so deeply that the fictional world seems like reality. These stories resonate inside me for a long time after I’ve finished the story, which is a great indicator that the story was inspirational.

My product is a novella. I hope to give readers inspiration and I wish that my story will be a memorable one. I am about halfway done and this experience has been… challenging, to say the least! No matter what obstacles I’m faced with, however, I seem to get back on track as I write more. So what I guess I’m saying is to never give up. If you really believe in it and yourself, you can end up with something great, no matter what it is.

Allison

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Launch Week for THROUGH HER EYES

Release day for THROUGH HER EYES was on April 5. Already, my book has been out in the world for almost a week! Unbelievable. I had big plans to post photos of it on bookstore shelves, photos of me giving copies to Marcy, Linda, Anita and April, the members of my critique group, photos of my big, beautiful box of author copies. But I've been too crazy busy to even pick up my camera, and besides, my house is dirty and I'm afraid all the dust bunnies would show up in the pictures!

It's a good kind of busy to be, so I'm not complaining. I've been a guest on several blogs. (Check out all my past and future blog tour stops at the Teen Book Scene) . I've been  making arrangements to go to Austin on Thursday for the Texas Library Association convention. I've been planning a May Texas "Chills & Thrills Teen Book Tour" with several other YA authors. (Take a look at the line up of authors and tour stops on the Chills & Thrills site. Check back often, as we'll be adding more information as the time for the tour approaches.) And I've been preparing for a booksigning in Amarillo on Thursday.

Meanwhile, I need a haircut, a manicure, a HOUSEKEEPER AND A COOK!! Any volunteers?

If you're in or near Amarillo, Texas on Saturday, I'd love to see you at Barnes & Noble!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Winners of the THROUGH HER EYES GARGANTUAN GIVEAWAY!!

I had hoped to have pictures up of the drawing and my book to go along with this post, but time got away from me. Sorry! Tonight at my critique group meeting my lovely critique partner Anita Howard drew the winners of the THROUGH HER EYES GARGANTUAN GIVEAWAY!

Drum roll please:

Winners of the two Kindles are (1) Vivien Propst and (2) Celeste Erwin

Winners of the two iPod shuffles are (1) Toni Kirkpatrick and (2) Debbie Davis

Winners of the two leather journal are (1) Melissa Wheelock and (2) Lynnette Leber

Winners of the two autographed copies of THROUGH HER EYES are (1) Avery Greaves and (2) Margarita Lopez

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who entered!