It is the one year anniversary of The Scavenger and I can hardly believe it. I remember for months counting down the day that my debut novel went live on Amazon. 365 days later, the excitement of seeing my book in my reader's hands still hasn't left. I learn new things every day and I couldn't have … Continue reading One Year Anniversary and Epilogue: The Scavenger
On October 25th, 2018, I had my first book signing at Barnes & Noble. If you had told me last October that in a year's time I would be signing copies of The Scavenger among so many talented authors I would've thought you were joking. This past year has been such a wild ride. With Missing Her in the … Continue reading My First Barnes & Noble Signing: Vlog, Photos, and More!
I'm so excited to be on One Hour Proofreading's blog as a featured author! Check out their article here! Also, just a reminder that my Barnes & Noble signing is this Thursday, October 25th, from 6:30-8:30! Check out all the info here! Very exciting stuff going on . . . 🙂
I have some very exciting news I would like to share with you guys! As you've probably already read from the title, I'm doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble! In addition to having copies of The Scavenger available for purchase, I'll also be moderating a Q&A session with some other YA authors including Rob Vlock, … Continue reading I’m Signing Books at Barnes & Noble!
The time has finally come for me to officially announce the title and blurb of my new book! I am so excited for you guys to read this new book 🙂 And the title is (drumroll) . . . Missing Her Tada! Missing Her is a YA paranormal thriller. Here's the blurb: Vanessa Stockton and … Continue reading New Title and Blurb Release
One of my favorite literary devices is foreshadowing. It’s so satisfying when pieces of a story that starts off seeming small and insignificant come back later to play a larger role. And for readers who can pick up on those details, it’s like the author is giving them a pat on the back for paying … Continue reading The Art of Foreshadowing
Hiya, guys! Today, I have some BIG news! I'm starting an Authortube channel! So, what is an Authortube channel? Authortubers are writers/authors that run a Youtube channel talking about writing tips and their publishing story. I am so excited to be joining this group! They were a huge inspiration to me when I was writing The … Continue reading I’m Starting a Youtube Channel!
Title: She's Not Here Author: Mandi Lynn Genre: Thriller Review: I had the awesome opportunity to get an early copy of She's Not Here, and let me tell you, I was not ready for this book. The story follows Willow, a hospital worker that was forced to watch her father slowly deteriorate due to his Alzheimer's. After he passes away, … Continue reading Bookworm Reviews: She’s Not Here
Nearly Complete recently had a flash fiction contest to write 100 words or less on the following prompt: Describe your main character’s most vivid memory. I’m pretty proud of what I came up with and I wanted to share it with you guys! (Don’t worry, this flash fiction isn’t from The Scavenger or my current … Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge
At Bookcon, I had the pleasure of meeting writer (and fellow book addict) Bryan Aiello. We got to talking a bit, and he eventually asked if I was interested in chatting with him on his podcast. I happily agreed and, a few weeks ago, we talked about everything from publishing books to New York traffic. … Continue reading Podcast Interview with Bryan Aiello