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
So, I’ve been thinking lately (a dangerous pastime, I know) and I’ve begun to notice a pattern in my writing. No, I’m not talking about similar story arcs or plot lines. I’m talking about the power of the three. I grew up on School House Rock and one of my favorites was always “Three is … Continue reading The Power of Three