Website Now Live

Okay my darlings, I have a beautiful website up and running. Check it out for in depth information about me and my books in general. Coming soon – interviews with my characters. You can find me at www.jessicamcbrayer.com. Please give me feedback on it and make sure you join the mailing list on the contact page.

Well, I have finished Suckers Bite Back and Little Suckers Bite Too. I’m working on book 7 and have about 26, ooo words already. I had started it a year or so ago. Lots of things and characters have changed since then so I am in deep edits already.

The two finished books will be ready for my Street Team to read shortly. If you are interested in joining, contact me via my web page and let me know. It’s a great way to get sneak peeks at upcoming work as well as a place to chat about books. I’ve even taken polls on covers, titles and character names. Have had some contests and anticipate more.

Will be working on getting all the books into print soon. Right now you can get the first book of both series in print form.

Just read on Twitter that Ms. Carolyn Crane, an Indie author, won the coveted RITA award at this year’s RWA National Conference. A big coup for all Indie authors. Way to go!

Also Molly Harper, one of my favorite authors, has a Zazzle store now with quotes and other stuff from her books on t-shirts and mugs etc. Fun Stuff! You can find it here .

 

specialty books

Street Team

Things are starting to get exciting around here. I have some of you emailing me about joining the street team and let me tell you, I’m blown away by the talent and richness of the readers that have volunteered. But we need more! Part of the mission if you take it will be to beta read first drafts of books to help the author know they are going down the right path. I have one available now and need some more people to read it. Any takers??? When you email me, tell me where you’re from, a little about yourself and how you read, for example, by book, kindle or nook. I’m loving hearing from you guys. Keep it coming 🙂  jessica.mcbrayer@gmail.com

Sucking Bites is Available

My newest book Sucking Bites is available on Amazon, KOBO and Barnes & Noble. I’m very happy with how it has been received so far. I hope you will enjoy it.

What I’ve been reading:

X-It by Jane George five stars – I wrote a review for this one and I don’t do that often. Really good writing, an edgy, punk, literary piece.

On Writing by Stephen King – 80% done and loving this. Learning a lot.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire – Hubby is reading this first but it is next on my list.

A Gentleman’s Daughter: Her Folly by Reina M. Williams – five stars – I don’t normally read regency Austenesque romance but this was wonderful. If you like clean romance with an independent heroine, this is for you. The rich sensory detail in the period is a pleasure in itself.

 

Social Media

It’s a foggy monday in the Bay Area and I am settled down in front of the computer with a cup of coffee. Ready to do rewrites, again, still. I’ve been spending too much time on Twitter, which by the way, if you haven’t followed me there I would love to see you. I’m at @jessimcbrayer on Twitter.

Which brings me to the Social Media Time Suck. As an author, I know how important self-promotion is, but it takes up so much time. It also is a fine line between “look at me, look at me” and simply being present. I have to admit I am shy when it comes to social media. I’m much more of a stalker than a tweeter or a poster on Facebook. I try to post but I can’t seem to find anything witty enough to say.  I need a good hash tag. Any suggestions on one I can start? I see a lot of authors doing clever lines about their books. I love that. I don’t like it when they just repeat verbatim excerpts from their books over and over again. Blatant self-promotion is not my thing.

Come on universe, give me some ideas and clever repartee. I need all the help I can get.

I'm just starting out; leave me a comment or a like :)