Musings on the Writing Life

Cover Reveal: FORGET TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn

Due to bad spam filters and a horrendous thunderstorm power outage, I’m a little late posting my friend and Golden Heart sister Pintip Dunn‘s gorgeous cover for FORGET TOMORROW. Although, that does not in anyway diminish my excitement over sharing how amazing her debut novel looks and reads. Plus, I’m super thrilled that we share a release date of November 3. She and I will be celebrating together big time!

ForgetTomorrow-900pxYou can celebrate with us too! Add FORGET TOMORROW to your Goodreads List or pre-order from Barnes & Noble and Amazon. I’ve been waiting for those links since the very first time Pintip told me what the book is about. I bet you’ll click them as soon as you read this:

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.

It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her beloved — and gifted — younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested, treated viciously, and placed in Limbo―a prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes this hellish prison.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.

Get to know Pintip

pintipWhen my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.

I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D. at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.

I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a member of Romance Writers of AmericaWashington Romance WritersYARWA, and The Golden Network.

I live with my husband and children in Maryland. Visit me at: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook

Giveaway: Can’t Make RT Convention, Crave Books and Swag!

As promised, here’s a consolation prize for all of us who couldn’t make it to the Romantic Times Magazine Convention in Dallas. It’s going on right now and although I’m enjoying everyone’s pictures on social media, I’m also very jealous that I’m not enjoying all the fun stuff.

If you too couldn’t make it to the convention, head on over to my Facebook page for a chance to win the amazing prize package in this picture.

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It includes signed books by amazing Sourcebooks Casablanca authors Shana Galen, Mary Wine, Terry Spear, Tammy Falkner, and Lydia Dare; a beautiful wood box from India: a mini journal: and four marauding Vikings.

All you have to do to enter is to like my Facebook page, tell me in the FB comments (not here) what you would be doing right now if you were at RT, and share the FB post with your friends, if you can.

This link will take you straight to my Facebook page. Good luck!

May the 4th Be With You

imagesToday is a favorite day of mine, not just because it is the day after my birthday, but because it is Star Wars day! The nerd in me rejoices and expresses itself even more strongly on this day than regular days.

Star Wars was the first movie I saw without parental supervision. My friend Ingela and I got a lift from my dad and asked him to drop us off a block away from the movie theater so it looked like we were cool kids walking to buy our own tickets. We were twelve and had no idea what cool was. And the only reason we were seeing Star Wars was because it was the year Return of the Jedi released and we could see a double feature of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes back for the price of one movie. So not only were we not cool, we were cheapskates too.

JediBettyWhiteThe cool thing that did happen that day was that we both became life-long Star Wars fans and begged our parents for more spending money and another lift so we could see Return of the Jedi the following weekend.

I’ve seen all the Star Wars movies many times since then. I often re-watch them on today’s date, just to celebrate.

Today I greeted my class with “May the 4th be with you.” The class answered back in unison, “You’re a nerd Ms. Bradley!” Which is true and I’m happy and proud to be one. :-)

How do you celebrate Star Wars day and what’s your favorite Star Wars memory?

Extra treat: here’s my favorite May the 4th Be With You picture that I’ve seen on social media today. This one came from @GoT_Tyrion

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