Monday, May 31, 2021

Book selling events set!

 I have June events scheduled to sell books! It's been one year and seven months since I've been to such an event. For some reason, I'm terribly nervous! And really excited, too. I have eight new books to debut that include adult supernatural adventure and several children's books (and corresponding coloring books).

Now that I'm fully vaccinated, I feel a little more comfortable going out in public. Unfortunately my daughter's age hasn't been called for the vaccine yet, but we're still wearing masks when we go to stores. Outdoor events we feel more comfortable now.

My first two events in June are all outdoors. I have masks ready and hand sanitizer on the ready to place on my selling tables. July is my one and only event that is indoors, but it's usually pretty small and I'll be fully masked.

Now is the time where I need to remember what my pitch is for each book I have. It's been so long, I've forgotten how to quickly tell someone interested a little bit about my book without stumbling over words. 

The only one that comes to mind right now is for A Girl's Guide to Purgatory: A girl dies, goes to Purgatory and falls in love with the manager.

Now I just have to remember ten more! Easy peasy!

Everyone stay healthy and write on!

Penny

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

First vaccine down, one to go... and hope for the future!

 I just received my first COVID vaccine yesterday it was such an uplifting experience. Everyone there was in a good mood. The shots seemed to have injected hope into our future. I've had a year of no book events, no family vacations, and no movies!  It's too much! 

I can't wait to be able to go out and not worry about what will happen. Six weeks. Yes, I'll still wear a mask, but it's a giant safety layer surrounding me because of the vaccine. Being chronically ill, this past year has been very trying. The fear of the unknown kept me happily at home. My nine year old daughter did so good and just rolled with it.

I'm looking forward to being at my first book show of the year (hopefully in July). I will be able to present my Wizards of the Vatican first book, Ritual of Blood. It's been out since the shutdown in early 2020. I never got to market it and it's been sort of on hold in the book world. I can't wait to see how it's received.



I hope everyone stays healthy and happy!

Stay paranormally weird and write on!

Penny

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Finally surfacing!

 Long time no speak! I finally have trudged out of quarantine, just as we're about ready to re-enter it again, of course. Some exciting things have quietly happened during this COVID spring/summer/fall. Book 3 of the Wizards of the Vatican has been turned into the publisher for future editing. Book 2 should be slated for release springtime 2021.

Let's really hope for a quick and healthy vaccine rollout so I can get back to book shows. I miss getting out and talking with readers, and really look forward to talking with people face-to-face.

On the book front, I am currently working on Book 3 of my Girl's Guide series. I need to really motivate and I had hoped NaMoWriMo would be that catalyst. Not so much. I've found I'm more willing to work on my children's book line and managed to be fairly productive this year with 3 new releases slated for early 2021!

For those of you interested in children's, here are the details:

  Emma Gets Schooled - Hay Days Book 2 - Chapter book for Early Readers

  Misty's Wish - Children's Picture Book and Coloring Book

  Snippy Loses a Shoe - Children's Picture Book


I had a fun time making these stories, but know I know it's time to get back to "big girl" stories. Wish me luck on getting Quinn back on track and finding a way to beat the bad guys in my WIP, A Girl's Guide to the Bermuda Triangle!

Write on!

Penny

Monday, March 23, 2020

Pop-Up Book Store! Help make "shelter in place" more exciting!

Welcome to my book store! It's taken me more than twenty years of effort, but fun times were had getting here. In light of Covid-19, I fear my book events this spring and summer are going to be cancelled. So, I thought I would bring all my books to one place... just like in my 10x10 tent, only on the computer screen.I've got a little bit for someone and everyone!

Please feel free to look through and click to get more info!

Supernatural/ Fantasy novels by Penny Pearson (paperback and ebook available in all):
Ritual of Blood
A Girl's Guide to Time Travel
A Girl's Guide to Purgatory
Immortal Moonlight
Immortal Crusade

Anthologies including short stories by Penny Pearson (ebook and paperback available):
Tangled Thoughts
Wonder

Children's Books:
Princess Polliwog & the Swing Thief
My Mom Is Sick and It's Okay (Multiple Sclerosis)
My Mom Is Sick and It's Okay (Chronic Illnesses)

Chapter Books for Young Readers (ebook and paperback available):
Emma & the Yellow Mare


Coloring Books for ALL Ages (paperback only):
Amazing Horses
Cute Puppies & Kittens
Dinosaurs
Fun Holidays
Horses in Art
Zoo Animals
Snippy Loses A Shoe (Story coloring book)


I'm currently working on multiple projects, so more coming in the future!




Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Book Release and Coronavirus, could this be a thing?

My first book in my Wizards of the Vatican series, Ritual of Blood, has its release date is tomorrow, Wed. March 11th. Right smack dab in the middle of the Coronavirus outbreak. Great. But, maybe I can spin it that everyone needs a good book if (or when) we're quarantined. What better way to escape reality than to read about wizards and necromancers!

We'll see how it goes. I think I have a few pre-orders, which is pretty cool. Now, I just need to keep my nose to the ground and finish my edits on book 3. I set a deadline for myself to have it complete before March 20th. I should make it, barring any trouble.

Let's cross our fingers and hope this new virus is short lived, and we can get back to living our normal lives.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Zombies 2 - As good as the first!

Okay, yes, I know. I'm probably too old to enjoy Zombies 2, but I don't care! I really enjoyed the first one and had the same expectation for the second. I have an 8 year old that likes the movies. But as I'm typing this right now, I'm watching the movie... all alone!

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The songs are as catchy as the original. I love that they used some of the songs (or instrumentals) from the first Zombies. The werewolves were a great addition, and I love the hint of a third installment at the end of the movie.

And you can be sure I'm going to watch the Sing-a-Long on Monday evening on Disney!

What happens when your publisher closes its imprint?

What does happen when your publisher closes its imprint? Well, it happened to me. The imprint that published me is no longer viable. When I reached out to the main publisher, I determined they just didn't have time for me. So, I asked them if it would be preferable if the rights to A Girl's Guide to Time Travel reverted back to me. They agreed with an apology.



Now, I have a book - unpublished. And I'm fine with it. I received limited help from the imprint for marketing (or even feedback), so it won't be much different than being self published. I paid for my cover because of the extensive marketing material I possess. I am toying with the idea of an alternate cover to appeal to all genders. (My demigod looks absolutely wonderful - stomach flip, included, but he might put off the male reader.)

I'm in the process of formatting the manuscript (I didn't get that back from the publisher), and then I'll got it on Amazon. My sequel is there already because I knew the imprint wasn't going to survive, but I wanted to get the story out there.

So, there is life - even after your publisher gives you back your work. In my case, I was really lucky that the imprint was willing to work with me.