Saturday, August 14, 2010

Songs About Mom

I've been missing Mom a lot the last few weeks, but today for some reason I keep listening to a very short playlist of songs that remind me of her, so I thought I'd share them with you guys. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Special Offer Extended Indefinitely

I've still got books left after my special sale, so I am going to extend it until all 28 books are gone. I'll put a widget on my sidebar so you know if they are still available and will update their status on Facebook as well.

To sweeten the pot a little more, I'm removing the drawing. Instead, if you purchase one of these numbered copies, your name will automatically become a character in one of the books of The Wolfchild Saga. If that's something you've always wanted--to be named in a book--now is your chance, but there are only 26 copies left. 26 chances to be in a book. If you want further details or want to know how to purchase a copy, click HERE and scroll down to the BUY NOW button. It will take you where you need to be.

Thanks for the support, everyone. It comes at a much needed time.

Quote of the Day: (One I haven't used for a while) "God has plans for your writing. And believe me, they're better than any plans you have for yourself. Let HIM be in charge and let HIM delight you with what HE has in store."
~Virginia Smith

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Little Help, Please?

Hello my dear blogosphere friends. I'm taking a brief moment to announce a 12 hour special I've got going for The Sapphire Flute. If you haven't purchased your copy yet, or want a special gift, now is the time to do it. I've got it set up so you can make your payment directly through paypal and the price includes shipping, so no worries there.

For 12 hours you have the opportunity to purchase not only The Sapphire Flute, but I will number them. ONLY 28 BOOKS WILL BE NUMBERED. EVER! So, your book will be personalized however you want it, it will be numbered, and I will also include a signed picture of the author (moi), and even let you choose your picture from those below.

What else? You might ask.

Well, let me tell you. I will also call the first person to purchase a copy and speak to them personally for at least five minutes. For a child in particular, that can be a rather empowering conversation. Man, I would have done anything to get thirty seconds with a favorite author as a child. Even as an adult I long to visit with such influential authors as Anne McCaffrey. She was always my hero. Not that I'm comparing myself to one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time, just that . . . well, you know . . . *ahem* Okay, well, back to what you get for ordering your book now. I'm stealing a page from Brandon Sanderson's books (Why not? He's one of my heroes too) and if you purchase a book now, I will enter your name into a drawing.

A drawing for what?

I will draw three names from the pool, and those three people will be forever immortalized in one of my books. Yes, that is right--I will name a character after you. But only if you purchase one of these extremely limited, numbered copies of The Sapphire Flute. Note: The drawing has been eliminated. If you buy a book, you automatically get your name (or the name of someone you choose) in one of the books of The Wolfchild Saga.

Okay, to sum it all up, here's what you need to do:
ORDER THE SAPPHIRE FLUTE BETWEEN 8:30 PM TODAY AND 8:30 AM TOMORROW MORNING. NOTE: Offer has been extended indefinitely. It will be done with the books are gone. 14 left!

And what will you receive:

So what say you? Is it worth it?

That is entirely up to you to decide. ;)

If you've come this far and chosen to order, e-mail me at karen AT karen-e-hoover DOT com and let me know which picture you want. You can also tell me how you want your book and picture signed, and your address so I know where to send it.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Trying Something New

Well, I said I was going to blog more and it's been over a month once again.

This time of year is difficult for me. Two years ago today I took my mom to the hospital for the last time and I keep playing out in my mind those things she did in the final days leading to her last trip to the hospital. This friday, August 6th, will be her second Angel Day Anniversary. Two years since she passed into the next life. And to make things harder, her birthday is September 6th.

So . . . I decided to try something different. I've done similar things for Mothers Day or Valentines Day, but I want to celebrate my mom for a month and hope that you will bear with me as I share my memories of her each day. It can be anything. Some happy, some sad. I just want to share with you the woman that she was and some few of the things she taught me over the years. It's the only way I can think to celebrate her and find joy in the memories rather than ache with her loss.

I probably won't wait until Friday, because these days are so full of memories of her last days in the hospital, I'll probably share some of those memories too. If this is the kind of thing that bores you, you might want to avoid my blog until September 6th. If you want writing related blogs, I'm posting at Valor Publishing Group's website every Tuesday, including today. You can find that HERE. Or for those who can't get the link it's Hopefully with both available to you, you'll be able to find something that is of interest. And for the most morose of you, or those who want to see the most deeply into my heart, there is also my letters to mom blog at So, there you go. A selection of different layers of me and my heart set on display.

I promise, there will be more tomorrow.

Quote of the Day: "We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of man. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. In this way he can bring discouragement and surrender. But we must not lose hope. The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. Though we may see that we have far to go on the road to perfection, we must never give up hope."
~Ezra Taft Benson