Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Avie Baby...

Accepted is a young adult novel, and while young adult is often grouped into KidLit, I've never considered myself a children's author. Recently, while I was reading some Junie B. Jones to Avie, she asked me to write her a book, one she's allowed to read.

From young adult romance to early reader acceptable for a five year old. Hmmm...that could be a challenge.

The bad news...I never say no to Avie, especially when what she wants is good for her. The good news...that little monster has given plenty of children's book material.

So, as of now, all other projects are on hold (not that I was making a ton of progress on any of them). The goal is two books - some sort of intro to Avie Baby and a second book that's just a little slice of fun. No idea yet if I'm going to pursue publication. With a children's picture book, I don't even know the market.

Here goes nothing...


Friday, April 17, 2015

Exciting News!

Rowan University, the school I adjunct for, has invited me to do a reading/signing at the Barnes and Noble on campus. This will be my first official signing, and I am so excited! It will be on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00pm at the Barnes and Noble in Glassboro, NJ. Hope to see you there!!








Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Tour

I'm doing a virtual book tour this week, starting today. I've posted the schedule below. You can find Accepted on these blogs this week. As always, thank you so much for your support.


January 6th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
January 6th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
January 7th: Book Excerpt @ Writer in Progress
January 8th: Author Interview @ Jooniel Obsesses over Books
January 9th: Book Excerpt @ 100 Pages A Day
January 10th: Book Excerpt @ Books Direct
January 12th: Promo Post @ Miss Little Book Addict YA House of Books
January 13th: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews







Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reviews

I've been reading and re-reading the reviews for Accepted, and I just cannot describe how amazing it feels. Most of the time, I can't believe that I wrote a book, let alone that it's been published. Reading the amazing reviews is just icing on the cake. I've always worried that people wouldn't like Accepted. To see that they do is just breathtaking. I can't imagine that I'll ever get over this feeling. I really hope that I don't.


Here's the link to Accepted on Amazon if you'd like to check out some of the awesome reviews: http://amzn.to/13CDeEB






Monday, November 17, 2014

Finally...

Things have finally calmed down, and I am FINALLY moving forward and working on my second novel. So excited! Set in the same place as Accepted, book two will follow one of the integral characters in Accepted as she copes with all of the changes that happened during the first semester in Mikkelsen Hall. Stay tuned!






Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Release Day...and the following week!

Tuesday, November 4th was my release day. What an amazing day. I was barely been able to get off the computer - not that I'd wanted to. The amazing news is that Accepted was #72 in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance at one point, which made it an amazon best seller in that genre. I am blown away. If you haven't gotten it yet and want to, the buy links are listed below.

Amazon - http://amzn.to/13CDeEB

Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/accepted-coleen-lahr/1120679923?ean=2940150383920

Smashwords - http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/490424

Thank you for all your support this week. It's been, pretty much, the coolest week ever.