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Relocating and other tidbits

If you follow my Facebook page you've probably noticed that we are in the middle of trying to get our house ready to sell, packing and buying a new home! Life is a little chaotic at the moment to say the least. :)
I haven't started on anything new yet for that very reason.  Our house went on the market officially today and I'm really hoping it sells quickly so we can move and get settled as soon as possible!

Even though I'm not technically writing right now, I'm still thinking about what I want to write about and writing down notes whenever I think of a really good line or scene.

So that's what is going on in my little world!

Steering the Stars has been out for a few weeks now and the reviews are all great so far which is promising! I wish there was a way to get it out there more because Autumn and I both love this story so much. It's just hard because in the Indie publishing world YA isn't the "thing" in the current market so it's hard to …

Steering the Stars: Chapter 2

Chapter Two
Caroline

To: Caroline<cbmckain@gmail.com>
From: Hannah<vaughn.hannah@hotmail.com>
Date: August 31
Subject: SOS

This is my official signal for distress. School is not going well. I repeat, SCHOOL IS NOT GOING WELL. I have so much to tell you about but have no time to explain right now.
-H
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After I finished reading Hannah’s email, I groaned and dropped my phone to the bed. I did a few calculations, trying to think if it was already tomorrow there or the middle of the night, but eventually gave up. I’d have to check that time zone app thingy I downloaded before she left me because my brain wasn’t working properly.
       It was too early.
       My caffeine levels were down to zero.
       And it was the first day of school.
       Normally I loved the first day. Maybe it was just me being an overachiever, but there was something about the smell of fresh paper and never-before-used pencils and new books that took me to my happy place. But not this year.…

Steering the Stars: Chapter 1

Chapter One
Hannah


To: Hannah<vaughn.hannah@hotmail.com>
From: Caroline<cbmckain@gmail.com>
Date: August 24
Subject: Leaving on a jet plane…

Or more accurately, just left on a jet plane…
I just got home from the airport but I already miss you! Message me when you land and take lots and lots of pictures. Remember that I’m living vicariously through you.
-Care
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It was raining.
      This shouldn’t have been a surprise because the first thing I’d read about England when I started doing my online research was that it rained, like, all of the time. But as I looked out the curved plane window over a sludgy sky and a tarmac slick and black with rain, my throat grew uncomfortably tight.
       The flight attendant’s voice came over the intercom. On behalf of the airline and the entire crew, I’d like to welcome you to London, where the local time is eleven-oh-seven.
       The plane wheeled closer to the gate and I felt the woman next to me lean over my back, crowding my spa…

Steering the Stars Preorder link!

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Steering the Stars is now available for pre-order on Amazon!


Two girls. Two stories. One journey.

Be careful what you wish for…
Aspiring writer Hannah Vaughn worries that she is doomed to live out the rest of her existence in a sleepy Oklahoma town. For as long as she can remember, she’s dreamed of something more – adventure, excitement, intrigue. When her sister invites her to London and she’s accepted to a prestigious writing program at The Warriner School, she jumps at the chance. But will it be epic or an epic fail?

You’ll never know if you don’t try…
Nothing ever happens to straight-A student Caroline McKain and that’s exactly the way she likes it. With her best friend in London and junior year looming on the horizon, all she wants is to remain invisible. So when she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight, she must ask herself: Can an invisible girl really take center stage?

Follow Hannah and Caroline as they navigate the complexities of first love, family and growing up. A…