Hello Void, it's me. The owner of this abandoned blog. I'm not even sure what prompted me to log into this author website that I've largely ignored for the last two years, but I did, and I'm here, and I was taking a deep dive through the 7 years of blog posts while half-way listening… Continue reading 2021 Goals
From the press release: Jeff Norton’s London-based company to develop book for television Los Angeles, CA — 17 May 2019:At C21 LA, Awesome Media & Entertainment Ltd. (Awesome), the creative content company founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton, has optioned the media rights to THE LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE, by Texas-based YA author Cheyanne Young. Cheyanne Young’s… Continue reading The Last Wish of Sasha Cade is coming to film!
One of my author dreams has come true! The German edition of Last Wish of Sasha Cade will be published by HarperCollins Germany in 2019! I am absolutely in love with the cover. The sparkles! The flowers! The beautiful colors! The title translates to: Every day a note from you. Isn't that beautiful? Check… Continue reading The Last Wish of Sasha Cade is going to Germany!
It's the start of a new November, which means thousands of people are participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I adore NaNoWriMo so much, and I credit it with helping me learn to draft quickly. To date, my highest word count achievement was writing 4200 words in a single hour, but in general,… Continue reading How to draft quickly
There's something I never thought about when I was writing books and pursuing publication - trade reviews. It's a scary thing knowing a professional book reviewer is reading your book. As a rule, I don't read reviews of my books - not at all. Not Amazon reviews, not Goodreads reviews, nothing. If someone tags me… Continue reading Booklist Review of The Last Wish of Sasha Cade
Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author,… Continue reading YA Scavenger Hunt
Today is exactly one month before the release of my book baby, The Last Wish of Sasha Cade! It's crazy to think that it's almost out in the world. I originally wrote the book in June of 2016, got my agent in July of 2016, got my book deal around January 2017 and announced it… Continue reading One Month Left!
Happy Monday! I have revisions and outlines and freelance work (and let's face it, household chores) to do, so of course I thought it would be the perfect time for a blog post so that I can procrastinate all of that. (If you'd like me to be your role model, applications are on that desk… Continue reading The Anatomy of a pre-order Incentive