Silent

Giveaway!

Giveaway!
  I'd like celebrate Silent's Rainbow Award win with a giveaway! I have ebooks, paperbacks, tote bags, and some special Santa Monica Pier artwork/postcards to give away. See the rafflecopter entry form below for details. :) Nothing is mandatory, but if you'd like to share about the book with others, or share your favorite (not-too-spoilery) moment here, I'd love that. Thank you again to all the readers! a Rafflecopter giveaway Read more [...]

Rainbow Award Winner–SILENT :D

Rainbow Award Winner–SILENT :D
  Silent was selected as the 2014 Rainbow Award Winner in the Gay & Lesbian Young Adult Category! :D I was curled up in bed, watching The Avengers with my husband (after launching a steady campaign promoting a re-watch of all the Marvel movies in order for…reasons) when the news came through. I made him pause it, because my eyes were inexplicably blurry for a moment there. Cheesy as it may sound, I really don’t feel like I’m the winner, so much as Alex and Seb. Perhaps Read more [...]

Paperback Now Available and Giveaway Winners

Paperback Now Available and Giveaway Winners
Silent paperback is now available on Createspace and Amazon! :D Here's a $2 off coupon code for Createspace, good for the next two weeks: S2XQ6E63 Giveaway Winners My apologies on being a day late on the announcement-- had some car and cat troubles. I used a random number generator to select the winners out of the 47 entries. Winner 1: Peaches Winner 2: JohnRay      I really loved reading the comments you guys shared on all the posts. If I had infinite resources, I'd Read more [...]

Scenes from Silent pt. 6 (+giveaway)- Final Post

Part 1: Watts, Los Angeles Part 2: Mid City, Los Angeles Part 3: Bel Air and West Los Angeles Part 4: Huntington Park, Los Angeles  Part 5: Venice Beach Scenes from Silent Santa Monica Beach   Last stop, at least for my photos. Santa Monica is only a few miles north of Venice--they share a border--but the feel is slightly more upscale. The Promenade is a pedestrian mall lined with the latest fashionable department stores, fancy boutiques, and mix of fast food and fine Read more [...]

Scenes from Silent pt.5 (+giveaway)

Part 1: Watts, Los Angeles Part 2: Mid City, Los Angeles Part 3: Bel Air and West Los Angeles Part 4: Huntington Park, Los Angeles    Scenes from Silent Venice Beach   And now we’ve gone west again. Venice Beach is the people-watching capital of Southern California. You’ll see everything here—tourists from all over the world, locals from every part of LA (which by now you know is pretty diverse), artists, musicians, body builders, break dancers…you name it, Read more [...]

Scenes from Silent pt. 4 (+giveaway)

Part 1: Watts, Los Angeles Part 2: Mid City, Los Angeles Part 3: Bel Air and West Los Angeles   Scenes from Silent Huntington Park, Los Angeles   The previous two stops were progressively north and west, but this time we’re dipping southeast again. Huntington Park is similar to Watts in that it’s considered inner city and a low-income area. The population here is less mixed than in Watts, though, with around 97% of the residents identifying as Latino or Hispanic. Read more [...]

Scenes from Silent pt. 3 (+giveaway)

  Part 1: Watts, Los Angeles Part 2: Mid City, Los Angeles   Scenes from Silent Bel Air and West Los Angeles   Another ten miles. Except this time, I’ve heard more than one person joke that you need a passport to travel the distance. On the West side, and particularly in areas like Bel Air and Brentwood, you’ll find large homes with perfectly-kept yards, trendy boutiques, and tons of restaurants, ranging from everyday burger joints to expensive (but delicious) organic Read more [...]