Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Not one...not two...but THREE COVER REVEALS!

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday. I, for one, can't wait the week to be over. My oldest is home from college in three short days and I couldn't be more excited. But that isn't what this blog post is about.

It's about my shiny new cover. Elana Johnson is helping me out with a cover reveal for my next book, Indie and Proud. But as I was prepping for that post, I realized that isn't the only cover I have ready to share. I have COVER-S. That's right, covers plural. Three to be exact.

CHECK THEM OUT!


INDIE AND PROUD

You did it! You achieved your dream of writing and publishing your book. You should be happy. Instead you feel trapped in an ever-changing publishing race, stressed over the never-ending to-do list, and frustrated with yourself for continuing to doubt your talents, despite achieving your goals.

Face it, being a creative is difficult, and achieving some measure of success in the business doesn’t make you immune to your own fears and doubts. If anything, your achievements have added even more pressures. Indie and Proud shines a light on those fears and pressures, providing tools to deal with your frustrations and embrace your passions again.

Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses everyday examples and stories from writers and other artists to help artists find and maintain their balance in the exciting world of independent publishing. With specific strategies to address self-doubt, underlying fears, and the truly intense nature of being creative, Indie and Proud is a must read for anyone ready to embrace everything it means to be Indie.
Coming February 2, 2015



RAISING THE SHY CHILD: A Parent's Guide To Social Anxiety

The fear of being judged by others in social activities is a common human experience, especially during childhood. But when the fear becomes all-consuming, it can disrupt daily functioning and the development of social competency. Raising the Shy Child: A Parent's Guide to Social Anxiety takes a fresh look at social anxiety disorder, coupling the latest in research trends with evidence-based strategies and real-world stories to untangle the complexities of this disorder. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses a combination of real-world examples and stories from adults and children with social anxiety disorder to show parents and educators how to help children find a path through their fear and into social competence. With specific strategies to address school refusal, bullying, and identity issues, Raising the Shy Child is a must-read resource for anyone dedicated to enhancing the lives of children.
Coming March 1, 2015 from Prufrock Press



I'M NOT JUST GIFTED:
Social-Emotional Curriculum for Guiding Gifted Students

What does it mean to be a successful person? What traits and characteristics define successful people? Why do gifted children, in particular, need a strong affective curricula in order to maximize their potential? These questions and more are explored in this guide to helping gifted children in grades 4-7 as they navigate the complicated social and emotional aspects of their lives. This curriculum is designed to help gifted children explore their giftedness, develop resiliency, manage their intensities, face adversities and tough situations, and cultivate their talents and passions. Including lesson plans, worksheets, and connections to Common Core State Standards, I'm Not Just Gifted is the practical guide necessary for anyone serving and working with gifted children.
Coming May 15, 2015 from Prufrock Press

I don't know about you, but I am so freakin excited! I am also planning a few fiction releases - so I will be sharing that information soon...ish....

Until next time, what books are you excited for???

Monday, December 8, 2014

The excitement is building...


Happy Holidays everyone! I can't believe 2014 is nearly over. And with the new year starting, comes all sorts of excitement. New books, new dreams, new goals. All very exciting.

One of my New Year's goals is to be around the blog a bit more. But, that can't happen until I finish up this month and enjoy time with my family.

As I head back into my writing cave and prepare for a CRAZY SIX MONTHS filled with releases and more, I wanted to share some exciting news...

My next nonfiction book, and the first one being released in 2015, INDIE AND PROUD is available for preorder NOW. You'll be seeing the cover blitz around the web this week, along with a few other cool things.

So what's the book about? Check it out:

You did it! You achieved your dream of writing and publishing your book. You should be happy. Instead you feel trapped in an ever-changing publishing race, stressed over the never-ending to-do list, and frustrated with yourself for continuing to doubt your talents, despite achieving your goals.

Face it, being a creative is difficult, and achieving some measure of success in the business doesn’t make you immune to your own fears and doubts. If anything, your achievements have added even more pressures. Indie and Proud shines a light on those fears and pressures, providing tools to deal with your frustrations and embrace your passions again.

Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses everyday examples and stories from writers and other artists to help artists find and maintain their balance in the exciting world of independent publishing. With specific strategies to address self-doubt, underlying fears, and the truly intense nature of being creative, Indie and Proud is a must read for anyone ready to embrace everything it means to be Indie.

Check out the early praise:


“The information Christine has to share is both brilliant and essential for every indie author. She covers the practical subjects we want to know as well all the things no one wants to talk about; the stress, the doubts and the emotional rollercoasters that we as artists struggle with. Christine will help you deal with it all so you can hold onto your job and love it.”
 – Devri Walls, author of The Solus Series



“I am an indie author, and proud of it. But give me five minutes, and I might not feel quite as confident about it. That's why I'm very grateful for the class, Indie and Proud, that I took from Christine Fonseca. In her class I learned that fear is a part of every day, every new and challenging thing--I can either let the fear disable me, or let it be the driving force to enable me. I'm excited for the book Indie and Proud because it'll be like having that amazing and inspiring class in my pocket every day. I want to be indie and proud all the time--Ms. Fonseca's book is my new favorite reminder that yes, I really can do this!
– Ali Cross, award-winning author of the Become series


To celebrate and say THANK YOU for all of the support over the years, I decided to give everyone who preorders some very special bonus material - a workbook companion to the novel that highlights and expands on all of the special lessons in the book. This is ONLY available to preorders and will be taken down just after the book releases in February.

So, get your book today.

Monday, December 1, 2014

2015 is going to be EXCITING!


I have so much to share with all of you! The first 6 months of 2015 brings 5 NEW TITLES in both nonfiction and fiction. Yep, that's right...


FIVE


Check it out:


  • Indie and Proud (Late Jan/Early Feb) - Coaching for writer's to help you stay creative in the midst of the ever-changing publishing landscape
  • Outbreak, Solomon Experiments #2 (Late Feb) - The anticipated sequel to my Xmen-meets-Bourne Idenity thriller 
  • Raising the Shy Child (March) - Coaching for parents and educators on the ins and outs of Social Anxiety Disorder in children and teens
  • Voca Me, a Requiem Novel (April)- You thought Nesy and Aydan's fate was revealed in Dominus? Think again. This story brings more...MUCH MUCH MORE!
  • I'm More Than Gifted (May) - Affective curriculum for small group and classroom use designed to foster EQ in gifted children
In addition to these, I have a couple of NEW storylines in the works. What an awesome year, yes?

What releases are you looking forward to?



Monday, November 24, 2014

PRE BLACK FRIDAY BLOW OUT - FREE BOOKS!!!

LAST CHANCE for 2014

TRANSCEND and COLLIDE = #FREE FOR KINDLE!!!
48 hours only
Just in time for Holiday Gift Giving, I decided to give you all one last chance to get two of my fan-favorites for #FREE. TRANSCEND and COLLIDE are both #FREE for TWO DAYS ONLY! 
 
Semi-finalist in Kindle Book Review 2013 Indie Book Awards - Young Adult category
"Black Swan meets Phantom of the Opera in this breathe taking psychological thriller"
 ~ Heather McCorkle, Author of To Ride A Puca
"...hauntingly dark and achingly  beautiful..."
~ Michelle McLean, Author of Treasured Lies
"The writing is lyrical, beautiful. The story...intense and utterly unique"
~ Ali Cross, Author of Become


 
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COLLIDE FREE

"With smart, thoughtful narrative, and non-stop action, COLLIDE is like watching an excellent episode of the X-Files--I didn't want to miss a single second!" - Ali Cross, author of the Blood Crown
"Collide is a fast moving, suspenseful thriller full of twists and turns around every bend. An action packed read that will have your heart slamming in your chest and your mind racing until the end." - Brooke DelVecchio, book blogger at thecovercontessa.com

Collide is a Bourne Identity meets XMEN wild ride of espionage, psychic warfare and terrorism. 


For a limited time, you can still pick up the ebooks of TRANSCEND and COLLIDE
#FREE on kindle.
CLICK HERE to pick up your copy
From 11/24 - 11/25 ONLY.

And don't forget about LACRIMOSA - my Gothic paranormal romance described as Buffy meet Supernatural. It's #FREE too! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LACRIMOSA. 


HAPPY HOLIDAYS! and THANK YOU!!!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Where did the month go....oh, yea, I was writing

So, it's been nearly a month since my last post. SORRY ABOUT THAT! My excuse....

Yep, I was writing. I wanted to finish TWO novels this month. I was on track for the first week. But the day job is so insanely busy, it is just not possible for me to get this done! SO....Here I am, very thankful to have made it past the 60K mark and completing NaNo.

Next up - getting back to life with everything else. 

Hope you are all fab and I will be back. I miss you guys!