Monday, November 18, 2013

Doppelganger 2 Update

Lol. My newborn twins dancing the night away! Aka keeping me up all night. (Thanks to Brett Gilbert for the photo)

It's been a crazy year! I am now a mom to two doppelgangers! Okay, okay, identical twins. (We all know they're really doppelgangers though!)

That being said...when is Doppelganger 2 coming out? SOON! I'm working on the rewrite. I'm majorly reworking the beginning of the book to make it more exciting/suspenseful/awesome! Look for it in January 2013!

In the meantime a sneak peak at the first paragraph of the book:

I was sleeping next to Aedan Finnigan and it should have been a dream come true. It would have been if my life was normal. Too bad my life was never going to be normal again. I could just barely make out Aedan's features in the darkness. It didn't matter, though. I had his features memorized. First there was his red hair, which brought out his intense green eyes and those made the way his lips curved when he smiled all the more sexy.  His lips. Now I was thinking about kissing him and that brought me back to reality. I had never kissed Aedan Finnigan, but I had kissed his doppelganger.


Monday, August 12, 2013

My Latest Author Interview

I was interviewed last week by Kristen Havens, writer and editor. I had a ton of fun doing the interview, so check it out!

What did we talk about? Well...writing of course! And reading! And what I'm working on next... So check it out!

Here's the interview

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Adventures In Murder Chasing Excerpt

Here it is! An excerpt from ADVENTURES IN MURDER CHASING (Funeral Crashing #3)!!!!!!

Ethan Ripley was my boyfriend. Officially. The first person I called and told was my ex-best friend, Ariel Walker. I knew she wouldn't be jealous, exactly, but maybe it would impress her a little. Besides, we had to make plans to meet up for peanut butter banana milkshakes.

I was even more impressed that Ariel agreed to meet me slightly less than two weeks later on a Saturday afternoon. It was prime weekend time and Ariel was making room for me in it. Of course, she did owe me her life. I had just saved it and gotten hurt doing it. I mean, I had only gotten out of the hospital two weeks ago. So, yeah, I had taken a major risk to help my ex-bff. She should make room for me in her crowded social schedule. 

I knew it probably didn't mean too much and that Ariel was probably just being grateful, but I'd take what I could get. Truthfully, I was kind of excited about meeting up with her. We hadn't had peanut butter banana milkshakes since our freshman year of high school. I was a junior now, so it had been at least two years since we had actually hung out as friends. I wondered what it would be like. Then the worries started. Would it be awkward and horrible? Did we have anything to talk about? Well, I had Ethan and she had Troy, but that was kind of complicated. I mean, I had gone on a date with Troy before Ariel did and she had gone after Ethan before we had started going out so getting into detail about them might not be a good thing. At least it was only milkshakes. Worst case, we only had to spend the time it took to drink them together.

Still, I found myself dressing to impress. I knew Ariel saw me every day at school, even though we mostly didn't talk or acknowledge each other, but I wanted to look nice for meeting up with her. She was popular and I sort of felt like I had to dress to her expectations. Of course, I didn't have tons of designer clothes, but I had at least a couple of cute tops. I had made it a point to go shopping since starting to date Ethan. I wanted to look good for him, so I was starting to exchange some of my T-shirts for cuter, sexier shirts. It was a plus then that I had something to wear to hang out with Ariel.

It took me over an hour to get ready. I don't know why exactly, but I really felt like I had to look perfect. This was important. I called Ethan on my way there. My nerves were starting to go crazy. Did it mean anything that Ariel and I were having milkshakes together? Did she want to be friends again? Or was this just Ariel's way of saying thank you for saving her life and that was it? Or did almost dying change her view of our friendship? Like maybe it had gone from not important to a regret or something? Maybe I was getting way ahead of myself. Maybe Ariel just wanted a peanut butter banana milkshake and I was the only other person that she knew that liked them. Yeah, my brain was totally going haywire about this whole meeting up with Ariel thing.

"Hey," Ethan said on the other end of my cellphone, interrupting my rambling train of thought.

"Hey," I said back, smiling to myself, and automatically relaxing at the sound of his voice.

I totally like liked my boyfriend. Butterflies exploded in my stomach just hearing his voice. I wished I could kiss him, but he was at his house and I was in the car. Sigh.

"You on your way?" Ethan asked.

He knew what a huge day it was in my life, "Yeah."

"Nervous?" Ethan asked after I didn't say anything else.

"Totally," I said and found that I felt better simply by telling Ethan about my nerves. 

"Don't be," Ethan said. "Ariel's okay. Really."

It was easy for Ethan to say. He hadn't been dropped and replaced by Ariel with new bffs freshman year like it was no big deal. Plus, Ethan was popular. Everyone liked him. He had been best friends with his friends Dave and Mike since kindergarten and he had just kept gaining more and more friends along the way. He was super lucky in the friend department. I didn't have that problem. I was known as the funeral crashing graveyard girl teen sleuth. Actually, there were probably even more colorful adjectives added into that by now, but I had stopped keeping track. I was who I was. My boyfriend like liked me either way. That was good enough for me.

"Do you think..." I started and then stopped, suddenly feeling nervous about asking my question out loud.

"What?" Ethan asked.

"Do you think that Ariel and I could ever be friends again? Like really?" I asked.

It had been the thought running and running through my head ever since Ariel said she wanted to hang out. I just needed another opinion. I knew it was probably stupid, but...

Ethan paused on the other end of the line and then said, "Yes."

"Why?" I asked.

I was kind of surprised at Ethan's response. I mean, in my head I was at war because for some reason, I couldn't seem to decide what exactly I felt about Ariel regarding our friendship or lack thereof. Still, when asked the question I had just posed about me and Ariel ever being friends again, I expected most people to say: "No way!" or "Never!" or "When hell freezes over!"

"Well, you guys do have a lot in common," Ethan said, as if it was that simple.

"Like?" I asked.

I desperately tried to think of anything that Ariel and I had in common anymore. I couldn't think of one thing. Well, besides the fact that it appeared that we both still liked peanut butter banana milkshakes.

"You're both stubborn," Ethan said.

"Ha, ha," I said, sarcastically.

"What? It's true," Ethan said. "And, besides that, well, you both care a lot about each other."

"What?" I asked.

Ethan had blindsided me. Ariel cared about me? What? When? In junior high? Sure. Maybe now that I had saved her life? Sure. But before? When she dumped me for a new set of friends and started making fun of me? I didn't think she cared so much about me then.

"I just think it's more complicated than you think," Ethan said. "She gets mad at you. You get mad at her. Sounds like all that getting mad at each other means that something's still there to get mad about."

Maybe Ethan was right. I had always thought it was weird that Ariel sought me out. She didn't have to do that. Most of the student body left me alone to do my weird graveyard girl funeral crashing stuff, but Ariel wouldn't. That was kind of interesting. Maybe a part of her missed me. That brought me to a horrifying thought. Did I miss Ariel? Yeah, I couldn't think about that.

"Are you freaking out?" Ethan asked when I had been lost in my thoughts and quiet for a full minute.

"Maybe," I hedged, not wanting to admit to it.

"It is just hanging out and drinking milkshakes. One step at a time," Ethan said. "No pressure. Nothing to lose, you know. And you can call me as soon as you're done."

"Thanks," I said to Ethan.

I felt my nerves calm down a little. Okay, just one step at a time. Milkshakes first. Friendship and all that, worry about at a later date. Wow, I so like liked Ethan. He was the best boyfriend ever. He knew just what to say to make me feel better.

"You're welcome," Ethan said. I heard the strumming of his guitar.

"Are you working on your music?" I asked.

"Oh, yeah," Ethan said. "I have a tune in my head and I'm trying to work on it. I'm planning to hit the open mic at Wired next week and I want to be ready. I know it's just an open mic, but yeah, it feels important."

"I can't wait to see you perform!" I said.

"Thanks," Ethan said. "I really want the song to be perfect."

"It will be," I said. "Okay, you go work on that, then. I'm almost there anyway."

 "Okay," Ethan said. "Bye then. And call me after. I'd like to hear how it went."

 I hesitated for a moment, stopping myself from saying something that I suddenly really wanted to say and instead just simply said, "Yeah. Bye."

 I ended the call and took a deep breath. Whoa. I had almost said the words I love you. Whoa. Double whoa. What was wrong with me? We had only been dating a few weeks and it was way too soon to say those words. I mean, I definitely like liked Ethan, but love? That was a big deal. Sure, we had been through a lot, but...whoa. It was a really, really big deal to say those words. I'd have to be careful. I mean, I didn't want to end up in one of those awkward moments where I said it and Ethan looked at me like, "Um, yeah, you're okay. I like you and stuff." That would be the worst thing ever, like mortifying beyond belief and soul crushing. I mean, I love... I mean, I like liked Ethan. Yeah, I just like liked him. What was wrong with me? It had to be Ariel ex-bff nerves. Yeah, that was it.  
 I was almost glad to arrive at Wired, so I wouldn't have a chance to think more about Ethan and the big L word. I mean, we had just become boyfriend and girlfriend. It was way too soon to be thinking about that. Right? I almost wanted to ask Ariel, but I wouldn't. I so didn't trust her not to blab my dilemma to Ethan. Ariel and I weren't rekindled bffs yet. It was just milkshakes. Right?


Adventures in Murder Chasing will be available on Amazon, B&N, Itunes, Smashwords and more as of July 8th, 2013! Happy reading! 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Adventures in Murder Chasing Book Blurb


Kait Lenox is officially Ethan Ripley's girlfriend and she might even be kinda sorta becoming non enemies with her ex-bff Ariel Walker. Everything is going great! That is until Kait stumbles across another suspicious death at her favorite coffee shop, Wired. Not able to help herself, Kait sets out to investigate!  

Suddenly Kait's problems go from whether or not she should say the L-word to Ethan to fears that the murder she's investigating might not be murder at all. Should Kait follow her gut or is she just chasing murders?


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Photoshop Fun!

My cover artist Brett Gilbert and I did a fun little pic! I also just posted his latest book cover for the up and coming Funeral Crashing #3: Adventures in Murder Chasing which will be out on July 8th, 2013!

We have fun together! Lol. Here's radioactive treats and my dog, Licorice! She gets a little crazy about her treats! :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Cover Reveal for Adventures in Murder Chasing!!!!!

Okay, this is it! It's the big cover reveal for Funeral Crashing #3: Adventures in Murder Chasing! Thank you to Brett Gilbert, who created the AWESOME cover!

Here it is!

Look for it on July 8th, 2013! Anybody have any guesses on what will happen?

I'll reveal an excerpt, synopsis, and more in the coming weeks as we count down to the book release!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Title Reveal for Funeral Crashing #3!

Funeral Crashing books #1 and #2 are above, but what is the title to book #3????

This is it! For any of you Funeral Crashing fans...this is the book title reveal for Funeral Crashing #3! I'll reveal the official book cover on Friday! The book itself is out on July 8, 2013! 

Are you ready for it???????

Drum roll, please!!!! 

Wait, this is the internet and just a blog, how can I do a drumroll?!?!?!

Okay, now I'm being totally silly!!!!

And wasting your time!!!!

Now, this is really it!!!!

I swear!!!


And the title is!!!!

Adventures in Murder Chasing!!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone and I'll be back with the Adventures in Murder Chasing book cover in a couple of days! I hope you're as excited about this latest Funeral Crashing book as I am! I have great ideas for book #4 too! I'll be starting on that as soon as I wrap up the first draft of Doppelganger #3!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Release Date News For Your Two Favorite Milda Harris' YA Book Series!

Release date news! Exciting! Well, actually, VERY exciting, because I've got release date news for not one, but two books and both of them are sequels to two of my popular YA series!

Here goes:

July 8th, 2013 look out for Funeral Crashing #3!  Look for the title reveal AND the book cover reveal this week!

August 12th, 2013 look out for Doppelganger #2! No title reveal on this one yet, since I'm still pondering the title and the book cover is in progress! 

What book are you most excited about?Any guesses as to what will happen next in either of the series?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Author Feature & Book Review Of Doppelganger On It's All About Books Blog!

I recently did an Author Feature on It's All About Books Blog on the five most influential books/authors to me! See who I chose! Read the blog at: It's All About Books: Authors Pick Five: Milda Harris

Suey also did a review of my book Doppelganger, which you should check out if you're thinking about reading it. Want a sneak peak? Here's a quote from the review: "And now it makes the story much more interesting and poses the question, how the heck will they deal with THAT?" Want to know what she's talking about? Read the book review at: It's All About Books: Book Review: Doppelganger by Milda Harris

If you stop by, leave comments! :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Top Ten Series I'd Like To Start, But Haven't Yet

There's probably a ton more series that I forgot to put on my list, that I've also been dying to read.  Still, here's 3 of the authors that I'd put on my top series that I'd like to start, but haven't yet! (The full list is on my blog Writer Girl in LA!):

1. The Lux Novels by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I came across her name while I was looking at books that might be in a similar genre as my book Doppelganger and, um, I also found one of my next TBR series!

2. The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking - Besides the fact that Amanda is an inspiration to me (why I became an indie author), this series sounds REALLY interesting! Can't wait to start Switched!

3. Divergent series by Veronica Roth - I feel like this series will be the next Hunger Games to me!

And, that's 3! I have a lot of reading to do!

If you want to read the rest of my picks check out: Writer Girl in LA: Top Ten Series I'd Like To Start But Haven't

Monday, March 4, 2013

I've Been Interviewed on Beauty But a Funny Girl's Blog!

I was interviewed by Beauty But A Funny Girl's Blog - Author Interview: Milda Harris. Make sure to stop by and check it out! See what I said about things like how I write, if I fight with my characters, which book or TV universe I'd live in if I got to choose, find out my favorite part of the Funeral Crashing series, and more! 

It was such fun to be interviewed! Make sure to leave a comment if you stop by! Happy Monday! Hope your week rocks!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Guest Post on YA Fanatic's Book Blog!

I have a guest post up on YA Fanatic's Blog: Heartthrobs in YA Fiction! I talk a little bit about the heartthrobs in my books - feel free to comment about them! I mean, who's your favorite? And, I also talk about my favorite heartthrobs in books I've read...because I'm a reader too! 

Make sure to leave a comment on the blog or here and let me know who is your favorite book heartthrob!

Okay, go check out my guest post, find a book for your Friday read, and have an amazing weekend!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top Ten Authors I'd Put on My Auto-Buy List

Yes, I too have authors that I'd definitely put on my auto-buy list! I love reading just as much as I love writing! Although, sometimes one takes up way more time than the other!

Here's 3 of the authors that I'd put on my auto-buy list! (The full list is on my blog Writer Girl in LA!):

1. Meg Cabot- She had me at Princess Diaries and I love her adult mystery series starting with Size 12 Isn't Fat. There are still a few books of hers that I haven't read, so hopefully that auto-buy list can include them too!

2. Suzanne Collins - I loved The Hunger Games and I hear that her Gregor the Overlander series is great too! I'd definitely be up for being on an auto-buy list for her books! 

3. Julie Kagawa - I'm in the middle of The Immortal Rules, but I also really, really, really want to read her Iron Fey series!

And, that's 3!!! I wish I could just read and read and read and....

If you want to read the rest of my picks check out: Writer Girl in LA: Top Ten Authors I'd Put on My Auto-Buy List!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Doppelganger Book Trailer!


It's the Doppelganger Book Trailer! This was such fun to make! Enjoy! And, a big thank you to Brett Gilbert for his help and Royalty Free Music Room for the super awesome music!

About Doppelganger:

Citrus Leahy is having a really bad day. First she's late to school. Then she runs into the girl who drives her nuts because she always calls her Orange instead of her name. To cap it all off, when Citrus finally makes it to class, she sees herself already inside. Wait. What? Citrus Leahy has a doppelganger! It's probably aliens taking over the world and her life has just turned totally upside down. Goodbye, normal. Hello, paranormal! Luckily, her crush Aedan has the exact same problem!

Doppelganger is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Itunes, Sony, Kobo, and more! It is available both as an ebook and as a paperback.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day and My Top 10 Favorite Romances!

Happy Valentine's Day! If you've got a significant other - enjoy the romance! And, if you're single, do something fun - like watch horror movies or be really silly, wear red, and celebrate by hanging out with your friends! I always remember being a kid and making Valentine's Day boxes and writing cards for the other kids in class - it was just a fun make it fun! Okay, so I'm a romantic and Valentine's Day is all about that - sigh, swoon, and let mushy gushyness ensue! :)

As for me...I got married on Valentine's I'll be celebrating a wedding anniversary!!!! Woo-hoo! 

On that note, here are my favorite romances!!!! I love reading romances and some of my list is romances in books that aren't romances because I think those books were just as fun to read to see how the romances turned out even if they were originally something else.

The full list of my Top 10 Favorite Romances is on my blog Writer Girl in LA! Top 10 Tuesday is an internet meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I try to participate every Tuesday! 

Here are my top 3 favorite romances:

1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen - It's a classic romance. Who doesn't swoon at the chemistry between Lizzie and Mr. Darcy!!!!

2. The Host by Stephanie Meyer - This wouldn't necessarily make my true top 10 romances list, but I'm adding it here because I thought the romance was truly fascinating. Two characters in the same body and two men who are in love with each of them! FASCINATING romance idea!

3. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from The Anne of Green Gables Books by Lucy Maude Montgomery - I fell for this romance the moment Gilbert called Anne carrots and she smashed a slate over his head. It took them a long time to get together, but it always felt like such a real romance to me - sometimes it's hard to forget someone's faults and it's easy to be jealous and sometimes friendship and romance get a little intermixed. I love their story!

That's only 3 of my 10! To see the rest check out the full post on my blog Writer Girl in LA: Top 10 Favorite Romances!     

Friday, February 8, 2013

Guest Post on YA Yeah Yeah Book Blog!

For my fans - I have a guest post up today on YA Yeah Yeah's Book Blog - 5 Fun YA Mysteries To Read! I talk a little bit about Adventures in Funeral Crashing and writing book #3 in the Funeral Crashing series. I ALSO give away the title for book #3! Exciting! Also, see what five mystery reads I talked about and make sure to leave a comment with any of your favorite mystery reads! 

Okay, go check out my guest post, find a book for your Friday read, and have an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Adventures in Funeral Crashing (Funeral Crashing #1) book cover by Brett Gilbert

I love my new book cover for Adventures in Funeral Crashing! Don't get me wrong, I loved the old one too. It was the simpleness that I liked, but it was time for a change. And, I love, love, love the change! It captures the original image I wanted and intermixes that with something fun because the book is really a mix of a bunch of things. Yes, it's about funerals, death, and murder, but it's also about a 16 year old girl who crushes on the cutest guy in school and has issues with friends and popularity AND she's funny! Kait totally over thinks, obsesses, and is just a girl like any other girl - she just happens to like funerals and solving mysteries!

A shout out to my cover artist - Brett Gilbert - who rocks! Check out his design website: Super Cool Awesome Designs. He's also an artist and a comedian: Brett Gilbert Comedian/Artist.

Now, onto redesigning the cover for Adventures of a Graveyard Girl to match and of course, working on the cover for Funeral Crashing #3, which will be out in Spring 2013. I'll be tweeting/posting/facebooking a specific date on that soon!!!!!!

Just so you can compare, here's the old book cover for Adventures in Funeral Crashing. Totally different, right?:

Adventures in Funeral Crashing original book cover by Brett Gilbert

Happy reading!

New Top 10 List! Top 10 Best Bookish Memories!

Top 10 Best Bookish Memories - this was such a fun list to write. I have even more bookish memories than these top 10, but these were the first ones that came to me. It was really a great trip down memory lane. 

Check out the full list of my Top 10 Best Bookish Memories on my blog Writer Girl in LA! Top 10 Tuesday is an internet meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I try to participate every Tuesday!
Here's 3 of my picks for top 10 bookish memories: 
1. Amanda Hocking - Her success as an author was an inspiration to me to put my writing out there, unagented and without a publishing house. It had been sitting on my computer instead, as I queried endlessly (taking breaks from the rejections). She impacted my life in a big way and gave me a reason to take a chance AND to write, write, write! I now have a purpose! Yes, I know that her success is a million to one, but the thing is, even one or two people reading my books and loving them is a success to me. And, people are reading my books and that is quite simply amazing. Besides, someone has to win the lottery, right? :) Everyone should dream big and Amanda reminded me that I absolutely, should, no matter what the odds are against you. (Hey, if you're reading this an interested in my books - my first book (as of this posting) - ADVENTURES IN FUNERAL CRASHING is FREE on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Itunes, Smashwords, & more! Just an FYI if you want to read it for free!!!)

2. The Shining by Stephen King - This is probably my best bookish memory. When I drove across country to California, moving there to pursue screenwriting dreams, we stopped in Estes Park, CO and stayed in the hotel where Stephen King wrote The Shining. It was so beautiful there and the hotel was wonderfully creepy. We even stayed in the room Stephen King stayed in while he was there. It was a great experience!  

3. Willy Wonka and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl - Actually, this memory is way up there, along with my Shining memory. I loved movies as a kid and I also really liked books, so in general I thought books turned movies were AWESOME! I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and saw the original movie - loved them both! I wondered why they never made the sequel a movie, so I did something about it. I wrote to Michael Eisner at Disney. I was about 9 years old and they actually wrote back (and called me!). This is the response I got... 

That's only 3 of my 10, well kind of, to see more check out the full post on my blog Writer Girl in LA: Top 10 Best Bookish Memories    

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Top 10 List! Top 10 Most Frustrating Characters!!!!

I have definitely come across some characters in my reading that I'd love to throttle. There's even one or two in my writing that drive me crazy. A prime example of that being Ariel in Adventures in Funeral Crashing (still free as an ebook, btw!) because she can just be so mean and yet...maybe there's still a friendship there between her and Kait, so why is she being so mean?

Check out the full list of my Top 10 Most Frustrating Characters on my blog Writer Girl in LA! Top 10 Tuesday is an internet meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I try to participate every Tuesday!

Here's 3 of my picks:

1. Tally from Pretties & Uglies & Specials by Scott Westerfeld - Okay, by the time I got to Uglies, I was getting annoyed with her. I can't read Specials because I'm still mad. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed Pretties, but sometimes I just didn't like Tally very much. I mean, I understand the horribleness she's going through - well, as much as I can since I don't live in that world, but still she started driving me crazy! 

2. Dolores Umbridge from The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling - I was just so frustrated for Harry because when Dolores had him in his grip, he was powerless and she was oh, so evil! So, I was angry and frustrated for him.

3. Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella - Don't get me wrong - I love, love, love Becky, but she can get a little frustrating when she takes things too far! I laugh at first, but then it sometimes gets painful! Like, I'm in the middle of Mini Shopaholic and um, Becky, come on - don't make Luke's assistant hound him about you wanting to have another baby! The poor assistant! And, okay, maybe that's because I've done the whole assistant job, but still! Ahhhh! Frustrating!  

That's only 3 of my 10, well kind of, to see more check out the full post on my blog Writer Girl in LA: Top 10 Most Frustrating Characters    

Monday, January 28, 2013

Book Review of Doppelganger!

There's a new book review of my YA Scifi/Horror Romance Doppelganger by Henry Circle at YA REVIEWS AND NEWS - make sure to check it out and leave a comment!

Here's a teaser of her review: "Milda Harris has done what previously seemed impossible by stitching together intriguing paranormal happenings, edge-of-your-seat action scenes, a juicy mystery..."

AND THERE'S MORE! So, check out the whole review!

NOTE: Doppelganger is only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, & Itunes right now - so get it NOW!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guest Post on The Boundless Book List Blog!

For my fans -

I have a Guest Blog Post on the book blog The Boundless Book List today - TWINS IN YA FICTION. I talk a little bit about my newest book, Doppelganger, and then go into some of my favorite books about twins in young adult fiction! Check it out and leave a comment below the post! I had a great time coming up with and writing the post and Joana from The Boundless Book List is awesome, so check out her blog too!

Okay, now go to The Boundless Book List: Twins in YA Fiction and read my guest post!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Top 10 List! 10 Settings In Books That I'd Like To See More Of!

Settings are so important and I've been taking them for granted in my reading. In my writing, though - setting is everything! I mean, one of my series is about funeral crashing for goodness sake! So, setting is definitely very, very important! This top 10 just made me think a lot more about it and it actually gave me a couple of ideas for future books.

Check out the full list of my Top 10 Settings That I'd Like To See More Of on my blog Writer Girl in LA! Top 10 Tuesday is an internet meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I try to participate every Tuesday!

Here's 3 of my picks:

1. Paris, France - Okay, maybe I'm just dreaming of going there, but I'd like to read some more books set in Paris, France. Hey, a really good story will make me want to go there more! 

2. Alternate Universes - Maybe I'm just too much of a Fringe-a-holic (shhh, I didn't watch the last season yet and I don't want to know!) but I love the idea of alternate realities and stories that are set in them all coming together!

3. Catalina Island, CA - I went there on a mini honeymoon after getting married and it's a cute little island. There could be some fun stories written about living there! Like, quirky characters! Maybe that's another novel I need to write!

That's only 3 of my 10! Some of the others are reading goals...because I'm a reader too! Make sure to check out the full post on my blog Writer Girl in LA: Top 10 Settings I'd Like To See More Of  

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Movie Cast: The New Girl Who Found A Dead Body

Here are my ideas on a movie cast for THE NEW GIRL WHO FOUND A DEAD BODY!

What it's about: 

It's a YA horror mystery in the vein of RL Stine's Fear Street books or Christopher Pike or Lois Duncan:

Chloe is excited about spending her senior year of high school in California with her friend Jake's family. Even the usual dread of being the new girl can't bring her down. That is, until she stumbles across the dead body of the most popular girl in school, Lora Kelly. Now she's receiving threatening notes...will she be next?

Everyone is a suspect. There's her childhood friend Jake, who she's known forever and there's his girlfriend, Kate, who is insanely jealous of any girl in Jake's vicinity. Or is it Grey, the mysterious, handsome, and arrogant rich boy who has a passion for photography and Chloe is already falling for? Chloe doesn't know who to trust and time is running out before the killer strikes again...


CHLOE: A thought for playing Chloe is Chloe Grace Mortez (from Kick Ass, Hugo, Dark Shadows): 

The new girl who finds a dead body....

JAKE: Chloe's childhood friend, all grown up, could be played by Keegan Allen (from Pretty Little Liars):

The best friend...all grown up.

GREY:  The mysterious, handsome rich boy, who Chloe falls for might be played by Logan Lerman (from Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Percy Jackson movies)...if he grows his hair a little longer.

The mysterious, handsome, arrogant photographer...

These are my thoughts for the main characters so far! Anyone have different ideas on who they'd like to see play these characters? Or, any ideas on who should play Lora Kelly or Jake's girlfriend Kate or Chloe's friend Emma? Let me know who you would like to see in a movie version of The New Girl Who Found A Dead Body! 

It's fun to think about! I'd love to see it on the big screen!

I'm keeping the ideas flowing on my Pinterest account: Movie Cast The New Girl Who Found A Dead Body so make sure to check them out and repin and comment!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Top 10 List! Top 10 Bookish Goals For 2013!

A new year year's resolutions! 

Check out the full list of my Top 10 Bookish Goals for 2013 on my blog Writer Girl in LA! Top 10 Tuesday is an internet meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I try to participate every Tuesday!
Here's 3 of my bookish goals...all writing related!:

1. Write more books this year! Since I'm a writer as well as a reader, I have to include this because storytelling takes up a lot of my reading time and it's just as important because I love telling stories. I'd like to finish up 6 books this year. That's one every two months or if I get in a crunch, one a month! I can do it! Especially since it includes three half finish novels I've already started!

2. Read at least six books by other Indie Authors. I've been slacking on reading books by people just like me who are trying their hand at putting their writing out there. I need to support my peers more, so this goal is all about supporting others. Anybody have any suggestions on who I should read? I love YA pretty much any genre and in adult fiction, I pretty much stick with anything that has romance in it or is just a plain fun read.

3. Another indie author goal for me, is to make book trailers for all of the books I currently have out. It's a massive undertaking, but I know I can do it!

That's only 3 of my 10! Some of the others are reading goals...because I'm a reader too! Make sure to check out the full post on my blog Writer Girl in LA: Top 10 Bookish Goals for 2013