Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Glimpse at Where Derrick and Brielle Meet

The How a Star Falls blog tour continues! Today, enjoy a glimpse at Chapter 1's setting (Trinidad Head), where Derrick and Brielle meet...

Brielle's bench

View from the trail

Derrick's favorite spot
(Why yes, this is the current header at Seasons of Humility!)

The cross where Derrick and Brielle sit

Trinidad, California, as seen from the trail

Just imagine this place at night in January, with a girl in a white poufy dress and a guy with earbuds in his ears, and there you have it! :) These pictures were taken on a walk with a friend of mine in June 2012.

Click the following links to learn more about the setting: City of Trinidad, Trinidad a Seaside Village, Trinidad Head Trail.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Catch a Falling (Paperback) and Put It in Your Pocket

This is just a quick update to let you know that How a Star Falls is now available in paperback format! It's currently $6.64 on Amazon - the perfect little weekend treat or stocking stuffer (for you early Christmas shoppers). :)

Here's a glimpse at the full cover, designed by the amazing Lena Goldfinch of Stone Lily Design:

I think I'm in love! ♥

I adore the font treatment on the back cover, and how Lena structured the blurb.

Also, here's a little fun fact about the front cover:

Notice the stars on the bottom half of the cover? In the initial mock-up, the stars are scattered. I asked Lena in a comment on our Secret Pinterest Board:

I like the added stars around the title! I would love to have three stand out, as I'm planning on referencing Orion's belt, and there are the three "stars" (star systems) that stand out there.

And Lena (being the fabulous friend and designer that she is!) made my wish come true. See how the stars on the final version form a three-star line ending in the star that the model is "holding"? That's a nod to Orion's Belt, Brielle's constellation. :) It's all in the details, right?

I've ordered some of my own copies (including three to be set aside for the giveaway winners), and I'm so looking forward to holding this book in my hands!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How a Star Falls Soundtrack

Well, How a Star Falls is officially out in the world. :) The Kindle ebook is now available on Amazon, and the paperback is *this close* to being published. I'll let you all know when it goes live!

For the next week I thought I'd feature some behind-the-scenes/extras here on the author blog. Today, let's talk music!

Below is my playlist for Derrick and Brielle's story. You can find all the YouTube videos together on the Pinterest board, as well. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the songs, a few of which are actually mentioned in the story. Which is your favorite? Are there other songs you'd include that fit the plot/mood?

How a Star Falls "Soundtrack"

Prologue: "Constellations" by Jack Johnson

Chapter 1: "Brielle" by Sky Sailing*

Chapter 2: "Shooting Star" by Owl City

Chapter 3 (etc.): "West Coast Friendship" by Owl City

Chapter 4: "Starlight" by Taylor Swift

Chapter 6: "If My Heart Was a House" by Owl City

Chapter 7 and Epilogue: "Shine Your Way" by Owl City and Yuna

*Don't forget that you can enter to win An Airplane Carried Me to Bed, the soothingly beautiful CD that includes this song.