June 7, 2014
I should mention that I've begun to blog again. You can find me on HubPages under lsmith335. Please read and comment! http://laura335.hubpages.com/
May 28, 2014
Read the latest review of "The Stable House" here:
April 10, 2014
Read the latest review of "Saving Hascal's Horrors" here: http://bookwormforkids.blogspot.com/2014/04/saving-hascals-horrors-by-laura-smith.html
March 31, 2014
A review of, "The Stable House," has been reviewed on tryingtobeafrugalmomma.blogspot.com. I had a bad experience with a review of this book in the past, and this one has restored my faith in this book. It just goes to show, you have to know your audience.
March 20, 2014
"Saving Hascal's Horrors" has been reviewed on begintocraft.com. It gave me a good idea about what I need to improve on: the cover.
March 10, 2014
Surviving the Spawn has reviewed, "Saving Hascal's Horrors" on their site. Read the review here: http://survivingthespawn.com/review-saving-hascals-horrors-laura-smith/ .
March 4, 2014
Rita Reviews has published a review of, "Saving Hascal's Horrors". Read it here: http://ritareviews.net/2014/03/saving-hascals-horrors-laura-smith/
February 24, 2014
"Saving Hascal's Horrors" is being featured on Sharon the Librarian's blog. Check it out here:
February 4, 2014
I'm teaming up with LitPick to give away five copies of "Saving Hascal's Horrors". To get your copy, fill out the form in this link: http://www.litpick.com/giveaway/register/9534?utm_source=Giveaway+Announcement-February+2014&utm_campaign=Giveaway+February+2014&utm_medium=email .
Also, I've been working with CreateSpace to sell hard copies of "Saving Hascal's Horrors". Order your copy here: https://www.createspace.com/4639915 . It will also be available on Amazon in the next week.
January 28, 2014
My author interview on AwesomeGang is now live: http://awesomegang.com/laura-smith/. This is a helpful tool for authors to gain exposure for themselves and their book.
January 23, 2014
Great review of Saving Hascal's Horrors Posted on my Amazon page:
Definitely would recommend for any mature child 10+ and if you’re an adult- well, you may find that you enjoyed this book as much as I did. If you are purchasing for a child (especially one 10 or 11), I suggest you do as I've always done and read through the book first. If your child likes ghost tales, this one may be a perfect choice for him or her.
January 20, 2014
Read my author interview on Book Goodies: http://bookgoodies.com/interview-with-author-laura-smith/.
January 16, 2014
My book will be free to purchase from February 15th-February 19th. Book Goodies is one of the sites that has agreed to promote my book during my free days. Check them out below:
January 15, 2014
Kindle Book Promos
January 11, 2014
I launched my new middle grade ebook on Amazon yesterday. It's a light ghost story with some adventure and family dynamics thrown in. Here is the link. Check it out!
Here is a link to a great place to promote and download ebooks: http://e-library.net/add.html.
After my free book promotion (lasting from November 16th-November 20th), I have over 100 downloads circulating out there. We'll see if it leads to more sales. If not, at least I'll have 100 people out in the world who have read some or all of my book, and isn't that why we do what we do in the first place?
On November 3rd, I published my first ebook for Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GF24VNE. It is a middle grade novel for girls ages 9-12. The price is 99 cents, but it will be free to download from November 16, 2013 - November 20, 2013. Don't have a Kindle? Here is a link to an article about downloading Kindle books to your PC: http://voices.yahoo.com/how-read-kindle-ebooks-without-kindle-reader-5693570.html?cat=15. Enjoy!
Book Description from Amazon:
Set in 1995, The Stable House follows an 11-year-old girl’s first three months of junior high school. Besides learning to adjust to a new school and a new set of social rules, Heidi Williams must cope with growing apart from her adopted older brother and becoming temporarily homeless after her home is destroyed by a fire, separating her from her close friendship with her elderly neighbor, Violet, and Violet’s young niece, Jenny. While at the house that she and her family borrow while theirs is being rebuilt, she meets Dorothy and Stacey, two seventh grade girls who welcome Heidi into her into their group where she learns to adjust to life as a pre-teen.
Last month, I received word that a poem of mine is to be published in the December issue of Lavender Review. This is a free, online publication so be sure to keep an eye out for the issue. It will be Issue 6, the Muse issue.
This month, I was published in Robert Morris University's "Rune" magazine. My poem, titled, "you once rode your bike down devil's hill" appeared in their Spring edition. Also, this month, I was notified by Blast Furnace Press that my poem, "Crossword" will appear on their website. I definitely recommend these journals to any new writers looking to be published.