Kindle Countdown Deal vs. Free Book Days

I’ve been running a Kindle Countdown Deal (referred to as a KCD from now on) on my books this week. If you are not yet familiar with what a KCD is, here’s the basic idea: A book that is normally priced $2.99 or higher can be put “on sale.” You can run the KCD for anywhere from 1-7 days, but […]

Wow, is it really only the 19th?

This month has been amazingly busy for me. It feels like it should be the end of the month already. As I’ve mentioned before, I am participating in NaNoWriMo this month. If you aren’t familiar with it, the basic idea is that it’s a challenge to write 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th. I met that goal and […]

New places you can (maybe) find my books!

As an indie author, I use CreateSpace to publish the print copies of my book. In the past, they’ve charged for expanded distribution, and as a single mom, paying for that simply wasn’t an option. But I’m very excited to report that they have now made expanded distribution FREE. What this means is that other booksellers and online retailers, libraries, […]

Trying too hard, and the relief in letting go

I’ve spent the summer working on about three different books. Each was an idea that I’d had before, and worked on before. They had all been set aside at various points because something just wasn’t working. Each one I worked on, I did because I thought I’d figured out how to make what didn’t work, work. But even if I […]

Ripped Away is FREE Wednesday and Thursday!

I mentioned this last week, but since I was making website changes, and had some downtime, I thought I’d mention it again in case you missed it or forgot. I’m offering Ripped Away, my most recent release (which came out in April of this year) for free this Wednesday, August 14th, and Thursday, August 15th, 2013. In Ripped Away, Laurel […]

Tangled Deceit turns one!

Okay, not really, since the book itself is actually about eleven years old. But it’s been exactly one year today since I published it. And my, how things have changed. I’ve explained before that this particular book was actually written when I was a young, stay at home mom with my oldest son. I wrote it, finished it, and put […]

And Ripped Away is live!

So, tomorrow was intended to be the release date for Ripped Away. Amazon claims to take 12 hours to publish ebooks to the site, but they fibbed. Since Ripped Away is now LIVE on the Amazon site, I decided to go ahead and release it! So, you can now purchase your copy of Ripped Away. Here’s all the details: You […]

Ready for a taste of "Ripped Away"?

For a couple of weeks, Ripped Away wasn’t cooperating with me. The characters wouldn’t do what I wanted them to do, and I couldn’t get it all to come together. After much arguing, pleading and threatening the manuscript, I finally gave up and set it aside for a few days. And that did the trick. I’ve been hard at work […]

What's coming next?

I’ve been hard at work on my third novel. At the moment, it’s tentatively titled The Abducted. I began working on it for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and am pleased to say I have made a ton of progress toward getting the first draft done.  Want to know what The Abducted is about? Keep reading! Laurelynn Bailey is a […]

A taste of The Secrets He Kept

I thought I’d give you all a little taste of The Secrets He Kept. I am in the final stages of editing, and the book will be released on January 6, 2013. Enjoy! ————— The late-October day was sunny and mild. Birds chirped merrily away in the trees, and puffy white clouds floated serenely overhead. Meadow Hanson’s hands were ice […]