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NEW RELEASE: My Bullheaded Superhero Valentine

It’s finally out! Wooohoooo!!!!

My Bullheaded Superhero Valentine book cover

After two years and a lot of ups and downs, I finally finished and published my idea behind, “What would happen if Bull could ever get Hayley to go out on a real date with him?”

Yay! And now you have a couple weeks to enjoy this side story novella in the Adventures of Lewis and Clarke series for only 99c. On March 1, it will go back to the regular price of $2.99.

My Bullheaded Superhero Valentine is available at all major retailers including Amazon (all territories), iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Get yours today!

Free Ebook of A Very Merry Superhero Wedding

Seems like almost every day I learn something new about how to please my readers and encourage new readers to give my books a try. And each new thing requires me to learn about ten other things to make that one thing work. Luckily, I kind of like learning new things!

Superhero in Disguise by Kitty Bucholtz, in the Adventures of Lewis and Clarke seriesSo over the last few days I’ve been creating a system where you can get the first two books of my superhero urban fantasy series, Adventures of Lewis and Clarke, absolutely free! All you have to do is join my email newsletter list.

In chronological reading order, “Superhero in Disguise” is first, and it’s free everywhere you buy ebooks. You can download it right now (if you haven’t already) from your favorite ebook store and it will load right onto your ereader.

The second book, A Very Merry Superhero Wedding, sells for $2.99. But if you subscribe to my newsletter, you will get access to the ebook for free as soon as you sign up. Kind of great, right?

A Very Merry Superhero Wedding book cover by Kitty BucholtzAlready a subscriber? You received an email last night with all the information on downloading both books. Already purchased A Very Merry Superhero Wedding? Let me know and I’ll make sure you get the next short story for free. My gift to you for being such a great fan! 😀

Speaking of which, I got a ton of writing done on the new story yesterday, and I hope to get it finished, formatted, and out to you in the next month or so! I think the final title is going to be My Bull-headed Superhero Valentine. I’m having so much fun with this story and I think you will, too.

So if you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so on the top right of this page. As soon as you do so, check your Inbox for an email from me with the links to the books. And enjoy!

If you’d like to do me a huge favor, I need more people who’ve read the books to post reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or Barnes and Noble. More reviews help other readers to know whether these would be books they’d like. If you would take the time, I’d be so grateful!

Meanwhile, happy reading!

3-superhero book covers

Restart: Beginning Again At Any Time

I’ve been teaching a time management class for writers in January for the last few years called Going the Distance. I’ve been thrilled that it’s been so hands-on useful to my students, and I started thinking I should do another shorter class in the summer called Restart. It would be about taking the time to stop and re-focus when your schedule gets out of control.

Yesterday, I had a brief Restart moment myself. The last few years have been very difficult financially and career-wise for both me and John. The last few months of unemployment I’ve been trying to think of ways to bring in money without totally turning away from my writing and teaching business. After looking at a lot of options, the only appealing one was to try to grow the teaching side of my business.

That has taken up most of my time (8-12 hours a day, 6 days a week!) since I put out my last book in December (A Very Merry Superhero Wedding). When I have tried to work on “My Bullheaded Superhero Valentine”, my latest superhero short story (that was supposed to be out by February 14), I have had to fight to get every word on the page, and still it’s only 15 pages long. Combine that depressing number with the numbers I pulled together for our tax accountant, and I was half-heartedly wondering at what point I should just give up.

Then John was unexpectedly called back to work two days ago! I immediately lost the feeling of wanting to give up, but I felt I needed to take one of those Restart moments and ask God again what I should be doing. You know, check in, touch base, see if there is a new direction, same direction, or if I’ve been blown off course and need to correct my route.

Turns out, it was the last one. I’ve been so focused on our daily need for money to pay the bills, I was chasing that rabbit and too often ignoring the one thing that I’ve been certain of the last few years – that God wants me to write.

And that’s why I’m here. I need to course-correct. So I’m going to hit the Restart button and start blogging regularly here again. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the posts. 😉 But sometimes you need to do things because it’s what you need regardless of what the marketing experts tell you. And what I need is a place to talk about the things that interest me – like spirituality, neuroscience, relationships, and comic books. So I’ll be doing that on Wednesdays every week.

One thing I used to write a lot of is devotionals – little stories about life and how a Bible verse or subject applies to it. I love writing those stories because it’s an outlet to share the silly, ridiculous, interesting, and heart-wrenching things I’ve seen or experienced as well as giving voice to the things I learn about God and his amazing love for us. So I’m going to start writing devotionals again (yay!) and post them here every Sunday.

That nudge I got from God yesterday – that I’m not really doing what I know I should be doing – has turned around my dragging feet and helped me not to feel so down about my writing career. Just the act of writing this post has revived my spirits already! And this is just day one!

I encourage you, if there is anything you feel like you should be doing but haven’t been, take a moment to stop and think and listen. Hit the Restart button in that area and begin again. You may feel your spirits revive, too! And please share it with me here. It’s more fun when we have a conversation instead of me monologuing like a super villain!