Audrey

28 years old
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from Rhode Island

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    • The End Is Nigh

      2 years ago

      Audrey

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      Did a little of our final packing this morning (see: hair stuff + makeup). Then dealt with some cat craziness, then watched Buffy ("Fool for Love") while eating breakfast and drinking Irish Breakfast Tea. (And oh my god. I watched "Family" yesterday and having two "origin stories" for my two favorite characters--Tara and Spike--back-to-back is just amazing and I love having episodes centered around them. Sometimes Buffy has two episodes in a row that are just so freakin' good! Like "Once More, With Feeling" and "Tabula Rasa.") I had to put clear nail polish on my finger nails because I broke my second nail this week and this time there was blood. In general, if I do anything more than type I need nail polish so they don't break. I was going to polish them before moving days anyway, but apparently I was waiting too long.

      Now I'm starting in on my first cup of coffee of the day so I can get some novel writing done. I'm also going to try to start a Tumblr in the next few days to connect with the book community on there. (It was suggested a few times on that survey y'all were kind enough to do for me.) Oh, speaking of my book--if you still haven't pre-ordered and want a discount code, I'm not sure when it's expiring but message me for it and you can give it a try. I'll give it to, like, the first 5 people who message me on here or Twitter?


      But anyway. I'm probably going to be hard to reach for a lot of next week because of travel/lack of internet. Your best bet would be to text me if you've got my number. I'll still probably be on social media, but not as often as usual. SOON I GET TO LEAVE ARKANSAS. AND LIVE IN RHODE ISLAND. WE LEAVE ON WEDNESDAY AND MOVE IN ON JULY 1ST!!!

      My new campus:

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      And as they say in my hometown, don't forget to be awesome. <3

    • You Love Me, Right?

      2 years ago

      Audrey

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      You can enter the raffle or just pre-order the book. And letting your friends know is always helpful. All excellent options for making me happy. :)


      There's also this tweet.

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    • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2 years ago

      Audrey

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      August 16th.


      Queen of Pentacles is coming, y'all.


      (In the meantime, if you could add this to "want to read" on Goodreads you would be an absolute love and get an internet high-five.)

    • Queen of Pentacles Release Date

      3 years ago

      Audrey

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      Announcement here.

      So who's buying a copy--or three? ;)

    • Life Updates: Rhode Island On the Horizon

      3 years ago

      Audrey

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      First, let me thank each and every one of you who showed up to the stream over the past weekend, who donated, who streamed, and who helped to organize the whole thing. Special shout-outs to @Raf, @DrHairz, @kriss, @MrWartburg, @Tillyisfat, and @Xcalante. And the biggest thanks to @FLYbarger, who made it all happen. TJ and I are splitting the cost of the moving truck with TJ's parents. Thanks to the money you guys raised, TJ and I will not have to worry about our half of the bill, which lets us concentrate on other expenses like the summer's rent. We really couldn't say how much of a relief this is, or how fun it was to hang out with all you guys for 24 hours.


      Speaking of moving, 2 weeks from today we're packing up the moving truck. Two weeks from tomorrow, we're starting our three day journey from the middle of the country south of the Mason-Dixon line back to the east coast (New England, specifically). I'm generally excited for everything but I have a little bit of nerves about getting everything ready in time, despite the fact that TJ and I have been getting everything ready super early and won't have any trouble. Still, it's pretty weird, thinking we'll never see this apartment again. This is where we started our life on our own, the first place where we lived as a married couple, the first place where we took our kittens home. However, I'm in no way heartbroken about leaving Arkansas...


      I'm really, super happy to be starting this new chapter of our lives. I want to get back to the east coast. I love Rhode Island. The University of Rhode Island has consistently impressed me. I love the new apartment we'll have. The people who run that apartment have been nothing but helpful. All around, good stuff. I've even signed up for my fall classes for PhD already. I'm taking Intro to Professional Study, History of Critical Theories, Seminar in Creative Writing, and Methods of Teaching College Writing. I'll also be teaching again this year! And my summer reading for the creative writing class is to read Anna Karenina, which I'll start doing once we've moved and I have access to my books again.


      Yesterday I spent a lot of the day working on my promo plan for Queen of Pentacles. I've made a list of bookstores to get in touch with to see if they'd be willing to let me read/sign my book there. I'm concentrating on Manhattan, Queens, Boston, Providence, and Austin (during RTX 2017--yes, specifically to include as many of you guys in on the fun as possible). At those first four, we're trying to arrange to have Ian (who some of you know) play music in addition to me reading. He's dropping a new album soon, so that's pretty damn exciting. I'm going to have to ask the stores if they're okay with music--which, I mean, so long as he's not playing "Torture Me" at full volume on an electric guitar, they really, really should be. I'm also going to do a Twitter giveaway of my book and do some general social media hype. (If any of you know book bloggers or would like to interview me on a Youtube channel or something, let me know!) Overall, this is going to be really, really fun.


      I've also been writing lately. Not every day like I'd like to be, just because there's a lot going on. But I'm at almost 10,000 words (~40 pages) of my new YA queer romance novel. I've got a decent outline, which helps. I'm also writing it from one character's point of view, which I rarely do for a whole novel. It's proving to be a challenge, but it's really interesting getting to follow her on this journey. I might end up adding in the second main character's point of view in later drafts, but I definitely want to make an honest go of one POV and see if I can pull it off this way.


      Oh, I'm also launching a new thing either today or tomorrow. I'll post a link to it on Twitter and Facebook.


      So I think I've officially covered life, the universe, and everything. And my coffee is starting to kick in. How are you guys?

    • Pokemon

      3 years ago

      Audrey

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      If any of you are interested in Pokemon, TJ and I are selling cards to help fund expenses. Holo Charizard, Team Rocket Holo Dark Dragnoite, Holo Ninetails, and more. Only 2 days left on those.


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    • T-45 Minutes Til the 24 Hour Stream! (Plus Shiny Stretch Goals)

      3 years ago

      Audrey

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      The Newest Stretch Goals!

      Achievement Unlocked: #tbt


      Alright. You guys are being nice enough to put this all together and participate. I just went digging through the back corners of my closet. It's time for me to go big or go home.


      For every $500 we raise before 10 a.m. CT 6/12, I will release a #tbt picture or two for everyone to see. I have 13 pictures picked out, ranging from my wee early days when I couldn't sit up on my own to about 2007 (age 17).

      We're talking baby pictures.

      Communion.


      The most embarrassing outfit I have ever worn and will ever wear.


      (There is a picture of me in headgear that is not among the 13 selected. We would have to get to a truly ludicrous amount for me to post that photo online.)


      I'm also giving away the following:
      -10 signed poems!
      -One Victoria's Secret gold cuff and earring set, unworn in the box
      -One bundle including 2 shirts, 4 pins, 2 lanyards, and the Dishonored Tarot Deck (GotY Edition)

      More giveaway details here.


      I also know that streamers/Flybarger are giving away some stuff.


      So come hang out. Any and all donations are appreciated. Whether you can donate or not, we'll be hanging out here for 24 hours.


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    • Join Us Saturday

      3 years ago

      Audrey

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      @FLYbarger has a journal about it here. But I wanted to highlight some things!


      -The first 10 people who donate $50 or more will receive a poem of mine with my signature on it. In real life mail as a physical copy! Then you totally get bragging rights when I'm the J.K. Rowling/Neil Gaiman/John Green amalgam I dream of being. ;) But seriously, it'll be like a very personal thank you from me to you.


      -I'm giving away the Victoria's Secret jewelry set pictured in Fly's journal FOR NO ADDITIONAL COST. It'll simply go to the highest donor, with a minimum donation of the $90.00 sticker price. It'll come in the original box and has never ever been worn! For you, your mom, your sister, your friend, your wife, or whoever!


      -I'm also giving away a bundle! If y'all are crazy and we reach $2,500 by the end of the stream, I'll randomly select one of the donors using a number generator to win ALL of the following:

      a) Two Xbox One Shirts (Each shirt comes unopened in original plastic wrap. Says "Introducing Xbox One" on the front and "Xbox One" on the back. Bright green. Short sleeves. 100% cotton. Machine wash & dryer safe.) You can use these to wear, gift to someone, hang up on your wall, as a blanket for your dog or cat--anything you want!

      b) Forza 5 Pins and Xbox One Lanyard (Includes two pins. One is a Midnight Madness pin marked 11.22.13. Also includes a bright green Xbox One lanyard. All items come unopened in original plastic wrap. Mint condition.)

      c) Ryse: Son of Rome Pins and Xbox One Lanyard (Includes two pins. One is a Midnight Madness pin marked 11.22.13. Also includes a bright green Xbox One lanyard. All items come unopened in original plastic wrap. Mint condition.)

      d) Maybe: Dishonored Tarot Deck Game of the Year Edition (Playing and divinatory cards. Still in plastic wrap. Mint condition.) This item may be claimed by someone else. I'll know by tomorrow. If I remove this italicized note, it hasn't been claimed and will be in the bundle. If I take this whole sub-point off, then it won't be included.

      Anyone who donates is eligible for the bundle if we reach $2,500. ANY AMOUNT. Literally. $5? $50? $4.20? ALL VALID ENTRIES if we reach that insane stream goal by the end of the stream. Donations can be made here.



      So come, hang out, tell your friends, and, if you can, donate. It should be a totally fun time. :)



      P.S. We're at 32/50 for this. Pls halp? I want as many of you guys involved in my decision-making process here as possible!



      You are all absolute loves. <3


      ETA Bonus Stretch Goals!

      Achievement Unlocked: #tbt


      Alright. You guys are being nice enough to put this all together and participate. I just went digging through the back corners of my closet. It's time for me to go big or go home.


      For every $500 we raise before 10 a.m. CT 6/12, I will release a #tbt picture or two for everyone to see. I have 13 pictures picked out, ranging from my wee early days when I couldn't sit up on my own to about 2007 (age 17).

      We're talking baby pictures.

      Communion.


      The most embarrassing outfit I have ever worn and will ever wear.


      (There is a picture of me in headgear that is not among the 13 selected. We would truly have to get to a truly ludicrous amount for me to post that photo online.)


      All this can be yours! Stay tuned tomorrow.

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    • Queen of Pentacles Hype Train: Results So Far

      3 years ago

      Audrey

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      I still want your opinions here! If you've already been supermegafoxyawesomehot and answered, maybe you could share the survey with a friend? I'm hoping to get at least 50 responses (if not more!) by Saturday so I have a really good idea of what people want from my promo and how to best get Queen of Pentacles in front of new people as well.


      Some of the results so far (~halfway to my goal # of responses):


      What would make you more excited about/likely to buy Audrey's book?

      Top responses:

      Reading about it online (blogs, reviews, etc.)

      An RTX 2016 reading/book signing

      An AMA, interview, or something similar

      Small promotional materials, like bookmarks


      Where are you likely to attend a reading?

      Top responses:

      Austin

      NYC

      Boston

      (Write-ins include Denver, Atlanta, and Toronto)


      How do you find out about new books?

      Top responses:

      Friend/family recommendations

      Browsing the bookstore

      Twitter

      Rooster Teeth

      Amazon

      Facebook

      (Write-ins include Tumblr)


      So that's just a quick look at the results. Seeing where the weight of the final answers are will help me determine how much time/energy to dedicate to each promotional idea I've come up with, and which ones to maybe not bother with. To all of you who've taken/shared this survey, and to each of you who said you'll be buying my first book...


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