Why me and Supergirl are alike

Posted February 13, 2017 by Magan Vernon in news / 0 Comments

In complete random Maganness, let’s talk about Supergirl.

 

So my husband, Twothy, and I are on a kick where we’ve been watching Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and now Supergirl in an order that they all crossover each other. We started watching Supergirl this past week and the latest episode we watched was about Supergirl’s aggression and how to control it. She ended up going off on her boss and was so scared of retaliation. Instead of getting fired, her and her boss went out for drinks. Her boss sat down with her and said “You didn’t yell at me because you’re mad at me. You’re mad at something else and it’s affecting everything. You need to find that one catalyst and then learn to control that.”

So I’ve been thinking about this after that episode and I’ve been in a funk for a while. In writing. In publishing. In Momming. In weight loss. Okay basically in life. Then today, I randomly figure it out as I was picking my youngest up from preschool: Competition.

Maybe we aren’t in direct competition in life, but does it ever feel like you are? You’re sitting and talking with a group of people about something and one person goes “Oh I lost five pounds” or “Oh I just published my fifth novel and made enough the first day to cover all my expenses and a paid trip to Disney world!”. None of those have actually happened, but they’re typical conversations. They’re also things that can make you really depressed when you feel like you’re failing at everything.

This might not be uplifting at all to people. You may be reading this and thinking “STFU Magan”, but the point of this was to get out what I was feeling. To start blogging again because you know what? Blogging makes me happy. It isn’t about my competition. It’s about sharing that “Hey, we all have weaknesses”. Mine is that I think I kind of suck at everything right now. But I have Valentines Day parties and a book release in 8 days. So what am I going to do? I’m going to figure out, just like Supergirl because you know we’re the same, my catalyst for these things and how to avoid it.

 

Up, Up, & Away!

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Five Years of Publishing

It’s official, I’m an old hat at this. Five years of ups and downs and all craziness. So, let’s start from the beginning. December 5th, 2011, How to Date an Alien (now called Defy The Stars) was published. I literally had no idea what I was doing. I published alongside GP Ching, Karly Kirkpatrick, Megg Jensen, and Angela Carlie in the Darkside Publishing Co-Op. This book was unedited (the first round, it’s gone through many more edits since then), had a cartoonish cover made by a blogger, I did my own blog tour, and literally sat in GP Ching’s office with a bottle of wine while she walked me through how to publish. That first month I’m pretty sure I sold something like 22 copies total. I remember it being my daughter’s first Christmas and making her take pictures with my book under the tree and having absolutely no idea what I was doing to […]

Posted December 5, 2016 by admin in news / 0 Comments

Super Tuesday – Make Reading Great Again

Super Tuesday – Make Reading Great Again

My fellow readers, As November comes to a close, the stores are busy with cranky holiday shoppers.As members of the reader community, I urge you to use your best judgement. To avoid those crazy shoppers and to spend your time online shopping. Even grocery stores now offer delivery,so, my fellow readers, I urge you to sit in your favorite chair, pull up your laptop and get your #oneclick button ready. While you’re buying paper towels for the house and that wind chime for grandma, better hop on over to the Kindle department and check out these new releases! Hooked by A.m. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine http://amzn.to/2gg3cHv The Bunny Tales by Sarah O’Rourke http://amzn.to/2fIoBVK Straight by Seth Nicholas King http://amzn.to/2gCy3P6 Fire In You by Jen Lynn Armentrout http://amzn.to/2gFp781 Later Gator by Jana DeLeon http://amzn.to/2fIkdpN Stealing Christmas by Alexa Riley http://amzn.to/2gfWsJN Not so Temporarily Married by Fiona Davenport Author http://amzn.to/2gFneZ4 Shadows by MJ Fields http://amzn.to/2gFo207 Lone Star […]

Memorial Day Weekend Sale & Fundraiser!

Memorial Day Weekend Sale & Fundraiser!

    Thanks to amazing, generous authors and publishers we have over 70 BOOKS on sale this weekend to help fundraise for Samuel Thorne.   Please take the time to read about Samuel and why he needs our help and support. Grab yourself a bargain with these amazing sales, and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post and enter the HUGE GIVEAWAY for $300 worth of Amazon gift cards, signed paperbacks + much more.   Samuel was running around with all his friends at his school disco one night and within 48 hours, he was in an induced coma, fully paralysed and on a life support ventilator breathing for him. His entire spinal cord and parts of his brain stem were being attacked by his own immune system brought on by a rare condition known as Transverse Myelitis. The extent of the effect on Samuel has been extreme.   This fit, healthy […]

Posted May 28, 2016 by admin in news / 0 Comments

Edge of Glory Cover Reveal!

Edge of Glory Cover Reveal!

  The cover is finally here! I literally saw this as a premade by Kassi Snider and had to have it! Do you want this book? Well you’re in luck because it’s available for a special pre-order price of 99 cents! Pre-Order Now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes ARC Sign Ups: Are you a blogger? Are you interested in receiving an ARC for review? Fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/7upFp0Sjny Sneak Peek at Edge of Glory Chapter 1 Some girls have all the luck and some girls spend New Year’s Eve working at their parents’ restaurant. “Order up, Lia.” I turned toward the kitchen just as a wave of steam from a plate of linguini rose up and hit me in the face like a giant, pungent cloud. “Ack.” I vigorously wiped my eyes and hoped I didn’t have dough underneath my fingernails that would blind me. “Sonny, can you warn me next time you are […]

Posted April 22, 2016 by admin in Books, news / 0 Comments

$3,000 Big Romance Author Spring Giveaway

$3,000 Big Romance Author Spring Giveaway

Attention all awesome people! This month is a cool time to be a reader. 101 of your favorite authors contributed to one massive giveaway! Giveaway rules are listed on the rafflecopter. International peeps can play! Got any questions? Feel free to ask. There are 100 ways to enter for a maximum possible 500+ entries per person. The giveaway lasts the entire month of April, so come back every day and hammer away at a few more entries until you’re all done! ONE PERSON WILL WIN $3,000 USD! That’s the biggest giveaway I’ve seen recently! Tell your buds! Don’t miss out. You’ll kick yourself if you miss this one. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms & conditions are listed on the rafflecopter. Read it for full details. The winner will be chosen on May 1, 2016 and contacted via the email address they used to enter. CHECK YOUR EMAIL! The winner’s name will also be posted on the […]

Posted March 31, 2016 by admin in Books, news / 0 Comments