Sunday, September 3, 2017

Voice of a Child


 It's approaching fall and County Fair time in my neck of the woods. Nothing like the sounds of  laughter and screams coming from the brave riders spun in circles in the air. The smells of popcorn, caramel apples, funnel cakes...... this in one of my favorite times of the year.  A scene in Sketches of My Soul developed from the memories I have of the Fair. However,  Tegan's experiences are relayed through a child of a parent who abuses alcohol. I created Tegan to give a voice to those children.

  Children with alcoholic parents share common traits and behaviors. One being an overdeveloped sense of responsibility for the parent and as well as others.  The excerpt above gives a glimpse inside the head of a teen who wars with that responsibility of staying home with her drunk father or going out with friends.

This is a subject dear to my heart and one that I want to raise awareness of. The NACOA has resources for children of all age groups who have a parent who drinks too much. It stresses to the children that it is not their fault and they aren't alone. Here is the link to the part of their website that specifically focuses on Teens of alcoholics. If you know someone who could use the support or you need it yourself,  I hope you check it out and find it valuable.

*Let's not forget the people of Houston, Texas and keep them in our prayers.*

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ugly Beautiful Girl Cover Reveal

Today is the cover reveal for Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. Ugly Beautiful GirlUgly Beautiful Girl By Tracy Krimmer Genre: Coming of Age/ Contemporary Romance Age category: New Adult Release Date: September 27, 2017
Blurb: Nerd. Weird. Ugly. That's me. And I don't want it to be anymore. Now is my time to make my mark on the world. My college roommate doesn't make it easy. Neither does her brother, Jesse, but for completely different reasons. He makes me feel things I've never felt before. Wanted. Important. Beautiful. But we can't be together because it isn't real. Someone like him could never fall for someone like me. We aren't meant to fit together. Even if I fall apart without him.
You can find Ugly Beautiful Girl on Goodreads You can pre-order Ugly Beautiful Girl here on Amazon Ugly Beautiful Girl will be available on Kindle Unlimited Tracy KrimmerAbout the Author: Tracy's love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She's been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her loves include fitness, reading, coffee, dogs, and naps (not in that order), and her dislikes are blue cheese, cold weather, and burpees. You can find and contact Tracy here: - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Goodreads - Amazon - Bookbub - Instagram - Newsletter banner Lola's Blog Tours

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Love Summer Reading!!


I'm basking in the glory of my summer right now. Reading and writing everyday along with soaking up the sun...life is good.  I think it's important for everyone to get lost in a good story. I've teamed up with other authors for a huge multigenre summer promotion of free and 99c books. Every type of reader should be able to find something of interest, both fiction and nonfiction.  Click below to browse the selection of books.






My newly released coming of age light novel is also on sale right now for 99c  😄



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Release

Today is the day! Sketches of My Soul launches today.






I'm excited for you to meet Tegan and Andrew.  This story took me awhile to write and I had many eyes on the story to help me. I want to thank Harmony Kent for working with me on the first set of edits. Also,  thanks to Mary at Ascend Editing who did an in-depth evaluation. Her knowledge is invaluable.

Here is an excerpt from the story:


Sketches of My Soul

   I reached the mailbox at the end of my driveway and sifted through the mail. Maybe I’d find a notice that I’d won a trip to another country, like Italy. I’d meet a hot Italian boy with a love of culture and music … stay there and study art …    The sound of spraying water pulled me out of my thoughts of Italian boys. My jaw dropped at the sight next door. Holy hotness! A shirtless guy that looked a little older than me, sprayed suds off a black jeep in my sixty-eight-year-old neighbor’s driveway. His muscles on full display. A tattoo flexed on his bicep with the flick of the hose. His dark hair curled at the ends and dipped into his face. Where did he come from and why was he at Mrs. White’s house?  I swiped a palm over my mouth to make sure I didn’t have drool dripping down my chin.

Just then Mrs. White zoomed up to check her mail on a hot-pink scooter with helmet to match. The sight of her sparked a grin. “Hi, Mrs. White. I like your new wheels.”

 “Hello, Tegan. She’s pretty, ain’t she?” Mrs. White rubbed her hand over the scooter. Bits of her white hair peeked out from under her helmet. Dark circles framed her emerald eyes.

 “Yes, she sure is.” I nodded. Mrs. White was like a grandma to me. I didn’t have grandparents growing up, and she’d taken me in like one of her own. She said that she saw a lot of herself in me. My eyes slipped from her to the shirtless wonder washing his jeep in her driveway. Mrs. White’s eyes followed mine and she let out a squeal, causing me to jump and fling my mail. “Do you remember Drewy? He decided to pay his grandma a visit. About time.”  She waved a hand in the air and called out, “Drewy come over here and say hello to Tegan.”

I dropped down to gather my scattered mail. Drewy. A fuzzy image a curly brown haired boy formed in my mind. We used to play together when we were little. He and his mom spent a lot of time at Mrs. White’s. One day, they up and moved to Michigan. I hadn’t seen him since. It never crossed my mind that it could be him next door. I rose and nearly tossed the mail all over again. Drewy McHottie was Andy!  


Kindle        
https://www.amazon.com/Sketches-My-Soul-TC-Booth-ebook/dp/B07176T3V8

Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Sketches-My-Soul-Tc-Booth/dp/0999032100/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Reading Giveaway


Hello Fellow Readers! I've joined forces with a fabulous group of young adult authors to giveaway free short stories, novellas and prequels for your summer reading. Click Here to check out the free reads. You'll find the prequel to Sketches of My Soul there if you haven't already downloaded it.


The countdown is on for the release of Sketches of My Soul on June 20.  To celebrate the release I'm having a giveaway at Goodreads. Starting today you can enter to win 1 of 5 signed paperback copies of the book. Good Luck! :)

                                                                                                                                                       



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sketches of My Soul by T.C. Booth

Sketches of My Soul

by T.C. Booth

Giveaway ends June 24, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Release Date and Freebie

One summer. One boy. A lifetime of secrets. ....

Book one of The Sketches of My Soul Series is set to be released on June 20, and the cover reveal is scheduled for June 6. Along with the cover reveal is a giveaway.   In the meantime, I've written a short prequel called Sketches that you can download and get to know the main character, Tegan.
Click the Picture to get your free short story.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Title Chosen

 I'm super excited to announce the title of my new young adult novel coming out this summer. The reason I'm pumped about it is because your input helped me decide on it. Thank you to my readers, friends, and work colleagues! I think we made a good choice.


The title of my new novel that will be the first in a series is.........


                       Sketchesof MySoul
 The cover reveal is coming soon. :)