About Heather Kuehl

Heather Kuehl (pronounced "keel") was born near the Great Lakes, but made her way to South Carolina where she lives to this day. She's the author of Epiphany (an ARe best seller) and The Sarah Vargas Series. The first installment of the Sarah Vargas Series, Fade to Black, reached #1 on Fictionwise.com's best seller list for fantasy ebooks. For more information about Heather's published works, upcoming releases, and events visit her website; http://www.heatherkuehl.com/

NaNoWriMo

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The marketing seminar last night

Eternal Press hosted a marketing seminar last night for their authors, and I LOVED it. It was so handy having Sheryl explain what tools were valuable online for us ebook authors. The fantastic news was that I was already using most of these tools, just impractically. And even that has been fixed now thanks to Ping.fm. I can update everything at once. This blog will be posted on my livejournal, blogger, and myspace pages. That saves so much time and energy that could be better spent writing. After all, it is NaNoWriMo....

Which I haven't worked on nearly as much as I would have liked. I'm still floating around 14,000 words. LM hasn't been napping at all lately, and that cuts out 30 min - 1 hour of writing time. And by the time the hubby gets home from work...well I'm sure you get the idea. (ZZZzzzzzzz)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Testing...

I'm now using Ping.fm to update everything. This is a test to make sure it works okay. :o)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Goal!

Fade to Black is currently a #1 Bestseller on Readerwise.com, Ebookwise.com, Ereader.com, and Fictionwise.com!

I feel like it's Christmas because look! I'm beating Charlaine Harris!!!!!




Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm a bestselling ebook author!

I'm so excited to share this with you. I am topping many ebook bestseller lists right now. I thought it would be fantastic if Fade to Black reached #25, but I never dreamt that this would happen! Here are some of the bestseller lists I am on:


#1 on eBookwise.com
#2 on Fictionwise.com
#2 on Ereader.com

Exciting!

=^..^=
Heather

I'm #1!


I'm #1 on Readerwise.com's Bestseller list for Fantasy ebooks!
~and~

I'm #1 on EBookwise.com's bestseller list for Fantasy ebooks!





Wednesday, November 11, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 - Week 2

Malevolent Dead is coming along nicely. At about 12,000 words I got stuck, but I fixed the problem and am moving ahead now. When I get stuck, it's usually because I am making my character do something that they don't want to do. And the pain is trying to figure out what that is and fix it. I'm a week behind, but that's okay. My goal is to finish this, and I don't care if it takes longer than NaNo to do it. Sarah is about to make her life way more complicated than it needs to be. Oh and did I mention that Marcellus, a vampire necromancer, is trying to kill her? So much going on! I'm sure you'll all love the finish product, and I'll post Chapter One of MD on my NaNo page as soon as I get a chance.

Currently 12,485/50,000 words
14 days left (would have been 19, but my computer free staycation starts on the 25th)

My November Events

I know, I know. This is about 10 days late. And if you read my blog post over at the Eternal Press blog, you'll know why (link below). I've also been working my tail off getting all that I can together for Promises to Keep. Making banners, working on my commercial, getting the layout for the bookmarks finished. Just like before, I'm waiting on a publication date and cover art. It'll be a little while before I get those things though, but I don't mind. I've got enough on my plate with Fade to Black and NaNoWriMo.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Nov 4 - I'm guest blogging over at World of Paranormal. http://kaydenmcleodparanormal.blogspot.com

Nov 6 - Visit me at the Love Romances Cafe Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveRomancesCafe/

Nov 10 - Paranormal day over at the EP Blog. http://www.eternalpressauthors.blogspot.com/

Nov 11 - Visit me at the Amethyst Winters Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmethystWinters_and_Company/

Nov 21 - Visit me at the Talking Two Lips Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TalkingTwoLips/

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fade to Black is #2

Fade to Black is currently #2
on Fictionwise.com's Bestseller
list for Fantasy ebooks!
=^..^=

Promises to Keep

I got an email this morning from Eternal Press. Promises to Keep has been accepted for publication!

*squeel*

This is so exciting! I'm working on formatting my manuscript right now so that I can send everything back to them tonight. I think it should be out around April. Yay! Now I have to start working on promotional material for this as well as continuing to promote Fade to Black.


BTW: While set in the same world, P2K and F2B are two separate stories. I think Haven is the only place mentioned in both. Sorry if you wanted another Sarah fix. F2B's sequel, Malevolent Dead, is moving along very well though. It's my NaNo for this year. :o)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Visit me at World of Paranormal!

When writing Fade to Black, why did I choose Weres over vamps? Find the answer over at World of Paranormal; http://kaydenmcleodparanormal.blogspot.com/2009/11/welcome-heather-kuehl-and-fade-to-black.html

Fade to Black has finally gotten it's first review!

And it's a good one!

Read it here: http://ddrreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/fade-to-black-by-heather-kuehl.html

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

NaNoWriMo begins

As I type this on my lappy, I am working on Malevolent Dead on my desktop puter. Malevolent Dead is my NaNoWriMo novel. I am on Chapter 4! YAY. So far.....3,800/50,000. I've got a ways to go, but today is only day one. And like they always say, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Sarah's already getting into trouble. Go figure. And the big bad is Marcellus. So excited about that. I'll post the first chapter on my NaNoWriMo page soon. You all should visit me: http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/141463


If you missed my interview on Book Chatter, never fear. You can listen to it again on their site. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Stacey-Cochran/2009/10/31/Book-Chatter We talked a lot about Sarah, who she was and what it was like to write her. We also discussed marketing. I had a blast on there and I hope to do it again soon.

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