Friday, November 22, 2013

Shelf Unbound Notable YA Book for 2013

I just learned that Jump When Ready has been chosen by Shelf Unbound Magazine as one of the 2013 Notable Books for YA fiction for the December/January issue. I'll post a link when the issue comes out. Hey, another thing to be thankful for this year. Just saying...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Shattered Veil Cover Reveal

Tracy E. Banghart's new novel, Shattered Veil, will be published this February. I'm really excited to be included in getting the chance to give future readers a sneak peek at what's sure to be a fantastic new novel. Check out this amazing cover art and info about the book!  


Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart 
(The Diatous Wars #1) 
Publication date: February 28th, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction

When everything that defines you is stripped away, who do you become?


War has come to Atalanta, infecting its quiet villages and lush woodlands, igniting whispered worries in its glittering capitol.

All across the dominion, young men are being Selected for Military and sent to the front lines…and eighteen-year-old Aris Haan’s childhood sweetheart is one of them.


Pyralis Nekkos, Atalanta’s leader, has kept the truth from his people, that their dominion will fall…and much sooner than anyone could guess.

Galena Vadim, his reluctant ally, wishes she could forget their shared past...until her future seems to depend on it.


And for the boy she loves, Aris, a talented wingjet pilot, will give up everything - her home, her name, even her face...

...only to become the key to her dominion's survival.


Tracy E. Banghart is a cheesy movie–loving, fantasy football–playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began “practicing” her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family’s cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake.


Friday, November 15, 2013

YA Book Deals

Jump When Ready will be featured this Tuesday on YA Book Deals, a great time to grab a copy before the new book comes out!

"Whether you're 14 or 24, this is a fun read with endearing characters and a quick-moving plot. Jump When Ready is not a book to miss."
- Portland Book Review 

"The combination of  coming-of-age, philosophical and thriller story comes together to make a fascinating and engaging book."
- The Real Bookshelves of Room 918

"An engaging, poignant book that stayed with me long after I read the last word." 
- Tracy E. Banghart, author of By Blood

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


We saw this the other day on Cary Street. The same van my new characters are driving on their road trip. Dashed across the road to get a photo. You have to love kismet (which is exactly what the novel is about)...

Snippet from the new one...

Still working on the edits but getting close...

We climbed back into the van and Lauren immediately tugged her phone from her pocket. She checked her texts, bounced in her seat and started laughing.

            “You don’t want to know,” she said.
            “Come on, just tell me.”
I tried looking at her phone but she switched it to her other hand and held it away. “Only if you promise to remain calm.”
“I’m calm,” I said. “Really. So, where now?”
“Well, let me put it this way. What road trip would be complete if it didn’t involve two coasts?”

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

900 years of reading

Yes, the Doctor Who thing continues, but here's another line that I love (thanks, Francesca!):

Shakespeare: And you, Sir Doctor. How can a man so young have eyes so old.

The Doctor: I do a lot of reading.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Now available for Nook at Barnes and Noble!

As I mentioned before, Jump When Ready as an ebook was exclusive to Amazon for a while due to being enrolled in KDP Select. To be honest, that exclusivity did expire a little while back but I've been editing a new book and couldn't quite find the time to format the novel for Nook. Regardless, it took a while (my apologies) but Jump When Ready is now available for Nook readers at Barnes and Noble.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Other news

Still working on edits for the new novel. Sorry, it's taking me longer than expected but, as an indie writer, it's that much more important to edit thoroughly. This is my second round of edits and I hope to wrap up by next week and send to beta readers.

Oh, I finally published Jump When Ready to Nook! It's not in the store yet (still processing) but I will definitely post again when it shows in the Barnes and Noble website.

5 Star review on Goodreads today

Nice 5 Star review for Jump on Goodreads today. I really appreciate it when a reader takes the time to post a favorable comment. Here's part of what that reader had to say: "Thought provoking...the type of book that makes you want to read it in one sitting. Like you want to read more than sleep."

Thank you!