Archive for November, 2013

Oh, Happy Day!

Posted: November 27, 2013 in Writing
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Well, it looks like Amazon has released my book earlier than I had anticipated! It is live now in both paperback and Kindle editions!

I’m so excited and so THANKFUL to be able to write and release my books to the world!

Please, go check it out!


Tomorrow and Friday, Trusted will be FREE for Kindle, so make sure you download it as well if you haven’t read it yet.

Please, go tell someone!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time. . .


Since I finished editing Destined this week (Oh yeah, you heard that right!) and am planning to release it in just a few short days, I thought I would take a moment and share with you some of the music that inspired the book. Please notice that I said “I thought”. 😦

Who knew it could be so hard to share a stinkin’ playlist?! In this day and age, I assumed it would be mucho simple. Unless my Googling skills have recently been sub-par lately, I couldn’t find a reputable site to use to embed a playlist. 😦 I finally found a glimmer of home in, however, most of the songs I wanted to use were not available.

I spent half an hour and got this:

–It’s probably just a big blank spot for most of you–

You can see the whole six songs it allowed me to choose by clicking here:

For your convenience, however, I have gone ahead and listed them below. Sorry they’re not clickable or actually playing. Maybe someone can enlighten me on a simple playlist sharing site??

Anyhow, here are just a few of the songs behind Destined. Enjoy!

Destined Playlist

  • Girl Like That, Matchbox 20
  • Hello, Goodnight, The Aquabats!
  • I’ll Be, Edwin McCain
  • Second Chance, Shinedown
  • White Horse, Taylor Swift
  • Ignorance, Paramore
  • Slide, The Goo Goo Dolls
  • Call Me When You’re Sober, Evanescence
  • If You Could Only See, Tonic
  • Baby Blue, Badfinger
  • Wonderwall, Oasis


Available Thanksgiving Day!!

Until next time. . .


The title says it all! There is so much going on right now! Not only am I gearing up for the holiday’s, but I am also gearing up for the release of my second novel, Destined!

Yes, in case you missed the Facebook/Twitter posts, DESTINED WILL RELEASE ON THANKSGIVING!!! That’s NEXT WEEK people!

So, here are all of the juicy details:

Destined will be available exclusively on Amazon and Kindle (link will be provided in an additional post as well as on the home page of this site when they are live)  $10 paperback and $3.99 Kindle version.

On Thanksgiving and Black Friday, TRUSTED WILL BE FREE ON KINDLE! So, if you have not yet read the first installment of The Trusted Series, download it as well!

You can enter now, (YES- right now!) for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of Destined on Goodreads. This will be a signed paperback copy. The contest ends on December 10th. Click here to enter.

destined cover hi res

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the book! If you’re interested in doing a free advanced R4R (read for review) contact me- taylorlstimac (at)

So don’t forget, as soon as you get the turkey in the oven, head over to Amazon to download Trusted for FREE and pick up your copy of Destined: Book Two in The Trusted Series! It makes a great Christmas gift! 😉

Stay tuned for more updates as well!

Until next time. . .


RIP 11-12-13

Posted: November 13, 2013 in Writing
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Well, the day has come and gone. 11-12-13

What’s the big deal, you ask?

11-12-13; aside from being an awesomely awesome date, it was also the imaginary and illusive date that I had given myself to have the sequel to Trusted out. Well, if you have checked my blog lately (crickets) or my social media pages (still quiet, but not quite crickets) you will know that I obviously missed that date.

And while I didn’t quite self-destruct, I still spent the majority of the day moping and doing some extensive retail therapy.

So, I’m over it now. The day has come and gone. I’m about 5 chapters away as I write this from having Destined FINISHED. Urm, the first draft anyway. 😉 But still, at this rate, it should be out by Christmas and will still meet the Fall 2013 deadline that was promised in the back of Trusted. (Note to self, never make those kinds of promises until you fully understand the challenges of homeschooling as well as the extensiveness of your teaching courseload for the semester)

In case anyone was wondering, I haven’t neglected my blog altogether (though, I’m fairly sure it seems that way. My last post was a lowly Sunday Seven and that was several months ago) and hope to get back at it soon. Life has definitely been crazier and more challenging than I ever thought it would be, but I’m making it. 😉

And..I suppose now is as a good a time as ever to announce that I am also making my children’s picture book debut! I’m hoping to have it out by Christmas, but I’m not putting any strenuous deadlines on myself. (My credit card and my husband cannot handle any more retail therapy) Without further adieu, I give you Gnome on the Roam! I have written and am illustrating it myself. I’m very excited!


There you have it! I’m still alive, still writing, just super busy! Hope all is well for all of you!

Best wishes and be sure to check back soon for updates on the release of Destined: Book Two in The Trusted Series. I have some really cool things up my sleeve, so check back regularly! 🙂

Until next time. . .