Book Signing!

Hello, everyone. I just wanted to pop in and let you know that Kyra and I are having a book signing at our local library.

On Saturday, September 16th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Grifton Public Library in Grifton, NC, we will be celebrating the release of book two in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series by signing copies of both books.

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Stop by to purchase your copies of Spunky and the Wizard’s Chair and Spunky and the Dolphin Palace, or bring your own copies to get our signatures and a personal note from the co-author and illustrator, Kyra Uzzell.

Hope to see you there!

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The Summer Indie Book Awards are Here!

Hello, fellow book lovers. I’m excited to announce that it’s that time of year again. The Summer Indie Book Awards are here!

Every year, readers nominate their favorite indie books in a variety of categories and at the end of the summer, it’s voting time. Voting for the 2107 SIBA, hosted by Metamorph Publishing, starts tomorrow, September 1st and ends on September 11th. You can vote in each category once a day.

We are super stoked because three of our books have been nominated this year! In Romance is the quirky fantasy with a happily-ever-after everyone can love, Once Upon a Pastry. In Children’s is book two following our favorite feline on his magical journey, Spunky and the Dolphin Palace. In Short Story is the hilarious tale of grandmas that can still kick fang, Hunting Vampires with Grandma.

2017 SIBA nominees Ashley

Please stop by and vote for our books! While you are there, check out the other amazing indie authors whose books have been nominated this year. Vote for your favorites and discover some new-to-you authors.

For more information about the awards, and voting links, visit Metamorph Publishing’s website or find the awards on Facebook.

A Girl Can Do What She Wants to Do

I can stay out late
I can party all night
You can’t tell me what to do
That I’m wrong or right

Yes, I’m a girl
But that’s not your concern
Guys do what they want
And now it’s my turn

“Be more modest.”
“Worry what they think.”
Why should I care
If my reputation will sink?

You’re stuck in the past
With your old-school ideals
I won’t stay at home
As my life slowly congeals

I’m allowed to have fun
To do things my way
I can voice my opinion
I don’t care what you say

So look out world
I’m coming out of my shell
And if you don’t like it
You can go straight to Hell!

Copyright © 2017 Ashley Uzzell

Exciting Giveaway!!

Hello, everyone!

As the founder of Groovy Goodies, I am bringing both my creative sides together to do a fun giveaway.
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I am giving away a hand-made cat charm necklace along with a digital copy of Spunky and the Dolphin Palace. Want to win? Just follow these instructions:
FOLLOW me on Twitter.
FOLLOW me here, on WordPress.
LIKE Groovy Goodies on Facebook
SHARE the post on Facebook!
The winner will be announced on August 4th. Good luck!

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The Books

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It’s 2052 and Earth has lost two thirds of its population to the Great War. Many more lives were lost to earthquakes, the Clover Virus, and the Death Plague. Years later, survivors were clumped into factions. Two of the factions, the Guild and the Brotherhood, have fought over medical supplies and food for years. The fight is coming to a head as manpower dwindles and the struggle becomes one to gain numbers, even if said numbers are children…
Griffin Storm is hiding out in Underground Atlanta. He’s an albino man that can manipulate glass and crystal, and he uses his special abilities to raid warehouses and old buildings for food and supplies for the abandoned children…

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Indie Pride Day

Hello everyone!

It is Indie Pride Day, and I am proud to support my fellow indie authors from around the world. Indie authors, musicians, and artists may have a bad reputation because they are not with a big-name company, but I say that is bologna! Many of us choose not to go with such companies so we can have the freedom of doing things our way. That does NOT make our work sub-par!

indie pride

We are passionate about what we do and put 100% into our work, so show your favorite indies some love and share their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, websites, blogs, etc.

Let’s get the word out and show everyone just how great indies truly are. Use the #indieprideday or #IndieBooksBeSeen hashtags on Twitter today! Visit the Facebook event for Indie Pride Day and discover some new-to-you authors!

Upcoming Release!

Hello everyone!

We have a new book coming out on June 30th. Hunting Vampires with Grandma is a humorous short story about, you guessed it, old ladies that hunt vampires. I have rarely written a story that had me laughing as I was typing and this one took the cake!

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Here is the summary:

Age is just a number when killing monsters is your specialty.

When Markie is attacked by a vampire, she finds out that her lovable grandma is more than she appears. A retired vampire hunter, G is forced to get the old gang back together when the very monsters that the ladies thought they had hunted to extinction show up in their town again.

Between knitting needles and fanny packs, psoriasis and holy water, Markie will soon realize that age really is just a number and that a handful of cranky old women can be scarier than any vampire bite.

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My favorite thing about this book is that each character is named after an indie author friend of mine. I hope you swing by and pick this one up. It is available for pre-order on these sites. Happy reading and I hope your summer is going great!

The Good Pirate

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My review of The Good Pirate by Anita Kovacevic

Rating: 5 Stars

Review:

A wonderful story about a man who wants to be a pirate and find buried treasure for the woman he loves. The questions at the end of each chapter and word games at the end of the book are perfect teaching tools for teachers and parents alike.
A nice, short read for young children.

Coming Soon: Spunky 2!

We are excited to announce that the second book in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series is coming soon. Spunky and the Dolphin Palace will be released on May 28th, 2017. We’ll be celebrating the occasion with a Facebook party and everyone is invited. Here is a short summary for the book:

When Spunky the cat jumps on the magical chair after his adventure in Cat World, he expects to go back home. Instead, he finds himself in another strange place where everything, including the animals and plants, is made of candy! Will Spunky ever find the way home to his loving owner?

Spunky release party

We hope you will attend the party to enjoy games, fun, and giveaways. Kyra and myself will be there with our own special surprises!