No Dragons, Please! {live on Amazon}

Popping in again real quick to say that No Dragons, Please! is now live on Amazon in paperback!

Here’s the link: No Dragons, Please!

This will also be on my website for sale, but — I have limited copies at home and I have two events coming up locally, so it’s not available yet as I need stock for those and am short on money. Buying books directly from me means two things: I get a little more money from the sale, and you can have them autographed however you want. But it also means I have to have the books on hand to sell to you. I’ll try hard to have copies available to order in time for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, be on the look out for some special stuff coming in December!

I won’t promise to be back with a blog post before the end of November and the end of NaNoWriMo 2017, but I shall try.

~AnnieLou

November {news and chatter}

First things first:

My favorite small person turns 12 at the end of the month!

Secondly: 
I’ve been sick most of this week, and got a little behind on my NaNoWriMo project. I’m not worried about it though. It’s not slow writing, it’s only a question of whether I can write or not. I’ll catch up this week and the beginning of next, and I should be ahead enough that I don’t have to write over Thanksgiving if I don’t want to. (I’ll be cooking dinner this year.)
Thirdly: 
I have book number five out this weekend! No Dragons, Please! was written for my favorite small person’s birthday two years ago. I pulled it out again this summer and got it rewritten, edited, and done up in a proper paperback in time for his birthday again. That’s the cover shown above. I’ll have the Amazon link as soon as it’s available. 
Copyright 2017 by Annie Louise Twitchell

News: October 2017

As October marches onward and it finally starts behaving like autumn here, I have a few things to share: first of all, my new storefront at AnnieLouiseTwitchell.com is running a coupon for the rest of the month. I have limited copies available, so if you’re interested in a personalized, autographed copy of one of my books, head on over there and check it out!

I’m starting preparations for my second NaNoWriMo. Mostly that involves sitting on the ground in a quiet corner and thinking very hard of nothing much at all; I’m very industriously working on that.

Also, I’m working on rewrites for No Dragons, Please! which will hopefully be coming out sometime in November. I’m also illustrating this kid’s story, and I’m mostly done with those.

And for people in my local area: be watching my Facebook page for news about the craft fairs I’ll be attending during the holiday season with my books and other related things.

Now, for the boring stuff: I’m hiking a mountain this weekend, I have been walking miles a day because I’m slightly bored and also rather antsy, and I did a photo shoot with Elli and Cricket this last weekend.

Copyright 2017 by Annie Louise Twitchell

The Ocean And I {Release Party}

Here is the link to the Facebook event: {party!}

I got my order of ten of these beauties this week! You can order one from Amazon, or…
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ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH, YOU CAN ORDER AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OFF MY WEBSITE.

THAT’S RIGHT, DARLINGS.

annielouisetwitchell.com

In fact, my three paperback books are all available there. I do have limited stock, but THERE THEY ARE.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks working on getting it set up, and I’m proud to announce it’s almost ready! Don’t worry, I’ll still be blogging here – so if you’re subscribed to my emails, you’re all good. If you’re not, maybe you should be, so you can be overwhelmed with a lot of bubbly Annie talk almost every week. Totally up to you, though.

Hey, so I’ll be running some giveaways and games at my event. What would you like to see? Let me know in the comments!

Jump: Release Party!

Jump: The Things I Remind Myself releases on August 20th (assuming the last bug with the cover format works out – cross your fingers!)

I’ll be posting videos, answers questions, and running a giveaway, over on my Facebook page. The event runs from 7pm to 8pm EDT, but I will probably leave the giveaway open for a couple days for those who can’t make it.

Jump: The Things I Remind Myself also includes ten pencil sketches! I’m so happy with the quality of the printing job, and excited to share them with you!
This event is all online, so if you mark that you’re attending the party, you’ll get notified when I make a post in the discussion for you to interact with. 

Happy Birthday! (To me, and presents for you!)

It’s my 20th birthday!

I’m so confused. I don’t exactly know how I ended up here. I’m 20 years old. The last thing I remember is my 18th birthday and graduation party. (I had 60 guests. I was a little overwhelmed.) The past two years have been such an insane blur of book drafts and words and meltdowns. (The word count has gone up and the meltdown count has gone down.)

I’m going to be spending all day at an elementary school, speaking to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders about writing. But to celebrate my birthday in Hobbit tradition, I’ve got some lovely specials for you all:

Both of my ebooks, The Christmas Ladder and Spinner of Secrets, are available for FREE today. Here are the links:

The Christmas Ladder

Spinner of Secrets

And, if you want the paperback copy, I have a special there too! This one is a little more complicated because of how I have to do it with Amazon and CreateSpace. The code won’t work on Amazon.com, by if you go to my CreateSpace page, you can apply the coupon code

MTMN4WLC

and get 20% off a paperback copy of Spinner of Secrets! 
Again, this doesn’t work on Amazon.com, you have to go to this link: www.createspace.com/6540619

Happy birthday to me!

(Baby me)
(Including this one because it is my bestie’s favorite picture of me and she is special. ❤)

(Obligatory selfie… from like a month ago.)

Random Doodles 4/25/2017

I was traveling last week and my knitting was going almost as fast as we were.

I’ve been so proud of myself for this project. I ordered a batch of custom dyed yarn from my friend Merry Elizabeth at The Writer Knits Etsy Shop, found a pattern, consulted with my housemate/best friend/big sister about how to purl, and merrily went along making it. It’s a Daisy stitch. I tried to make a chart for it and that was a complete failure, so I just photocopied the pattern out of the knitting recipe book and carried that around. It’s a scarf; long and thin, and I have no idea how long it will end up being. It’s about the yummiest thing I’ve made, and that’s including the autumnal jewel tone craft spun silky yarn with sequins that I knitted into a scarf for my housemate. *swooning*


I’ve not been very motivated to write this week. Knowing April was going to be super crazy busy, I set my Camp NaNo goal really low, at 6,000 words. I had that done halfway through the month. After my book came in the mail, I haven’t really done any writing. Just enough to make it by for my Write Everyday For A Year challenge. More than a hundred words a day, anyway. It’s mostly been blog posts and poetry.

I wrote a poem in ten minutes on Friday night, to humor my friend Phoenix (Phoenix’s Facebook Page) who wanted a word war. I don’t even know exactly what to make of the poem. It’s odd and I think I need to revise it. I was tired.

I planted peas last week, and found a frog, and weeded ten feet of a twenty-eight foot garden bed that didn’t get planted last years so is all full of grass and weeds and things. I’m going to plant it this year so the grass and weeds and things need to go.

I’ve got my glass globe up in my apple tree, and am continuing on my rock wall down there in my corner. The bulbs I dug up from the garden next door last summer before the house was sold, took, and are sprouting. So are my irises. The lilacs out front got badly crunched by the heavy snow this winter and need to be cut back and thinned out.

I drew the other day too. It’s been a while since I’ve done that.

All in all, as much as I love words and writing, I’ve not done a lot else in the past year, and I’m enjoying a bit of a break. I’ve been doodling on some poetry and writing some non-fiction pieces, as well as reading a lot – I should do some book review posts, I think.
(PS: When I dated the title of the post, I almost wrote 2015 instead of 2017. Welp.)

Copyright 2017 by Annie Louise Twitchell