Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Best Tucson Comic-Con Yet!


Halloween is normally a holiday that my household celebrates with gusto. But between my broken foot,


my daughter’s commitment to Inktober (and heavy school workload), we didn’t even put up outdoor decorations for the first time in 15 years!

But we still had a great time hanging out with friends—her in a costume and trick-or-treating, me sitting outside enjoying the cool weather (finally!) and drinking wine.

Now November is here and that means it’s time for Tucson Comic-Con!

This year I’ll have two tables in Artist Alley (Tables 18-19), AND I’ll be on some great author panels. Some local SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) got together to create a slate of entertaining and information panels for Tucson Comic-Con attendees.
Come out to Tucson Comic-Con to support Arizona artists, authors, and crafters. And if you attend, make sure you stop by my table to say hi AND attend the panels!

WHAT: Tucson Comic-Con

WHEN: November 3-5

WHERE: Tucson Convention Center

NOTABLE CELEBRITIES:  Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Gates McFadden (Star Trek),  Barry Bostwick (Actor), Michael Winslow (Police Academy), Ming Chen (Podcaster), Karen Ashley (Yellow Power Ranger) and Others

*NATALIE'S PANELS:

SATURDAY, 11/4

12:30-1:20 pm:  “Time Out to Kiss: Building Romance when Bullets Fly & Lasers Fire” (moderated by Natalie Wright with Ed Hoornaert & Kathryn Lance)

SUNDAY, 11/5

1:00-1:50 pm: “Epic Sci-Fi & Fantasy Worlds” (Natalie Wright, KJ Kabza & Kathryn Lance)
3:00-3:50 pm: “Too-Perfect Heroes” (Natalie Wright, Ed Hoornaert, Kathryn Lance & Catherine Wells)

*Please note that the online schedule is incorrect as to Natalie's panels. Natalie WILL be on each of the panels listed above.


Monday, October 16, 2017

H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS Audiobook Sample AND Status of Audiobook



H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS ©2017 Natalie Wright
Audiobook Narration by Dylan White
The audiobook version of H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS (H.A.L.F. 3) is on the way. I promise!!

We’ve had some delays in production due to my broken foot, but the narrator has finished recording. The audiobook is now in editing and final production. Yay!!

I know some of you have been waiting for the final audiobook in the series and I sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm for H.A.L.F. I apologize for the delay, but there were unforeseen circumstances that delayed production. I’m thrilled that you look forward to this final book and I can't wait for you to hear it!

As I listen to Dylan’s narration, I’m on the edge of my seat at times —and I wrote it!!

To tide you over (and give those new to the series a preview), I’ve uploaded the first chapter of ORIGINS to Dropbox. You can click the link to have a listen while you wait for the final audiobook to hit stores this month.


Thank you to all who have inquired about the audiobook. It truly will be here soon!


(narrated by Dylan White) (©Natalie Wright, 2017)


Later this week, check back to the blog for my review of Blade Runner 2049 and announcements about upcoming appearance dates.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WINNERS ANNOUNCED in H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS Mega Giveaway

H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS by Natalie Wright


Wow! The release giveaway for H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS got over 9,000 entries! Thank you to all who participated and shared to spread the word. It was a huge success. :-)

And, without further ado, the winners are:

1st Prize:


Audrey Stewart

2nd. Prize:


Brandi Swendt


Watch your email ladies for details on how to claim your prizes.

Poll Results:


One of the ways to enter was to answer a question, and the results are in. 

The question was:

“What would you like my next book to be?”

With over 500 unique votes, 35% of respondents said: 
“I don’t care whether it’s Sci-Fi or Fantasy, so long as it has romance.”

But coming in a close second with 31% of the vote, respondents said:
“One word: Dragons!”
With 22% of the vote, in third place was:
“An epic Sci-Fi saga with spaceships, futuristic tech, and other worlds.”

Pulling in at last place with only 12% of the vote was:
“I don’t care whether it’s Sci-Fi or Fantasy, just NO romance!”

Interesting results. What do you think?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Happy Birthday H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS!

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS by Natalie Wright
Woo-hoo!! It’a H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS birthday! Woot, woot!

To celebrate, I’m kicking off a month of gift giving because every birthday party needs presents.  

And cake, of course. *licks cake frosting from lips*

I’ll announce other opportunities to get in on free stuff, but I’m not saving best for last. I’m starting with the ORIGINS Mega Giveaway. This one is super simple. Rafflecopter will do most of the work for both of us. All you have to do is enter below.

I’m super excited for you all to read ORIGINS. Not only is it my best book yet, but I’m dying to have people to talk to about the book! The twists, turns and “didn’t see that coming” ending.

See. I can hardly keep my mouth shut.

If you haven’t viewed the book’s webpage, you can do that here. On that page you can read the description, check out the trailer, and hear what book critics have to say. The page also contains all purchase links currently available.

Now what are you waiting for, enter the Mega Giveaway!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Teaser Tuesday:

When writing a series, the story generally changes significantly from beginning to end. I began writing the H.A.L.F. series in 2010! That's seven year's worth of life, experiences and changes in my thinking!

One of the beautiful surprises was the strength of the friendship between Erika and Ian. Their friendship was sorely tested in book two, The Makers. Book 3, ORIGINS, is no walk in the park for them either.

Will their friendship survive the trials of an alien invasion?




H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS (H.A.L.F. 3) arrives in stores August 24, 2017. If you haven’t yet read book 1 (The Deep Beneath), you can get a FREE copy by subscribing to my newsletter. You can purchase books one and two (The Makers) in the Kindle store. And you can Pre-Order ORIGINS here.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Take the Pic and Win Some Dough: Where in the World is H.A.L.F.?


H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS by Natalie Wright
Photo by Lisheng Chang via Unsplash

What’s better than the release of a book you’ve been waiting for?

Winning money!

H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS is nearly here! I’m kicking off a month-long celebration of the final installment in the H.A.L.F. series with a new contest.

Grab your copy of any book in the H.A.L.F. series and show us “Where in the World is H.A.L.F.?”

This contest is super simple. All you have to do is snap a photo of any of the H.A.L.F. books anywhere. Maybe you’re eating breakfast with H.A.L.F. at a cafe. Or reading by the sea. Perhaps H.A.L.F. is tucked into your backpack to sneak some reading during a break in the school day.

Does H.A.L.F. ride horses?! Or in cars, trucks, golf carts or semi trucks?

Get creative and show us your world. Read the rules then scroll to the bottom of the post to see what you can win and official contest rules.

HOW THE CONTEST WORKS:

H.A.L.F.: The Makers by Natalie Wright
1. Take a photo of one or more copies of the H.A.L.F. series in any location. It doesn’t have to be a paperback or hardcover. The audiobook and e-Book versions of H.A.L.F. travel the world as well. Simply pull up the cover of your copy on your device and snap a pic.

2. Once you’ve got the perfect shot, it’s time to share it with the world. Simply post the photo on one of these three sites and make sure you mention me:
  • Instagram     (@NatalieWrightAuthor)
  • Facebook     (@NatalieWright, Author)
  • Twitter          (@NatalieWright_)


IMPORTANT: Make sure you #hashtag it and mention me. 

OFFICIAL CONTEST HASHTAGS:

#HALFCONTEST
#ORIGINS
#WHEREISHALF

DEADLINE:

Deadline to enter is September 1, 2017Winners will be announced on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook on September 7, 2017.

That’s all there is to it. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random from among all entries. We may award up to three (3) Honorable Mentions for entries that are super creative, out-of-the-box and/or in a particularly cool locale.

 WHAT’S THE PRIZE?

GRAND PRIZE (1): One person will win a $50 Amazon gift card + a Kindle copy of any single book I’ve published.

HONORABLE MENTIONS (up to 3): I’ll award up to three (3) Honorable Mentions. Honorable Mention winners will receive a Kindle gift copy of a book I’ve published (winner’s choice).

H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS by Natalie Wright
Releases August 24, 2017

OFFICIAL RULES:

1. Must be 13 or older to enter.

2. Photos must be posted no later than September 1, 2017.

3. Photos must be posted on either Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (better yet all three!).

4. Photos must contain the cover (either digital book, audiobook, paperback or hardcover) of one (or more) of the books in the H.A.L.F. series by Natalie Wright.

5. The post MUST contain one of the official hashtags (either #HALFCONTEST, #ORIGINS or #WHEREISHALF). The post MUST mention Natalie Wright by her handle (refer to above for handles to use by Social Media Account).

6. Winners will be announced on Social Media (Twitter, Natalie Wright, Author Facebook page, and Instagram) on September 7, 2017. Winner MUST email Natalie Wright at the address provided to claim the prize. Prizes not claimed by September 10 are forfeit.

7. No purchase necessary.

GO TAKE THOSE PHOTOS!!

   

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Win a Signed Copy of The Makers by Natalie Wright!

H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS
H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS releases August 24. That’s only sixteen days away y’all!!

This is the end of a series I’ve been working on since 2010! :-o

I’m throwing a month-long party to celebrate. And it’s not a party without prizes and free stuff.

Let’s start the gift-giving out right with an official Goodreads Giveaway. This month I’m giving away five, signed paperback copies of H.A.L.F.: The Makers (H.A.L.F. 2). Click on the link in the box below to go to Goodreads and enter for your chance to win The Makers.

And come back throughout August to keep up to date on all the chances to win goodies in celebration of ORIGINS!


Goodreads Book Giveaway


H.A.L.F. by Natalie Wright

H.A.L.F.

by Natalie Wright


Giveaway ends August 22, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.


Enter Giveaway




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