Audrey

27 years old
Female
from Rhode Island

  • Activity

    • Release Dates and Inkshares and Semesters, Oh My!

      1 year ago

      Audrey

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      So yesterday I did something that I'd been contemplating on and off for a while. Actually, I did it because Geek and Sundry got involved and that just turned the awesome notch up to 1,000. I decided to put Devils in the Valley, the novel I wrote (and edited and edited and edited), up on Inkshares as a part of Geek & Sundry's contest. (The top 3 fantasy novels from August 1-November 1 get guaranteed publishing, the G & S stamp, and marketing.) I'm nauseous with excitement/anxiety. Anximent? Exiety?

      Anyway, the point is, this really got me thinking of all the stuff I have on my plate. In the next few months:
      -Promotion for Queen of Pentacles, which officially releases in less than two weeks; promo involves posting poems, doing an AMA, maintaining giveaways, and some release day shenanigans.

      -Booking readings/signings for Queen of Pentacles, including one in Austin for RTX 2017.

      -Selling 750 copies of Devils in the Valley before the start of November (or bare minimum selling more copies than the other people in the Geek & Sundry contest, the current top sellers of which have 54/37/21 copies pre-ordered in 2ish days).

      -(Speaking of which, I need to make a video for my Inkshares landing page.)

      -I considered, last night, the crazy notion of doing chill weekly writing vlogs--what I wrote that week, what I edited that week, what I read and how it was, etc. But I dunno how into that people'd actually be, or if I've got the time/energy.

      -Sending out my second poetry collection for publisher consideration.

      -Sending out stories and poems to lit mags.

      -Teacher orientation at the end of the month.

      -Grad student orientation at the beginning of next month.

      -Teaching starting 9/7.

      -My first semester as a PhD student.

      -Keeping my fibro under control as much as possible.

      -Taking up yoga for the fibro control/my own desire to get back into it.

      -ALL. THE. COFFEE.


      On the one hand, I'm kind of overwhelmed by what I've gotten myself into this year. On the other hand, this is what I love. I love doing things, and I love the things I'm doing. I'm just going to have to continue being my ambitious and overly organized self. Honestly? If everything works out right, this is more or less what I want my life to be. Except, eventually I want to swap out being a student with being a mom. Eventually.


      Annnnnnnyhoo! I would super appreciate it if you order my poetry collection Queen of Pentacles, releasing 8/16. If you do read it, I'd love for you to review it on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. I would also be so very appreciative for any Devils in the Valley pre-orders. That novel has been my baby for years and I really want to get her into readers' hands. Even sharing links to Queen of Pentacles and Devils in the Valley helps--you never know who might be interested! You would pretty much be my hero if you shared both links and bought both books. Like, Buffy Summers/Spider-man/X-man-level hero.


      Why might you like Devils in the Valley?

      -witches

      -magic

      -demons

      -college town, with a twist

      -fantasy

      -fantasy set in our world

      -diverse characters

      -sexual tension for days

      -themes of power, autonomy vs. working with others, & tradition vs. innovation

      -women who kick ass

      -putting new cosplay opportunities into the world


      Still unsure? If you click here, you can read the first chapter 100% for free. And I've got a book jacket-style description on that page, too. I'd love if you commented on there, even to say hey.


      So go ahead. Make my day. :)

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      (Meanwhile, I'm going to go throw up. Or maybe do a happy dance. I dunno. At some point, there'll be coffee involved.)

    • Thank You...

      1 year ago

      Audrey

      ...to all the kind folks spreading word about the Twitter chat and saying you'll be there! Love you guys. Can't wait to curl up with a cup of hot coffee and chill with you. <3

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      P.S. Tonight was weird. Two cops walked past our apartment with no explanation. Then I saw a mama turkey out our front window, shortly followed by 5-6 baby turkeys. Then they vanished back into the woods. Andy lost her shit. Biggest birds she's ever seen before were ducks.

    • Free Raffle

      1 year ago

      Audrey

      So you know how I'm planning a Twitter chat about writing, books, video games, comics, etc.?


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      So here's an insider tip--if you join in on the chat and answer the questions with #WordsEtc at least five times (there are 15 planned questions), then you're entered to win a free signed copy of my chapbook that I wrote and designed in 2008, including two short stories, one flash fiction, and a novel excerpt. This is not for sale anywhere and has only been given as a gift to family/friends. I would also super duper appreciate it if y'all could tell your friends about this Twitter chat so we could really get some friendly dialogue going. (You most definitely don't have to be a writer to come and chat. All are welcome!!!) I don't have to tell you guys how great online community and making internet friends is. I'm hoping for a fun time here!


      And, just as a reminder about the other raffle-y type things I've got going on until 8/15:


      Goodreads (1 item, signed)

      Twitter (5 items, signed)


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      (Buying my book would make for a really awesome birthday gift to me!)

      I also have had some good news this week. The other day I got four poems accepted for publication and I'm being interviewed to be the featured poet for their Feminism & Strong Female Voices issue of the magazine. Yesterday I got a poem accepted, and today I've gotten two more accepted. That's a total of 7 poems accepted in 5 days by 3 lit mags, which is pretty damn cool. And I've got a couple of surprise things coming that I haven't announced yet. :)

    • Not to be shady, but...

      1 year ago

      Audrey

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      If you were talking with people about books/writing and wanting to ask these people you were talking to any questions about books/writing, what questions would you ask?

      No reason. Just curious.

      Asking for a friend.

      In... uh... Canada.

      Yeah.

      (I'm looking for general questions re: books/writing, not specific ones for me/my book. Though I may or may not be looking for that in the near future. I have so many secrets planned, you guys. And I'm so excited to share them with you! There's a whole calendar involved and everything.)



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    • Free: The Best Flavor There Is!

      1 year ago

      Audrey

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      Twitter Giveaway

      Literally, tweet with #QueenofPentacles and the link to my book's page any time before the release date (8/16) and you're entered to win a bundle of sweet stuff! It'd be really awesome if someone from the community won it. International is okay! If you'd prefer, I could also send this bundle to a friend/family member instead as a gift from you. Can sign any or all of the included items. See the link for full details!


      Goodreads Giveaway

      Goodreads will randomly pull a winner's name when it ends on August 16th. The Twitter giveaway does not influence the Goodreads giveaway in the least! Plus? You can enter both if you want! This one is for a signed copy of Queen of Pentacles.


      If you need me, I'll be over here.


      Giggling.


      Because my book comes out one freakin' month from today.


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  • Comments (436)

    • Jean110 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTMI's Red Shirt

      3 years ago

      Studying is a bitch,
      And my videos are late,
      but I hope you will accept them
      on this auspicious date.
      The world is full of love,
      damn commercial holidays,
      so please enjoy this poem,
      from my spur of the moment ways
      I'm making this up,
      running out of lines,
      so please just be
      my warm fuzzy valentine.

      Hope you have a great Valentines Day!

      • Jean110 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTMI's Red Shirt

        3 years ago

        You're doing a great job Audrey! Hope everything keeps going north for you and all the projects and good times ahead of you!

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Aww, thank you! You too! smiley12.gif

    • LoZelda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Supposedly An Adult

      3 years ago

      Brutally-Honest-Disney-Valentines-Belle.

      I'm pretty sure we've developed our own personal dialect of the sarcasm language. I can't believe that we didn't know each other until only a few months ago. I can't imagine this community without you, and I'm excited to see what other awesome things you get involved in! It's going to be awesome to finally meet you in a few months smiley1.gif

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Also, I meant to have this on your Warm Fuzzy, but I hope that you and Geoff have a lovely day together. smiley12.gif

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        I just hope that you know when I see you for the first time you're gonna get attacked. There will be yelling. And TJ will just stand there rolling his eyes. smiley0.gif

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      3 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day love!

      You are truly an amazing, beautiful, talented lady. I am lucky to have such an amazing friend!
      I hope you and your fiancé have a fantastic day! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

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      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Thank you. smiley1.gif

    • TheFringe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I may not have time to do many of these, but I'm making damn well sure you're one of them.

      Your approach to community projects, support and shout-outs for other members and gestures of kindness and goodwill to everyone from myself to Kathleen are an inspiration to us all.
      I believe when this site was created, the guys at RT had a vision of a community that supported each other, built together and shared their passion for anything and everything on a single platform. You and TJ are shining examples of this, if we had a few more of the likes of you dotted throughout this site, RT would be twenty times the creative powerhouse that it already is.

      Thanks Audrey, and I wish you all the luck in the world with your future projects and endeavors.

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Welp. That's it. Any former sense of composure is gone. This is just lovely, and incredibly, incredibly sweet. Thank you so much. smiley12.gif

    • Dominic

      3 years ago

      Warm Fuzzy: I really like that you've started this series based on the community's views on gaming, and have expanded it into something that anyone can easily become involved in. Then there's all the other community things like RvB:OR that you're involved in... Simply put, you're awesome.

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Aww, thank you! That's very sweet of you! smiley12.gif

    • heffer0204 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

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      How's that for warm and fuzzy? Literally!

      <3

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        It's true! smiley12.gif

    • LillyBugLove

      3 years ago

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      Because you my Disney Gal smiley12.gif

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Disney gal love! smiley12.gif

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      3 years ago

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      Thanks for coming up with the idea! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Aww, thanks Raf! smiley12.gif

    • LillyBugLove

      3 years ago

      It's a new thing to be obsessed with

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        I FUCKING LOVE THIS, OH MY GOD. O.o

    • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Happy valentines day Audrey

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      • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Glad you like it smiley0.gif

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Aww, Scott. Thank you. I love it. smiley12.gif

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      3 years ago

      Was it you that I commented on having a ton of journals more than me? I couldn't find that journal...but I wanted to say:

      Now I understand why.

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Only 80 pages of journals away! Haha.

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        3 years ago

        Ok I figured out who I was thinking about. Not you. Sorry! Embarrassing hahaha. But you will catch up to the amount of journals I have...pretty quickly, at your rate. :P

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Today's was 149. When 2014 started I decided to do one per day.

      • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

        3 years ago

        How many journals do you have? that will prove it. Your rate of journalling.

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Nope. I don't think that was me?

        Why do I have so many more journals than you? I'm curious now. smiley1.gif

    • kohppa

      3 years ago

      Howdy. Saw you on the RTX get to know people thread so I added you.

    • JakeHCoker

      3 years ago

      Hey I noticed that you are the social media manager for RvB:OR, and I was wondering if you had any advice on how to get people more involved with ARvB. I know Arkansas has fewer RT members, but I'd like if one day we could have a more thriving community.

      • JakeHCoker

        3 years ago

        Thanks a ton!

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        I'll send you some ideas!

    • capnbirdman Likes Stars

      3 years ago

      How did you like that image that quickly?! Do you have Zatchdar?!?

      • capnbirdman Likes Stars

        3 years ago

        Too right, too right. I shall give them the respect they're due!

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        For I am a ninja. Fear my ninja powers!

    • KortBlueEyes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey how are you today? I was wondering when I am suppose to send in the video I was making for you, for RTX? Just making sure I don't miss the cut off day :D

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        No worries! I'm going to be sending out a group email, so right now if you could just send me a private message with your email address I'll send you more info when that goes out!

    • imaginater

      4 years ago

      dear Audrey thank you for the invite to your group, but to be honest I never played a real video in my life and I don't plane to any time soon. I do admire the time and commitment the designers put into making the game and graphics but I am a very busy person and find winding down by spending quality time is much more effective than playing video games with them. In the end I just don't have tine for video games, but thank you for considering my as a potential player on your group.

      sincerely
      The Imaginater

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      4 years ago

      I need your help! Secret plans are afoot.

      • Audrey

        4 years ago

        You got it! Shoot me a message.

    • bigfish62 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza+Beer+Friends

      4 years ago

      Sending you an episode 4 submission now!

    • Jim_Survak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ain't Nobody

      4 years ago

      So I peeked at your page & saw "Conway" and about freaked cause I was like "She's only 2 hours away!" Then I realized it was Conway, AR - not Conway, SC. So you're more like 20 hours away.
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    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      4 years ago

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    • MattDavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hey I would like to read your message but I am at school and there is some dumb firewall that blocks me from my messages. Sorry.
      Ps. Don't tell Ms. Towillager.

    • hobojim777 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Tell me about the group u invited me to?

      • Audrey

        4 years ago

        Basically it's an opportunity for anyone in the RT/AH community to talk about different gaming/gaming community topics. I figure it's a nice way for the community to bond on here, and also a way to break some gamer stereotypes.

    • ILOVEANIMES

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the group thing! :D

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the friend request =)

    • RAGEgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold r00kie

      4 years ago

      I've had a look around your homepage here and I've decided that we should be friends. =)

      • Audrey

        4 years ago

        I accept this decision. smiley1.gif

    • ozean717

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the add :)

    • AdamJTurke

      4 years ago

      Hello!

    • Roselle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Easily Excitable

      4 years ago

      I saw your comment on Sam's journal and thought I'd just drop by to say your advice was pretty awesome!

      • Audrey

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      4 years ago

      For next RTX... didn't hug you this time round.

    • Gorbulox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hello from across the state - looking forward to subscribing to your youtube channel :)

      • Gorbulox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Awesome - I actually went to Pitt myself. Great campus, great education...really can't complain.

        Sounds like you're going to be busy in July! Will see you at RTX!

      • Audrey

        4 years ago

        Many thanks! My fiance's brother is going to college out by you at Pitt. He can't talk enough about how awesome it is out there. I'd love to visit the area someday. (Although God knows when. I'm doing RTX this year, then moving to grad school in Arkansas less than a week later. 'Cause I'm crazy like that... Er, dedicated. Dedicated to Rooster Teeth. That sounds better.)

    • mckev7

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the add smiley0.gif

    • TheMikeSwitch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hmmm you seem interesting. I will subscribe on the youtubes

      • TheMikeSwitch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        return the favor if you like! if it's legitimate interest lol

      • Audrey

        4 years ago

        Oh. Wow. Thanks! smiley0.gif

    • Adnama

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the add!

      Also, sweet Supernatural quote. I got through five seasons straight through and felt empty inside.

      • Audrey

        4 years ago

        I do my best cleaning while watching a Supernatural multi-season marathon. That's half the reason I have all the DVDs except for season 7--that and the gag reels. smiley1.gif

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