New, More News & The Newest News (with Links Galore)!

There is a lot happening in the world of the Twixt.

First off, the third book in the series, INSIDIOUS, is now available for pre-order! Hooray! *confetti* *balloons* *sharp, pointy objects* It is due out on the shelves July, 2015 [stunning cover, TBA] and I think it's safe to say that I really pushed the envelope on this one. Dear readers, you won't *believe* what happens next!


Secondly, INVISIBLE has been nominated for an award! The YA Book Central's Reader's Choice Awards for Best Paranormal YA in 2014, to be exact! To be nominated is an incredible honor and normally I would not ask for more, but as everyone reading this is most likely a YA/MG reader and possibly a fan, PLEASE OH PLEASE GO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS/AUTHORS! If I happen to be one of them, all the better!

Vote by clicking the link HERE! (P.S. Go vote!!!)

Thirdly, my post for Barnes & Noble's blog is up where I talk about inspiration for INDELIBLE and defining moments in my life including bug legs, laser surgery and questioning what it means to be human. It's a little about where the world of the Twixt came from & a lot of fun to write! Getting to share my inspiration on B& is something I never dreamed of happening--check off another writerly dream-come-true. Check it out: Twixt Series Author Dawn Metcalf Discusses Defining Moments and What It Is Like To Be Human.

And, lastly, there is a great online review from Booklist online! My favorite bit?

"Romance fans will melt for this new tale of the Twixt."

I'm melting already. Hooray, go vote & I'll be here writing Book 4!


Fun Film Friday: Foglios!

If ever there was a day I needed a pick-me-up, it's today. Between recent YA kerfluffles and the horrors in Paris, I think we could all use a smile so I grabbed one of my personal favorites from my archives marked "EMERGENCY: BREAK LINK FOR MUCH-NEEDED SMILES" and, once I vacuumed up the shatterglass, was able to access a fun guide to the "Language of Fans" by Kaja Foglio (of Foglio Studios fame).

Not only is this a funny and clever visual romp complete with silent film sound effects and tea-stained sepia tones, but as a long-time fan of Phil Foglio's humorous artwork and of their combined talents as creators of my all-time favorite steampunk epic webcomic series, Girl Genius, I wanted to give to you a little something to grin about for the weekend:

Now I want to do another steampunk tea party and hand out fans party favors!


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