My Fan Mail to You

The past month has been a whirlwind. We renovated our kitchen, I’ve had four book events (including speaking at a writers’ conference tomorrow), and everyone seems to love The Slope Rules! This is the fourth time I’ve been published and at this point I thought I knew what to expect, but the response has been amazing. AND I’ve been hanging out at the top spot in my category on Amazon. O.o

The Slope Rules is Now Available for Pre-Order!

The Slope Rules comes out February 24, but is for pre-order on TODAY! Grease meets Mean Girls in this action-packed romance.

Hooyenga SMASH!

(Read that in the Incredible Hulk’s voice) So, without getting into WHY it’s taken so long… the full Flicker Effect trilogy is finally on Smashwords! Which means it’s also available on iBooks. Apple makes it extra difficult (read: expensive) for indie authors to list their books on iBooks, but you can do it through another …

Ninety-Nine Cents for a Book, Holy Cow!

(sing to the tune of Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall) Ninety-nine cents for a book, holy cow! Ninety-nine cents for a book! With just one click (what a neat trick!) You can be reading by lunch (or right now)! Amazon  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  Smashwords (My apologies if that song’s stuck in …

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, …

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016 Announcement

You guys! From March 29 – April 3 there’s going to be a HUGE Young Adult Scavenger Hunt (aka YASH) going on ALL OVER THE INTERNET. It includes 160 authors — with a total of 160 FREE BOOKS up for grabs — and I’m one of them! I’ll be hosting one person and linking to …

My Interview on the Podcast BOOKMARKED

Last week I recorded an interview for a new podcast called Bookmarked. It’s hosted by local author/illustrator Kevin Scott Collier on Grand Haven Talk Radio and I was the debut interviewee! Listen here: (Jump to the 8 minute mark to hear me.) What do you think?

A Cohesive and Necessary Story

I finally received the editorial feedback from the Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards! Here’s what my judge had to say: In Flicker by Melanie Hooyenga we are presented with a story that is heavy on the romance and teen drama while mixing in some supernatural thrills and interesting historical ideas as well. It mines this …