Category Archives: Attempting Elizabeth

In Review

It’s that time of year – the time for top ten lists, and “year in review” posts, and the dreaded New Year’s resolutions…

On the resolution front, I keep promising myself to be kind to myself and to not “over-resolve.”  I make this promise every year, and every year I still put way too many expectations on myself.  This year, though, I’m hoping everyone holds me to my plan to be kind to myself – so much so that I’ve posted over on Indie Jane about the dangers of “over-resolving.”

I also tend to feel really unaccomplished at the end of the year.  There’s something about realizing an entire twelve months has flown by that makes you panic and think “I’m not doing enough!”  So I think it is important to take a breather and recognize the good things that have been accomplished this year.  Here’s some of mine.

2013 Books Image

1.  I published two novels and a short story collection this year.  That’s pretty awesome.

2.  I wrote aforementioned short story collection.  It was a really hard, long, and personal process for me to write those four stories.

3.  I was able to get all three of my novels converted to audiobook.

4.  I took a trip by myself!  My first time spending the night away from my kids. And we all survived.

5.  I took a trip with kids by myself!  Traveling with two kids isn’t always easy, but we had a fabulous time driving to CO to visit my parents for a week.

6.  I was able to beta read for several author friends.

7.  I’ve completely changed my work out habits – from never working out to working out several times a week and doing things I never thought I’d be able to accomplish.  As a result my body has really changed and gotten a lot stronger.

I’m not going to lie, 2013 was a really hard year for me personally.  It feels good to be able to list these off and see tangible proof that things were accomplished and improved.

What are some of your accomplishments this year?





The Attempting Elizabeth Blog Tour

The always lovely Giselle at Xpresso Book Tours has organized a blog tour for Attempting Elizabeth for this week.  Make sure to stop by the blogs listed below to see their reviews of AE and to enter to win a copy (each blog is giving away an ebook so if you haven’t read AE yet now is your chance to win a free copy!).


Many thanks to all of these bloggers for reading and reviewing Attempting Elizabeth!

November 4th

Booking It With Hayley G

Book Nerds Anonymous


Not Everyone’s Mama

Escape Into A Book

Love YA Books

Every Free Chance Book Reviews

Bettering Me Up

The Biblio-Files (Confessions of a Book Whore)

November 5th

Nick’s Book Blog

Jesus Freak Reader

Books and Swoons

Carpe librum

All in One Place

Hot Off the Shelves

November 6th

Heather’s Book Chatter

Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

What’s Beyond Forks?

Owl Tell You About It

Why I Can’t Stop Reading

The Girl in a Cafe

Such A Novel Idea

kimberlyfaye reads

November 7th

The Suburban Eclectic

Book briefs

Two Ends of the Pen

Pieces of Whimsy

A_TiffyFit’s Reading Corner

Kindle and Me

Booker like a hooker

November 8th

Between fantasy and reality

Books and Needlepoint

Bookworm Brandee

Fantasy is More Fun

Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews


All things in the cloud sweet

Brooke Blogs

November 9th



Buried Under Books

Best Sellers & Best Stellars of Romance

Snarky Mom Reads…

Share My Destiny

lost in ever after

Austenesque Spring Sale

Spring is in the air! To celebrate I’m joining with two other Austenesque authors for a 99 cent ebook sale!


Each of these three novels are on sale this week for only 99 cents.  I heartily recommend Loving Miss Darcy and Charlotte Collins, they’re both fabulous continuations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Loving Miss Darcy by Nancy Kelley:  Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo

Charlotte Collins by Jennifer Becton: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo

Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo

Giveaway Time!

Attempting Elizabeth has been out for almost two months and it’s just occurred to me I have yet to host a giveaway for it on my site! What? Unacceptable! Let’s rectify that right now, shall we?

Attempting Elizabeth is also now available in paperback and it’s straight up gorgeous. I love it so very, very much and I want to share it with you!

Enter away! I’m willing to send this paperback anywhere in the world!

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