A new month brings a new featured indie/self-published author live interview: Luke Courtney!
Next Saturday, February 6th, at 2:00pm CST (8:00pm London time), Luke Courtney will join me live on Instagram to talk about his newly revised and re-released dark fantasy novel From The Ashes and about writing/self-publishing.
Follow my Instagram HERE to join in with us on Saturday!
Can't wait 'til Saturday to learn more? Check out more now below:
-Take a look at Luke Courtney's featured author page on my website HERE.
-Get a head-start on the book! It's available on Amazon HERE.
-Follow me on Instagram @katherine_d_graham to receive a notification when the live interview starts!
Are you an indie/self-published author looking for a chance to be featured/interviewed (for free)? Contact me about your new release and I'll be happy to see if we're a good fit for each other! *YA/New Adult/Adult Fantasy and Sci-Fi Preferred*
It's finally here...
The Vow That Twisted Fate Official Character Art is here!
You saw my character concept art over the past couple months, but that was paving the way for this moment! I could not be more excited to finally reveal the characters from my debut epic fantasy novel.
I do owe a huge shout-out and kudos to my amazing character artist, Fiverr's Sbsillustration. You can check out their Fiverr page HERE.
With thanks duly noted to my amazing artist, here is the art!
So there you have The Vow That Twisted Fate Official Character Art! Which character are you looking forward to learning more about? The full adventure is coming soon, and you won't wat to miss it!
It's time for a new writer fuel recipe: tonkatsu sandwich!
This week's writer fuel recipe is delicious and homey, and best eaten while the tonkatsu is still fresh and crispy.
Writer Fuel Recipe: Tonkatsu Sandwich Ingredients:
1 thin-sliced fresh pork chop
1tsp white flour
1 egg, beaten
2 tbl panko crumbs
1 cup peanut or vegetable oil (for frying)
2 slices whole wheat bread
One leaf of lettuce or shredded cabbage
1 tbl mayo (Kewpie is really good)
Tonkatsu sauce as condiment
Writer Fuel Recipe: Tonktasu Sandwich Instructions:
Heat your oil in a pan to medium-high heat.
Coat cutlet completely in flour first, then the egg, then the panko.
Fry the cutlet in oil (flipping when bottom is golden brown) until heated through to a safe-to-consume temperature.
Set cutlet on paper towel or rack to drain grease.
Toast bread (optional), then spread mayo on both sides. Place cutlet on the bread, drizzle with tonkatsu sauce and add lettuce/cabbage.
Have you had a 'katsu sando' before? If so, how do you like it?
Photo is of the tonkatsu sandwich at the Studio Ghibli Museum cafe in Tokyo (I took the photo myself, June 2019). This post is not affiliated with Studio Ghibli in any way.
1,000 Followers on Instagram, and a Hardback Giveaway of 'How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories' by Holly Black
Today I am in shock and awe as I find myself having passed the 1,000 follower mark on Instagram! As such, I am proud to announce both 1,000 followers on Instagram and a hardback giveaway of 'How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories' by Holly Black.
You guys, my writer and reader community, have left me so humbled and honored that words cannot express the level of appreciation I have for each of you!
In order to show my gratitude, I am launching a giveaway for a hardback copy of Holly Black's 'How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories'. The winner of the drawing for 1 copy of this beautifully illustrated book will be announced tomorrow on my Instagram after 6:00PM CST.
Want to join the giveaway? Here's how you can put yourself in the drawing:
1.) Sign up for my email list on the home page of my website HERE.
2.) Follow my Instagram HERE.
3.) Find the giveaway post and comment your favorite book cover on the post HERE.
Thank you so much for your amazing support!!
*One bonus entry will be given to each person who tags a friend on the giveaway post on Instagram.
**I am in no way affiliated with Holly Black. I purchased this book on my own to give as a gift.
***The drawing is open internationally. If the winner is within the US, I will mail you a copy of the book, so you will need to be comfortable providing me a mailing address. If you are outside the US, I will send you the amount of the hardback via PayPal for you to purchase it in your own country.
Cover art by Jesh Art Studio (Facebook: @jeshartstudio)
Cover Animation by Morgan Wright (Instagram - @byMorganWright)
Want to read more about The Vow That Twisted Fate?
Click HERE to see book-related news, character art, and more!
New year, new recipes! Starting off with easy Cookies and Creme cupcakes!
Writer Fuel Recipe: Cookies & Creme Cupcakes Ingredients
1 box chocolate cake mix +ingredients on box (typically eggs, oil)
1 box cookies & creme instant pudding mix (plus soy or regular milk according to the package)
1 package oreos
1 jar white icing (buttercream or whipped as you prefer)
Writer Fuel Recipe: Cookies & Creme Cupcakes Instructions
-Grease or line a cupcake pan
-Preheat oven according to cupcake box and make cupcakes as per box instructions.
-Let the cupcakes cool completely once cooked.
-While the cupcakes are cooling, mix your jello pudding mix with milk and put bowl in fridge to set.
-Using a melon scooper, scoop out the center of each cupcake and discard/eat th middle (you don't need them).
-Fill the middle with the pudding mix, then ice with icing.
-Cut oreo cookies in half and place a half upright (as though sticking out) of each cupcake.
**Optional: crush some oreos on a ziploc bag and sprinkle the dust on the top of the icing for crunch.**
Important: Keep refrigerated after 1 hour if not eaten.
Hungry for a main meal before diving into your cupcakes? Check out my Writer Fuel Recipe: Japanese Curry!
Want something sweet to read while indulging your taste buds? Grab your copy of December's featured self-published/indie author K.M. Fahy's new YA Dark Fantasy novel "The Lightning's Claim" HERE!
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