Monday, September 19, 2016

Matson Monday Musings

Hello lovelies!

I haven’t blogged in a while...I’ve been busy with my family and friends and writing! :) But when I checked my blog today, it looked so sad and forlorn that I thought I’d do a quick post about all things #NILtribe!:)


Swag/Winnings/STUFF: All preorders and #WinNIL winnings and basically winnings for every contest I’ve ever run have been mailed. Woohoo!:)

Books: I have a complete trilogy in the world!:) It’s still mind-boggling for me, and a little unreal. Keep an eye on Wattpad in the months to come...I’ll be posting some extras leading up to the release of the paperback of NIL ON FIRE.

New books! I am writing all sorts of fun, new things! No official word yet, but stay tuned.:)

What I’ve read lately & loved:

SMASH & GRAB by Amy Christine Parker

What I’m reading next: NIGHT SPEED by Chris Howard

Stoked for: all things pumpkin

Song on my Playlist I can’t get enough of: Heathens by 21 Pilots

Favorite new IG account to follow: Mutant 101

TV Show I need to watch: Stranger Things

TV Shows I’m watching: None, really. I read instead.:)

Thing I Need to figure out: Tumblr. For some reason, it mystifies me.

So what’s new with you? What are you reading? What have you loved? What’s your new song?:)


Monday, July 25, 2016

NIL REMEMBERED is realllllllll!

Happy summer, #NILtribe!

I’m so excited to announce the release of NIL REMEMBERED!

What, you say? Another Nil story, you say? YES!:)

Before I get into’s the cover:

Isn’t it cool? Does the cover give you a clue?

So here’s the deal: In NIL UNLOCKED, Skye’s dad give her a journal. It’s handwritten, full of doodles in the margins, and it belonged to Skye’s uncle who went to Nil in the 1980’s. This same journal pushes Skye to believe that Nil is a real place, that Nil really exists. And, it leads her to find vital clues in both NIL UNLOCKED and NIL ON FIRE...clues that turns into critical answers.:)

And now, for the first time, we’re publishing the journal in its entirely--plus illustrations!!!!

Here’s the official synopsis:

My name is Scott Bracken, and this is my journal. 
Scott Bracken has been home for 28 days, but nothing is the same. A month ago, he escaped from Nil, an island of wonder, beauty, and incredible danger. Now, back in his old life, no one believes Scott's story. To deal with his present, Scott must relive his past—whether he wants to or not. 
Introduced to readers in Nil Unlocked, here, for the first time, is Scott's journal in its entirety. Delve deeper into the world of Nil—before Charley and Thad, before Skye and Rives—and discover the truth.

Ahhhh! I’m SO excited!

Also, I’m so honored to have Jay C. Spencer as my illustrator on NIL REMEMBERED. Jay is a massively talented artist who lives in Canada, and he was one of my crit partners for NIL. His input was invaluable in making Thad authentic, and to have the chance to work with him on NIL REMEMBERED was incredible. I couldn’t have brought Scott’s experience to life without him. So thank you Spence!:)

And.... here’s the super cool part:


Right now, NIL REMEMBERED is free to download from any authorized, legal, ebook retailer.:) So go! Enjoy! Happy reading!

Also,  keep an eye on my Wattpad account. I’m posting lots of Nil series extras in the coming weeks. Deleted scenes, excerpts, plus a new Thad novella coming soon! Here’s the link:


Friday, June 24, 2016


I'm SOOOO excited!

I'm heading to ALA in Orlando today, and I'll be there all weekend!

Here are the dates/times I'll be signing:

Sat, June 25th 
10 to 11:30
1:30 to 3

Sun, June 26th
9:30 to 11
2 to 4

Come see me!!! Can't wait!


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Nil trilogy is complete!

It's here!!!!

NIL ON FIRE is out today!

Now you can find out ALL THE ISLAND secrets!:)

Join me for a Twitter party TOMORROW night at 8:30 pm EST!

And, I'm going on tour! Come see me in Jacksonville, Tampa, Thomasville, GA & more!

July events: Vero Beach & Gainesville....details coming soon!

Above all, thank you to my readers for making this day possible. The #NILtribe is AMAZING. NIL ON FIRE is for you!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Anniversary Post...and NIL ON FIRE COUNTDOWN!


Having a May 31 release date is really cool for me, because I think (yes I'm totally biased and completely unreliable lol) that the Nil series is a perfect summer read. So grab you favorite beach towel, an umbrella if you like, a cool glass of water, and head down to the sand...

and tomorrow you can take NIL ON FIRE with you!:)


(Note: Today is the last day to enter the NIL ON FIRE preorder contest. Details are here.)

Overall, this weekend has been made of awesome. It's Memorial Day Weekend, a weekend that is full of feels for me, because 21 years ago this weekend I got married to the love of my life!

Here's us, 21 years ago:


And us celebrating just last year:

Steve has been my rock and biggest fan when I started writing, and he still is.:) I wouldn't have the Nil trilogy without him. He's my best friend, lover, partner in every awesome adventure, and the best dad ever to our four sons. Life is richer when you love the people you're traveling with!:) This weekend will always mark the end of the Nil series for me! Because tomorrow, THE FIRE IS HERE!

NIL ON FIRE, the last book in the Nil trilogy, releases tomorrow!

This week's teaser:

So happy almost release day for the #NILtribe, happy anniversary to my hubby, and happy almost summer to everyone!:)

One day until the Nil series is complete. Who's ready?:)


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday Wrap-up: The NIL ON FIRE blog tour has begun!!!


Just 10 days until the fire is in the wild.


NIL ON FIRE will be IN YOUR HANDS in 10 days!!!

Until then, you can get stoked with the NIL ON FIRE blog tour:


Full dates and stops are listed on the Fierce Reads page, or you can go straight to the first stop: the lovely Stacee's blog...Too Fond of Books! There are also giveaways throughout the you may be the lucky winner of NIL, NIL UNLOCKED, or yes, NIL ON FIRE!

Good luck and happy touring!

In the meantime, here is this week's teaser:

10 days.

And then the fire will be yours...:)

#NILtribe, this book is for you!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Release day is three weeks from today!

21 DAYS PEOPLE. *pinches self*

So today, in honor of those dwindling days, here's a teaser:


Who's ready?!