Showing posts with label Meridienne Drake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meridienne Drake. Show all posts

Meri announces the Winners

Hey! It's Meri. Okay, Okay. Katie says hi, too. She is obnoxiously hanging over my shoulder reading every word I type. So annoying, right? Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I had tons of fun on my birthday. I didn't get to eat any birthday cake though. Nat tried to light my candles, and, well, burned a hole in the table. Geez.

I got some great stuff. By great stuff, I mean money. I see a shopping trip to that little clothing boutique we found. I think Jess mentioned it in Book 1. Btw, Katie just said that I should write, "money, dummy." She meant "money, honey."  Shaking my head at that one.  

Ohmygod. So, are you as excited as I am for Book 2. Can't wait. Biting my nails over here. There are some great new characters and an exciting new adventure in store for you. I can't say much yet. I promise I will be around to give you some scoop. Maybe even a sneak peek, or we'll see. I know Jess has so much in store for you.

All right. Katie is yelling at me to announce the winners for the giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was exciting. Many people won multiple prizes. I think everyone who entered won something. How cool is that!

And the Winners are...

ANNOUNCING...Book Release

Woohoo! Today I'm announcing the date of the second Meridienne Drake Series. It is called Attaining the Truth and will be released on August 18, 2012. Below is a widget for you to grab and display.

Happy Birthday, Meri! Giveaway

Today is Meridienne Drake's birthday, June 21. YAY! Happy Birthday, Meri! 

     To celebrate Meridienne's birthday, instead of her getting presents, Meridienne wanted to give some away.

Sandra drops by for a spot of tea

‘ello, loves. I am 'aving some Black tea as I write this to yous. What are yous drinking? 

Jess asked me to stop by today and talk to yous.  I was only too ‘appy to do it. Yous see she and Meri are off trying to get Book 2 out for the lot of yous. For those of yous who don’t know me, I work for the Drakes.

I’m from a little city just outside of Liverpool, which is part of England. Yous may ‘ave ‘eard of that city if yous are a fan of the Beatles. They came from me parts. Me father was a Draco Protector and a friend of Mr. Emery Drake. When ‘e died, ‘e left a lot of debt for me mum. We struggled to get by until Mr. Drake offered me to come look after ‘is two young tykes.

England is such a brilliant country and ‘as many different dialects, just as the United States ‘as a Southern accent, Brooklyn accent, Boston accent, etc. Me accent is known as Scouse, which make me a Scouser. Please do not mistake me as a Scot or Irish, just as you wouldn’t call either of them English. Obviously, I’ve been living in the States for over twenty years now and ‘ave adapted some things, but clearly I don’t speak like most Americans.


My website for my book was anything but stellar. I really was a little ashamed to show it. Over the weekend, my hubby rented a video game, Driver. He was absorbed, so I decided to revamp my website.

Why Portland?

This is a question that I get often. If you've read my novel, Meridienne Drake: Secrets of the Truth, you know that it takes place around Portland, Oregon. If you know me, you know I lived in New Orleans for most of my life and now reside in Houma, LA. Things in common between New Orleans and Portland: well, nothing. They really could not be more opposite cities. New Orleans is by day laid-back, historic, and old-fashioned, and by night it's partying, romantic, and good-eating. Portland is almost futuristic, stylish, and outdoorsy. Gotta love that there is a Starbucks on almost every block.


On June 21, 2011, I will release a preview for the first three chapters of my book, which is the first in the series.

Meridienne Drake: Secrets of the Truth

After graduating from the eighth grade, Meridienne Drake’s graduation present was a lone plane ticket to Portland, Oregon to meet relatives that she never knew existed. Feeling betrayed by her parents’ deceptions and secrets, Meridienne struggles between accepting and rejecting this new family. Amidst all of this, Meridienne falls in love for the first time only to be left utterly confused. When her fourteenth birthday arrives, the full extent of all the secrets the Drakes kept are revealed to Meridienne and consists of secrets that Meridienne had only dreamt about, literally. Will she accept this secret life and be able to face what comes with that? Or, is all this heat too much for her?