Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Celebrating the release of my first non-fiction book - ONE AUTHOR'S AHA MOMENTS - Writing Revelations with a Focus on the Young Adult Market - I am holding a contest to giveaway FIVE FREE EBOOKS.

LOGIN on the form below to see how you can enter.  There are many ways so you get more than one chance. The form calls for your email so winners will be notified. Your emails won't be used for ANY other reason.

Good luck to the entrants!

One Author’s Aha Moments by Jordan Dane is a 92-page book geared toward aspiring authors and has an emphasis on the Young Adult genre. These writing tips may also be helpful to experienced authors and those who write other genres. Jordan’s advice comes from her personal experiences on writing fiction for adult and teen markets and what has worked for her. Jordan hopes her book will kindle a fire in you to write—a passion worth pursuing.

Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes& Noble (Nook)

Jordan Dane's gritty plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly named her debut thriller, No One Heard Her Scream, as a Best Book of 2008. This national bestseller and critically acclaimed author also writes Young Adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with several lucky rescue animals.

Praise for Jordan Dane’s Young Adult Novels

"Adult thriller writer Jordan Dane pens a macabre and thoroughly eerie plot for In the Arms of Stone Angels. Dane's well-developed characters provide an authentic young adult exploration of guilt, loyalty, and belonging."
—Publishers Weekly

"Dane's On a Dark Wing is a great new young adult tale about death, love and starting over. It's an exciting mix that will remind readers of Bree Despain's The Lost Saint and Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers. Paranormal fans will love this. A compelling page turner."
—RT Magazine

The contest will run from Tuesday, May 22nd to Saturday, June 30th. Deadline times, rules, and ways to enter are on the Rafflecopter form below. Winners will be selected using random.org. There are many ways to enter on this form.

This is a contest giveaway for EBOOKS ONLY. NO PRINT BOOKS will be awarded or shipped.

Entrants must have the ability to download the digital format onto an e-reader, their computer, or smart phone via AMAZON or B&N NOOK.

The apps for digital downloads are free at these online retailer sites if an entrant does not have an e-reader device. It is the entrant's responsibility to have the digital capability to download the prize if they win, otherwise they will be ineligible and the prize will be awarded to another entrant.

International entrants must have the ability to transact on the AMAZON or NOOK site wherever the digital e-book prize is being sold. The author will not be held responsible for any limitations of the AMAZON or NOOK global online system.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

One Author's Aha Moments - My First Non-fiction Book

When I first sold in 2006 to HarperCollins in auction with my debut book and two others coming out in 2008, I've been excited about realizing my passion to write. Over the years I've shared my thoughts on blog posts, workshops (online and in person), magazine/newsletter articles, speaking engagements, local writers' groups, and through people who have contacted me directly through my website. This has been my way of "paying it forward" for all the kindnesses that other authors and the publishing industry has shown me. I feel truly blessed to be living my dream and found another way to enable other authors to hopefully do the same.

I've put together a collection of my writing epiphanies, my "Aha!" moments of things that have worked for me when writing for the adult thriller and YA markets. These thoughts come from my blog posts, handouts, magazine/newsletter articles, and various other sources over the years. My hope is that aspiring authors, with the dream to write, can find nuggets in this book that will help them take a step further in achieving their goal to get published.

Here is the cover reveal. The book should be out later in May 2012. Details to come soon!