Ericka Scott
Name that Hero
Sunday, May 20th, 2007
Filed under Blurbs and Promos

Pick a name, any name.

I need a name for my hero in Wild Ghost Chase. He’s tall (aren’t all heroes?), with wavy blond hair, green eyes, and a devastating smile. And, he’s nameless. Now is your chance to share your favorite heroic name.

The catch. . .his “real” name is Jason Newsome (see– told you it would change). . . but he has recreated himself as a one-name psychic detective. . . so I need something catchy and unusual. Something that sums up mystery, sex, and the supernatural!

Just leave the name in the comments. I’m taking any and all suggestions up until Friday May 25th– Oh, and if I pick yours, you’ll win a $5 gift certificate from Cobblestone Press.

Today is THE DAY!
Friday, May 18th, 2007

Well — the day has finally arrived and so has a sense of calm (thank goodness)!

Crystal Clear is available from Cobblestone Press! BUY LINK

I’ve got an “adult” excerpt out on my website if anyone is interested!


And on a disappointing note, I’ve been outbid on all but one item on Brenda Novack’s auction site. . . so, no critique for me from Lori Handeland. . . sigh. However, I’m keeping all the money I saved in reserve for the one item I’m winning. Plus, there are some cool fire sales (one day auctions) coming up over the next couple of weeks. . . so I may try bidding on a couple of those too.

Oh, boy, I may just have to hide the checkbook from my husband!

So. . . what do you worry about?
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Well. . . two more days until Crystal Clear is released and I’m a wreck!

I know, I’m supposed to be excited. . .and I am, with the same excitement you feel in that dream, you know the one where you’re taking a final exam that day and you didn’t even realize you’d enrolled for the course! I think I missed the class “How to be a Published Author”

Just to list what I’m worrying about:

1) What if no one buys the book?
2) What if the people who buy it, hate it?
3) What if I get horrible reviews?
4) What if, what if, what if. . .

And yes, ALL of those things are out of my control. I’ve tried worrying about the things I can control, and I’ve been “out there” promoting the book, getting my name out on lists, and blogging until everyone is simply sick of the name Ericka Scott. . .

I’ve heard it said that the best way to promo a book is to write another one. . .and I can’t write because I’m worrying too much! Argh!

So. . . what do you worry about that is totally beyond your control?

Tag — I’m IT
Friday, May 11th, 2007
Filed under Uncategorized

Okay, I’ve been tagged

Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

OK – 8 Random Facts/Habits About Me:

1. I’m an only child. It sucked then and it really sucks now. Thank goodness my husband has brothers and sisters!

2. My favorite movie is “Don’t Tell Her it’s Me” starring a very young Steve Guttenberg. It’s about a romance novelist and her brother who’s just recovering from cancer treatments. She remakes him into a total hottie to set him up with a woman he has a crush on. I used to watch it and think “Oh, I want to write a book like this one day. . .” and now I am. . .sooooo coool!

3. I have trouble saying “no” — except to my kids. We have a game asking what sounds popular animals say. You know “what does a cat say? meow. What does a dog say? woof. What does Mommy say? ~ you guessed it “no”

4. When it comes to birthday cakes — just give me the icing ~ and it has to be the rot-your-teeth, oh-so-sweet, buttercream frosting.

5. I have bid f-a-r too much money at Brenda Novak’s auction site (shhhhh, don’t tell my husband!) I set a limit and then doubled it (edited to add that I’ve now tripled it because I found something else super cool to bid on!). . . I found out Lori Handeland is donating a critique of the first three chapters of a manuscript!

6. I have three children and NONE of them are biologically related to my husband. . . and they all three have different mothers!

7. I’m very geeky. I love learning how to update my own website, make video trailers, and operate new software. The problem? I “just do it”. . .and hate to read the manuals/help files.

8. And, my secret sin…well, lets just say that when I go grocery shopping for the family, I always buy something that never makes it home — it’s also Stephanie Plum’s favorite comfort food — you guessed it… a doughnut!

Since absolutely everyone I know has already been tagged for this. . . I haven’t a clue who to tag. But, if I win Lori Handeland’s critique, maybe I’ll tag her!

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

I’ve been reading a lot recently about how important “branding” is to an author.

And, I really didn’t have much more than a cute phrase “Making Mischief with Ericka Scott”

My original website was very erotic. . .but I don’t write erotica, I write paranormal suspense with erotic elements. . . so, I started surfing the web last night. You know how that can be. I was looking for an image that I thought summed up “making mischief” and found lots of elf/pixie prints. Well, close, but not quite. Then I stumbled upon Enchanting Designs. The main picture took my breath away.

So, for many happy hours (instead of writing), I updated my website. I really like the look and feel of my new home(and the best part is it was a free template!).

Some of the pages (like the reviews where I have none, and the links) still need work. I’ve decided I want to do banner links if at all possible. So, over the next few weeks, I’ll be scouting out banners and updating that page.

But, if you have a chance, take a peek, tell me what you think. Oh, and if you find a link that doesn’t seem to work, let me know!

Newsletter Contest!
Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
Filed under Blurbs and Promos

Hi, over there, on your right is a little box to subscribe to my newsletter. If you subscribe, I’ll enter your name into the pot for a $25 gift certificate to (or Barnes and Noble, your choice). Then, on May 18th, when Crystal Clear releases from Cobblestone Press, I’ll draw a name out of the pot to win!

If you are already subscribed, you have a double chance of winning.

I’ll never use your e-mail for anything except the newsletter (pinky promise). . .

So, go ahead, press that button. You know you want to!

Crystal Clear Video Trailer
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
Filed under Blurbs and Promos

Creating these things are just w-a-y too much fun! Hope you enjoy!

Going Once. . . going twice. . .
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
Filed under Uncategorized

I’m sure by now you know about Brenda Novak’s auction on her site to benefit Juvenile Diabetes.

Well, what you might not know is that this is YOUR opportunity to get an e-copy of Crystal Clear (on CD and I’ll even sign the coverart on the jewelcase), a Crystal Clear mousepad, and a lovely crystal ball suncatcher. All you have to do is be the highest bidder at the end of May.

Brenda has a ton of other very cool donated items in her auction too. . . so, go check it out (just don’t bid against me!! LOL)

Opportunity Knocks
Monday, April 30th, 2007
Filed under Blurbs and Promos

Actually, this one pounded on the door!

Written in response to the Cobblestone Press Main Street Challenge to write a book in a month:

When a faerie godmother bungles one too many assignments, she’s threatened with exile. On the run from her ex-boss who’s also the crown prince, she ends up in Chicago, Illinois, where she finds danger from a different source: traffic congestion, housework, babysitting, and human males! Especially a sexy one named Phillip.

Thinking Blogger Award
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
Filed under Uncategorized

Jacqueline tagged me for the thinking blogger. Since it was my “real” self who wrote the Cinderella story she loves, I’ve answered her tag over at
If you’ve ever thought about writing flash fiction, I’ve got a challenge for you! Just by writing 250 words, you could win a $10 gift certificate from Cobblestone Press. Take me up on my challenge. So, head on over to Pam’s blog and read the details!