Sunday, 30 September 2012

Escape From The Forbidden Planet hits the Amazon store

I think I should start this post with a SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am in Print, ( on demand) and Ebook in the Amazon store.

For anyone who has been following my progress and would like to take a squiz and purchase my debut independently published middle grade novel ( for ages 9-12) here are the links below

Print on demand

You can also find them on soon when my website goes live

So thank you to everyone who has supported my whimsical folly and  If you happen to obtain a copy and like it,  please return to the amazon store to post your review or add me to your goodreads, that would be most appreciated.

And if anyone missed my cover reveal, here it is again......... enjoy


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Presenting Escape From The Forbidden Planet

Well, here it is folks. For anyone who has been following my journey, today is an accumulation of about 3 years of work, so here goes.

My debut Independently published Middle Grade Children's book   

Drum roll ------------------ Cover Reveal 

It will be available on Amazon as a print of demand as well as an e-book to download next week, so stay tuned and I'll update you all with the links next week.

I also have a new website that Jono has very kindly developed for me so stay tuned folks for which will also be up and running very soon.

Cheers Jules

Saturday, 1 September 2012


GUTGAA Meet and Greet Questions.

If you are following along, you will know that I am participating in Gearing Up To Get An Agent.  An awesome initiative by the lovely Deanna Barnhart. So here we go...

-Where do you write?: On our kitchen table

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
GIGILAND, explanation, the space we have created for our divine miss Gigi to play in.

-Favorite time to write? Early in the morning, around lunch and after dinner, lol

-Drink of choice while writing? Chai latte oh yeah

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? I usually have one or all of the following, Music, Tv, baby mumbling, baby crying, husband asking questions and not getting answers......

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?

Driving down the street in our old neighbourhood, I turned into VESPER street. 

I love coffee so I found a last name for my character by the starbucks cup sizing guide VENTI. 

I also work for a virtual reality medical gaming console company as their nurse adviser, so that sparked the idea of VESPER VENTI'S VIRTUAL REALITY 

-What's your most valuable writing tip?

When editing, read your manuscript out aloud.  I was told that by the very wise and talented Val Taylor, an English writer who I had my first manuscript reviewed by.

Just to let you know a little about me, at present I am stay at home mum with a nerdy sci fi addiction. Yes I own a tardis. I am also a registered with a serious cupcake habit.
I am hoping for an agent one day but I am not content to wait forever , so I have had a fabulous cover designed by an animator friend and I am going to self publish very soon.

So stay tuned for a cover reveal and good luck with your pitches.

Oh finally I am an Aussie, so Gidday. . Yes we really say that lol 
See you all in the blogging hallways,

Julie Anne Grasso

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