Sunday, November 29, 2015

Almost ready to go!

Hi all!

Just wanted to let you all know, in the next 5 days, my books:
Vampire of Brazil-English edition
Vampiro do Brasil-Portuguese edition

will be live on Amazon!!! I got the covers and man, are they awesome! You can thank the amazingly talented Lindsey Jayne on fb for the great covers!! I haven't revealed them on fb yet as I'm going to have a party for it around Christmas. However, you, my blog followers are going to get the first look at it:

Isn't it gorgeous?!!! I'm so excited! I'm waiting on Amazon's approval/review process before they can go live. Can't wait for the Cover Reveal Party. Stay tuned for more info!

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce

Monday, November 16, 2015


Hi all!!!

I just wanted to let you know that I finished my edits on Vampiro do Brasil and have sent it off to my editor, Jessica Sawa who is fantastic! I'm also waiting on the final version of the cover and will do a huge cover reveal party on facebook between Thanksgiving and Christmas sometime so I'll keep you updated. Please sign up for my newsletter for the latest updates! I'm so excited! I can't wait and I'm especially excited that it will be available in Portuguese for all my friends in Brasil so they can read it too since it's set in Brasil! Once I get the edits back, I'm going to start translating it while I wait for the covers. I've never done this before so it's all very exciting for me! I miss Brasil so much!!! I only lived there for 6 months in 1991 but it feels just like yesterday! I still have an entire box of stuff I brought back from Brasil that I was looking through the other day. Ah, the memories! My only regret is that I broke my foot and had to return before Carnival which is bigger and better than Mardi Gras in New Orleans I'm told. One day I'll get back there. I just recently connected with a bunch of my school friends from 1991 which was a ton of fun! I know Christiane, the girl the book is based on is also excited for the book. She said she'd always wanted to be a vampire and my book is making her just that so she can't wait for the release of the Portuguese version as she doesn't speak English! I tried to incorporate as much of her life that I could in the book...sometimes using names that related to people for her without even knowing.

My next project, might, be a script as it would be a great movie! The story is already written so I just need to turn it into a movie script. I have a great friend, Thom Futrell who is a screenwriter and said he'd help me which I just might have to take him up on it. It's a vampire (of course) horror story, also set in Brasil (see a theme here?) or I may start book two of Vampiro do Brasil...yes, I ended it on a cliffhanger...sorry to those that don't like that but I enjoy it and hopefully gets you to buy both books! I just don't know how I'm going to top book 1! My mind is working overtime so my sleeping schedule is crazy as I can't turn my brain off. Sometimes I have to get up in the middle of the night to write down dreams I've had to include in the story. Ahhhhh, the life of an Author!!!!

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My fav part

Hi all!

Just wanted to update you on Vampiro do Brasil. It's finished like I said before. Now I'm just doing my own edits before I sent it off to my wonderful Editor-In-Chief, Jessica Sawa!!! She's chomping at the bit to get the book. 'Spoke' with the Cover Artist and she'll have some options for me to look at after this weekend (Lindsey Jayne)!

I thought you might like to see what I'm listening to while writing and editing. Unfortunately for you, it's all in Portuguese but I understand it fine and it brings back such great memories:

All but one are Fabio Jr. who was very young when this album came out. The last song is from the show Vamp on their novella tv when I lived there (It was about vampires, obviously, but that's why I loved the show even when I could't speak the language yet). I managed to get all the episodes on dvd so I've been watching them too (or at least listening to them while I do my work)!

I'm so excited about this book that there is going to be a second one. Sorry folks, but book one ends on a cliffhanger but I assure you the sequel won't be too far behind.

Today is Veteran's Day so please thank a Veteran. My dad was in the Army and my hubby was in the Navy.

That's all for now!

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce

Monday, November 9, 2015


Hi all!

Just wanted to give you an update on Vampiro do Brasil! I'm officially finished with the book and have ideas to make it a sequel! Now, it's just editing for me which always takes me a while as I tend to re-write scenes, add things, change things, etc. Got a great resolution for the cemetery picture for the cover, which Lindsey Jayne is working on me with my pics! Can't wait to see it! Once it's published, I'm going to be translating the entire book into Portuguese and sending it to some friends in Brasil! I'm so excited but this is the part I hate the most. Also, was able to find some old friends in Brasil thanks to a pic I sent my 'sister' so I've been on facebook connecting with them instead of editing. That damn fb wormhole! lol

Anyway, just wanted to let you know where I am. There's another man that comes into Christiane's life in the end of the story and here was my inspiration:

Can't tell you what his role is're going to have to read the book to find out!

I'm going to be doing a fb event sometime when things come together so keep an eye out for that!

I almost forgot! I now have a logo, thanks to Brandi Kennedy!

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce