Announcing MAKING HEADLINES!

I wrote a companion novel to Taking Flight!

It’s called Making Headlines!

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Cover design by Paige Doscher

When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons.

Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site.

Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List, he knows that he has to find out who is behind the site—both to avenge Sophie, and to save the reputation of his fraternity.

When Sophie and Luke realize they’re both investigating, they decide to team up. But focusing on the investigation instead of each other proves difficult, especially when neither of them are sure the other can be trusted.

In a story full of the scandal, mystery, intrigue, friendship, and cheeky, sexy romance, Making Headlines channels Veronica Mars and Greek, in the companion novel to Taking Flight.

Making Headlines goes on sale October 7th and you can read the first two chapters on Wattpad RIGHT NOW!

And you can add it to your TBR on Goodreads!

Woo Book 2!

Making Headlines by Erin Brown

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friday things.

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ISLA!

I know I posted this last week, but that was my YAY THIS BOOK IS OUT NOW AND I CAN READ IT post. This is my I HAVE READ THIS BOOK AND OMG post.

Because. I HAVE READ THIS BOOK AND OMG.

Seriously. If you haven’t read it, go do that. And if you haven’t read Anna or Lola, read them too.

You’re welcome.

Neybers.

This app is the greatest/worst thing that has ever happened to me. I keep designing rooms! Willa’s Room! Dan’s Room! My dream writing space! A slighty tawdry sitting room! A happy kitchen!

Writing space!

Writing space!

Slightly tawdry sitting room!

Slightly tawdry sitting room!

Happy kitchen!

Happy kitchen!

CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP.

My Girl Crush on Jenna Coleman Continues

With all the buzz around the new season of Doctor Who starting TOMORROW (ahhh!) there’s been a lot of Jenna Coleman on the Interwebs lately.

I have such a girl crush on her. And a couple crush on her and Richard Madden. Because LOOK AT THEM.

Anyway. Jenna took Buzzfeed’s “Which Companion Are You?” Quiz. There are gifs and her results. (I got Rose Tyler, in case you wondered.)

Also! DOCTOR WHO. TOMORROW.

I’m still a little sad that Eleven has regenerated, but am excited to see what this Capaldi gentleman has in store for us.

I hope everyone has had a great week! Happy Friday!

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Taking Flight + Interior Design.

Well, hello there.

It’s not much of a secret that I have a mild obsession with HGTV. I watch it . . . a lot. Perhaps more than The CW. Which is really saying something.

So it may come as no surprise that I also really enjoy interior design and decorating. (Homegoods is a godsend when you need fun decor on a smaller-than-HGTV budget. If you don’t know of Homegoods, ACQUAINT THYSELF.) I was looking for new apps for the iPad Mini of Fiscal Irresponsibility that I bought earlier this week (it was on sale! How could I resist?) and discovered Neybers.

It is amazing.

You get to design rooms!

And I designed Willa and Dan’s rooms.

Because OF COURSE I DID.

So take a gander at my creations and let me know if they match up with how you envisioned their rooms to look, in comments.

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Willa’s room!

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Dan’s Room!

And if you haven’t yet picked up Taking Flight, you could totally do that here, if you like to read on a Kindle, and here, if you prefer a Nook.

Happy Thursday!

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73 Questions with Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe seems awesome. I think we should be friends.

ISLA!

It’s here! HOORAY! If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss or Lola and the Boy Next Door, get on it. Immediately. Right now. Right. Now.

This week has been a hard one, as we grapple with death and police violence and war and scary diseases. So anything you can find joy and delight in are things you should cherish and hold especially close this week.

I hope you all have a couple things of your own that are making you happy this week.

Happy Friday, everyone!

This gif is courtesy of my friend Kelly. It (and she) is pretty magnificent.

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friday things

 

1. Authors Anonymous

So, this is a mockumentary about a writer’s group, which is clearly up my alley just based on the material. I tend to not be a Kaley Cuoco fan, so I was on the fence about watching this, but I have a soft spot for Chris Klein, so I gave in. And Kaley Cuoco is surprisingly tolerable in this role, in which she’s basically Penny if Penny were nicer. But what really sold me on this is that AARON SAMUELS (he probably prefers to be called by his real name, Jonathan Bennett) is in it!

Overall, I actually really enjoyed Authors Anonymous. If you find yourself with some downtime and are looking for something to watch, definitely check it out!

 2. CHRIS PRATT.

Feel free to use the comments as a Christ Pratt love fest/Anna Faris jealousy tirade.

(It’s possible that I also know all the words to “Forgot About Dre.” Also: “Back that Ass Up” and “It’s Tricky.” I’m fun at karaoke, is what I’m saying.)

 3. Outlander

You guys. This pilot. Is so good. (And so faithful to the book!) And you can watch it FO’ FREE.

And if you haven’t read the book, you should go ahead and do that.

Because JAIME.

4. James Corden! 

It’s been announced that James Corden will be taking over The Late Late Show when Criag Ferguson steps down this year.

And I am so delighted by this because James Corden is a delight.

And also, was Matt Smith’s roommate once upon a time. And was on Doctor Who with Eleven. Soooooo fingers crossed for Matt Smith being the first guest.

Also, he’s James in Begin Again, my current movie crush.

Basically, James Corden makes me happy.

 

You know what else makes me happy?

FRIDAYS.

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Camp NaNoWriMo, We Did the Damn Thing.

Guys. I did it!

After signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo at the last minute, against my better judgment, I met my goal of writing 30,000 words during the month of July.

In fact, I surpassed the goal.

By a lot. (By about 25,000 words. But who’s counting?)

And though the manuscript is an unfinished, unpolished, unimpressive disaster that I will probably curse during the revision process, I only cried once while writing.

And the crying wasn’t from stress or anything having to do with writing. It was just me having a weirdly emotional day and needing to cry for a minute. That minute happened to be while I was writing.

Because humans do things like that.

(I don’t know.)

In any case, I did it! I wrote many words.

Most of them will probably need to be changed or deleted or moved elsewhere, but there are words on a page.

Words that I wrote.

And that’s never a bad thing.

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1. Pretty Dancey 

This is perfect. (And yes, I am a serious dance addict. Which isn’t the same as being a bunhead. Is there a word for people who love watching dance?)

2. Misty Copeland’s Under Armour Commercial

Werk, girl.

3. McAlister’s Sweet Tea

It’s just so delicious. And they’ve gotten smart and are selling $8 Tumblers that you can bring in and have refilled for $1.00. Which means that soon all of the water in my body will actually be sweet tea.

Also, it’s August!

I’m pretty sure August is going to shape up to be pretty exciting! Guardians of the Galaxy is out! New Doctor Who is coming! And, maybe I’ll have an announcement of my own coming this month. Hooray August!

And, of course, happy Friday everyone!

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friday things

 

1. Love and Other Foreign Words

This book made me all kinds of happy. It’s about a girl who is a genius and, in the wake of her sister’s engagement and general teenage hormones kicking in, is attempting to understand love. It’s deeply funny and smart (obis) and full of characters that you want to hang out with and adopt as your own family. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it!

2. Maddie and Tae

YES, Y’ALL.

Edit: The video was just released by NPR! It doesn’t disappoint.

3. Andy Samberg + Jon Snow + Amy Pond

All of the above folks plus many others are going to be in an HBO mockumentary about tennis. I know NOTHING about tennis, but I know I will watch the hell out of this.

4. Game of Thrones Emoji! 

I will use Hodor ALL THE TIME. And Dany has a little dragon on her shoulder!

 

PSA: I have a new Facebook page! Like it, share it, spread the love! (If you feel so inclined. No pressure. This is a pressure free zone. *stares until it’s uncomfortable*)

Happy Friday, everyone!

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The Things I Will Do for Buffy.

I’m pretty sure my soul mate is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

And this year at San Diego Comic-Con, toy company Funko has an SDCC exclusive Pop Vinyl Buffy figure.

AND I NEEDS IT.

Unfortunately, I’m not at SDCC.

But I know that some of you are.

And I’m hoping that through the magic of the Internet and the kindness of strangers, I might be able to procure one of these preciouses.

So! If you or someone you know is at SDCC and is amenable to purchasing a Buffy Pop Vinyl Figure for me, here is what I will do in return.

  1. Pay you back. With interest. (via PayPal)
  2. Name an awesome character after you in a book. I promise the character will be great. Not annoying, not a mean girl, not a jerk. And I’ll send a signed copy of the page to you so that you can frame it and cherish it and wave it in your houseguests’ faces when they come to visit.
  3. Love you forever.

So, here’s hoping that this works! If you think  you’re the person for the job, PLEASE email me at erinbrownwrites [at] gmail [dot] com or DM me on Twitter (@erinbrownwrites) to let me know you’re on it!

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1. FEMALE THOR.

This. Is. EVERYTHING. 

2. Tom Hiddleston

Because Tom Hiddleston.

3. Finding Carter

So, I’ve watched the first three episodes of this and think that I like it. I mean, I kind of loathe the main character—the titular Carter—as she is The Worst times a thousand, but there’s a precocious, hilarious younger brother and Wesley from Buffy/Angel. Those two things in and of themselves will keep me watching.

I hope everyone has a great Friday!

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