October 20, 2014

Music Monday: Songs from Californication #MusicMonday

My name is Sydney, and I'm a Netflix Junkie.

Since the first season of Orange is the New Black, I've become a Netflix binge watcher. I've now watched all five seasons of Breaking Bad (three times), House of Cards (just the once), and now . . . I've just finished Californication.

There were a lot of things about Californication that drove me crazy (Hank's inability to learn from his mistakes was the biggest), but there was enough that I LOVED about the show that kept me watching. His relationship with his daughter brought me to tears many, many times. 

And then there was the music.

Thanks to a cover of "Rocket Man" by My Morning Jacket, "Wasted Years" by Ryan Adams, and about twenty more songs, my playlist is now full of music from the show. Here's my favorite. 

Thank you, Californication, for introducing me to Beth Hart.

October 18, 2014

October Book Sales to Benefit @PACERCenter #Bullying

October is Bullying Prevention Month, and I will be donating 10% of my October book sales to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER offers free, creative activities and resources for K-12 students, educators, and parents. The goal is to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying. The resources are free, available online, and easy to implement in the school and community. Please click the banner below to learn more about PACER and their programs.


October 17, 2014

Happy Relaunch Day to Lessons Learned!

Today's the relaunch of Lessons Learned! If you don't already own a copy of my debut novel, today's your chance. The ebook is just $2.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you prefer a paperback with the new cover, those can be purchased through those online booksellers, as well. 

If you'd like a signed copy of the new cover, those are available here!

Happy Reading!


October 13, 2014

Once Upon a December: Available for Preorder!

It's become a holiday tradition for me to publish a Christmas short story. This year, I decided to combine my new story, "What Child Is This?" with my two previously published stories, "Mistletoe Magic" and "The Little Drummer Boy," and offer them in one collection! It also gives me the chance to offer a paperback version (albeit a pretty thin one) for readers who prefer to hold a book in their hands. :)

 Release Date: November 28, 2014


October 12, 2014

Lessons Learned Relaunch and Kindle Fire Giveaway!

On Friday, October 17, I'm relaunching my debut novel with a brand new cover! I'm celebrating by offering two giveaways! Want to win a Kindle Fire? Maybe a $50 Amazon gift card? What about a signed paperback or Lessons Learned swag? Keep reading to enter!

English teacher Sarah Bray never thought she’d return to Sycamore Falls, but a traumatic event at her inner-city school leaves her desperate for the sanctuary of home. By returning to her roots, an older and wiser Sarah hopes to deal with the demons of her present and confront the ghosts of her past. 

She discovers a kindred spirit in Lucas Miller, a teacher from New York with demons of his own. As the newest faculty members at Sycamore High School, they quickly become friends – bonding through Lucas’s culture shock and their mutual desire to build new lives. When they open their wounded hearts to each other, their friendship effortlessly evolves into romance. 

Their love is put to the test when Matt, the quarterback of the football team, shares his deepest secret with Sarah. When the conservative community finds out, Sarah and Lucas – along with the town of Sycamore Falls – are schooled in the lessons of acceptance, tolerance, and love.


I've teamed up with Kindle Book Review to offer a Kindle Fire and (4) $50 Amazon gift cards! And . . . I'm giving away (2) signed copies of Lessons Learned and some awesome author swag! 
Enter below! Good luck!

Amazon best selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of three novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, and Soldier On. Sydney has also penned four short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul

A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.

Visit her website at www.sydneylogan.com.

October 10, 2014

It's Official: I'm a Chicken Soup for the Soul Contributor!

I keep waiting for my sweet UPS man to cut me off, but he keeps bringing me boxes of books! :)

 The traditional books-in-a-box picture.

In my story, "It's All In Your Head," I talk about my personal struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. The book is filled with 101 empowering stories about finding your inner strength.

You can preorder the book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!


October 09, 2014

The Eat Sleep Write Interview: Lessons Learned Relaunch

Anna at Eat Sleep Write recently interviewed me, where we talked about the relaunch of Lessons Learned

Read the interview here: Eat Sleep Write

October 05, 2014

Blog Tour: TWELVE by TM Franklin

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The action-packed conclusion to the MORE Trilogy is here! Keep reading to learn more about TM Franklin's latest YA novel, and be sure to enter the giveaway!