Monday, September 28, 2009

Amazon Ranking


I just have to rant a little about Amazon's ranking policy, if there is even one. Last Friday, I checked the rankings, as every new author does I'm sure, and it said we were like 2,346,000 in the rankings. Ok, not good, hoping it would get somewhat better with all the advertising we've been doing. And then, this morning, I checked again...177,000!!! WHAT?? Ok, now I am really confused! How can a ranking go from 2 million to 177,000 in 3 days??

Mind you, I am not complaining in the least, but I am very confused and wondering if there is a mistake somewhere. I mean we have 408 fans on F.B., but I don't know how many of those have actually bought a book, or if they did, if they got it from Amazon.

Still, I would love to be ranked higher, especially with all the fantasy books out there that are major competition.

In the meantime, I guess I will continue to monitor Amazon...I am still waiting for reviews to be posted, so those who have bought a book and have read it, please let us know what you think on Amazon.

Thanks and happy reading!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Synopsis of Book Two-The Crystal Locket: Secrets of the Hidden Pyramids

Here is a sneak peak at book two of The Crystal Locket series.


13-year-old Andrew and Kristine Taylor, who discovered the crystal locket in the Cold Hollow Mountains in present-day Virginia, journeyed to ancient Egypt and the time of America's birth, gathering pieces of a disk hidden throughout time, which is crucial to the future of the world. Now, after jumping again, they find themselves in ancient Crete, the home of their dreaded nemesis Chimera, as well as the fabled Atlantis, where things are not as they seem and the mysteries run deep. This time, their challenges are harder, their enemies more cunning, and their will even stronger, but is it enough to thwart their enemies in time?

Book Signing!


We have the first book signing for The Crystal Locket on Sat. October 17 @ Classic Gifts & Books, off Main St,  on the corner of 100 W. in Lehi, UT, from 1-5 P.M.

We will be given away lockets for the girls and crystals for the boys, as well as bookmarks and other Halloween goodies!

Hope to see you there!

Julia Lawrence

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Book One of The Crystal Locket Now Available!

Hello bloggers,

I am happy to announce the first book in our (my father and I's) YA historical fantasy The Crystal Locket: Key to the Tunnels of Time has been released with Argus Books International. The book is available with and, and is a thrilling time travel fantasy mingled with mythology, astrology, fantasy, and history.

The second book The Crystal Locket: Secrets of the Hidden Pyramids is finished and deals with Crete, Greece and the fabled Atlantis.

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Stay tuned for more information on store placement, signings and possible giveaways!

Happy reading,
Julia Lawrence