April 2015 - New York Times Bestselling Author, J. Sterling

The Carter Kids

Hands down, the #1 question I get all the time is whether or not I'll be writing books for the kids. You know the ones... Jack & Cassie's kids.

And every time someone asks me that, I want to scream from the rooftops, YES! YES! OMG, HELL TO THE YES!!!!! 

But if I did that, the next question would be... WHEN? WHEN? WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN??????

And that's the thing about me as a writer.... I simply cannot force my stories. I can't make them come to life in my mind just because I think I'm ready to start writing them. There are a lot of other writers out there who map out their year; they know exactly what they'll be writing and when and I see those lists and always wonder how on Earth they can possibly do that?  Because I have a list of books I want to write (and yeah, they're even written down too)-  but I don't know WHEN they'll get written.

The honest to God truth is, I have at least (AT LEAST!) 10 books that are in various stages of being written on my computer. I can't make myself write this story or that one; I have to feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel it. I add to those stories as they call to me...write pieces of them as I feel pulled too. It has to be ready to come out... almost like a birthing process. TMI? Probably, but it's still the cold hard truth when it comes to me and my writing style.

Until one of them demands all of my attention, my attention is scattered among all of them.

Trust me, I've tried to force certain stories out before. And it does.not.work. 
It creates more pain than pleasure;
more confusion than clarity;
more blocks than flow.

At least that's how it is for me.

So to answer all of your questions and your emails over the past year: YES, I want to write a story for Chance. Hell YES I want to write it. But I don't want to do it an injustice. I don't want to write his story for the sake of writing his story:  I want it to be authentic to Chance and his voice. I want it to be a good story... one worthy of your time and your excitement.  And mine as well.  Because he's a Carter for cripes sake. And Carter's deserve nothing less.  :) 

Audio versions of my books?

I get asked all the time about the audio versions for my books. Most of my books are available via Audible and also on iBooks. The rest are hopefully coming soon, but not soon enough!  ha.  I'll link them below.  :)

The Perfect Game-
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ThePerfectGameAudible
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/ThePerfectGameIBooks

The Game Changer-
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/TheGameChangerAudible
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/TGCIBooksAudio

The Sweetest Game-
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/TheSweetestGameAudible
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/TSGiBooksAudio

Chance Encounters-
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ChanceEncountersAudible
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/CEiBooksAudio

You can pre-order Breaking Stars today!

Hi everyone!  I've sent Breaking Stars (Paige's story in The Celebrity Series) off to the editor!  To celebrate, I've put it up for PRE-ORDER on all the sites (still waiting on iBooks, but it should be up soon)! 

This book will be released on JUNE 29th

I love the cover so much- Seeing Stars got a makeover too!  :)

Here are the pre-order links:

Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/BreakingStarsPreOrder

Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/BreakingStarsUK

iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/BreakingStarsiBooks

Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/BreakingStarsNook

Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/BreakingStarsKobo

Google Play: http://tinyurl.com/BreakingStarsGoogle

New York Times Bestseller

In case you missed it, 10 Years Later hit the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller's list at #16 for the week of April 19th.  (it also hit the USA TODAY bestseller list as well)

I... can't... even...   there are no words. Well, there are words like "thank you" and "oh my gosh" and things like that- but they seem so stupid. I'm overwhelmed with this honor. And yes, I do feel honored.

Instead of babbling incessantly here, I'm going to copy/paste what I wrote over on my author page on Facebook because it pretty much says it all. But first, if you're reading this on my website and it's your first time hearing the news - YAY, right?!?!   :)

I just got home a little over an hour ago from Blake's baseball game and I logged online to SO MUCH LOVE from everyone about my hitting the New York Times news. 
First of all, I wanted to express my sincerest thanks to this community. My fellow authors, my readers, strangers and friends alike- your comments, your words, your support is so humbling to me, you have no idea. I just finished reading every single comment, looked at every single post and responded to every single email. I hope you know how much I appreciate the time you take to make ME feel special. Because that's what you've all done for me tonight- you've celebrated with me, you've been happy for me, you've congratulated me and I can not thank you all enough for your kindness.

It took me 4 years and 8 book releases to hit this list, so this wasn't something that happened for me overnight. And in that same regard, I know that there are still so many authors out there who have worked longer, worked harder, and released far more than 8 novels, who are still trying to hit it. To those writers, please know that I never ever take this for granted and yes, I do know how lucky I am.

Again, I just really wanted to thank each one of you for being so genuinely thrilled for me. It has been your reactions and words that have made me tear up more than hitting the list did. I love and respect so many of you. Thank you for loving and respecting me back.



The Game Series on Sale!

Amazon has put The Perfect Game and The Game Changer on sale for $2.00 each!  If you haven't read them, or know someone who needs to-  go grab them now while they're only two bucks instead of $3.99 each! 



How Can You Help Me?

People always ask me how they can "help" or what they can do when it comes to spreading the word about my books. The two things I always tell them are #1- to leave a spoiler-free (if possible) review wherever they bought the book from and on Goodreads if they are a member. And #2- to recommend any book they loved to their friends, peers, people who love reading, etc. 
Reviews and word of mouth are the 2 very best things you can do for any author, myself included. Without you, how will other people even know I exist?  Thank you for helping other readers find out about me. You are appreciated!  :)
Here are the links to purchase 10 Years Later wherever e-books are sold!  Thank you so much for reading Dalton & Cammie's story.





You read the book...

Now listen to "THE" song. Enjoy.