Long Lost Updates

Well things have certainly been busy!

First of all, my husband and I are now the parents of two precious children :). However, we were all in for a surprise when we found out that our little girl was actually a little boy, and we had no name picked out!!  Just goes to show you that sometimes ultrasounds can be interpreted incorrectly, even by an “expert.” 🙂 But we welcomed little Logan into the world on June 11th and couldn’t be happier.

Also after much consideration, I recently went back and released a second edition of “Mind Trace.”  As far as the plot, there are no changes, but I went back and had it professionally edited and released the new edition, handling a lot of the typos that had gone unnoticed prior to its publishing.  A free update was provided on the Kindle platform with these changes.  It has certainly been a learning experience, but I hope that my future books will reflect all these things I have learned.

To keep things organized, I created a new tab with some of the resources I found useful in this publishing business. I will be updating this as I have time, but it can be found here: https://hollymccaghren.com/resources/

Other exciting news! My second book is in the proofing stages and I expect it to be released within the next month. Look for it on Amazon and Kindle when it is released! More details to come on that in a future post.  Note: It is not a sequel to my first book, but I will be continuing Alice’s adventures in a future novel!

Stay posted for updates about book #2!

Birthday Celebration

Hi all,

In celebration of my upcoming birthday (on Saturday!) I am going to feature the Kindle version of Mind Trace with a free promotion on Amazon. So, if you have a Kindle, or know anyone who does, you can get Mind Trace on your Kindle for free, anytime during January 4th-5th.

In summary, I get older, and you get presents! 🙂  Works for me.

For those of you that don’t have a Kindle, you should also know you can download the Kindle app free on your iPhone or Android devices, or for your computer, and also read the book for free (during the promotional period!).

Hope you all had a great holiday! Happy New Year (and Birthday to me!)

Holiday Updates

Time is hard to come by during the holidays! Between food, family, and festivities, I have not had time to update this blog in a few weeks.

The giveaway on Goodreads has two more days until it ends. There’s still time to enter if you haven’t yet had a chance. So far, there are over two hundred entries (a much better turnout than my last giveaway)!

I’ve also been spending some time working on my second novel, which is now in the editing phases! There is no pending release date as of now, but I hope it will be completed sometime during the Spring of next year. It is not a direct sequel to “Mind Trace,” but it is in the same universe.  There are a few passing references to subject matter from “Mind Trace,” but nothing that would require you to have read that novel to understand this one. I have a title picked out, but I am keeping it under wraps for the time being. The new novel is more of a fantasy, and less science fiction, but still an exciting story! Expect action and suspense with a whole new set of characters!

If any of you have any questions or ideas for subjects you would like to see on this blog, please feel free to shoot me a message on Facebook, or leave a comment on here. I’m open to suggestions!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Goodreads and More

I recently discovered Goodreads.com and set up my author page there. I’m not sure where I’ve been the past few years, but this is an excellent website to find, review, and recommend books to fellow readers.

Because it will be December (tomorrow!) and I wanted to test out the cool features of Goodreads, I am having another contest on their website. It will start tomorrow (Dec. 1) and run through Dec. 20th.  This time, the prize is an autographed copy of “Mind Trace!” So, if you didn’t win last time, please enter again for another opportunity, and tell your friends!

You can enter to win here:


Good luck!