Jolene Takes Over Morgan's Blog


It’s Jolene Perry. Come to chat with Morgan’s peeps.
Don’t worry – it’s not Morgan bound and gagged behind me there… Just someone who looks like her…


So, I asked Morgan forever ago if I could take over her blog today, and then I forgot, so on Wednesday she got this random email from me asking her if I’d gone completely insane (she lied very nicely and said no) and that yes, in fact I had already asked her, which was good because this would have been a sad, sad, stop to miss…

Sheesh. I don’t even remember how Morgan and I met anymore… That makes me a little sad, but she’s so completely and totally awesome and adorable that I’m glad I did.

FINALLY I got to meet up with Morgan (like face to face – so she DOES have a life outside my computer. Weird.) at SCBWI in LA, and I swear all five of the women I was sharing a room with wanted to wrap her up and take her home.
(She’s a dancer. She’s flexible. It totally would have worked)

What I love about Morgan is that the more I talk to her, the more genuine she is. It seems like no one could have the kind of energy that she does and maintain it. BUT SHE DOES.
(And if she doesn’t, she’s so good at faking that one would never know…)

So, in general gratitude that I know Morgan, and that she’s awesome enough to let me read for her (her books are freaking AH-mazing) and because it’s my birthday, and because if I told you all the reasons that I adore Morgan, y’all would get bored, I’m giving away an ebook copy of any one of my books. Your pick :-D

Just leave a little comment with your email and my nine year old daughter or random org (or both) will pick a winner on Monday the 17th :-D

Morgan. YOU ROCK.

She totally let me do this without question. THAT, my friends, is trust ;-)

If you wanna see where else I am today, pop over to my blog, and I’ve got a list…


And I'm back! Morgan here... Everyone make sure to wish Jolene a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And Jo, thanks so much for your kind words and for visiting today. I've already told you I want to be you when I grow up ;) And I'm totally going to leave a comment because I want a free ebook copy of one of your books!  You're Ah-mazing, and ridiculously talented. If you guys haven't read Jolene's work, well, let me just say: *sigh* 

Red. Head. Out. :D 


  1. Aloha Jo,

    You are hilarious, and I'm so glad you threw the Shamy some kudos, because she sooo deserves the accolades :)

    Yes. Morgan.... You. Rock :)

  2. Loving this post! Morgan is indeed awesome! <3

    Jo - I won't be entering the contest because I already have all of your books - but what a great prize! :D

  3. Hi Jolene! Nice of you to pop up at Morgan's and cool you mether face to face. She seems very nice and true on her blog so it's good that she's also that way face to face. And fun.

    Oh and don't feel bad about forgetting. I forgot Carrie Butler's Strength Cover Reveal until I received an email as well. I was like 'What?' Then I remembered. Cover Reveal went without a hitch but if there was no reminder email...yeah.

    I pick Knee Deep and my email is (for announcement only)

    Kindle email:

  4. Sorry it's (L was left out my first coment).

  5. Happy birthday Jo! I think everyone will agree you are both awesome!

    If I win I want a copy of Insight please! sara(dot)bowers(at)cox(dot)net

  6. Happy Birthday, Jolene! Love your books and totally agree with you about Morgan. I got to be in the same bootcamp group with her last year.

  7. Does this mean Morgan is stuffed in a suitcase somewhere?
    And happy birthday, Jolene!

  8. Happy Birthday Jolene!
    *crossing my fingers for a win*

  9. Told you I'd leave a comment... and from a suitcase, no less...

    Jo, I can't remember where we met either!!!!! Serious! I think we were always friends...

  10. Happy Birthday Jolene!

  11. Happy birthday Jolene!! Could I request Falling? I know it's not out yet, so I'd wait patiently if I won :) My email is tianalei (@) gmail (.) com.

  12. Happy Birthday, Jolene!!! It was fun to meet you in LA, and seriously, Morgan is one of my FAVORITE people!!!!

  13. I want to be Jolene Perry too when I grow up. Except that I'm older than her, so I don't know how that'd work. If I can go back in time, maybe. ;)

    Happy Birthday, Jo!

  14. Wait, you guys went to LA, my hometown (jealous)?

    Awesome blog takeover and a happy birthday, Jolene! :)

  15. Morgan IS awesome - a wonderful writer, brilliant beta reader, and completely selfless as she cheers on her writer friends.

    SCBWI LA was a total blast! It was great meeting so many other writers in person. Great post, Jolene!

  16. I'll take a free book if I win. I literally read anything from young adult to adult erotica to epic fantasy to science fiction to non-fiction and history. There's no genre that goes untouched by me.

  17. I want one! I want one!

    And I seriously can't wait to read Morgan's work. Need a beta Morgan??? :)

  18. Morgan! Morgan! Can you breath in there? Do you need some water? Air?

    Love you both! Yay, for Jo's birthday.

  19. This kind of made my head spin with awesomeness! lol I've kind of had this mental image of Morgan being like 'human caffeine' and I think Jolene just confirmed it. :-)

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Jolene! May this be your best year yet.

  20. Nice to meet you, Morgan. I'm one of Jolene's followers, which today is a literal term since I'm wandering all around the blogosphere to meet her friends today. Since I haven't made it up to Alaska to meet her, I thought it would be fun to go on a birthday trip with her.

    Being Jo's friend is enough to prove your awesomeness, but you're married to an X Games athlete? (:0 How cool is that?

    (This is too fun, Jo. You should have more birthdays.)

    1. So nice to meet you, TL! Thanks so much for your kind comment. And Jo should have more birthdays! I'm always up for a party ;) (And yes, hubs is a pro rock climber) ;)

  21. Nice to meet you, Morgan! Happy Birthday, Jo (are you tired of seeing that, yet lol)

    Kassiah (kassiah at fictionators dot com)

  22. Happy birthday, Jolene. Now pick ME ME ME!!!! :D

    stinalindenblatt (at) shaw (dot) ca

  23. Happy Birthday to Jolene!
    I'm afraid I haven't read Jolene's work though...

  24. Happy Birthday Jolene!!

  25. Happy birthday, Jolene! I've got one of your books that I, sadly, haven't had time to read yet. But I will!

  26. WOWZA!
    Morgan - this is a whole lot of awesome for ONE blog!! Happy stuff!!
    yes, you can request Falling Tiana ;-)
    Morgan IS human caffeine!! YES :D
    And I think I want to give Kyra a hug, lol.

  27. Morgan -- you definitely rock! Happy birthday Jolene!

  28. Seriously you are very very funny!!!! I'm going to go book downloading crazy in a bit!!! So many new books I need to download!!!