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Join me this week!

Hey! I’ve got two awesome events this week, and I hope you’ll join me:

Meet SIX local authors!

Even if you couldn’t come for the murder mystery dinner, we do have fun FREE events tomorrow:

6 PM – 7 PM
Meet & greet with authors Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, Sarah M. Eden, Jordan McCollum, Lisa Mangum, & Josi S. Kilpack

And, oh yeah, this will be your first chance to get a print copy of my next book!

Northampton House
198 W 300 N
American Fork, Utah

And then . . .

Hone your writing craft!

I’ll also be teaching THIS SATURDAY at a FREE writers conference. YES, FREE!

Saturday, October 24
Writers Building Community Conference, presented by the United Authors Association with the Springville Library
Classes 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Author signing 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

I’ll be teaching on approaching POV problems through character voice (and “voice” versa).

Read more & register!

And yes, I will have copies of my new novel there, too (unless I sell out first!).

Springville Public Library
45 South Main Street
Springville, UT 84663

Multi-Author Murder Mystery Dinner Coming Up!

So last month, I had a novella come out in a Timeless Romance Anthology. Next month, we’re celebrating at the scene where one of the stories is set!

Come hang out with SIX awesome authors! Enjoy a fabulous dinner! . . . Solve a murder? YOU BET!

And, oh yeah, this will be your first chance to get a print copy of my next book!

Buy tickets now!


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Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, Sarah M. Eden, Jordan McCollum, Lisa Mangum, Josi S. Kilpack

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6-8 PM
Gorgeous, historic Northampton House
198 W 300 N American Fork, Utah

Author Meet & Greet (free admission!)
Bookstore (free admission!)
Delicious Dinner (ticket required)
Live Murder Mystery to Solve! (ticket required)

Tickets: $28 per person

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Buy tickets now!

Fireworks in July Facebook event today! Add some sweet sizzle to your summer!

Today I’m co-hosting a Fireworks in July Facebook event with ten other awesome authors!


I believe all of our books are “sweet” (PG-13 or less), and all of them feature the “sizzle” of romance! Come join the Facebook event for fun giveaways all day long (starting at 10 AM EDT), PLUS a $100 Lindt chocolate gift basket!

In honor of the party, I’ve lowered the price of Spy Noon to 99¢ TODAY here on my site and on Amazon! (On my site, the coupon will automatically apply in the shopping cart.)

What do you have to do?
Just go to the Facebook event and follow the instructions of the host for that hour to enter the giveaway. One lucky participant will also win the grand prize!

Upcoming Event!

I’ve got an event coming up next week! Each Thursday night July – September, the city of Pleasant Grove, Utah, holds an outdoor fair called the Pleasant Grove Promenade.


On September 5 and September 12, I’ll be there to sell I, Spy! Best of all, I’ve collaborated with several other authors to offer a variety of books. It’s our own mini book store!

September 5 & 12, 5-9 PM
PG Promenade
Pleasant Grove Downtown Park

Want in? Drop me an email if you can get me the books in time: jordan at jordanmccollum dot com.

Join the Canada Day Book-e-bration!

I’m sure you have your Canada Day all planned out, but—that’s today. Yes, I’m sure.

You have no plans?! Well, then . . . one more time! Tonight at the Pleasant Grove City Library from 7 to 9 PM, author Julie Coulter Bellon and I will be hosting a Canada Day Book-e-bration!

Come Celebrate Canada Day with Your Family at the Pleasant Grove Library—the perfect family night to learn about our Canadian neighbors.

  • Door prizes and drawings
  • Canada fun facts
  • Canada coloring pages and crafts
  • Canadian treat samples
  • Canada storytelling

Canadian author Julie Coulter Bellon will also be signing her books at the event along with Jordan McCollum (me!), whose CIA titles are set in Canada. Books will be available for purchase that evening.

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Writing events (not just mine!)

Book launch event

You might remember the missing persons case of Susan Cox Powell. Her husband, Josh, was a person of interest in the case, but the police could never find enough evidence to charge him. More than a year after she disappeared, during a custodial visitation, Josh took the lives of their young sons before committing suicide.

Josh’s dark inner life was heavily influenced—perhaps even engineered—by his father. Yet the tragedy might have been avoided. Josh’s sister, Jennifer Graves, grew up in the same household. But her choices led to a very kind of different life: one of faith, hope and happiness.

In her new book, A Light In Dark Places, co-authored with my friend Emily Gray Clawson, Jennifer talks about what it was like to grow up in a household where evil was engineered—and how to break that chain and escape.

That book is out today! Come celebrate tonight at Paradigm High School (11577 S 3600 W, South Jordan, Utah) from 7-9:30 PM. Nathan Osmond and Jessie Clark Funk will both be performing, and proceeds from book sales (and sales at the nearby Wendy’s) will go to the Susan Cox Powell and ChainBreakers Foundations.

(Also, come so I have someone to talk to, mmkay?)

Book blast!

Author Linda Weaver Clarke is celebrating her newest release by offering ten free ebooks to anyone who purchases her new sweet romance, The Rebels Of Cordovia, this week—including Mr. Nice Spy!

Centuries after the legendary Robin Hood, a group of men and women find themselves fighting for the same cause: for their rights, for freedom of speech, and equality. Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In the small country of Cordovia, small groups of rebels begin springing up, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

Here’s how to get your free books!

My next event

I also have an event coming up with my friend Julie Coulter Bellon: our Canada Day Book-e-bration! Next Monday, come celebrate Canada Day with us at the Pleasant Grove City Library, 7-9 PM.

  • Door prizes and drawings
  • Canada fun facts
  • Canada coloring pages
  • Canadian treat samples
  • Canada storytelling

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What’s a writer’s night?

This week, Donna K. Weaver and I are hosting a writers’ night (Wednesday, June 19, 7-8 PM, American Fork [Utah] Public Library). The #1 question on everyone’s mind has been What’s a writers’ night?

mini poster2Answer: a night of learning, games and fun for writers! Donna and I will each be making a very short presentation on some aspect of writing—I think Donna will be having fun with apostrophes, and I’ll be digging into show, don’t tell. We’re hoping to make our presentations appeal to writers on all different skill levels, so whether you’re a multi-published author or a total n00b, we’ll all be able to have fun and learn together.

Once we get that learning stuff out of the way, it will be time for writing games! What kind of games? Games to help writers dig into body language, create cool images, generate new ideas and have fun! Plus we’ll generate some extreme flash fiction. What’s not to love about that?

So come join us!

Also coming up: Canada Day AWESOMENESS at the Pleasant Grove City Library! July 1, 7-9 PM! Read more!

What would you do for a writers’ night?

The book launch!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t share some about my book launch!

Donna put together a great montage of all the highlights:

book launch q and a
Donna & Me answering questions

A few more shots of me:

book launch signing

book launch lecture

book launch michelle
Me signing Me lecturing my 7-year-old to stop asking for my Sharpies!!! Me with author Michelle Davidson Argyle

To be totally honest, I think my reading went terribly—talking slow takes a lot of effort for me, and I needed more to set up the scene. Sigh. But that’s okay. I’ve finally dispelled the lingering gloom from that, and nobody hates me because of it. . . . Right?

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us—and many thanks to the Orem Public Library, Donna, Kristi, & Kim for making this event unforgettable!