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Psychic Circle ~ Souls Entwined

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Awesome new resource!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I came across an awesome new resource for writers called the Emotional Thesaurus. What a great idea! Treat yourself to this Must-Have as a belated gift to yourself.
Click here for - Emotional Thesaurus link on Amazon

Have a Wonderful New Years!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Booksigning At Mind, Body, Spirit Fair

D.L. Cocchio & Dr. Joy S. Pedersen will be autographing their books at the

11th Annual -
Body, Mind, & Spirit
Fall Festival
Sunday, Nov. 25th, 2012
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
140 Route 23 North, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 
$10. admission

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pitch Polish Blog Hop

Gearing Up to Get An Agent (GUTGAA) Blog Hop Pitch Critque

Deana Barnhart has come up with an ingenious way to help out out aspiring novelists. She has created the Gearing Up To Get An Agent blog hop. This blog hop was created to give writers a chance to have their pitch critiqued by their peers. Please feel free to give helpful critique to help polish up this Pitch to attract a literary agent.
Here's my pitch:

Name: Debbie Cocchio
Title: The Psychic Circle, Souls Entwined
Genre: YA Paranormal
Word Count: 56,043

Rachel hears spirits and delivers messages from the dead, Billy taps into minds. Along with a psychic, a shaman, and a healer they form “The Psychic Circle” to explore their unique paranormal world.
Billy teaches Rachel about things she never knew existed when he takes a risk, linking his mind to hers, taking her places she’s never been before, teaching her trust and compassion through their explorations, and awakening a newfound desire within.

When black-magic-obsessed Melody joins, things go very wrong. Their souls are manipulated against their wills and they retaliate.
Souls Entwined takes a different twist than the usual paranormal – no vampires or werewolves. Instead, it searches the world of supernatural teens struggling with the “normal” world, while navigating their own. It’s based on true, mind-blowing experiences in a real ‘psychic circle’ with an added twinge of romance.

First 150 words:
I glance down at my arms, hairs standing at attention, causing me to shiver as the
icy coldness rakes its fingers up and down my spine, gripping my soul. Cool sweat beads form across my upper lip.
It’s definitely not the first time a spirit has walked through me. Typically unexpected, it usually catches me off guard.

You’d think I’d get used to it by now.

Geez! I hate it when this happens!

My heart thumps louder.

Trembling, I lean over and prop myself up against the planked wall, my cheek presses against the coolness of the wood. A ball of electricity surges through me, tugging at the fibre of my being and knocking the air from my lungs. Ringing reverberates in my ears while I close my eyes and gasp for oxygen like a drowning victim in an icy lake. I shudder.

I think I just wet myself.       

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Perfect One-Line Pitch

I recently discovered this useful gem in searching how to write the perfect pitch.
Nathan Bransford has writing the perfect one-line pitch down to a science.
Check it out -

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Enjoy the Holiday!

4th of July in the middle of the week? That's just a tease. Back to the office the next day.
But I will be relaxing in the pool with a cool drink, just dreaming of my next novel. Lounging on one of those pool noodles. Sounds like a great way to work to me!

Have a great 4th and hope you get some inspiration!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Editing and Revising

I know it's been a while, but I've been feverishly revising and editing my newest YA manuscript, hoping to get it out soon. I've found an awesome article on revising at Anita Nolan's Blog. She's been a tremendous help whether she knows it or not. I want to share it with those who are in the editing mode. Here it is - Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Tarot Book Released!

Hey friends,
My newest book, So You Wanna Read Tarot? was just released this week. Please check it out!

So You Wanna Read Tarot?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Book to be released in Feb. 2012!

"So You Wanna Read Tarot?" by D.L. Cocchio is due to be released in Feb. 2012. Watch for continued updates.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Hope that you've made an attainable resolution for the New Year. I realized that I always choose something that I can't quite do 100% and I sabatogue myself before I even begin. So this year I am going to try to make better food choices by choosing healthier options. (notice I did not say anything about diet, which never works) and I am going to try and work on my writing at least 2-3 times a week. (Everyday doesn't work for me, so I have to find a good compromise, especially with the new job.) This way I can't help but succeed. Wishing you much success in 2012!