Announcements · Self-Publishing

Release Day!

Welp, here it is. Release day for book two, Amazon in Darkness. Can you believe it? I sure can. Release day comes with a strange set of feelings. The biggest one is excitement, of course. This thing that’s been living inside of you that only a few others have gotten a chance to see before… Continue reading Release Day!

Recommendations · Self-Publishing

Cover Art

I’m going to let you in on a not-so-hidden secret. I am IN LOVE with the cover for my new book, Amazon in Exile. I may have even squealed when I saw it come in from the designer for the first time. Seriously. It’s possible it was only audible to my dogs… But how did… Continue reading Cover Art

Self-Publishing · Traditional Publishing

Starting Fresh

Hey there out in reader land. You may (or may not) have realized that I’ve been a bit absent lately and haven’t posted a new blog entry in… oh, say, three years. There are reasons for that—reasons that have to do with “real life” and “jobs” and “moving across the country…three times”. During that time,… Continue reading Starting Fresh

Querying · Recommendations · Self-Publishing · Traditional Publishing

The Fear of Querying

I used to think that there was this great canyon that divided the published authors from the unpublished authors. That those authors that had successfully brought a book into the world and into the hands of actual readers were on one side (far, far away) and I and my unpublished compatriots were on the other.… Continue reading The Fear of Querying

Motivation · Self-Publishing · Traditional Publishing

On Rejection

In early December I submitted a manuscript to a publisher. Just yesterday, I received an email stating that the publisher was not currently interested in my manuscript. I have to admit this was expected as, even though I’ve been writing for a long time, I’m new at attempting to get published. I’m sure I still… Continue reading On Rejection