What Do You Put On That Back Cover?!

Discarded Dragons Back Cover Topper

In the past, I’ve found the cover blurb for my books to be one of the hardest things to write. My brain always wants to cover sooo much, share sooo much, and there’s just not enough space to work with! Many would argue the practice in being concise is good for me. I would—grudgingly—agree. When… Continue reading What Do You Put On That Back Cover?!

Discarded Dragons Cover Reveal!

Discarded Dragons Mock Cover

Let's start this shindig with a fun, totally amazing cover reveal. I can't post this without a shout out to the cover designer and artist, Justin Allen. Seeing the finalized cover for a book might be one of the coolest parts of self-publishing, but getting to that cover requires a lot of communication. When I started… Continue reading Discarded Dragons Cover Reveal!

Time to Catch Up

Discarded Dragons Title

As you all know, I posted lots of updates while I was working on Quaking Soul. I love to share the writing journey with everyone because, despite the stereotype that writers are solitary people, publishing isn't and I like to include everyone along the way. Yet somehow, I haven’t posted updates about my current publishing… Continue reading Time to Catch Up

January Whizzed Right Past

The Adventure Literacy and Creative Writing Workshop

Hello Dear Readers! I have been away longer than I intended. As always, I appreciate how understanding and supportive every single one of you are. Let me share why I’ve been absent for January. Way back when I ran the Kickstarter for The Adventure, a friend suggested it would be a great book for a… Continue reading January Whizzed Right Past

Rare Creature Sighting

2nd Look Books logo

Within the burrows of my heart hides this tiny creature. It's fuzzy with rounded ears and a small nose, much like a pika. It's about the same size too. This is the creature that jumps for glee at being invited to a friend's event or that scrambles with purpose when hosting a game night. This… Continue reading Rare Creature Sighting

What’s in a Name?

The Adventure Book by Jennifer M Zeiger

Last week I reminisced about the color of The Adventure's cover and the balance between loving the cover as it is and trying to use it for marketing. In other words, trying to make it visible on a book shelf or a screen. This week, please bear with me while I share the learning curve… Continue reading What’s in a Name?

Note to Self, Go Lime Green

The Adventure in Auntie's Bookstore

A professor of mine back in college educated us on how book covers are made in the traditional book publishing industry. It kind of terrified me. Why? Because the author has very little say in the design and ultimate copy of the cover. Don’t get me wrong, she can have some input, but an author… Continue reading Note to Self, Go Lime Green

Savoring the Moment

There was a point I wasn't sure this would actually happen...actually, there were a lot of points. There's a proverb that says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12) I've felt that heartsick feeling. Now I can say the flip side of the proverb is… Continue reading Savoring the Moment