Way back in 2013 when I worked with seven other writers to publish our own book of short stories, we did a Goodreads giveaway with the book. I've always wanted to run another giveaway on Goodreads but the most cost effective way of running them is with the KDP version of a book, and I… Continue reading Giveaway Time!
This post was supposed to be a book trailer. That's what my calendar has scheduled and those words have been glaring at me for months, literally. It's not often that, as an author advertises and talks about her upcoming book, you hear about the stumbles that happen along the way. But I've always felt that… Continue reading Perfect Timing
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 30, 2020 Lead In: Quaking Soul opens with Na’rina, a dryad or tree nymph, attending a mysterious meeting to find out what or who might be attacking the mythics (dwarves, fauns, dryads, etc.). She’s frightened to find out the wer-im, a species of were-cats who were banished centuries before, called the… Continue reading The Deal (Quaking Soul Excerpt)
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 30, 2020 Lead In: Quaking Soul opens with Na’rina, a dryad, attending a mysterious meeting to find out what or who might be attacking the mythics (dwarves, fauns, dryads, etc.). She’s frightened to find out the wer-im, a species of were-cats who were banished centuries before, called the meeting. Their leader,… Continue reading Prey (Quaking Soul Excerpt)
As I said in the Cover Reveal for Quaking Soul, I'm blessed to know some very talented artistic people! And one of the best things about self-publishing happens to be the personal touches you can put into a book. They add a unique feel. For Quaking Soul, I didn’t want full page images like what's… Continue reading The Finishing Touches
It's the dreaded question. Even if it's a close family member asking, trying to answer the question brings a sinking feeling to the pit of the stomach, or sweaty palms, or heaven forbid, stuttering. "What's your book about?" "Um..." How do you take a novel and squish it down into a couple sentences that will… Continue reading Elevator Pitch? Getting Closer
Book formatting is...interesting. Small details can change due to the slightest thing. For instance, the thicker your book, the more gutter margin you need in the middle so that when the book's bound, readers can still see the text while they're reading and the book lays open comfortably. Or, as I've mentioned before, if you… Continue reading Hunting for an Excerpt