The screen blurs before tired eyes but there's a goal - a phantom number - to be reached, and so I rub my eyes, drink more coffee, and continue on. Day after day after day. It's no longer a story, or characters with distinct voices, or a setting alive with color, it's letters and words… Continue reading Keeping Wonder
When I receive the first proof copy of a book, it's like Christmas morning! I feel like a little girl every time. Christmas morning is coming slowly this go around. The Zap Dragon proof hasn't arrived yet. Sometimes this happens with the printer, so I try to schedule more time for this phase of the… Continue reading Yay, More Artwork!
Zap Dragon is almost ready for the printer! I love when this moment comes in a book's production. All the details start coming together and a finished product is within sight. All I'm waiting on right now is a finished cover. Once that's done, I'll order a proof and do one last copy edit after… Continue reading Yay, the Artwork!
I am continually blessed by the amazing people I get to work with as I'm putting together another book. I've mentioned Justin's gorgeous work on the cover and Darren's invaluable help with editing. Now I get to give you a tease of the artwork inside the book. If you're familiar with Quaking Soul, you've seen… Continue reading Blessed by Amazing Artists
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 time for the fourth and last adventure from the nieces and nephew! If you missed the last while, just know that I helped my sister with her kid's Creative Writing classes last semester and now each one has their own adventure story to share. This week you get to meet Esther. =) In her… Continue reading Emerald