Blessed by Amazing Artists

Dragon Eye - discarded Dragons

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

Let’s Talk Details Part 2

The instructions from IngramSpark and KDP for formatting a book can be confusing to say the least. If it weren't for other self-publishers posting about their own experiences concerning what worked and didn't work for them, I truly believe I wouldn't be where I'm at today in my publishing journey. The least I can do… Continue reading Let’s Talk Details Part 2

Let’s Talk Details Part 1

Formatting - Discarded Dragons

Every time I work on a book, I find out new things about formatting. It keeps me humble. As I know I'm not the only one who self-publishes out there, I try to share the tidbits I glean. So, you've been warned, this post is going to go into the nitty gritty about formatting a… Continue reading Let’s Talk Details Part 1

Never a Solo Project

Editing Screen - Discarded Dragons

I believe it was Stephen King who wrote about writing your first draft with the door shut. It's a time to let all the messy imagination in your brain splatter onto the page. But there comes a time when you have to open the door because you can't publish without the help of others. I've… Continue reading Never a Solo Project

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

Prey (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)

Detours

I love the journey of self-publishing. The road's challenging, rewarding, frustrating, and always a learning experience. One thing I don't totally love about it, however, is that it's so dependent on my schedule. I know, I know, that sounds odd. I hear the comments now, "But you can make your own work schedule," "You can… Continue reading Detours