Hi, I'm back! Life has been oh so full, and lots of fun, so as usual, I haven't posted here. To the updates! I have finished draft 3 of the second book in the Memory Aether series and it is currently with Beta readers. While I wait for them to sink their teeth into it, … Continue reading Newsletter: Mug, Desk, & Scope
I am super excited to say that I am officially published now! Here's the link to Memory Aether. eBook version is up, paperback version to follow in a couple of days. Aside from that big news, here's two more exciting things happening: I'm going to be at 4th Street Fantasy Convention this weekend, and on a … Continue reading Memory Aether is published!
This fantastic cover was created by Sarah Nelson of Auslandish, Co. I am so happy with what she's done! Working with her was pure joy. Thank you, Sarah! Memory Aether As a memory modification specialist, the last thing Alexia expected was for her boyfriend to be her next patient. Michael insists she must erase his … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
When I was growing up, the video game my brothers and I played constantly was Civilizations III. It was so much fun. We would compete with each other to see who could discover Railroad technology the earliest (I think my older brother holds that record for something like 600 BC but it was awhile ago … Continue reading Risk (why my book is like a Trireme)
I read a quote somewhere a few years ago, (I searched but can't remember where...maybe a Librarian can help me find it someday), that said something along the lines of "We need libraries less than ever before, but we need librarians more than we ever did before." As I'm delving into the crazy world of … Continue reading We need librarians more than ever
Oh the things I could say about this. I've spent hundreds of hours reading and researching and asking for advice about traditional publishing and self-publishing. To me, traditional publishing has always been a bit of a pain. It is slow to publish and slow to pay authors. It plays gatekeeper between readers and writers, often … Continue reading Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish
Queries are really hard. Good queries are even harder. Writing a query is the stage of the writing process that requires you to hack your beautifully honed story down into three paragraphs and sell your soul. Or is it hacking your soul into three pieces and selling your story? I’m not sure. Could be either. … Continue reading Good Cop, Bad Cop of Query Writing
I call it hidden because it is no longer being updated, and thus, you probably won’t be able to stumble upon it easily. If you do, you probably won’t know what you have found. If you’re anything like me, finding another writing blog but then seeing that the last post was in 2011 and is … Continue reading The Hidden Blog Every Writer Should Know About
Hello gentle readers, Please cross your fingers for me this Thursday and Friday. I entered an online event to pitch my book to agents and editors. There are several opportunities throughout this multi-day online event in both the Blogosphere and the Twitterverse. Not only do I LOVE social media events involving writing and publishing, but … Continue reading PitchMAS and First Chapter
If you haven't heard of Miss Snark's First Victim's blog, then you need to go check her out Right. Now. She holds contests for writers that sometimes help them get published. I was randomly selected out of who knows how many entries to participate and the first 250 words of my novel will be critiqued … Continue reading I’m in a contest!