I won't belabor this post with a long intro, seeing as I've belabored this announcement already on YouTube and all over social media, LOL. Without any additional fanfare...dun dun dun...here it is: If this was love, love was some bullshit. In the era of blue eyeshadow, body glitter, and Axe, seventeen-year-old Sophia Salvatore starts her… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Girls of Fall
I usually participate in NaNoWriMo in some form or another. I don't usually win, but it's still fun! This year I'm doing what I like to call NaNoWriMo-Lite, which means I'm going to be working on a project that's well underway. I need some oomph to finish this project, and I think the frenetic energy… Continue reading A Few NaNoWriMo Tips
Happy October, everyone! To kick off the spookiest and most magical month of the year, we -- myself and four other fantasy authors -- are bringing you an awesome giveaway! Just by entering the Rafflecopter below, you can be entered for a chance to win not one, not two, but FIVE SIGNED books. And who… Continue reading Multi-Author Giveaway!
I've had lots of requests for signed copies of The Littlest Dragon, and for that, I'm extremely grateful! Nothing warms an author's heart more than knowing there are people out there ready and willing to support their book. I love making readers happy, so get ready to order your signed books, y'all! Here's how this… Continue reading Need a signed copy of TLD? Read this!
Hello, everyone! Today I have a very special surprise for you: my very first guest post, by speculative fiction author and blogger, Christina "DZA" Marie. She can be found here, blogging about books, writing, and diversity and representation in the different kinds of media we consume. Without further ado, I'll let Christina take it from here! First I want… Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Empowering Movies Every Girl Should See
After the busy blur that was my week at Tinker Mountain Writer's Workshop, I almost forgot I had scheduled this cover reveal for today! We have about 30 minutes left of the day, so without any further ado...dun dun dun...here it is: Isn't Bimnid just the most precious little dragon you've ever seen??!! 🙂 And the… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Littlest Dragon
Hello everyone! So, I'm only a couple of days late with this post, and for that I am very proud of myself. Since we've dived joyously into 2017, now is a good time to reflect over the past year and talk about some goals moving forward. I don't think I have to address what a… Continue reading 2016: A Year in Review
I've been meaning to write this post for a while, and seeing as I'm currently procrastinating, I figured this was a good time to give y'all a little update. I'm going to be taking a little break from The Girls of Fall during the month of November, also affectionately known as National Novel Writing Month. The goal of… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016
This is some scary stuff, but very important for indie authors to be aware of. While most of my sales come from Amazon, I chose not to enroll in KU, mainly because I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket!
There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the Kboards.com forum. Her name is Pauline Creeden, and she’s an ordinary midlister, like so many of us. I remember PMing her some time ago and gushing about how particularly beautiful one of her book covers is — the one for Chronicles of Steele: Raven. Here, I’ll include an image. Gorgeous, eh?
Anyway, today I tuned in to Kboards and noticed that Pauline had started a thread. It contained what’s surely the worst news possible for an indie author: Amazon had closed her publishing account. All her ebooks had been taken off sale. Permanently. Here’s the email she got from Amazon:
We are reaching out to you because we have detected that borrows for your books are originating from systematically generated accounts. While we support the legitimate efforts of our publishers to promote their books, attempting to manipulate…
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So, I've finally discovered Canva. If you don't have any design skills, like me, it's a great resource for making your own graphics. One less thing I have to outsource and pay $$$ for someone else to do! I've made my first teaser and thought I'd share -- every where -- because I'm super proud… Continue reading #TeaserTuesday