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
Cover Reveal: The Littlest Dragon
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
2016: A Year in Review
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
Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again.
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
Cover Reveal: Communion of the Damned
It's time for a new cover reveal! Weeeeeeee! Unfortunately, it's not the cover for Stones and Finger Bones book dos (sorry if anyone is terribly disappointed!) but it is set in the same universe and follows one of the minor characters on a brief adventure. Also -- and this is very exciting -- includes a… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Communion of the Damned
A Very Merry Bookiversary!
*peaks out from under rock* Oh, hai. Well, I’m not dead! Just been busy working, writing, worry about working, worrying about writing, struggling to make ends meet, making big life decisions – you know, all that adult-related nonsense we have to put up with. So I just stopped by to check in with y’all and… Continue reading A Very Merry Bookiversary!
The Key of Amatahns — Debut Novel Blog Hop
To celebrate the re-release of The Key of Amatahns by Elisabeth Wheatley, Inkspelled Faery is hosting ten days of visiting your favorite authors as they talk about their very first novels, topped off by an all-day Facebook party with fun, games, and giveaways. Check out the full line up of authors and don’t forget to… Continue reading The Key of Amatahns — Debut Novel Blog Hop
NaPoWriMo: Day 12
Charon I am the boatman Dear traveler, waylaid On your journey, Step up, step up Take my hand I am the boatman Wrapped in rags Of sorrow, Eyes of gelid fire Limbs of sinewy ropes An obol for the boatman One more coin to Toss into the river Plucked from the mouth of Another soul… Continue reading NaPoWriMo: Day 12