It's that time of the year again! All my favorite holidays fall during the last quarter of the year...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and National Novel Writing Month. In case you're not familiar with NaNo, it's when writers from all over the globe gather and attempt to write a novel -- or at least 50,000 words --… Continue reading Tips for fast drafting during NaNo
Hello hello! Sometimes Love Ain't Enough is almost a month old, and I wanted to celebrate by answering some questions about the book and my process writing it. Have you ever considered writing under a pseudonym, and why or why not? I thought this question was a good one to answer, because I did write SLAE… Continue reading SLAE: Q & A
It's almost time, my friends! Time for Tobias Doan, the himbo cinnamon roll plant daddy of your dreams, to grace your devices and TBRs. Sometimes Love Ain't Enough will be coming at the end of this month, on the 31st. Now, keep reading to see the cover and read the blurb! You can also go… Continue reading Sometimes Love Ain’t Enough
Starting this month, I'm bringing you a series of interviews from a variety of romance authors; learn about their books, writing processes, and other fun tidbits! Make sure you're subscribed to my newsletter so you don't miss any! Our March interview will come out this Thursday (3/31), and will feature the lovely Bethany Monaco Smith,… Continue reading Author Interviews: A Series
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
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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