Back to the Beginning: My Contract Offer

When I received my contract offer from Black Rose Publishing I received a message containing the below message and a review of my book.  I thought you might like to see them! The highlight of the email read as: We feel strongly that your project will make a successful addition to our publishing house. IContinue reading “Back to the Beginning: My Contract Offer”

Book Cover Reveal!

  While people say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, most of us do. When selecting my next read I judge it by it’s title, then cover, then synopsis, then first page, then first chapter. Then I buy it. Despite that rigorous vetting process I still have five overflowing bookcases. Oh well, what can youContinue reading “Book Cover Reveal!”

I’m Baaa-aaack!

Hello Everyone, I’m BACK! It’s been almost two months since I last posted and I am recharged, refreshed, and ready to go! A lot of great things have happened to me during this time away. Some of them reside in the realm of nunya (nunyabusiness, lol) but most of them are things I would loveContinue reading “I’m Baaa-aaack!”

The Place My Book Will Go a.k.a. Contract? Check!

Not every writer aspires to be published. Some write for the pure joy of writing. I understand that, but I also have a powerful need to see my words in print. To touch, smell, and hold the book that is my baby. I got the news last week but I wanted to wait till itContinue reading “The Place My Book Will Go a.k.a. Contract? Check!”

Hope Bolinger’s Blog Tour

Those amongst you who also share the terrible affliction commonly referred to as a passion for writing may be familiar with the notion of a blog tour. For those of you who are not similarly afflicted, I will provide a brief explanation. Authors understand the difficulty of getting their message out there for public consumption.Continue reading “Hope Bolinger’s Blog Tour”

Adventures in Editing

While the editing process rarely yields anything resembling joy, I was granted a brief respite from my suffering when Grammarly decided to fat shame a faerie.  It was all downhill from there though. This isn’t an edit of Sword and Shield.  That particularly grueling process came to an end and was sent to my agentContinue reading “Adventures in Editing”

Distance, Time, and the Much Needed Perspective They Bring

Many of my followers are writers, and this post is mostly for you, though the advice enclosed within can be used for life in general. I had once thought that my first book The Sword and Shield was complete.  That I could go no further with it, without the help of a professional editor.  It turns out,Continue reading “Distance, Time, and the Much Needed Perspective They Bring”

That Library scene from Beauty & the Beast and My Own Library

If you’re anything like me, the scene from Beauty and the Beast (where Belle is shown the castle library) was one of the most beautiful moments in your childhood.  The idea of that many books gathered in one place made my heart sing.  It actually went on to be the inspiration of a scene inContinue reading “That Library scene from Beauty & the Beast and My Own Library”

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Happy Day after Christmas!  I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Let’s dive back in! Being a writer is a little like being a manifestation of Michigan weather.  For any fellow natives of America’s High-Five, you know that our weather has a bit of a borderline personality disorder.  Meaning it’s crazy.  Cray-cray.  I feel badContinue reading “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

Book 1 is Done-ish, Now to 2

I just submitted the second draft of the first book in the Seer series tentatively titled “The Mark of the Seer” (let me know what you think of that in the comments below) to my agent.  I don’t expect any news about it for a while though because she’s going to be reviewing my SwordContinue reading “Book 1 is Done-ish, Now to 2”