Just wanted to announce that the Secret Hunger e-book is currently on sale for only 99 cents! Now is your chance to fill up those new Christmas Kindles with new books! Hurry because the price is only good until December 29th. Happy holidays, everyone!
BIG NEWS! I'm thrilled to announce that Secret Need has won The Book Designer e-Book Cover Design Award for August 2017! Joel Friedlander has been running this contest for years now and I've always found his critiques to be insightful. It's one of the best resources available for an author wanting to learn more about… Continue reading The Book Designer August 2017 Cover Contest
The time has finally come. Secret Need is now available on Amazon! See why readers are saying, "Secret Need is an amazing read." and "...once I started I struggled to put it down. " Get your copy today! Buy links:
Katie Li is the the author of Somewhere in Between. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the New England Author Expo a couple of years back and have kept in touch ever since. At the time, we had both recently released our debut novels and it was fun to share our experiences and… Continue reading My interview for Katie Li’s blog series, Writers on Writing
Hope everybody has a safe and happy Halloween! I did something very scary today. I sent my Secret Need beta draft off to the beta readers. I always get super nervous when I share my writing project for the first time. It's easy to obsess endlessly over every single word, turn of phrase, and scene. However,… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I'm happy to announce Secret Hunger was a finalist in the "Romance - Sizzle" category of the 2016 Reader's Favorite international book awards contest! Reader's Favorite is known to review some of the biggest names in the literary industry, as well as first time independent authors (like me.) They have earned the respect of renowned publishers… Continue reading Reader’s Favorite Finalist!
Wow. Can you believe it's already been a week since I published Secret Hunger? This first week out of the gate I concentrated on uploading my print files to CreateSpace, reserved a place for my book launch party on June 13th, and wrote a few dozen book bloggers asking if they would consider reviewing my… Continue reading Secret Hunger’s First Week
Brutal honesty. Now, there is a phrase that I’m sure we’re all familiar with. It’s the idea that one has to be ruthless when telling someone the truth as they see it. It’s not a practice that I agree with. In fact, I think it’s detrimental to the way our society communicates as a whole.… Continue reading Taking the “Brutal” Out of Honesty
While I'm waiting for my first draft to come back from the editor, I've been trying to keep myself busy by focusing on the various other aspects I know I'm going to need to have done before I publish. This includes writing the blurb that I'll have posted on my book's product page. I also… Continue reading Blurb’s the Word
During the year I was saving money to quit my job and make the leap towards becoming an author, I did a lot of research. I read articles upon articles, endless blog posts, and I got in touch with some of my favorite authors and asked them for advice. Overall, I tried to be as… Continue reading So Much More Than Writing a Book