Editing, Writing

Revision Trenches

I've spent these last few months pushing hard to finish Secret Need, the second of the Harper Sisters Trilogy. I'll admit, writing this second book has been a real struggle. It's taken me twice as long to write and caused me four times as much mental anguish. This is partly because I feel like I've… Continue reading Revision Trenches

Creativity, Writing

Why NaNo?

Ahhh, Autumn! Don't you just love the fall season? The air is crisp, the leaves begin to change, apples and pumpkins abound...and you're reminded that NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. What's that? You don't know what NaNoWriMo is? NaNoWriMo (or NaNo, for short) is an acronym that stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's an international event where thousands… Continue reading Why NaNo?

Author, Life

5 Ways to Build Your Writing Community

This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to a book launch party for Last Goodbye by Laurel Ostiguy. I met Laurel at the Newburyport Maritime Days festival when she and her family stopped by the Newburyport Writers booth back in May. You know that feeling when you instantly connect with someone you've just… Continue reading 5 Ways to Build Your Writing Community

Author, Reviews

Reader’s Favorite Finalist!

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!

Author, Books

Happy Indie Pride Day!

Since 2014, July 1st is known as Indie Pride Day. It's a day where Indie Authors shine a spotlight on the great books they're producing and the entire community comes out to support each other. You can learn more about the movement and how it was started at their website, Indie Books Be Seen. One… Continue reading Happy Indie Pride Day!

Author, Books, Editing, Writing

Sophomore Slump

It's been just shy of a year since I've written a blog post and a lot has happened in that time. Honestly, it's probably too much to re-cap fully. Instead, I'd like to talk about one of the reasons I stopped posting as much. After publishing my first book back in  April 2015, I was on… Continue reading Sophomore Slump

Author

Audio Interview with Aaron Hubble

Back at the beginning of May I participated in an online book fair hosted by Carol Davis called "Spring" into Reading. It was a lot of fun and I had a chance to meet many readers, as well as some fellow authors. One of those authors was Aaron Hubble. As we talked online, we discovered that… Continue reading Audio Interview with Aaron Hubble

Adventure, Author, Books, Reviews

Book Launch Party Re-cap

As you probably know from previous posts, I threw my first book launch party for Secret Hunger over the weekend, and I'm happy to say I think it went very well! I mentioned that I had two main fears going into the event. Either nobody showed up or too many people showed up and I planned poorly… Continue reading Book Launch Party Re-cap

Adventure, Author

Book Launch Party and New England Author Expo

I know it's been a couple of weeks since I've written a post and I wanted to take a moment to talk about a few events that are coming up. First off, I'm holding a book launch party for Secret Hunger this weekend, Saturday June 13th from 12 - 3 PM. It's going to be held… Continue reading Book Launch Party and New England Author Expo

Author, Books

Secret Hunger Proof Copy!

https://youtu.be/-2129ij8eg0 I will probably write an actual post sometime later this week. But, for now - check it out! Okay, I'll admit, I got a little shiver when I opened the box and saw the physical copy of my book for the first time. Hopefully, no matter how many books I end up writing, I'll… Continue reading Secret Hunger Proof Copy!