Here are six trends I'm seeing in YA books with 2019 release dates.
I really like making covers for books I haven't written yet.
One of my goals this year is to get back on track with writing my original fiction. First up was a new cover for The Art Kids: Isn't it pretty?? Of course this is for the Kindle edition only, because creating a cover for the paperback … Continue reading new year, new look
Scavengers finally has a cover! This took me a long time... mostly due to issues getting permission to use images. For both Hitchhikers and Dreamwalkers, I was able to find images over at sxc.hu and Flickr, and the photographers got back to me fairly quickly. Both of the images I used for this cover were … Continue reading Scavengers cover reveal!
It has taken some time - had to get permissions for the artwork, and tweak the font so that it's readable as a teeny-tiny thumbnail - but finally I have a cover for Hitchhikers!!! I like a lot, although I did prefer my initial design which used a different model and more of a … Continue reading Hitchhikers cover reveal!
This self-publishing idea has really taken root in my brain and will not let go. Perhaps it is because I feel like I have exhausted all possibilities in my quest to find an agent/publisher, or perhaps because I am seeing more and more self-published authors making it, or perhaps because I am tired of seeing … Continue reading cover design and all its complications
There are so many distractions... so many things to see on the interwebs... I am watching Janina type away and maybe she's thinks I'm writing too, but I'm not working on my novel like I should be... Today I read this article about authors who self-publish ebooks and are actually able to make a living … Continue reading writing is hard.
So I'm already thinking about November and Nanowrimo... already stressing about when I'll have enough time to write! My first week in November is pretty much booked up and that makes me nervous because it's usually in the first week that I get the momentum to carry me through the rest of the month. I … Continue reading the countdown begins
The Camp Nanowrimo novel pages are now allowing covers, so of course I had to make one for Dreamwalkers. Here's my first attempt: This looks a little.... 50 Shades of Grey? I suppose I could tint it a different color. I liked the idea of the rumpled blanket looking like a landscape and you don't … Continue reading Dreamwalkers cover fun
You can buy the print version of I'll Never Go Away now on Amazon! The Kindle format is also available. I'll hopefully be receiving my contributor's copy soon so I can read it 🙂 In other news, I'm thinking of posting some of my old short stories, the really embarrassing ones I wrote back in … Continue reading I’ll Never Go Away print edition on sale now!