Why typos aren't the end of the world
That's right, folks. I'm Big Enough (or little enough?) to get plagiarized. Someone, and I won't name names at this moment (because I have already lodged a copyright infringement complaint with Amazon and I'm hoping this plagiarized book will be taken down soon), has taken the entire text of The Madman and thrown it up … Continue reading i’ve hit the Big Time.
Finally, it's done! I managed to publish the Kindle edition on the actual date I had planned for the release (April 30), and it should be available over at Smashwords (and then at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, etc.) shortly! If anyone is interested in a free digital copy of Scavengers to review, please contact me via email … Continue reading Scavengers is out! And Camp Nanowrimo win!
This year's resolution is to write 500 words a day - that's 1/3 of what I normally churn out a day during Nanowrimo, which makes it much more attainable. I have several other writing-related goals for 2014: to finish and publish Dreamwalkers to finalize the print edition of Hitchhikers and offer a giveaway or two … Continue reading new year’s resolution and 2013 stats
A couple reviews of The Art Kids can be found on the blogs Offbeat YA and Joana in the Sky with Books! If you are a big fan of Christopher Pike, definitely check out Offbeat YA - she's reviewed a bunch of his books. You may have noticed that I finally got Hitchhikers up on … Continue reading reviews! and a comparison of KDP & Smashwords
My two companions novels, Bethany Caleb and The Art Kids, will both be available for free this weekend, July 13-14! (Of course, these are both always free for Amazon Prime members). Also available are the print editions of both books. So the long holiday weekend totally decimated my word count, but I am still writing … Continue reading freebie weekend, and hello from camp!
Of course I did. After stressing about having to reconstruct the whole novel... I thought I had already tried getting my Bethany Caleb off my old floppies last year, and all I had was an incomplete draft (draft 9). But lo and behold, when I inserted the floppy this time, it told me the disk … Continue reading I FOUND IT!
After searching through several flash drives, I finally found several drafts of my first novel, Bethany Caleb, which I am considering self-publishing in advance of Hitchhikers. More as a test of the whole self-publishing system, but also because I still love that story and found an awesome image to make a cover with! However, none … Continue reading my novel is lost… most of it, anyway.
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