The Next Big Thing – Week 16

The Next Big Thing is a chance for authors around the world to tell you about what they’re up to. I get tagged and I then tag other authors and so on and so forth. I don’t have anybody to tag, because I’ve been so absorbed in edits and formatting jobs that I haven’t had…


FREE for 10/5 and 10/6!

FREE TODAY AND TOMORROW ON KINDLE!!! Empty Vessel by M. Edward McNally: Captain Wil has command of his own ship, the respect of his crew, and his wife is expecting their first child. But at sea, the winds always become calm just before the storm breaks. The Smell of Death by Tara West: Maggie’s unusual…


Labor Day Sale!

  For Labor Day weekend, a group of authors have come together to offer our books for sale at only 99 cents.  For some of us, that’s $2 in savings, while for others it’s even $4!  There are all genres represented, so there is something for everyone.  Check out the page below to find your…


An Update, then back to work

I haven’t blogged lately.  Busy girl, here. But I have some pretty exciting stuff going on right now, and within a few short months, it’s ALL GOING TO CHANGE. A professional edit on The Temple has been FINISHED.  It is now passing through a copyedit with another editor, and will then receive a final proofread…


What I’ve Learned About Publishing

This isn’t a post to chastise people who self-publish unedited, unprofessional books.  I was that person.  Last summer, the indie world opened up before me, and before I’d put much thought into it, I uploaded my books.  A few read-overs by me to check for typos, a couple reads by close friends and boyfriend, and…


A Note.

A friendly neighborhood reminder: This is my PERSONAL BLOG.  I will rant, bitch, moan, scream, and (edited for content because a friend made me) at the walls as often as I see fit and at decibels louder than the human ear can comprehend.  If you aren’t okay with it, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE HERE….


Wishing, Waiting, and Looking for Faith

Having faith in anything is a bit like taking a plunge from a 40-story building and watching the ground become larger and larger, all the while believing those invisible wings on your back will start flapping any moment. I’ve been faithless for a while.  I’m sure the affliction hits everyone once or twice in their…


Summer Splash Blog Hop

I’m doing a BLOG HOP! I’ve been a member of Indie Writers Unite since before I started on the publishing journey.  It has been a great source of information for me, particularly in the first few months of the ride.  This summer, in the spirit of fun and fancy, I’m joining the Summer Splash Blog…


Why Write? A Reflection

Because if I didn’t, I’d die. Sound like an over-exaggeration?  Nah, it’s not, really.  A writer HAS to write, like a bird has to fly or a fish has to swim.  It’s as normal and comfortable and unconscious as breathing. I’m introspective lately.  Against my wishes, my fiance went looking for houses, and he found…


Hard Decisions

The hard decisions are the toughest to make. The hard decisions are generally the ones that will change the course of your life, for good, bad, or dirty. Well, DUR, I can hear you say from the comfort of your own home, as you bother to take a moment to read what is surely one…