Tag: publishing

Self-Publishing is a Business

I’m seeing a lot of whining lately among authors on social media. Now, don’t get me wrong, I can do my fair share of whining. Everybody can because, well, we’re human and human beings aren’t infallible. Or inflatable, but that’s neither here nor there. Everybody has their ups and downs. Everybody has been through hard…


Saffron: Vengeance Goddess Novelettes, Book One

Marion Churchman, code name SAFFRON, is an assassin employed by the vengeance goddess Nemesis. She may have been trained by an elite academy and rubbed elbows with immortals for five years, but it’s not her dream job. Sent on a particularly tough run, Saffron has no idea that she herself is being stalked, and her…


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…


#3 for “Best Local Author”

So, I got 3rd place under Arts and Entertainment for “Best Local Author”. Best Local Author 1) D.A. Madigan 2) Wendell Berry 3) Heather Adkins WHAT?!! That’s insane. I’m not even sure how it happened!  Because let me tell you, it’s not like my books are flying off the shelves (metaphorically speaking as they are…


Julia Crane “Conflicted” Available Now!

Conflicted by Julia Crane My good friend Julia Crane has released the 2nd in her “Keegan’s Chronicles” series, Conflicted! In the Elfin world, magic and destiny determine who will be together. “Chosen” pairs are fated to meet at the age of 18. Keegan, however, is an anomaly. Having fallen in the battle between the Light…


Pink Snowbunnies in Hell (no, really!)

A sleep-deprived author mixes up her metaphors. A graphic designer has too much time on his hands. Twenty writers, fueled by copious amounts of chocolate, dream up quirky, funny, and occasionally creepy stories. And the Pink Snowbunnies Ski in Hell Flash-Fiction Anthology was born. These are very short stories, under a thousand words each. Some…


Indie Author Spotlight – Laura Yirak

Delivered to Eternity, An Alesta the Vampire Book by Laura Yirak   In Alexandria, Scotland, Alesta finds herself in yet another “Soul” encounter. It is every vampire’s deepest desire to take life’s very essence. In her struggle she is brought back to very dark times.   There is William McKenzie, husband, lover, enemy, The Count,…


Making It Better

Damn but this world is one of heartache. I’m not going to get into it because it’s not worth it to dredge up a terrible pain that took me days to vanquish.  Let’s suffice it say someone left me a scathing review on one of my FREE short stories that completely ripped my world in…


IWU Blog Tour – Arshad Ahsanuddin

Today, I welcome to the Stone Cottage author Arshad Ahsanuddin of the highly rated Pact Arcanum series. Though you answer it a bit at your website, I’ll ask once more: why vampires? What do you believe sets your vampire series apart from the rest? The vampire is an age-old archetype of fantasy and horror, which…


IWU Blog Tour – Guest Post by Author Jeremy Bates

The Kindle 2 Might Be King of the E-book Readers but It Ain’t King of the Beach A guest post by talented author Jeremy Bates! Okay, so there’s a lot being said about the new Kindle 2. More features, an overhaul on its body design, an unlimited number of books to download (except maybe for…


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