Every writer dreams of the day their first book is published. Sure we hope to publish more than one, but that first one—that debut—well that one is special. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many debut authors (including myself) are facing a situation that no one could have ever predicted and none … Continue reading Tough Year To Be A Debut Author
My debut novel is going...to...be...PUBLISHED! I am so very excited that CAN'T TAKE IT BACK has found a home at Audible and will be released as an Audible Original in 2020! The past few months of negotiation and discussion have been nerve-wracking, to say the least, but now that the ink is dry on the … Continue reading This. Is. Happening.
I've been writing my entire life. In the beginning, it wasn't with the goal of publication in mind, but that's probably only because I was still in elementary school. When I reached high school, I started submitting poetry and short stories to magazines and other print publications with no success. But I kept writing. I … Continue reading When a dream comes true
Writing the last line of my second novel felt decidedly different than finishing my first. My first book was one I had to write (and finish) to prove something to myself. I started it ten years earlier and there were times I felt 'stuck' writing a plot I didn't really connect with anymore and characters … Continue reading Not all books are created equal
In early December I found myself without a full-time job and decided to move back into freelancing. The daunting task of searching out new contracts and securing work lay ahead at a time of year when very few were hiring. It was disheartening, to say the least. But in the back of my mind, a … Continue reading Getting it done with just hours to spare