10Sep

Blood Books Acquisition

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  • Blood Books, Book Acquisition, Publishing, Publishing Deal, Traditional Publishing, Writing
I am thrilled to announce that my three-book Blood Books trilogy has been acquired by Oftomes Publishing. All three books, which follow Avah Taylor, a mortal witch in the midst of a centuries-old war against the immortal vampire race, are slated to release back-to-back in 2017, with the first book, Blood Rose, releasing in June.
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08Aug

2016 Summer Indie Book Awards

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  • Award Nomination, Book Awards
Today, I was notified that two of my books, Blood Rose and Blood War, were nominated by readers for the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards’ paranormal genre! I’m honored to be included. To everyone who nominated my books, thank you so much! Below, you can find the press release from Metamoprh Publishing, the masterminds behind the Summer Indie Book Awards.
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15Jul

Giveaway: Win Signed Paperbacks

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  • free books, giveaway, Giveaways
I’m hosting an everyone-wins giveaway! In exchange for receiving a free, direct-to-Kindle copy of my eBooks, post a review by August 31st. As a thank you, one reviewer will receive a signed paperback set of my Blood Books trilogy. Plus, keep the free eBooks! To participate, complete the form below or go here.
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18Mar

5 Steps to Sell More Books

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  • Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Tips
So you’ve written a book. Now what? It’s time to sell! In today’s technological age, selling books is one of the easiest parts of being a writer. With social media, cell phones, email, computers, and more at your fingertips, it’s hard to imagine a writer’s sale chart not skyrocketing.
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14Mar

Let’s Tactfully Review Books, Please

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  • Book Review, Reviewing
Let’s talk about the amount of time it takes to write, edit, design, and promote a book. Better yet, I suppose I should start by asking how much time you’ve set aside to read this blog post, because at this point, we’ll be here all day. That’s how long it would take to explain the publishing process. It’s […]
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10Mar

10 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself As A Writer

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  • Success, Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Tips
I used to be the only writer I knew (pre-social media times), but now, everywhere I go, I meet another writer. I credit self-publishing as the reason behind this newfound interest in the craft. Unfortunately, I’ve also noticed that writers’ attitudes toward both themselves and the writing community have dropped to disturbingly low levels. What people seem to […]
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29Feb

Stop judging. Start celebrating.

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  • Publishing, Reading, Writing
Over the past few years, I’ve noticed quite a lot of hate toward certain writers and/or specific genres. Since I write mostly romance, I knew I’d eventually receive those verbal lashings, too. And today, it finally happened. When someone came across Blood Rose on Twitter, his response was this: “YAWN; check E. George, or R. Chandler, for […]
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29Dec

Embracing Typos

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  • Writing Advice, Writing Tips
Recently, I’ve seen too many social media posts from authors criticizing themselves for typos found in their published works. Even more disturbing, I see blame placed on their editors by saying things like “my editor should have caught that” or “I hired a professional editor, too!” Somewhere in the banter, I notice conclusions being drawn […]
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20Dec

Plotting & Outlining 101

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  • Outlining, Plotting, Writing Advice, Writing Tips
My most common writing advice questions involve plotting and outlining. I’m often asked things like “Do you outline?” and “How do I outline?” To answer the first, yes, I outline all of my novels. The answer for the second, however, is much more difficult to find. Outlining is a very personal process and is different […]
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18Dec

On Making Time & Creating Habits

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  • Distractions, Freelance Writer, Freelance Writing, Habits, Having Support, My Writing, Success, Working, Writing, Writing from Home, Writing Tips
Yesterday, I had an awful day. Everything seemed to go wrong. By the time I made it home, all I wanted to do was curl up in bed, maybe nap, and listen to depressing music–which is exactly what I did. After a couple hours, I got up, still wanting to do nothing more than stay […]
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