09May

Daemon Academy/Her Acquisition

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  • Book Acquisition, Daemon Academy, Her, Publishing, Publishing Deal, Traditional Publishing, Writing
I am happy to announce that my young adult horror short story, Daemon Academy, has been acquired by Oftomes Publishing. The story follows Avlynn, a new freshman at the prestigious Kemper Academy, where things are not as they appear to be. This Halloween-themed short story, which has been re-titled as Her, will be releasing in October 2017. […]
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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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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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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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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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29Mar

5 Self-Publishing Myths Debunked

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  • Publishing, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Writing
I’m only a few months away from the release of my debut novel, Blood Rose. Lately, I’ve been contemplating whether or not I should pursue the traditional route or the self-publishing route. (I briefly discussed the pros and cons here.) To me, the traditional route involves querying agents, approaching publishers, etc. The self-publishing route allows for […]
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15Mar

5 Tips to Eliminate Your Writing Rut

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  • Distractions, Habits, Having Support, My Writing, Reflection, Success, Working, Writing, Writing from Home, Writing Schedule, Writing Tips
Raise your hand if you’ve ever fallen into the comfortable rut. *raises hand* You know the one: you’re at your day job, a job that was only meant to be temporary, and suddenly, years have passed. You’re still there, and now you’re thinking, “I could stay here a few more years. This isn’t so bad.”
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01Mar

5 Tips to Avoid Procrastination

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  • Distractions, Habits, Having Support, procrastination, Writing, Writing Tips
It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve last blogged. It’s upsetting to me, because I promised myself I would post to my blog three times a week. I find myself justifying that by reviewing how much I’ve accomplished in those weeks: I’ve edited several novels, redid my blog (three times…), finalized decisions for my re-designed […]
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11Feb

5 Tips to Gain More Readers

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  • Book Signings, Giveaways, Grow Readership, Marketing, Promotions, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Success, Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Groups, Writing Tips, Writing Wednesday, Writing Workshops
Building a following is crucial to success as a new writer. To sell books, you must have readers, but finding those readers is not a simple task. Below, you’ll find five tips every new writer should incorporate into his or her career.
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