Join me for the online launch party live feed on July 11th, at 7pm EST. I’ll read aloud from the book, and respond to questions posted in real time. Plus, there will be chances for big and small prizes! It’s expected to be a small group, so your chances of winning prizes are very high! You can sign up for the Launch Party here.
First, the Thrill At last, I have held a book I wrote in my hands! I have felt the thrill of completing, and perfecting, and publishing a book, and it is both a miracle and an agony! But then, all art is. When I published Halfbreeds three years ago, it was certainly exciting, but ultimately anti-climactic. There seemed little difference between when the book was on my computer and I could email it to someone,… Read More »How Publishing a Novel is Like Completing the Hero's Journey
I’m so excited! Trinian is now available for purchase on Amazon! You can buy the Print Version for $21.99 or the Kindle Version for $3.99. My dear wordpress followers, you guys have supported me and been behind me on all of this, and I cannot thank you enough! I wanted to make sure you knew all about the exciting offers we’re including for a very limited time… If you buy now, before July 11th, which… Read More »Trinian is Available for Pre-Launch!
My upcoming novel! I’ve finally set a release date and you can read all about it here! Read the Prologue here. CHAPTER 1 – HEALERS Beneath the brooding gray clouds of the heavens, far below the palace of the gods, gleamed Drian, the central city of Minecerva. It stood tall and brave and alone and, built of red brick, it glistened like a drop of blood on a gloomy canvas. Death, Famine, and Despair had… Read More »Chapters 1 and 2 of Trinian | An Epic Fantasy
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuEBpli3ZQk&w=560&h=315] I was recently interviewed on a podcast for authors! Hear all about Trinian, when I began writing, my struggles with writing, and more! Thanks to Darshaun McAway for having me on his show! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuEBpli3ZQk&w=560&h=315]
Lovely review of the first chapter of Trinian by Put A Spotlight on It! 😍 Thank you Angela!
Last night, I skimmed through the 500 page word document of my novel manuscript, and stopped every time I encountered a block of red text. Those sections were notes I left myself about missing scenes in the narrative, and with dedication, I knocked each one out of the park! All my missing scenes are now written, and I officially have a finished, readable story from start to finish. Woo hoo! Those red sections were like… Read More »I Kept Writing, and Got Rid of the Scary Red Text!
I had a total freak out moment yesterday! I all of a sudden got very terrified – not just about publishing my book, which is scary enough on its own – but about being a writer at all. I’ve heard about writers feeling like frauds, and for the first time, I really felt that! My mom talked me down from the emotional ledge, thankfully. She reminded me of the big picture: of the fact that… Read More »Freaking out about Publishing
Update on 5/30: There is a new and improved Prologue, which you can read here! Hey guys! I figured it was about time you got to read the Prologue of Trinian, An Epic Fantasy! I’m so excited to share this with you – I’m at a loss for words. This novel has been 12 years in the making, and it blows my mind that it’s so close to it’s release date. This chapter lays out… Read More »Prologue of Trinian
Now that I have enough of Trinian, An Epic Fantasy put together to send into the world for review, I’m getting germinal feedback. I love it! But it’s also terrifying. My sisters, who are geniuses with artwork, have already taken a stab at illustrating a couple characters, and my best friend Sophia has started marking up my first chapter. She says she’s being harsh, and I’m so grateful to her for that! I want the… Read More »The Terror and Thrill of Reviewing My Novel