Category Archives: Self-publishing

I’m Back!

Hello! I’m back from my blog sabbatical. Since it’s been a while, I figured I’d do a what’s- been-happening post for my books and me! The Unbelievables series The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts won the Silver Falchion Judges’ Choice Awards for … Continue reading

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Listen, Teach, Travel!

  I’ve been offline a lot the past week. I wish I could say I was at that relaxing spot above. Nope. I’ve been proofing my audiobook. It took about 16 hours to do it. The audiobook is only 11 … Continue reading

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What I Learned in My First Year of Indie Publishing

It’s been over 15 months since The Six Train to Wisconsin was first published. About time to stop and think about everything that has happened to me since then. When I first embarked on this indie journey, I had no … Continue reading

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Blog Break Experiment

The blog break yielded unexpected results. I read more novels. I focused more on my outline of Six Train’s sequel (it’s 60 pages and a scene by scene outline).  I worked on two workshops for January. So yay to productivity … Continue reading

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Six Train’s Bangs and Busts

This week started off with a couple busts and several bangs. The Busts I had a blogger request my launch date to post a review and Q&A with me. I was so excited. I spent hours working on that Q&A. … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up on Six Train

This turned into a Chicken Pot Pie week. Lots of deliciousness and only the rare burning of my mouth if I went to fast and furious. 🙂 I got some delayed numbers from the B&N paperback sales and low and … Continue reading

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Coleen Patrick Dishes on Her Indie Journey

Today, the lovely and talented Coleen Patrick has stopped by to talk about her fabulous debut YA novel, Come Back to Me. I’ve been following Coleen’s blog for a while now and I love her uplifting take on writing and life. Last … Continue reading

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Wonderful Happenings in Kourtneyville

It’s been a mad crazy ride the past two weeks here in Kourtneyville. And I’ve loved every second of my life. A big thank you to my publicist, Jennifer Fusco of Market or Die Author Services–none of this amazing media … Continue reading

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My Lifesavers: Rik Hall and Jian Chan

Formatting the paperback book with Createspace was a massive mistake. Every step takes them 5-10 business days. For five minutes of work. For an hour of work. For 6 hours of work. Doesn’t matter. It’s always 5-10 business days. We … Continue reading

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