I get messages once in a while from soon-to-be self-published authors soliciting advice about writing and publishing. I recently answered a question of one of these folks and thought I’d share my answer with anyone reading my blog. I should be writing a book right now, but I often indulge in other activities to avoid […]
Many of you know of Hugh Howey. He’s a spectacularly successful indie author of the movie-optioned, dystopian series WOOL. He’s also quite a trailblazer for indies, getting traditional deals with big publishers most people said would never happen. Unfortunately, because he’s also an incredibly nice person who’s very connected with his readers, he has had […]
I have been so busy writing books and having fun with my family, trying to soak up the last rays of summer, that I’ve completely stopped blogging. Something had to give, and it’s better that than my book writing. I just published DON’T MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL, a romantic suspense novel that’s getting a lot of […]
I banded together with a few other authors to offer FREE stuff to our readers. A Kindle Fire … what?! Yeah. That’s right. Enter to win today! How would you like to WIN A KINDLE FIRE? Summer is just about over but the heat is just beginning for NA Romance fans – Enter the Kindle […]
I’m going to Florida to take care of my momma, and while I’m there I’ll be doing two book events. I’d love to see you there and give you some free swag stuff and shoot the breeze!! August 1, 2013, 6:00 pm: the Liberty Book Store in West Palm Beach. This is a Thursday, y’all, […]
For those of you who are failing in your stalking duties, the latest news is that I’m a New York Times Best Selling Author now!! and a USA Today and Amazon best selling author too. 🙂 And to celebrate, I’m giving cool stuff away to my readers. So go here, sign up, follow the instructions, […]
Goal = reached.
I set this goal a few months back and here I am at the meeting of it. I wish I could express what this feels like, but I can’t. Here’s a pic or two of my life right now.
I noticed a trend with pretty much every book I’ve seen that hits the Top 100 best seller list on Amazon or some of the sub-genre best seller lists. If the book is good, the first wave of reviews are all five and four stars. Then after the book has received a lot of attention, […]
Since my novel Shine Not Burn made it onto the Top 100 Best Seller list at Amazon, I’ve been watching my rankings like a hawk. And when I saw ‘hawk’ I’m talking like one with a set of tiny bionic eyeballs in its itty bitty head. I’m refreshing every hour to catch the new and […]
It’s 12:53 a.m. on July 7th. Yesterday was my firstborn’s 18th birthday. My first baby is officially old enough to leave the nest. And today, my novel Shine Not Burn, is sitting at #116 on the Amazon Best Seller list, for the entire bookstore, all genres. I need to try and express what this means […]