Being an author is hard work, especially if you are self-published and a busy mom to boot. Not that I am complaining. But when it pays off and I start to see tangible rewards for all my work, when small victories start to happen (like ratings on Goodreads and making my first non-gas-money royalties) it is so encouraging. … Continue reading Small (BIG) Victories
Among other things, today I am grateful I am not a vampire. In other news, my book launch will be coming up soon, just in time for lovers of Regency fiction, vampire fiction, and adventures to get a copy or share a copy for Christmas. So if you are looking for a free copy, join … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Woot!Woot! I received my first review on Order of the Blood! And yes, it was five stars. The reviewer's first remark to me, in a personal message, included, 'Please tell me there is a sequel.' Could there be sweeter words to a writer's ear, er, sight? Granted, maybe she's just a really nice person, but I'm thinking, … Continue reading Five stars out of the gate
That's the question every self-published author asks themselves once they've published.... and no one knows they've published beyond their minuscule circle of friends. Or relatively few people know about it anyway. This is exactly why people attach themselves to publishing houses and break out in hives trying to find an agent, why those of a … Continue reading What now?
Abraham Van Helsing, the infamous vampire hunter of Dracula fame, has confused historians by his apparent German accent and Dutch origins. We read that he was a Dutch Catholic possessed of reddish hair and blue eyes, with an insane wife and a son who died. In The Unofficial Chronicles, which deals with Abraham's fictional grandfather, Gerhardt, I've taken … Continue reading The origins of Van Helsing, Vampire Hunter
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Aaaaagh!!! I am so excited!!! Almost one year later, the vampire regency novel I've worked so hard on is done! It's been through multiple edits, a beta reading session and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Click the pic to be taken to the Amazon link. It's available for a sum total of $.99 during … Continue reading Book Release
So this poor blog has been sadly abandoned. But that isn't because I haven't been working hard at the grist mill. My vampire novel of last NaNoWriMo fame (or something), is with beta readers now. But the cover has been finalized! You'll have to wait for the big reveal. I plan on unveiling it in … Continue reading Of Progress Made