To celebrate my release day I'm doing a paperback giveaway on Goodreads .... The contest is open to U.S. residents only and ends August 30th.
After more than 4 years of dedication and hard work it's finally here.... I'm officially published! I never thought I'd actually accomplish what I started those 4 years ago... All I had was an idea and a pen and paper. I started randomly jotting things down and soon became obsessed and had to know the rest of the story that was unfolding in my mind. A year and a half ago I self-published my book, never thought I'd actually find a publisher who would want to publish it for me and then a few months later I was offered a contract with a publishing company, Cressen Books LLC. I've spent the last year editing and re-rewriting bits of the novel to make it more fulfilling, all the while dealing with whatever life threw at me, and now I can officially call myself a published author!
Blood Origins is now available in Kindle, Nook or paperback editions. Here is a link to my publishers page that has links to all 3 editions as well as a full preview of the first chapter: http://www.cressenbooks.com/BloodOriginsPage.html
Almost finished with the final additions and revisions and it's near time to get ready for the actual publication! So excited!I just uploaded the new, upgraded edition into GoodReads. Check the link below for more details.
It's been... literally months since my last post. Sorry about that, between work, kids and writing I've been excruciatingly busy.
I wanted to stop by and give you all a quick update as I am almost done with the final edits on my book. Yay! Oh how I thought the day would never come! It seemed like such an easy task at first.. a few edits, some additions.. yeah, I was sadly mistaken. I guess it might've helped if I wasn't such a huge procrastinator though. It's taken me...4? 5? months... maybe more.. to finish it but I'm almost there. Our goal is to have the book finished and ready for publication before the end of spring and I think we might actually make it. I've even gotten a few chapters from book 2 knocked out already! Hopefully I'll have more to update you with soon but until then be sure to enjoy the wonderful spring weather!
Hi! I know it's been a while.. months actually.. I just wanted to check in and post a quick update to let you all know I was still here. :) I am, unfortunately, a bit behind with my writing. I have been dealing with a lot of "life" things and haven't had a lot of time, or sadly, drive, to devote to my writing in the past 2 months but have finally begun to take the necessary steps once again towards completing my work on Origins so it can be published with Cressen Books. I'd also like to take a moment here to just say thank you - to everyone who has encouraged me during my writing endeavor and to Wendy and Ed over at Cressen Books for all their patience and positivity in helping me along my journey to publishing with them. I really couldn't have even dreamed of better publishers than the ones I found. And also, a huge thank you to you - the readers. You make writing worthwhile. Meaningful.
So.. yes! Writing - on it! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that the upcoming New Year (which I *just* realized is tomorrow! haha! Oh, how time flies!) is spectacular and even better than the last. Happy Holidays!
Today I did something wonderful.. I signed with a publisher! Got my contract in the mail today, signed and sent it back out and now it's official! Yippee! Some of you may have also noticed that things are changing.. like my name, the book title, etc.. we've decided to give Origins an over-haul and I made the decision to change my author name as well. The book is currently under upgrade.. some things are being changed, added and edited and it should be "officially" published closer to the end of the year with added and expanded content. Exciting!
I also wanted to give a huge thank you to Ed and Wendy Lohr at Cressen Books, LLC for allowing me the wonderful opportunity to sign with them. You can view their web page at www.cressenbooks.com or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CressenBooks :)
This website is currently under maintenance as I work to give it an upgrade. :)
Have been swamped with "life" things and haven't had much time for writing (or, if I'm really honest, much drive to do so lately..) but hope to get back to it soon! Also, Origins is about to get an upgrade! More to come soon...
Been busy lately but thought I'd post a quick update .. the second novel is coming along ... slowly. I have a general outline of the story but I still need to make a detailed outline before I actually get the book rolling, though I've got the first few chapters completed. Yay! Other than that, I've been doing some work on the first book - fixing any errors that were left behind in the writing, I updated the paperback cover and I've started work on the cover image for the second book which is an original image created by Steven Askew over at www.redandblackwallpapers.com specifically for the second book! Soo excited! It's gorgeous! Now, if I could just focus and get the book written I'd be in business!!