Inspiration

Now More Than Ever

In the midst of chaos, it’s important to stay centered and grounded. When confusion is the goal of those in power, seek the truth…what your heart knows to be true. As the world grapples with the implications of short-sighted ideals, focus on what you can do with your own two hands. If negativity and fear […]

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Inspiration

Why can’t we all be more like Phoebe Buffay?

Lately I’ve been binge-watching old Friends episodes. Man, I miss that show. It was so good, and funny! And while I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, I am going to try to live my life more like Phoebe Buffay. Why? Because life is so simple for her, and she’s always in the present moment. […]

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Lessons Learned | Writing

The Indie Author’s Guide to Sanity: 5 Survival Tips

Self and indie publishing is a difficult, time consuming process. Anyone who is a part of BookTrope’s latest hit (myself included) feels that very keenly. BookTrope’s ideas were wonderful, their model ground-breaking. Here’s the thing about indie-publishing, though, it’s a risky heartbreaking business. I’ve been at it for six years and the ups and downs […]

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Lessons Learned | Self Publishing

Risky Business

On Friday, April 29, me and tons of other authors were informed that our publisher, BookTrope, is closing up shop. It’s really a bummer but not that uncommon, really. Publishing has always been a risky business because whether a book is a blockbuster or not is completely out of the control of the agent, publisher, and […]

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