Book Launch | Books

Book Cover Reveal: Interspecies #SciFi

It all started about a year ago at an online writer’s workshop. A bunch of us had a crazy idea: build a shared universe and each of us would write a story that gives a glimpse into that universe. Then the idea grew. What if we all had our stories intersect? What if they played […]

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Business | 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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Inspiration | Self Publishing | Writing

Writing for Mental Health: Self-Publishing is No Failure

This week, I’m excited to share a guest post written by fellow Gravity Imprint author, Apryl Pooley. Apryl’s memoir, Fortitude: A PTSD Memoir, was published by Booktrope in September 2015. You can find out more about Apryl at the end of this post, but first: *** Even with predictions that traditional “book publishing as we know it is dying,” traditionally published […]

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Writing

Guest Post: A Fun Way to Cure Writer’s Block

For the next few weeks, you all are going to get treated to a series of guest posts by some AH-MAZING writers. An awesome woman on my imprint team at Booktrope, Gravity Imprint, has put together a Blog Swap Event. You’ll hear from my fellow authors on a variety of topics and I am confident you’ll […]

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Inspiration | Lessons Learned

Not Even Close to Giving Up

I just realized that in about one year I will turn 50 years-old. Wow. Just. Wow. I have mixed feelings about this, but maybe not the ones you think I should. Like, I’m not worried about losing my good looks because I never really had them in the first place. I’m not worried about losing […]

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