People To Learn From In The Trenches

Are you in the query trenches? You’re not alone. There are thousands of authors with you, dealing with your challenges and struggles. This blog series was made as a way to connect with some of your fellow query mates, and let you know you’re not alone and your feelings aren’t crazy as you navigate the […]

A Writer’s Resolutions

I know I’m late typing out my New Year’s writing goals. While most people posted them at the beginning of the month, to be honest, I didn’t really know what mine were going to be. I had to think long and hard about this, because last year it was as simple as finishing a manuscript […]

The Right Kind of Reckless Book Launch & Giveaway

Today on my blog I have the book launch for the Contemporary Romance The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet. The Right Kind of Reckless is now available from Sourcebooks Casablanca. Read an excerpt below and enter to win a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card, perfect for buying a few good […]

Finding Keywords for Your Author Website

When people hear the dreaded word “SEO,” they tend to freak out. There is a lot to know about SEO and if you want the best SEO results, you should seek out a professional. But I also know that authors have limited budgets. So, I’m going to help you out with some SEO hacks you […]

Book Marketing and the Art of Soft-Selling

When I’m not writing, I work in online marketing so I decided to start a blog series on some basic online marketing principles that can translate to authors. One of the basic principles of social media marketing is soft-selling vs. hard-selling. Soft-Selling a Book vs. Hard-Selling a Book When you hard-sell a book you are […]

When to Rewrite an Old Manuscript

It’s such a difficult thing to tear apart and put back together a manuscript you love, but when should you do it? The choice is so incredibly personal, and it depends on the project, what new ideas are brewing, and where your heart lies, but this is how I finally decided to take the plunge: […]

Review: Ghostsitter by Shelly Brown

Ghostsitter is a book for middle graders thirsty for a good, creepy read. As an adult reading the book, I was entertained by the twists and turns at the end. Just when you think you know what the ghosts want, you get to learn a little more about their histories, making it not only a […]

Cover Reveal: Killer Potential

I’m excited to share the cover to Aften Brook Szymanski’s YA thriller, Killer Potential. Not only is this cover amazing, but the author happens to be an awesome person as well. Read the synopsis and join me in anxiously awaiting this killer book to come out (yes, I went there.) You can pre-order the book […]

7x7x7 Challenge

I was nominated by my friend Cass Newbould @elusi0n (follow her she’s amazing) for the 7x7x7 challenge. It’s a challenge where you post 7 lines of the 7th page, line 7 and down, of your work in progress. This work in progress is titled Messages From Eden. It’s an adult thriller about a grieving mother […]

5 Query Mistakes to Learn and Grow From

We all make mistakes, and just like while pursuing anything else worthwhile, we’re bound to make mistakes while querying. In fact, I’ve found querying has QUITE a learning curve. Here are 5 mistakes I’ve personally made and had to learn from while querying: 1. Don’t query too soon. The trouble is if you’ve started querying […]