Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Publishing Paths: A Visit from Fantasy Author J. Fries

Hello, Readers and Writers. This year has been full of twists and turns for our family— I imagine many of you could say the same! Plans changed, were adjusted, or were abandoned. 2020 looks very different from what we expected.  However, the limitations of this year have come hand-in-hand with blessings. Our family has had… Continue reading Publishing Paths: A Visit from Fantasy Author J. Fries

Books, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing Tips

Live, Learn, and Adjust Book Release Schedules Accordingly

Sometimes, just when you think you have all of the pieces in place, down they go! I'm afraid that I have to announce a partial delay on my book release. While my e-book will be available as planned, this Friday, June 28th, the paperback may or may not. (I guess this is where I get… Continue reading Live, Learn, and Adjust Book Release Schedules Accordingly

Books, Publishing, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Venturing Into Self-Publishing

It was one thing to consider different publishing options and decide that self-publishing seemed like the best fit for my writing life. It’s another to move past considering into doing. The first stages of prepping my novel for its debut haven’t been too bad, largely because I’m fortunate enough to have some excellent people helping… Continue reading Venturing Into Self-Publishing

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Publishing Paths: An Interview with Vanessa Rasanen

I'm a sucker for a good story, be it fiction, non-fiction, or something in between. Getting to read a great book before everyone else- that's just a bonus! My new friend, Vanessa Rasanen, was kind enough to let me be one of her early readers for her debut novel Soldier On, which she just released this… Continue reading Publishing Paths: An Interview with Vanessa Rasanen

Life, Publishing, Querying, Uncategorized

5 Reasons Why I THINK Self-Publishing Might Be For Me

I've got to make a decision. Any of you who've read through the ramblings on my Publishing Progress tab know that I sent in several queries to literary agents in the last year. No, I haven't had any takers. I also haven't sent any new queries out for several months. I've been standing at  fork… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I THINK Self-Publishing Might Be For Me