#ROW80 Update

With one goal down, I’m focusing in on my two remaining goals. First, editing Vessel, the sequel to Tribute. I certainly wish I’d accomplished more on this front. I’m only five chapters in — so about 20%. I’ll finish this edit in the next month. The final goal was (modified to) 30,000 words of an […]

Indie Summer Book Review

Indie Summer Book Review

Voodoo Dues by Stephany Simmons My rating: 4 of 5 stars Stephany Simmons’ first novella Voodoo Dues is an entertaining and intriguing ride. Figg, the gun-toting, surprisingly resourceful heroine, was so much fun! She was a very well-written character, and no scene could fall flat with her in place. I can’t wait for more Figg! […]

Outline Schmoutline

Hi there! It’s been an exciting week in my little corner of the world, with the release of my first book, the paranormal romance novella Tribute. (See my last post if you’re interested in a free copy from Smashwords.) I’ve had a lot of fun talking to folks about this project this week. The book I’m […]

Tribute Available on Amazon & Smashwords

I’ve finally gone and done it. At this moment I am filled with extreme pleasure and pride as I tell you my first book, the paranormal romance novella Tribute, is available for purchase at Amazon and Smashwords! Thank you all for your support and advice as I’ve worked through this process. I am continually amazed […]

#ROW80 Update

Hi, everyone! Hope your week was super productive. I took a vacation. I thought I’d get more writing done during a vacation from my day job, but camping with four kids under the age of four (don’t worry about me, only two are mine) wasn’t as relaxing as I expected. It was a blast, and […]

#ROW80: Life Happens

So, it’s true, the whole idea behind ROW80. Sometimes things happen you really weren’t expecting. Someone close to me, an alcoholic, hit rock bottom this week. I’ve been dealing with fallout, and feeling pretty emotionally drained. I managed about 1,500 words this week, squeaking through the 4,000 mark for total word count on this new […]

Tribute Cover and #ROW80 Update

Tribute Cover and #ROW80 Update

I’ve mentioned the cover for Tribute, which I’ll publish next month on Amazon and Smashwords, several times. Here it is! My friend Kate Bateman designed it with help from another buddy of ours, Erin Kelly Brown. They’re awesome! As for ROW80, things are going pretty well at the moment. I finished the outline for Queen […]

ROW80 Check In

I’m feeling very successful at the moment. On Friday I sent my paranormal romance novella Tribute out to a handful of beta readers. Other things I need to complete to publish have been falling like dominoes, too. I have a cover (which I’ll post soon, I promise), a description, and a growing list of to-dos […]

ROW80 Check In

Not much to report at the moment. This past week I’ve been working away at final edits on my paranormal romance novella, Tribute. Almost there! I also wrote a few thousand words of background and outline for the urban fantasy novel I’m working on. I haven’t started an actual draft yet. This week my goal […]

Indie Summer Book Review

Indie Summer Book Review

Dark Relic: Vampires’ Curse by Lauralynn Elliott My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bet many other vampire romance readers would give this book a higher rating. This type of vampire story isn’t my cup of tea. This book has a “discovery” story line; the main character doesn’t know vampires exist until the middle of […]