2015 was quite a year for me. I left traditional publishing to go indie and launched a new paranormal romance series, Nocturne Falls. It was a big departure from the darker urban fantasy I’d been writing, but at the same time, much truer to my natural story telling voice. I put out four books, two […]

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I’m a member of several indie publishing groups and on occasion, I also frequent the Kindle Boards. A common, recurring issue for many authors is that of sales, or rather the lack of. My observation is that for many indie authors the sales they do make are in spite of their work, rather than because […]

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Doubt is a fact of life for everyone, not just writers, but for anyone involved in creative pursuits, doubt often feels more like a constant presence than an occasional thing. Most of us refer to this pestering voice as our inner editor. It nags us, tells us we’re not good enough and sometimes, keeps us […]

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There is a sense of urgency among writers that I’ve never ┬áseen in any of the other industries I’ve worked in (which have been numerous). We are constantly in a state of deadline. We push ourselves to write more, write faster, write better. We need bigger ideas, more series, more marketing, more social media, more […]

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1. Authors should never pay for reviews. 2. This business is hard. There are dues to be paid. There are no shortcuts. 3. Storytelling trumps all else. 4. I’d rather make my readers happy than my editor. 5. Writing what you love is more important than writing what’s hot. 6. Publishers lie. 7. You can’t […]

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Honestly, I don’t know the answer to that. You may want to self publish simply to call yourself published. Or maybe you just want to put out a collection of family recipes so that they’re preserved for future generations. (And those are both okay!) But if you’re talking about self publishing as a career move, […]

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