Sorry for the delay in a new blog post. I have been writing and preparing for Romanticon. I forget how time consuming that is every year between the shopping, getting promo items ordered, and making arrangements so everything goes as smoothly as possible. It’s worth it!
Book news -
Shadow releases on October 30th at Amazon and B&N. It comes out at Ellorascave on October 31st. There will be more New Species books after his and Beauty’s story.
Mate Set is now out in Print. Valiant will be in Print in November. More are to come.
I’m working on books from more of my series. I don’t know which one will finish first but I’ll be sure to let you know when I’m certain.
Thank you to everyone who sends me emails. I’ve gotten a lot of plot suggestions. I am very grateful the books stir so many people’s imagination. The truth of that matter is, I already have plotlines and partials for every character mentioned in my books. I know who they are going to hook up with and how their books will go.
A lot of aspiring authors write to ask me questions. I couldn’t afford writing classes and unfortunately, I never even finished high school. I had a dream, a love for writing, and I was dedicated to do it regardless of being published or not. My original works are a nightmare of bad grammar, tons of mistakes, and I had a lot to learn. I’m still learning. I’m a work in progress. LOL. I take every edit as a lesson, make notes, and take it into the next book.
The best advice I can give is - write. Try it. Keep trying. Have your friends read what you write. Ask for honest opinions and listen. I’m always revising what I write. Finish your book, polish it as much as you possibly can, and then do your research. Do you want to be an ebook author or not? Do research on where your type of book would be a good fit for a publisher. Most sites have submission guidelines. Read them. Follow them. Expect long waits in some cases when you do submit.
What did it cost me to be published? Nothing. There were no reading fees, no fees of any kind. It’s really sad but there are a lot of...(let’s call them people to be polite) willing to take advantage of someone’s dreams. Do your research! Anyone can say they are anyone on the Internet, just by starting up website that appears professional. It doesn’t always mean it’s legitimate.
I get a lot of requests to write with other people. I am flattered but I just don’t have the time. I have so many projects I’m working on and more that I have planned...I’m going to be busy for years. I also don’t write book reviews. With my writing schedule, I don’t get to read books that often. When I do - I have a ‘to be read’ list...it’s really long. There are dozens of ebooks I bought sitting on my Ipad right now that I haven’t had a chance to get to and even more I pre-ordered. I appreciate the offers to read your books but again, I just don’t have the time.
.........................I will be at Romanticon this week until Monday so please expect delays in emails and responses...................................................................................
The world lost a very special person. I was blessed to meet Angelo (Ruben) at Romanticon in 2010 and 2011. He was very sweet and just a terrific person. I can’t say enough good things about him. He wore many hats in life and one of them was a cover model - a caveman for Ellora’s Cave. He was on many of my book covers. Please don't ask questions on here about what happened. You can follow a link if you want to know that information. It's posted under the second video if you go to youtube. It just breaks my heart. Ellora’s Cave is putting together a fund for his family. Here is the link to donate.
It made me laugh and cry to watch these videos but it really shows what an amazing person he was. Please donate if your are able to.