Professionalism for Self Publishers

This post is going to be quick and dirty. I have two fantastic things for you guys today, one to make you smile and one to make you think.

The one to make you smile is the first page of my print novel, Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings!! My formatter just emailed me the PDF proof, and I LOVE what he did with the formatting. This is getting super real, super fast. Just over a month before (more…)

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Crowdfunding websites: Why they make us better people

About three years ago I was a Mary Kay cosmetics seller for a while (good times, I learned a lot of valuable stuff). The Mary Kay culture is all about empowerment, believing in yourself, and working for change (all good things). So, there I was, a new Mary Kay rep, looking for people to empower with makeup, and giving free facials to anyone who would have me. Unfortunately, most people wanting free facials were people who couldn’t afford the product.

There was this one lady I did a…

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Behind the Story: My Trip to Agnes Scott College

New Years weekend my husband and I went to Columbus, GA to visit family. Besides the AMAZING larp (live action role play) we attended run by S.O.L.A.R.  (I got to play an elven archer/bard=shoot people with foam-tipped arrows and entertain a tavern full of travelers with ocarina music),

LARPing with my hubby

we also got to visit Agnes Scott College’s campus. This college is the setting for my modern fantasy series Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus – the Lily Singer Adventures.

As a quick catch up, I’m writing about…

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Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations – FINISHED!

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After many tweaks, additions, a last chapter, and an epilogue, I’m proud to announce my second book, Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations is complete! It still has to go through my editor, of course, but the story is there, and I couldn’t be happier. I finished it last night…weeell actually this morning at 7 am after a 10 hour writing stint, getting the last 8,000 words done in one go. Yes, I then went to bed, but I was back up by 1 pm. No…

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