3 Life Lessons I Learned From Self-Publishing

I’m finally, FINALLY done. With what, you ask? Well, not much, as it turns out, as there is still much to do. But on this “not much” hinges my whole career. I’m done self-publishing my first two novels, Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings and Revelations. They are completely edited, formatted, and uploaded for pre-order on Amazon.

Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings – Book 1
Paperback: myBook.to/LLHPBK1P
Ebook: myBook.to/LLHPBK1E

Love, Lies, and…

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3 Ways to Advance Your Writing Career: Part 3

Last week, I spoke about how to advance your writing career while still writing your novel.  You can do this by devoting some attention to 3 important things:

1. Publishing Short Stories
2. Professional Development
3. Social Networking/Promotion

This week we’ll focus on social networking and promotion.


          Social Networking and Promotion

Take a look at around you.  Almost everyone is plugged into their phone, tablet, or computer.  A recent study found that Americans spend 27% of their time on social media. In…

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Interview with Newly Published Authors

My dear readers, I come before you to beg your indulgence in this next month (or so).  I’m getting married on May 24th, and I only have 24 days to finish getting ready *pulls out hair*!!  Most likely, I will not be posting anything very involved in the next month.  And for the week after my wedding….well I’m sure you can imagine what (or who) will be distracting me then.

Since I won’t be able to spend much time on my posts, I will try each week to link an article or website that I find very useful.  There’s a…

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First Published Story: Old Pearls

YS Cover April 2014

It’s out!  My first story published, available online at:

Or you can visit youngsalvationist.com and navigate to their magazine online, the April issue.

My story is titled “Old Pearls”, and can be found on page 18.  Thanks so much for everybody’s support.  I would love to hear what you think of it.  Please feel free to comment below after you’ve read it!

Lastly, to God be the glory for everything I achieve in life.  He has blessed me with talent and…

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Publishing Updates: First Peek of my Novel

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed last week’s post.  In light of that advice, I’ve written another chapter in my book.  I still haven’t finalized even a working title, so I won’t say anything more here except that: it will be a trilogy, it’s a modern scifi twist on the old and well-read vampire fiction genre, and it’s told from the perspective of two sisters.  It will probably be a year or two in the making, unless money drops from the sky and I can stop working to just focus on my writing,…

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