Monthly Archives: April 2013

Getting The Call From an Editor and an Agent

  This has been the craziest, best spring of my life. As I prepared to indie publish The Six Train to Wisconsin, I got “The Call” from Harlequin. Except I was editing and didn’t hear the phone ring. LOL. So … Continue reading

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My Lifesavers: Rik Hall and Jian Chan

Formatting the paperback book with Createspace was a massive mistake. Every step takes them 5-10 business days. For five minutes of work. For an hour of work. For 6 hours of work. Doesn’t matter. It’s always 5-10 business days. We … Continue reading

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My First Reading at Fresh Ink NVCC Writers’ Conference

  There I am at the podium in the Playbox Theater. I was the third author reading an excerpt. I sat in the first row so there was nothing to trip over on my way to the podium. Though I … Continue reading

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The Author Swag Has Arrived!

After hours of pouring over‘s website for the perfect tote bag, I found this one. It’s very mod style and has a nice gusset so things can stand up in it. I couldn’t brand it with the book cover … Continue reading

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Drowning In You Book Release Shout Out!

One of my fabulous blog friends, Rebecca Berto, has a book release going on right now! It’s a new adult contemporary romance entitled Drowning in You. I wanted to give her a shout out here for being fearless and feisty … Continue reading

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The Six Train to Wisconsin Bookmark Reveal!

Here is the front and back of the bookmarks! I love what Jian Chan did with the image and the layout! I am so happy he’s been with me every step of this process! If you’d like a signed bookmark … Continue reading

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Street Team Smarts: A Book Review and Personal Request

The Book Review Part:  Sara Humphreys‘ Street Team Smarts is a wonderful guide to expansive promotion. Leveraging connections in far off places to get the word out about your book. In this book, Sara talks about how to put out … Continue reading

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The Six Train to Wisconsin Cover Reveal

Drumroll please….This is my book’s cover! Jian Chan and I spent hours and hours and then a few more hours on it  in February. He is the most patient and most talented cover designer. He took a couple of my … Continue reading

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