Saturday, May 16, 2015

Trying Traditional Publishing Agian

Hello, my friends. I know I've mentioned my YA novel A Positive Spin of Events I've written in my previous post, well, now I'm trying to get it traditionally published. I wrote about (post here) trying to traditionally publish my book The Now or Never Moment and then I wrote a post because I was thinking about self-publishing it, and in reality, I haven't done anything with it yet.
I'm pursuing avenues with A Positive Spin of Events and then I figured I'll focus on The Now or Never Moment. And I'm also writing a new one, always making sure I stay busy.
But I'm seriously plugging away trying to get A Positive Spin of Events traditionally published. This is the hardest and most serious I have ever been when trying to get a book published. I've been through the whole query process before with three other books, but I gave up pretty easily; usually at about the 36th query letter. I'm not going to give up so easily this time. I figured I'll try traditional publishing first and if that doesn't pan out, I'll self-publish.
And even if I do self-publish, I'll wait a good few months from now because I want to make sure I'll be a good ways into writing my new novel, so I won't have to wait too long before publishing that too. A stock pile of books I will have because I've read that when you self-publish you have to keep the books a coming. I think that's where I went wrong before. Also, I didn't advertise. But where I went wrong with self-publishing before is a whole other post. So that is all for now.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Positive Spin of Events

Hello my friends. I've written a new young adult book. It's called A Positive Spin of Events. Here's the blurb:
The last time Lexie Stein saw or spoke to Dalton Reyes, their lives changed forever due to the events of that day.
Five years later, he turns up in the school hallway and they lock eyes. She’s relieved to see that he’s actually all right, but confused about the instant pull she feels towards him. And it’s not just his good looks she’s attracted to, she feels a connection.
Lexie leads a life of lies. If she doesn’t want the truth to come out and her life to fall apart, she can’t be near Dalton. To add to her confusion, her grandmother warns her to stay away from him. She tells Lexie that Dalton will lead to nothing but trouble. But it turns out, staying away might be harder than she thinks it is.
And once Dalton lets her in on a secret he’s keeping, she never wants to let him go again.

Hopefully coming somewhere soon.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quote Yourself

I'm starting a new project. It is call Quote Yourself. And that's exactly what I'll be doing. People are always posting quotes on social media, so why not a quote you said yourself. Spread some of your wisdom. Go quote yourself.
 I'm starting with the most highlighted quotes in my books from readers. Here is the most popular one from Permanent Adhesives.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Swoon Reads: The Now or Never Moment

Hello my friends. You know how I’ve been talking about my young adult novel The Now or Never Moment that I have written? Well, you can now read it. I put it up on the Swoon Reads website, thought I’d try a little something different with it. I don’t know if my book is swoony enough for their site, but I’d figure I’d give it a go. At least a few people might find joy in reading it.

So by doing this it is in a way me trying to get traditionally published because Swoon Reads is run by Macmillan and so many times a year they pick the best of the swoony books and publish them, and that’s why I said I don’t know if my book is swoony enough. But to help out the books, people can go and vote for them and leave comments and such and all you need to do this (read stories on Swoon Reads) is a Swoon Reads account which anyone can get.

This title is no longer available on Swoon. Thanks.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Release, Free e-book, and Marketing My Free e-book

First things first, the second installment of my Anticipatory Pause series is now available on Amazon! And tomorrow Sept. 19th and Saturday Sept. 20th the first installment of my Anticipatory Pause series will be free as a kindledownload!

AnticipatoryPause: Part One-The Virus—also available now and free Sept. 19th and 20th.

Now, I’m not big on marketing myself, which means I’ve never really have done it besides on my blog and Twitter, and I’m pretty lazy with announcing things on there sometimes. I’m trying to build up a following on my Facebook page, but that is going pretty slow. And I’ve had free days with my books before, but never really pushed for people other than my very small following to know about these things. But this time, I’m giving it a shot. I filled out submission forms for my free book days to appear on eleven different sites. Some of them, I doubt will post my book, but a few will because I was guaranteed spots, so I will let you all know how that goes. My big hope is that people will read and like the first book and go and download the second book. That’s if people download the first one, soooooo….lets keep our fingers crossed.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Book Giveaway of Anticipatory Pause: Part One-The Virus

I will be releasing the newest installment to my Anticipatory Pause novella series this week, Anticipatory Pause: Part Two-Missing. So in celebration, I’m giving away a print copy of the first book in the series. It’s the first time I ever got one of my books in print, so there seems to be a bit of a learning curve (at least when it comes to me) because the book is not perfect. The font on the cover is too large (seeping of the edge) the text inside is a tad too small, and a there are a few senseless grammatical errors within. You can call it a collector’s edition because if you win a copy you’ll be one of the only people in the world with an imperfect hard copy version of my novella, or you can call it an ARC (advanced reader’s copy) because arcs are never the official final manuscript. If you call it an arc just pretend the novella itself hasn’t been released yet. 

So to enter go to my Facebookpage, like my page (please be my friend), and then leave a comment, simple as that. The more comments the more I’ll give away, so share. I have 1-3 copies for you all to win.

Also, it’s a bity sized book, pocket sized it is called. It’s small cute fun, and it’s fun to get things in the mail!

Also, if you've never read my work before, it would be a good intro. Also, also, at the end of the week the e-book version of Anticipatory Pause: Part One-The Virus will be free for a couple of days.