My first cover was professionally designed by the wonderful ebookLaunch team, and, while I loved it, it cost way more than I could consistently afford for each new release, especially with the economic downturn. So I took a gamble, found an amateur artist on a website a friend told me about, Fiverr, for Book II … Continue reading Amazing new Cover for Empire of Ghouls
Empire of Ghouls (the Chrysathamere Trilogy, Book II): Chapter One Annuweth lay on a bed in a Tyracian villa. The sheets smelled of dried sweat, of the coppery stench of his own blood. It was a smell that not even the garden breeze through the window could hide. Inside, his body raged, at … Continue reading First Look at Empire of Ghouls (Chrysathamere Trilogy, Book II)
So, I was playing this game, Horizon Zero Dawn. It was a really good game, with compelling character dynamics, a heart-wrenching loss, petty rivalries between bitter teens, and a sinister cult. And then…it turned into something else. Something we’ve all seen before: a story about evil robots trying to destroy the earth, and wouldn’t you … Continue reading Who Wants to Save the World?
When I was trying to find a literary agent, there was one number I obsessed with: word count. Blogs, writers’ conferences, online message boards, everyone said the same thing—if your word count is too high, you’re book will not sell. So I cut and cut and shifted my book around until I got it…well, still substantially … Continue reading When Age Isn’t Just a Number: My Not-so-Wonderful Experience with the Publishing Industry