Can you believe we are approaching November? What a strange year 2020 has been. Enemies of Doves released right as we went into lockdown in March. Since then, the days, weeks, and months have bled together, and we find ourselves with only two months left in this year that we are all ready to putContinue reading “National Novel Writing Month”
While I was writing Enemies of Doves, I had several authors warn me about the sadness that comes once the book is finished. After all, we’ve spent so long with our characters, it’s hard to say goodbye. While I did feel this to some extent, I was able to offset it with my quest toContinue reading “The Post-Publication Blues”
Although I love listening to audiobooks, I’ve never given much thought as to the making of them. Hearing mine made me curious about what all goes into the process. I reached out to the amazingly talented narrator of Enemies of Doves, Michael Brusasco, and he agreed to be interviewed for my blog. Let’s get started!Continue reading “A Man of Many Voices: an Interview with an Audiobook Narrator”
Writing is a solitary job. Eventually, you work with agents and editors to polish your book up, but the bulk of writing is done alone. As it is with most professions, the average person has no idea what goes into creating a book, or why it takes so long to do it. I recently hadContinue reading “No Author is an Island”
The audiobook for Enemies of Doves is releasing tomorrow! To say I’m excited to hear it would be a huge understatement. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. I love audiobooks. I listen to them on long drives and when I’m cooking. (It’s honestly the only thing that makes cooking bearable.) Studies have shownContinue reading “‘Twas the Night Before Audio Release”
I had a coworker ask me a question last week that I’ve been thinking about since. “Where do your book ideas come from?” I wasn’t quite sure how to answer. I told her that the idea of the twist in Enemies of Doves came from my best friend. But the rest of it? Well, IContinue reading “Inspiration: Where Book Ideas Come From”
I had a reader request to share about the process of making my book trailer for Enemies of Doves. I put it off for a while, because I didn’t actually make it, but the more I thought about it, I figured book trailers would make an excellent blog topic. First things first, I know veryContinue reading “Book Trailers”
Since I announced my publishing contract, I’ve received many messages asking about the process of publication. Do I need an agent? How do I get a contract? Is it better just to self-publish? After getting similar questions sent to me this weekend, I decided it might make a good blog topic for all you writersContinue reading “Paths to Publication”
A reader recently sent me a message via social media and told me she had really enjoyed my book and given it 4 stars on goodreads last month, but she was going to change it to 5. Why? Her exact words were, “I can’t stop thinking about your characters. I feel like I know them,Continue reading “CHARACTER CREATION”
Today I wanted to write about how the cover of Enemies of Doves came to be. A really cool benefit of working with a smaller publisher is that you get a lot of input on your cover art. I have a friend who is published with one of the big five publishers and he got his coverContinue reading “Making the Cover”
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