21
APR
2017

How to Run a Successful Preorder Campaign

I recently had a lengthy email exchange with a writing friend who asked me if I had any tips or suggestions regarding preorder campaigns, and I realized this information might be useful to a lot of writers. So here I am, sharing what I’ve learned after running several...
23
FEB
2015

The Difference Between ARCs and Finished Copies 101

These are my pass pages for Vengeance Road. This is the first time my book has been typeset (read: not been a .doc file), which is very exciting. Pretty fonts! Chapter headings! Crop marks! Advance reader copies (ARCs) are printed from pass pages. While the ARCs are produced and...
30
DEC
2013

Debuting, or Lessons Learned in 2013

After spending days/weeks/months counting down to Taken‘s release, my debut year is finally coming to a close. It unfolded with a lot of highs, lows, surprises, and everything in between. I’m incredibly grateful for all the experiences I’ve had, but gosh, I wish...
21
SEP
2012

Write what’s in your heart

I know this has been said before, by many others, countless times over, but I want to spend a little time on it because the concept is so clear in my mind today. I had a lovely Skype chat with Sarah Enni last night. We got to talking about book ideas and how we each have dozens...
19
FEB
2012

The grass is always greener

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. While drafting book two, all I wanted to do was get my copy edits for book one. Book two wasn’t necessarily being problematic, but gosh, this writing this was hard. I’d forgotten how scary the blank page can be. How you are...
08
DEC
2011

I have author photos!

For those of you who don’t know, I still work a day job. It used to be my full-time job, but now I’m down to three days a week (Mon-Fri). We are a web design/development shop, but everyone there seems to have a vast array of talents, many of which extend beyond the...