Simplifying Series: Series & Character Bible

Are you overwhelmed by the tons of data and sheets most series bibles and character sheets have? This one simplified to make sure you have everything you need, without tipping over into ‘creation work’ that can sometimes create busy work. INCLUDED: • A style guide to help you and your editors stay on the same page and consistent • Character list that keeps all your main characters, primary characters, secondary characters, and walk-ons straight. No one ever has to do {Read More}

Build the Perfect Hero

You know you want to play along! Starting on May 1st, you can build your own perfect hero by posting pics that inspire your vision — or maybe you want to build one of your favorite book boyfriends? How to play? Jump on Instagram and follow the days! If you’re a reader, use #BuildAHero & #BAHReaders If you’re an author, use #BuildAHero & #BAHAuthors Want to keep up with Build A Hero excitement? Check me out on instagram HERE and Daisy {Read More}

Indie Panel – Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of the Indie Panel. I’m really excited about today because it’s more nitty-gritty. More personal writing and business stuff. But, if you’ve missed the first few days you might want to catch up first: Meet the Panel DAY 1:  Why they did it AND Who should consider it DAY 2:  Editors (who, what why) AND Finding your vendors DAY 3:  Processes & Timelines DAY 4: Promotion DAY 5: Resources DAY 6: Things I’d do differently & {Read More}

Reboot of Self-Publishing Musts for Starting Out

I wrote this over two years ago when I was young and naive…. ahhhhh. The good-old days. But, since it still gets hits, I figured I should update it. A lot of things have changed (some for real, and some just my opinion) and so, here goes: The thing is, I’m still a newbie in most ways. I still work my day job about 60 hours a week and squeeze writing life in as much as I can. I’m not {Read More}

What It Looks Like From The Inside

There’s a weird thing about writing — or more, about being an author. Very few people know what your writing life really looks like. Sure, your close friends know your process and cycle, but everyone else… probably not so much. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of writers talk daily on twitter or their blogs about where they are and how things are going, etc. It doesn’t work for most writers. Outside of people who can do it with wit {Read More}

Covers… Or, what were they thinking?

Let’s be honest, the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is tossed around for a reason. And who doesn’t? We all do. You pick a book up because of is cover. Sometimes you put it down because of the cover. Even a great blurb often can’t get a reader past a really bad cover. Now, as an indie writer, I think that holds true even more. How often has a NY published friend cried over her cover to {Read More}


So, this is an announcement AND a discussion post. The announcement: It’s in His Kiss (finally) went live on Amazon today! You can check it out HERE. And here (again, cause I love it so darn much) is the cover: And now the discussion part. I began the posting process Tuesday. Nothing took more than 24 hours. I have seen some discussion on the Kindle Boards about things taking longer than that…. people reporting in that their 24 hour wait {Read More}

Am I Published Yet? ….. How ’bout Now?

So, the cover is done. The formating was borrowed. The edits are in. Everything is ready to go. Can I get a big WOOT? Unfortunately, when I did all this Tuesday, I made a few newbie mistakes. First, my paragraphs would not indent. A friend went in and fixed those. I need to learn how to do it for next time (next time! Exciting words!) Secondly, I put myself through “Draft” three times. Yes. Three. The first time was normal. {Read More}