It's hard writing into the void sometimes. With traditional and original fiction, you often write something that people may or not read. Then they may or may not leave a review. If they bother leaving a review (this is not counting book bloggers btw) that's either because they loved your story, or they hated it. The average G.I. Jane doesn't review unless your story moved them to a strong feeling.
When you write, you tend to spend a lot of time in your head, and it’s easy to become discouraged and disheartened. It’s even easier to fall into a pit that doesn’t seem to have a way out.
As an author and project manager for a book design company, I can't help judging a book's cover. As Forrest Gump might say, "There's an awful lot you can tell about a book, by its cover." 😉 Some covers are designed to draw in the eye, with pops of metallic accents and bold colors. Others,... Continue Reading →
On tour with Prism Book Tours The Holidays are upon us! If you're like me, you've got lights up and presents (hopefully) purchased for your kin and friends, and are enjoying what I call the calm before the X-mas storm. 😉 Tours like this (and books in general) are the perfect distraction for those little... Continue Reading →
Can't believe we're almost at the Grand Finale! I hope everyone's enjoyed the tour, even though we didn't make as big of a hullaballo this year. I think we can all agree times have been crazy, but they're also a'changin'. As reader trends and demands shift, we try to shift with it. But it's fun... Continue Reading →
Hello and welcome back to the Fantasy for Christmas group tour! By now, I hope everyone has taken the opportunity to sign up for this awesome giveaway. And, of course, grabbed a few new reads from the tour's fantastical authors! All of us love both the fantasy and sci-fi genres for similar reasons. For me,... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to the Fantasy for Christmas group tour! I've had a blast discovering new books from such fabulous authors this past week. You can see everyone over at We Write Fantasy. But I wanted to give a special highlight to my bestest author buddies also participating in this event. First up, we have the fantastically... Continue Reading →
Happy Almost-December, y'all! I'm super pumped about this event, because not only is this is our third year in a row to share fantastic Indie #fantasyreads, but we've opened our doors to amazing #scifi as well. The Days of Fantasy group tours began when Melissa Wright and I approached the ladies of Prism Book Tours... Continue Reading →
Happy November, y'all! It's hard to believe we're approaching the end of 2020. But I think we can all agree that we reach out to 2021 with a pinch of hope, and a measure of relief. The holiday season is coming like a freight train, and for most of us with little ones, the Santa... Continue Reading →
2020 has truly been a year of great fiction for me, with stories that have truly moved me. Perhaps because of the tumultuous times, I've found refuge and solace in fiction. Filled with richly crafted characters and constant affirmations of faith, Joanna Davidson Politano's The Love Note is a gift for both inspirational and historical fiction lovers.