My Self-Publishing Journey (three weeks from launch)

My fantasy novel, The Shadow Watch, is now up for pre-order on Amazon. I have received my proofs, and I am wrapping up my final-final read of the book, IN PRINT. ARCs are sent off. The early reviews are trickling in on Goodreads. All this hard work for the past two years is nearly done.Continue reading “My Self-Publishing Journey (three weeks from launch)”

Behind the Scenes of My Fantasy Novel – “The Shadow Watch”

The following is a behind the scenes look at my new fantasy novel The Shadow Watch, coming out on May 15, as well as a glance at things to come after the Shadow Watch series. The questions came from an interview for a group on Wattpad.   How did you come up with the title of yourContinue reading “Behind the Scenes of My Fantasy Novel – “The Shadow Watch””

My Fantasy Cover Reveal

It has been a crazy journey for The Shadow Watch, but now all this work is paying off. My cover is complete and the book is now available for pre-order on Amazon: goo.gl/fqTdYy   The cover was far more work than I anticipated, and I didn’t do any of the real work. There were so manyContinue reading “My Fantasy Cover Reveal”

Finding a Great Cover Artist for your Indie Book

The cover is one of the biggest selling points for any book. It is the trailer, the advertisement. It is what draws in the reader. It tells them what genre the book is at a glance and, whether we like it or not, it indicates the caliber of book that lies within. That is whyContinue reading “Finding a Great Cover Artist for your Indie Book”

My Process for Writing Fantasy

[I did this interview for an online fantasy community about my writing process, how to break writer’s block, my favorite mythical creature and more…] What inspired your novel, The Shadow Watch, and how long did it take to complete it? The original, and most basic, inspiration came from an idea I had many years ago,Continue reading “My Process for Writing Fantasy”

My Fantasy World Map Reveal

Thanks for joining me as I chronicle My Self-Publishing Journey for my epic fantasy, THE SHADOW WATCH. In Part One, I outlined my reasons for pursuing this avenue of publishing over the traditional publishing model. Many things are quickly falling into place, as I lay the groundwork for the self-publication process. My editor and coverContinue reading “My Fantasy World Map Reveal”

Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish

This post is the first of many that will chronicle my journey in self-publishing… Feel free to weigh in, if you have insight, or ask any questions about the process as I set out. I plan to layout the various steps I am taking, as I take them, from finding designers and editors, to marketingContinue reading “Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish”

My Tipping Point on Wattpad

It has been nearly five months since I last talked about Wattpad. Yikes!! Sadly, at the very moment things began to take off for my book on Wattpad, I also entered one of the craziest seasons of my life — my first semester as a Middle School English teacher. It was all I could doContinue reading “My Tipping Point on Wattpad”

Why You Should Post a Story on Wattpad

Okay, if you have been following my Wattpad experience at all, you know I am still new to the site, but I have been chronicling my experience for anyone out there who is on Wattpad or is considering using the site. Last time, I talked about how to build a readership on Wattpad. Now, IContinue reading “Why You Should Post a Story on Wattpad”

Getting Readers on Wattpad

That’s why you’re thinking about posting your story on Wattpad, right? Everyone wants to have their story read. But how do you get people to read a new story on a site that has literally millions of stories? There are stories on Wattpad with millions of views and thousands of votes, and it can beContinue reading “Getting Readers on Wattpad”