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My Top Reads for 2018

I read 37 books this year, 19 were non-fiction, 18 were fiction. There were so many I enjoyed, but these were my five star reads. MEMOIRS Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates Written as a letter to his son, this memoir offers an honest depiction of race in 21st century America. Toni Morrison… Continue reading My Top Reads for 2018

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Cover Reveal: The Rage of Saints (Shadow Watch Book 2)

Very excited to reveal the stunning cover for my next novel, The Rage of Saints! This is book 2 of The Shadow Watch series, and if you loved book 1, I think you will love this one even more! Official Release Date: March 26 Pre-Order now available here. Blurb:  The Shadow Watch has been undone.… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Rage of Saints (Shadow Watch Book 2)

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Update on Shadow Watch Book 2 (The Rage of Saints)

Time for a much-needed update on the second book of The Shadow Watch: The Rage of Saints is complete, has gone through the first rounds of edits, and is now off to a few early beta readers. And the response so far... they are loving it!     This second book has been a lot… Continue reading Update on Shadow Watch Book 2 (The Rage of Saints)

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My Self-Publishing Diary (Week One Rundown)

Here are some reflections on my first week in self-publishing: Week One of the launch of my first book, THE SHADOW WATCH, has been a blast, as well as a huge learning experience! Went into this with a small ARC team and I'm mostly postponing advertising until I get more reviews. Did a 99c deal… Continue reading My Self-Publishing Diary (Week One Rundown)

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My Self Publishing Diary (Launch Day)

It has been a couple days since the launch of my first self-published novel, THE SHADOW WATCH, a YA epic fantasy. Some quick background: I enrolled in KDP Select, so my Ebook is only available through Amazon. I published my paperback through Createspace, and though I may branch out later, right now, it is only… Continue reading My Self Publishing Diary (Launch Day)

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My Indie Fantasy Novel is now Published!

It is officially my book's birthday! After two years of hard work, my epic fantasy novel THE SHADOW WATCH is now out in the world! I cannot believe that the day has finally come, and I can't tell you how many butterflies came as I hit "Publish." DAY ONE has been a fun day! I… Continue reading My Indie Fantasy Novel is now Published!

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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)

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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 your… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of My Fantasy Novel – “The Shadow Watch”

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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 many… Continue reading My Fantasy Cover Reveal

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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 why… Continue reading Finding a Great Cover Artist for your Indie Book