Vote for THE SHADOW WATCH in the Epic Fantasy Fanatics contest

Hello friends of the Shadow Watch! I am really excited to announce that The Shadow Watch has been entered in the Epic Fantasy Fanatics contest! It is up against some incredible indie books, such as the Arcane series by Sever Bronny, the Crimson Queen by Alec Hutson, among many other big hitters in the indieContinue reading “Vote for THE SHADOW WATCH in the Epic Fantasy Fanatics contest”

My Fantasy Novel (The Rage of Saints) has Published!

  I am very excited to announce the release of the second novel in the Shadow Watch series of teen epic fantasy novels! This book has been so much work, but has brought so much joy along the way. I’ve grown a lot as a writer, and according to the early reviews, this one isContinue reading “My Fantasy Novel (The Rage of Saints) has Published!”

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 lotContinue reading “Update on Shadow Watch Book 2 (The Rage of Saints)”

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 dealContinue reading “My Self-Publishing Diary (Week One Rundown)”

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 onlyContinue reading “My Self Publishing Diary (Launch Day)”

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! IContinue reading “My Indie Fantasy Novel is now Published!”

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”