When my debut novel was published by She Writes Press in 2013, the publishing was new to me. I made a bunch of mistakes. I had a few successes. My second book, a memoir, will launch in May of 2017. I know more now than I did for Book 1. It seems like a good time to reflect on a few of the biggest lessons I learned.
I’ve learned a lot since the spring of 2013 when my debut novel got published. Sure, there were the normal things like learning about the process of getting a book ready for launch and all of the post-launch procedures for helping the book to succeed. Though I don’t feel anywhere near…Continue
I’ve been thinking a lot about ratings lately. I’ve been a reader my whole life and with the advent of Amazon and Goodreads I joined the throngs and have sometimes posted my opinion about books I’ve read. Mostly I’ve posted reviews for books I love, hoping that others will find them too, hoping that they’ll be thrilled I let them know about this particular find. Is there anything more fun than sharing a discovery of a great restaurant, movie, or book? …Continue
The past few weeks have been wild and crazy—mostly in a good way, but not without a bump or two. Maybe one big bump, when I’m honest. I’ve had good news, really good news, more good news, too-good-to-be-true news, oops-reality check news, and some of the best news of all.
My book launch for Fire & Water was back in March. Frankly, I’m still flying high off of that—quite a…Continue