Here's am overview of my 2019. Please feel free to enter your accomplishments, setbacks, realizations in the comments 🙂 Books I read in 2019 Reader Magnets by Nick Stephenson Bootstrapping for Indies by Simon Whistler Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs Your Road Map to Successful Author Events by Pavarti K. Tyler Story Trumps Structure… Continue reading 2019 – A Year in Review
I have news--and I know how you like news (cue the laughter from fans of the movie adaptation of Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow.) No, this is not another Jane Austen parody announcement (though there might be one down the road...who knows?) My fantasy novel The Goblets Immortal has been accepted for publication by Flame Tree… Continue reading Publishing Announcement
Recently, a friend posed this question on Facebook, and I decided to post my answer here on this blog: Q: How do you know what errors/typos you have [when you edit]? – Christopher A: That’s an excellent question. There are different style guides that a publisher will go by. Or, if you’re self-publishing, there’s The… Continue reading A Q&A: Christopher’s Question
I'm not entirely sure that this is what I'm going with, but here's what I'm thinking for my cover. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Should I scrap it and buy some different art? Front and back, there it be^ (Sadly, I cannot do anything but color on the spine. I only have Paint to work with for… Continue reading Cover Reveal? (Things Heard in a Graveyard)
Thank you SOOOO much to everyone who has added Lady Catherine Says to their Goodreads' Want to Read shelf! You guys are what keep me fueled and ready to punch through obstacles. Now, for the cover reveal I mentioned in my post title. As you may or may not have known, I was going to… Continue reading Thank You and a Would-Be Cover Reveal
In my novel Circus in a Shot Glass (to be released later this year from Clean Reads), the protagonist (Scotch) loves '50s style clothing. The dress on the left (yes, I realize the proportions are totally off) is based on one of Rosemary Clooney's dresses in the film White Christmas. It's black, has a sweetheart… Continue reading What Are You Wearing?
I hit publish for Lady Catherine Says! While it hasn't gone live yet, you can sign up (on Amazon) to be notified when it is made available. YAY! I'm throwing around some possibilities of a book signing next year, and selling my books from a local craft store and perhaps a coffee shop. We'll see!… Continue reading I Hit PUBLISH!
A happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone 🙂 Here are some things I am thankful for: My family My friends My cat, Cricket My church Aaaand...In a Pickle finally coming out on Amazon! Thank you for everyone who has supported me on the road to this point in my career 😀 Your words of encouragement, your… Continue reading Thankful
I have NEWS! I've finished draft one of my fantasy novel, TBA. This novel, when/if published a ways down the road, will be released under my pen name, S.M. Tinker. Yes, the initials stand for something. No, I'm not telling you. A little about the project: It's set in a quasi-Georgian England-esque land. Thought that… Continue reading I Finished Draft One!
I have a few goals for 2016. *clears throat* *takes a deep breath* Finish long version of CIASG (8,000 words left to go!) Revise/polish/edit CIASG Submit CIASG to agent(s) Finish draft one of the goblets novel Polish medium-length version THIAG Submit THIAG to publisher(s) Finish draft one of YA novel Those are my goals. If… Continue reading 2016 Goals