2019 – A Year in Review

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 […]

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Publishing Announcement

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 […]

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What Are You Wearing?

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 […]

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I Hit PUBLISH!

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! […]

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Thankful

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 […]

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I Finished Draft One!

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 […]

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2016 Goals

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 […]

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