Blue Violet Wins Bronze at the IPPYs!!!

I am thrilled to announce that Blue Violet - my debut novel and the first book of the Svatura series - won Bronze in the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook category at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) for 2013!!!!! I am beyond thrilled and honored to have placed! Click here to see more details: Almost 2,500... Continue Reading →

Ellie & Alex – Wedding Plans

In honor of Valentine's Day I thought the most romantic thing I could share would be some of the plans for Ellie and Alex's wedding. They are deep into wedding planning. Let's just hope their plans don't have to change at the last minute! Ellie's Dress Ellie's a huge fan of old movies. In true... Continue Reading →

Name That Blue Violet Character Contest #1

Comment on this post or go vote on my Facebook page to name the character in the following quote from Blue Violet. Get it right and get entered in a drawing to win a signed paperback copy of Blue Violet. Don’t  know? Vote anyway and automatically get entered in the ‘Win a Kindle Contest'! Votes must be... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour Stop #2 – @ All in One Place

November 13th - Stop #2 for my first ever blog tour is at All In One Place by Kirsty! Kirsty is a book blogger who very kindly took a chance on a brand new author and reviewed Blue Violet early on.  She has become an online friend and supporter for my writing. Thanks Kirsty for hosting... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour Stop #1 – @

November 9th - Stop #1 for my first ever blog tour is at Jade is a very talented fellow author of Perfection Unleashed and blogger. She has been one of those folks who has been so helpful to me as I find my way through self-publishing, and very kindly hosted my first stop on my... Continue Reading →

Book Blog Tour – November 9-15

Book Blog Tour: November 9-15 Free Kindle Promo (Blue Violet): November 16-18 I am so excited to announce my very first book blog tour! For those of you not familiar, this is the virtual version of a book store tour. Various other book bloggers host me for a day. The types of posts can range... Continue Reading →

A Book Title With Meaning

Coming up with the titles for my books has been one of my favorite exercises so far. The title is one element of my books I did not research extensively like I have most of my self-publishing tasks. I based my title selection solely on personal preference. I was very deliberate about selecting the title... Continue Reading →

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