There is a reason that my paranormal women’s fiction characters resonate with readers. They are usually at a point in their life where they are surviving and don’t want to do the hard work of thriving. I throw a few obstacles in their way or put them in precarious positions, but just like in real[…]
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How’s the Writing Going? The Question all Authors/writers dread by T.J. Deschamps How’s the writing going? An easy question to ask but a difficult question to answer. I always wonder how to answer this question. Sometimes people ask when I’m in the middle of editing or promotion and haven’t written in days or weeks. Do[…]
Because I’m impatient, while my distributors twiddle their thumbs, I’m offering the audiobook for Eastside Hedge Witch: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction (Midlife Supernaturals #1) for $5 USD. Go ahead and get your copy! If you haven’t read or heard of Eastside Hedge Witch, here’s the blurb: Miriam Diaz lived as a suburban mom on Seattle’s[…]
On the last day of February, I sent my final draft of Eastside Witch Hunt: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Midlife Supernaturals #2) to my editors. Last week, my narrator sent me the audio files for Eastside Hedge Witch. After some back and forth editing, the final files are ready for distribution. Unlike the ebook,[…]
This is howI ended up with almost two-hundred preorders and twenty reviews before I even released my book.
Eastside Hedge Witch: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Midlife Supernaturals #1) releases October 31! Since readers can’t “Look Inside” until the release date, I thought I’d share chapter one here:
Today, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are all down. It’s also not common knowledge (though it’s widely available) that all three apps are owned by one company. Twitter is speculating why. Last night 60 Minutes aired an episode about the conditions of working at this company. Is that why? Unless Zuckerberg is throwing a giant tantrum or everyone walked out on strike, no, it is not.
What does that mean for indie authors who use those platforms to market their books? It means you’re going to have a dip in sales, unless you do a few things:
1. Seek out other social media platforms. Your target audience might be loyal to the FB trio, but there’s other places they go.
Book lovers of all genres are welcome to come to Bally’s Convention Center, Las Vegas for a six hour book fair featuring over three-hundred authors (including yours truly). I’ll be there selling signed paperbacks from my Faerie Tales Series and the first book in my new Midlife Supernaturals Series Eastside Hedge Witch. My table partner[…]
Nothing like curing a case of imposter syndrome like having your first book signing. Unfortunately, we are still in a pandemic and this is Washington state so attendance was low. Another pro said that there were a quarter of the usual amount of attendees. Still, having a signing, reading, and sitting on panels with other pros was definitely a wonderful experience.
When I first started writing, I thought I’d go the traditionally published route. I’d query an agent, sign a contract, and the agent in turn would sell my manuscript. My job was over the moment the art was finished. Sure there’d be rounds of edits, and I’d get to see what cover the art department[…]
If you write in a particular genre, that genre usually has conventions. The conventions can range from a small local one of a couple thousand people to tens of thousands (San Diego Comic Con). Newer authors might not be able to afford a table at a con, but there are ways you can market your[…]