How’s the Writing Going? The Question all Authors/writers dread

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[…]

Update: Two Stories Completed and an Audiobook Coming Soon!

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,[…]

Author Spotlight: Paranormal Women’s Fiction Author R.A. White

Interview with R.A. White TJ: Hello! Welcome to Author Spotlight where both new and veteran authors share a little about themselves and their work. Today we have Cozy Paranormal Women’s Fiction author R.A. White. Let’s get into it. Care to tell readers about yourself? R.A. White: Sure, thanks, and thanks for inviting me! I live[…]

Author Spotlight: Paranormal Women’s Fiction Author N.Z. Nasser

TJ: Hello! Welcome to Author Spotlight where both new and veteran authors share a little about themselves and their work. Today we have Paranormal Women’s Fiction author N. Z. Nasser. Let’s get into it. Care to tell readers us about yourself? N. Z. Nasser: Before I was an author, I worked in national and regional politics, but eventually reverted[…]

Marketing Monday: My First Fan Con as a Professional Author

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.

Indie Author: A Business and Art Balancing Act

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[…]

Marketing Monday: Swag to Sell Your Books

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[…]

Galaxy on Fire: Episode 4 Is Up

Episode Four of Galaxy on Fire is up in this Kindle Vella series. In this episode, Ishankhalit is no longer a young child but a teenaged cadet in training to be an officer. We get a view of Ishankhalit’s frame of mind regarding the empire and her role in it, learn a little more about[…]

Author Spotlight: E.S. Barrison

The answer to this is due to a few things. I can first pinpoint wanting to be a writer to when I was 11 years old. After I auditioned for my school talent show, thinking I could sing, and learning I couldn’t…I was crushed. But then one night I had a dream that involved a combination of the Magic School Bus and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.Inspired, I started to write it down…and that’s when I realized I wanted to be a writer. From then on…