Monday, April 28, 2014

Here's what's happening..

Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you all a quick update.
So "The Leftovers" went live Saturday, 4/26, and I couldn't be more excited! Let me note here that it is a short novella, and part one of a prequel to What Remains. Six short stories of nine people and their initial interaction with the virus unleashed by 'Project Fed'. I'll link it below and in the Dead World Series tab :). Also, What Remains is currently unavailable while I make some changes to the book. I'll keep you all posted on what's happening with that. Meanwhile I'm working on a couple projects that will be announced soon. :)
Currently The Leftovers is only available on Kindle. I'll get it up on Smashwords sometime this week!
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Cover Reveal!

Hey guys!

So today I revealed the cover for "The Leftovers", and I couldn't be more excited about it. I'm so humbled by all of the sharing and positivity that I've received, and I couldn't give a big enough thanks to all of you for being so supportive! So without further adieu, here's the cover!

All of the necessary information can be found up in "The DEAD WORLD Series" tab. I'll be posting a release date soon. Thanks again to everyone for the love! xx

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I'm Back!

It's been a while, huh? I was gone a lot longer than I expected, but now it's time to get back into the swing of things. I've been working on a few projects, the latest being The Leftovers, which is a short story that'll go in-between books one and two of the Dead World Series. This novella will be out relatively soon, and I will be revealing the cover tomorrow. I really hope you all love it the way that I do! This story was definitely a fun one to write, and I can't wait for you guys to read it.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dead World update 11/28

I was going to call this post "case of the twenty-something's", but I'm not sure if that works with what I want to say. A lot of you are probably wondering what's happening with the Dead World series, and why my page has been so quiet. Well, this is a quick post to let you all know what's going on.
So, book two in the series is about halfway done. As much as I want to, it gets hard for me to focus on a single project, so I've been working on about three different things. I think that contributes to why it's taking me a little longer to finish the second book. It's all going well though, and I'm really happy with the direction that this book is taking :)
Before I release book 2, there is a novella that comes before it. I think I've already mentioned that it is done, and it will be called "The Leftovers". Perfect for the holidays, right? lol.
So what's the hold up? Why don't I just release this novella since we're both equally anxious to get it out there? Well, self-pubbing is expensive. More so than I anticipated, to be exact. There's things I want to be sure get done, and until I can afford all of it, future releases will have to be put on hold for now.
Being completely honest, this does kind of affect how active I'll be on my page. Some of you may not be happy to hear that. I know it's a bad excuse, it's not even one for most authors, but that's me. I'm terrible at updating and keeping myself in the loop when there just isn't much going on. I'm at my best when I'm preparing for something coming up, or when there's actually things happening. Believe me, keeping present in this industry is a trait I've been trying to acquire, but I'm just not very good at it. So, I guess this is me saying I'll be on a tiny bit of a hiatus until I'm back on track. I'm still available--I always reply to any messages or emails you guys send. But as far as posts and whatnot, you may not see a lot of them right now. Please be patient with me. I promise I'm working to get this novella out as quickly as possible. My goal is the end of December or mid-January.
I thank you guys SO much for your support, and I promise that you will see something work-wise from me soon. Until then, What Remains is still available on amazon. Since it's part of the KDP program, I can't make it available on any other platforms for another few weeks. So for those of you wanting to read it on your nooks and whatnot--hang tight!!
Have a great thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Next Steps..

What Remains is out at last!
I still have jitters about people reading it, but I guess that people thinking your book sucks is a natural fear for most authors, lol.
So now that my bouncing baby book is it into the world, it's time to move on to the next thing. I'm working on book two, but before that, a novella is going to be released. It's already finished, and it's going to be called "The Leftovers". Its funny, because my mom and I had a silly exchange about the title while doing a read-through, and it went like this:
Me: So I think I'm going to call this The Leftovers.
Mom: I don't like it. It sounds like food.
Me: ... But aren't they?
Mom:...You're right. I like it.

Great brainstorming, right? lol. Anyway, I'm still deciding on a release date. Maybe sometime in November? Not sure yet, but I will keep my blog and page updated!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

NINE days and counting!

So, What Remains comes out on October 10th and I am over the moon excited. Here's a quote/teaser from one of my favorite characters, Kelly Bristow. Check it out :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some things..

In this particular post, I'm going to talk a bit about my upcoming novel "What Remains", and how it came into form.
I started writing this in December, when all of the talk about the 2012 Mayan Doomsday junk was hovering around. I don't want to necessarily say that I believed it, but it did give me something to think about, and that something was zombies. Let me just say this--I am terrified of them. I cannot watch a zombie movie, even now. From October to December of last year, I had this unhealthy obsession with zombies and solely being afraid of them. They constantly circulated in my dreams, to the point where I was afraid to even sleep. I know, that's super drastic, but guys, I was really scared.
It got to where I'd had enough, and I was tired of nursing this silly fear of zombies. I decided that I would try to face my fear one step at a time, and hopefully doing so would help me overcome it.
I began grabbing zombie reads offline, starting with the ones that seemed like I could get through, and gradually advancing to the ones that made me cringe a little, but were still readable. Let me just say here that I haven't read a slew of zombie horror novels because some are still a little too freaky for my chicken-hawk-self. Strangely, I came to find that I actually liked the genre more than I'd ever anticipated. It wasn't the disgusting talks of decay or gore that drew my interest, but the survivor stories.
The authors that I read had such a vivid imagination and strong gift for storytelling, that I could really feel their characters fear. I could imagine being in a situation where all of a sudden my world was turned upside down, and I suddenly had to commit acts of violence and make drastic decisions that could change who I was as a person. As an author, you could do so much with a scenario like that, and I believed this so much that I wanted to try my hand at it.
So that's how I began writing What Remains. It was such an interesting story to write, because I really had to step outside of my comfort zone and delve into the gore and terror that I've always tried to avoid. Between the writing, reading, and researching, I can almost say that I've overcome my fear of zombies. I still can't watch a zombie flick, lol, but I'm hoping to get to that point really soon.