Update: I have made updated commentary to this post as of July 2011. Updates are in RED. A conversation between me and a friend: Friend: “Steph, I just got a publishing contract with XX publishing company and I got a Continue reading Professional or Not? Legitimately Published or Not?
Dear Health Fiends, I gave up red meat, eggs, bad fats, bacon, whole milk and normal cheese. I no longer drink soda. I started exercising. I got sugar out of my diet and I eliminated anything with HFCS (i.e. disguised Continue reading An Open Letter to the Health Crazed
Doom With A View (Psychic Eye Mystery #7) – by Victoria Laurie This series of books is about a professional psychic named Abigail Cooper who keeps ending up in the middle of murder mysteries. In the early books she was a Continue reading Review: Doom With A View
I opened my mail earlier this afternoon to learn I had a reviewer review! Outer Darkness Review on Escape Between the Pages I wasn’t really surprised about the cover art critique as it seems people have felt one of two ways Continue reading A Review!
On a writers forum I’m on, I often frequent the Indie board since I’m simultaneously a micro-publisher and micro-press author (which evidently is considered self-published by industry standards). There’s an interesting shift in the publishing world. Do it yourself services Continue reading The Reasons People Go Indie
You should know up front that I am prone to reading more than one book at a time. Not necessarily a good habit. LOL! Doom with a View (Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 7) by Victoria Laurie (Paranormal Mystery) Admittedly I burnt Continue reading What I’m Reading Now
Recent controversy about the Florida preacher who wants to burn the Koran has caused me to ask myself where I really stand on book burning. This is a really tough subject and isn’t as black and white as it seems. Continue reading On Book Burning
I’m starting to get more feedback on Outer Darkness now that people are starting to read it. To be honest – I’m completely in awe of the response I’m getting. I never got feedback like this on my fantasy novels. Continue reading Reviews and Such…
A lot of new authors go into Indie publishing or the small press thinking their friends and family are going to support them. And most often times certain people will. They’ll give you the encouragement you need to keep going, congratulate Continue reading Family and Friends: A Reading Audience?
Time and time again I meet Indie and Small Press authors who think their publishers, printing service or their distributors are trying to screw them. Why? Because a lot of people (family, friends, strangers on the Internet) will tell you they’ve purchased your Continue reading Who’s Really Blowing Sunshine?