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All the Other Boys, a short story

All the Other Boys, a short story

New Short Story, Now Available!!! Amazon US, UK, CA Smashwords Nook Apple iBooks   A kooky and hopeless young woman recounts the spectacularly awful rise and fall of her first real relationship. Spanning five years of earnest loyalty to this young man, she discovers the truth about sex, […]

I quit! And it feels so good!!!

On a spur of whimsy, an offhand comment on twitter today, I made the decision to quit trying to market my books. And more importantly, to quit caring. It was directly linked to the impending release of Sims 4, and this makes perfect nerdy sense, […]

an update: commitment issues, owls, and books to look forward to

Most days, I feel like a flopping fish. Thing #1: EWTF is 8 months old now, which is a thing in of itself. I kept planning these blog entries — EWTF is 3 months old! Or, EWTF is 6 months old!!! The half-birthday seemed like […]

social toxicity: the Twitter psychotic breakdown

It occurred to me this week that out of 250-something people I follow on Twitter, all but maybe 100 of them post content that makes me feel anxious and dysfunctional. How about that for inviting toxicity into my life? To reign in my work day, […]

reporting from the GMU self-publishing panel

I went to George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival, “Self-Publishing Panel” this weekend. The panelists were: Karen Cantwell, Matthew Iden, Scott Nicholson, Michael Sullivan, and moderator, Robin Sullivan. I took some notes and I’ll report everything I remember here. First off, they were […]

we have lift-off!… or something

Sorry for the silence around here. I did actually have a few more preview series posts I wanted to share, and I will still share them still once I get my head screwed back on straight. At some point, I realized I was so close […]

watching me try to publish a novel is like…

I have another preview series post for you here in a minute, but first, a quickie note: I’ve had a little hiccup in one of my chapters this week, so there will be a tiny delay still. 🙁 Talking days, I think, so not too […]

the indie author hat, part 2: a story of great responsibility…

With the indie author hat comes a great responsibility. If you have the power to bring any words you want to the world, then you shoulder the WHOLE responsiblity of making sure they’re the best words you have to give. Self publishing is not the […]

guest post: a look back, by Jenna Anderson

Today I have a guest on my blog! Jenna’s newest book is Off Leash, which looks like a really charming and fun read! It’s currently waiting for me on my to-read pile. I’ve read her first book, Healing Touch, and loved it. Today she’s here […]

the indie author hat: worthiness reconfigured

This is not going to be a post about what I think you should do – you’re the only one who can answer that for you – but this is a post about what I’ve decided to do, and why. It seems, since we all […]