On May 27, 2015, I became a published author with the release of Blue Karma. I can't believe my debut novel is a year old already. To celebrate, it's going on sale! The Kindle Countdown deal begins this Friday, May 27th, with copies available for just 99 cents. Midday on Saturday, the price will go up to $1.99, … Continue reading “Blue Karma” Birthday Book Bargain!
I can't believe November is almost over! Is everyone frantically pounding the keys for the final week of NaNoWriMo? I thought about signing up this year, but I wanted to dedicate myself to Syzygy, and working with a manuscript that's already more than 20,000 words seemed like cheating! Admittedly, the draft should be much longer by … Continue reading Fall, Freelancing, and Fixes: Update on “Syzygy”
Clunk. My friend slapped the hardback book, stripped of its dust jacket, onto my desk. “This is the book I was telling you about,” he said, with the same expression of distaste he wore when I suggested any remotely exotic cuisine for lunch. “Bunch of kids killing each other. It’s awful. You have to read … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite “Hunger Games” Moments
Remember a few weeks ago I posted about Blue Karma's appearance in Library Journal's curated SELF-e collections? Well, Library Journal just announced the winners of the inaugural Self-Published Ebook Awards. The competition "recognizes authors who submit the best ebooks in their respective genres" (fantasy, science fiction, romance, and mystery). I received a Tweet about it while making dinner and … Continue reading “Guess what?!”: Another Award for Blue Karma
Indie authors face many challenges, but perhaps the greatest is getting their work recognized. One way of distinguishing your title among the flood of self-published material is through book awards. A shiny stamp on the cover immediately tells potential buyers that an objective institution reviewed your book (not just your cousin who gave you a five-star rating on Amazon) and deemed … Continue reading Blue Karma’s first award!