Introducing…Strange Roads Press

Hey, friends! In March 2015, I posted about starting my own publishing imprint, Strange Roads Press, and now that it’s live, I’m so excited to be able to share more details with you. You can check out the Strange Roads Press website here, or read on to find out more. Why Strange Roads? Because…two roadsContinue reading “Introducing…Strange Roads Press”

Read Chapter 1 of Fury’s Kiss!

At the request of one of my readers-to-be, Chapter 1 of Fury’s Kiss is now available as a free excerpt on my website. You can check it out on my Books page or at the bottom of this blog post. But wait – I have even more exciting book news. Fury’s Kiss will be available forContinue reading “Read Chapter 1 of Fury’s Kiss!”

Lessons from Chris Taylor – superstar Aussie author!

Chris Taylor, Australian author and rising self-publishing superstar, came all the way to little ol’ Nova Scotia recently for the Hubbards Writers Festival and was kind enough to visit us at the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada as well. Before becoming a full-time author, Chris worked as a nurse and a lawyer (always a careerContinue reading “Lessons from Chris Taylor – superstar Aussie author!”

Win a signed, pre-release copy of Fury’s Kiss!

The title of this post really says it all – I am giving away an autographed copy of my debut urban fantasy romance, Fury’s Kiss. To sign up, all you have to do is follow the link below and enter the giveaway at WIN A FREE COPY OF FURY’S KISS! Unlike many Goodreads giveaways, youContinue reading “Win a signed, pre-release copy of Fury’s Kiss!”

Why You Should Consider Starting Your Own Small Press

I’ll start with my usual disclaimer when I talk about anything related to the law: This is not legal advice, just information. What works for me won’t apply to everyone. Now that that’s out of the way – I’m so excited to share the news that I am starting my own small press! I’ve given aContinue reading “Why You Should Consider Starting Your Own Small Press”

How I Chose My Amazon Keywords

Originally posted on The Metanautics Department:
Note: super-wonky book marketing post coming, likely only of interest to independent authors or publishers. You were warned. During the process of preparing The Reintegrators for publication, I did more research into things like keyword selection than I had with my previous, shorter works. Since the info on how…

Things I Suck At (Or, What I’m Learning From Working With an Editor)

I admit that the title of this post is click-bait, since I don’t really think I suck, but I AM learning a lot from my first go around with a professional editor. In preparation for self-publishing my first book this Spring, I am working with Nancy Cassidy, an amazing freelance editor at The Red PenContinue reading “Things I Suck At (Or, What I’m Learning From Working With an Editor)”

How to get your website in front of readers – the “magic” of search engine optimization and Column Five Media have joined forces to come up with this awesome inf0graphic. It is designed to help website owners come up with the right combination of ranking factors to show up at the top of the search engine heap. And along with the infographic, Search Engine Land is providing the *free* “SearchContinue reading “How to get your website in front of readers – the “magic” of search engine optimization”

Big, Exciting Things Are Happening in 2015!

For those of you who have been following my blog, encouraging me on social media, and supporting me as critique partners and writing group buddies – thank you so much! In 2014, I was able to make some changes in my life that have hugely increased my happiness and productivity, and which have helped meContinue reading “Big, Exciting Things Are Happening in 2015!”