Self Publishing

Focusing On The Good

I was a real crankosaurus rex the other day, so I wanted to do a little self-indulgent and positive post about my career too. Here is that.

I’ve seen a lot of great reviews for every book I’ve put out so far. Now, my version of “a lot” is nothing compared to other authors, but I am amazed each and every time I read something nice someone said about my books. I know there’s a saying, “reviews aren’t for authors,” but I don’t prescribe to that. I think there’s a lot you can learn from reviews–the good and the bad, and I can tell the difference between true criticism and personal taste, both of which I actually appreciate hearing. But this? This is just me being totally full of myself because we all need that sometimes. But fair warning, this is a, uh, one-woman circlejerk, so if that’s gonna gross you out, look away now! (And I totally get that, I usually hate this stuff, but honestly, sometimes you just gotta say “hey, I’m okay at this thing I do.”)

Ego, meet tire pump–and go!

The Korinniad

The author has a terrific imagination and a light touch (with a few satiric barbs thrown in); I particularly enjoyed the asides where the author argues with her own Muse. I would recommend this tale for anyone who wants a spritely, irreverent, and fast-moving fun fest. Just what we all need right now! – TermiteWriter on Amazon

I don’t know why this only has two stars! Maybe it’s the cussing (which I find hilarious). Who knows?
Charon and The Thing are brilliant!! This whole book is witty and we’ll written. If you have a sense of humor, READ THIS!! 💜🧡❤️ – Taylor on Goodreads (I had to include this for the reference to the 2 star review the book had at the time and the mention of the cussing ahaha)

She’s All Thaumaturgy

Elayne Orraigh is a character to love. The adventure she gets herself in might be ‘just another quest’ but not in this book. The author uses her fantasy and puts it on paper in a very original way (Dinkies). – Ursula on Goodreads

One thing I can say about this fantasy story, there are a lot of memorable moments and characters that stack upon one another. The author has laid out a world with a solid foundation, and minor characters strong enough to build upon their own books and stories. – Douglas on Amazon

The Association

I’m not sure if Fantasy / murder mystery / humor is a recognized sub-genre or not. Regardless, the author is a master of it, or rather a mistress. – Math Nerd on Amazon

There are so many things I loved about this book. It’s funny, exciting and scary at times. It has a little bit of learning to be an adult, about love and perseverance. It’s also about finding strengths in yourself, in moments of fear and hardship. That said, what I loved the most, was that a group different races put their racist biases behind them when it really mattered, all taking place in a supernatural setting. I really loved the book and can warmly recommend it to others.
The narrated version are even better than the ebook version, since the narrator really brings the book to life and it lefts you take it in, at a slower pace. – Ink on my wings on Amazon

The Weary Traveler

The characters are amazing, and well developed. Lorelei is lovely and determined. I like her personality! The storyline is original, intricate and intriguing. I like the humor and the mystery in this story. – Jocelyne on Goodreads

Great book! It pulled me in from beginning to end and held my attention. Well-developed story line and characters. The world building is detailed and imaginative. – Jennifer on Amazon

The Wayward Deed

“The Wayward Deed” is a fun and enjoyable read, fast-paced and twisted, with good descriptions, interesting characters, with a fine dose of humor on top. A very entertaining story, with both witty and whimsical situations, with echoes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Though the Looking Glass’ with a much more credible story and relatable characters. – Katheyer on Goodreads

I don’t want to say a lot about it, but I can tell you that I read most of it with a smile on my face and at some moments laughed out loud. The characters are funny, sweet, and each with his or her own quirks. I’d love to see more of the interactions between Ziah and Ren, and I would definitely want to see more scenes with Conrad in them. – Diana on Amazon

Whoo! And now I’m totally spent!

Also, I’ve received awesome comments on my covers, and that’s all thanks to Anna at EerilyFair Design and the narrator of The Association and The Weary Traveler, Ellen Quay, is equally loved and amazing by listeners.

I have a lot of good to focus on, so I’m going to try my damnedest to do that.

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