Hello, Dear Reader! As you likely know, I'm an indie author which is a hipster-y way of saying I self-publish. One of the biggest struggles self-published authors face is promotion--how do we reach an audience, any audience, let alone the exact audience who would be interested in our books? And then, when we do find… Continue reading Help An Indie Author With Reviews
Vacancy Book Two: The Wayward Deed is set for release on May 19th, and you can pre-order it now! Get it here! Lorelei Fischer has finally settled into her new life at enchanted bed and breakfast Moonlit Shores Manor, and besides that teeny tiny attempt on her life—which, by the way, she survived—things are going great.… Continue reading Pre-Order The Wayward Deed Now!
My husband is one of my beta readers. He's definitely not my target audience, and he's not much into romance (says his eyes glaze over when I write about how somebody smells), but he is a fan of fantasy and has a BA in English, so he's not the worst pick. While I do have… Continue reading Funny Beta Reader Comments
The Korinniad came out February 1st, 2020. That day was so full of excitement that I thought I was going to die from how the anxiety layered atop the elation like a heart attack lasagna. Now, releasing a book is much easier and more joyous, but back then I had no idea if I would… Continue reading A Year of the Pandemic and A Year of Self Publishing
We're less than a week away from release, and now's the part where I really have to buckle down on promotion aka the worst part. The text is all done, well in advance this time which feels quite weird, so now I need to figure out how to get people to read it. I've got… Continue reading Looking for ARC Reviewers for The Weary Traveler
I finished tweaking all the mood boards for the core characters in The Vacancy Series, so I figured I'd throw them up in one big post for funsies. All put together on Canva.com with the free images there. Lorelei Conrad Ziah Grier Hana Ren
I'm writing this post because my dear mother has said on multiple occasions that she will "just have to get a Kindle" when my next book comes out as electronic only. (The Weary Traveler won't be in paperback, just a heads up!) It's very sweet on her part, but objectively untrue, so I figured I'd… Continue reading How To Read eBooks Without An eReader
I didn't think about the fact I'd scheduled my first newsletter to go out on Inauguration Day, but that's what happened, and so yesterday it went live. Despite it being not exactly a spend-your-time-checking-emails kinda day, I still feel like it was successful, and now I'm way more confident with the whole process than I… Continue reading First Live Newsletter When?
I did it, Dear Readers: I created a mailing list. It should have been easy, at least that was the impression I got from all the forum posts by other self-published authors, but my gods was it absolutely not. Every step took me in a different direction where I had to complete five sub-steps and… Continue reading I Finally Have A Mailing List!
I needed a pick me up for the end of the year, and for me that is sharing with you, Dear Reader, the upcoming, long-awaited (by me), first in my first series, cover of The Weary Traveler. As always, she was done by the talented and wonderful Anna at EerilyFair Design, and I couldn't be… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Weary Traveler (Vacancy Book One)