Hi there! Coming in a bit late this morning with some announcements and a short grumble. Cambion's Blood is competing in Cover Wars this week! The gorgeous cover of Cambion's Blood is featured in Author Shout's Cover Wars this week. You can vote for beautiful demon women carrying swords here. The winning cover will become … Continue reading Cover Wars, Baby’s First Podcast, and a Brief Rant
How did it get to be July already?! But I'm excited that it is, because July is #SelfPitch month! The brainchild of indie author Shoshana Rain with some coparenting from me, #SelfPitch is happening July 13 and 14 this year. During July, I'm also trying to take it a little bit easy (she said, as … Continue reading Meet #SelfPitch: a Pitch Event for Indie Book Lovers!
Happy Friday the 13th! I meant to get this published earlier today but completely spaced on it last night, because that is how my May is going. Whee! This is the second edition of my so-far monthly Recommended Reads series. Check out April's Recommended Reads here. Longform Love: Writing in Scary Times and Emotional Logic … Continue reading Recommended Reads for May 13
CAMBION’S BLOOD is out June 7–that’s less than two months away! The second book in my urban fantasy series features a half-succubus lawyer down on her luck, a shadowy government agency, a delinquent teenage demon, and a goddess out for the blood of terrible men. And now it has a stunning cover. 😍 The Ukrainian … Continue reading Cover Reveal Day: CAMBION’S BLOOD
Happy Spring, everyone! I had a minor milestone this week: I passed 2000 Twitter followers. It was actually a weird time to hit this benchmark, as I was feeling ill with a bad migraine cycle and not especially present most of the week. Plus, I’ve fallen behind on scheduled writing questions, the major way I … Continue reading Feed the Birds: 8 Twitter Tips for Organic Engagement
All right, y'all asked for it. Let's talk about what launching a debut novel is like, in a pandemic no less. Or at least, what it was like for me (your mileage and existential dread may vary).
What a long strange week it's been! My book launch for CAMBION'S LAW was a wild ride, though I'm starting to feel the comedown now (note to self: do NOT keep looking at my sales rank). My publisher has assured me the release was a strong success by their metrics, for which I'm extremely relieved … Continue reading How to Create Book Trailers in Canva
In honor of my blog's one year anniversary, I want to share what I've learned so far about audience-building, social media, and author platforms.