Fair warning: I am a big year-in-reviewer. I love December's energy of reflection and processing. I spend time each holiday season curating a playlist to commemorate the past twelve months and I am an absolute sucker for retrospective journaling and blogging. New Year's is probably my favorite holiday. It's a whole thing. As part of … Continue reading Life Outside the Comfort Zone: Five Debut Year Lessons
Today, one of my biggest writing dreams comes true. Today, I'm signing with my agent, Maeve MacLysaght of Ladderbird Literary Agency. Maeve’s passion for my spooky, time-bending science fiction mystery and her commitment to representing queer, diverse SFF makes her an ideal champion for GALATEA’S PARADOX. Aesthetic features original character art (top left) by Zara … Continue reading It Starts with a Dream: from Novel Idea to Agent Offer
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).
It's finally here: the eve of my debut release. CAMBION'S LAW releases tomorrow in Kindle and ebook. Because it's Print on Demand, some of you have received your paperback copies already! I love seeing pictures of my book in the wild so keep 'em coming. I am full of so many feelings: nervous, excited, uncertain, … Continue reading Tomorrow’s the Day: CAMBION’S LAW Is Almost Here!
In a week and a day my debut novel, CAMBION'S LAW, will be in the world. And that is an overwhelming sensation, my friends. These words that I worked on for years to refine and perfect as best I could are leaving my private headspace and by some alchemy making their way to yours. I … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go
The Pitch Wars hype train is gaining steam again, with mentors working on their wish lists and potential mentees already preparing to submit. If you're considering entering, this post is for you. Let's talk about what Pitch Wars is really like, what it means to be Pitch Wars ready, and the pros and cons of … Continue reading A 2020 Mentee Answers Your Pitch Wars Questions
Today's the day!!! I'm so excited to share my cover reveal for CAMBION'S LAW with all of you! Wide preorder links for ebooks are now LIVE. Drumroll for the trailer, please...
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.
This year has been one hell of a ride. Three weeks from today, CAMBION’S LAW will be available for preorder. Three months after that, it will be out in the world. I did a little poll on Twitter and it seemed that quite a few people were interested in reading about how my debut year … Continue reading Notes from My Debut Year
Who am I to write this post, anyway? Ironically, that's the thought running through my head right now. It's not like I have any secret formula for defeating impostor syndrome. But I do experience it frequently, and I'm not alone. Discussions and expressions of impostor syndrome come up in all of my writing groups, and … Continue reading Writing Through It: On Impostor Syndrome