I have problems remembering the exact date of my wedding anniversary, so it's no surprise that I didn't recall another anniversary this month. Five years ago, July 2011, I became a published author with my YA fantasy sci-fi, The Waiting Booth. I followed that book with two more in the Whispering Woods series.
Does it seem like it's been five years? In some ways, that first book occurred a lifetime ago. I've learned so much since then about writing, the publishing business, and myself. I've learned it takes a tough person to persist. I'm going to be honest. Some days I love it, and other days I wonder if I can keep going.
I've learned I have some great friends and wonderful readers. I couldn't have made it five years without you. But I don't want to get all melancholy. I simply want to celebrate this five year milestone.
How does an author celebrate? I'm showing off my new covers for the entire Whispering Woods series! My previous covers were great, and I'll always love those. They were done in softer colors and featured a portal. But like all things wonderful—hey, even the mullet haircut was once great—these covers deserved a refresh. Najla Qamber, my cover designer, is a genius with the fragmentation effect.
If you love YA fantasy sci-fi, check out this series with the first book, The Waiting Booth, currently as a free read.
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Coming soon on iBooks
I also have a new video chat in Life & Books with my lovely and always funny critique partner, Abbie Roads. So, watch the video and check out my covers!
Who is my incredibly talented partner in vlogging? Meet Abbie Roads!
Seven Things about Abbie Roads:
1.She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
2.She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
3.By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
4.She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
5.She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
6.She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.
7.Her first book will be out October 2016 through Sourcebooks.
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