FORMATTING 101

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Indie authors!

Have you spent $$$ hiring someone to format your books? Have you tried to “do it yourself” only to quit in frustration?

If this has happened to you, check our new WRITER to AUTHOR workshops!

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FROM THE PAINTED TOMB

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Hi Y’all,

I’m excited and happy to announce I signed a contract with Black Lyon Publishing to publish my supernatural/dark fantasy, FROM THE PAINTED TOMB.

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My Latest Manuscript

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FROM THE PAINTED TOMB:

A lonely, embittered newspaper reporter, an immortal ancient Egyptian prince from the 18th Dynasty, and the mythical beast that stalks them both.

In April, I queried a publisher recommended to me by one of my favorite authors, and in the query, they asked for the first three paragraphs of my paranormal – three paragraphs only,.

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Speaking at a Book Club

Plantation book clubI had such an enjoyable Tuesday evening; I was invited to speak at a local book club about my vigilante novel, WITH FULL MALICE. A member read it and recommended it to the group. Then they invited me to visit.

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New Queries

gold bar pixabay-1013593_640So far I’ve sent queries to seven agents. It’s an agaonizing process because you never know if they read the sample pages or if they judge your writing ability on the query alone.

I’ve written and rewritten mine at least ten times, hoping that each is an improvement, and that the last is a bit more exciting. Part of the problem, I think, is the genre. My new novel  is a blend of spec fiction, horror, paranormal, and romance. How in the world do I settle on one?

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Novel Finished. Hooray!

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I’ve finally finished my latest novel, From the Painted Tomb.

What a feeling. I’m not sure if my strange reaction was numbness, exhilaration, or just plain relief, but probably a little of everything. I had the urge to cry, and it wouldn’t have been unusual. I bawl while watching a touching TV commercial, or while reading a novel, so I expected tears. But they didn’t come. Read more ›

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