First look at The Anarchists!

Thanks for your support of my work! Below is the ARC version of the Prologue and first chapter of The Anarchists. NOTE: If you have not read The Lost Testament (and intend to at some point), you might not want to read this. Enjoy! PROLOGUE Bound at the feet and hands, Noor straightened his posture.Continue reading “First look at The Anarchists!”

Let love in or shut it out? You decide.

How do you move beyond the pain to start a fresh relationship? I’m knee-deep in Isoke: a character I’ve known for about a year. Isoke’s background is littered with issues. Her mother, Hawa, left the family to pursue a calling greater than the responsibility of a family. When Hawa was present, she berated Isoke, whoContinue reading “Let love in or shut it out? You decide.”

Compelling characters create connections

Every author wants characters you, the reader, believe in, root for, love, or hate. You want your reader to care about your characters, no matter how prolific or damaged they are, and you do that by establishing a connection between character and reader. I’m willing to bet that most people who drive by a terribleContinue reading “Compelling characters create connections”

Save time & money: Why you need a publishing mentor

I call myself a “publishing mentor,” and not because I like cutesy titles (I actually HATE them). Authors interested in indie publishing (ESPECIALLY self-publishing) need information to successfully navigate the publishing process. You could use someone on your team who’s not trying to hawk their wares instead of offering you another, efficient, time-saving way, couldn’t you?Continue reading “Save time & money: Why you need a publishing mentor”

Start a publishing biz for cheap!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at a book fair. Self-published authors and an indie author were in attendance, and most appeared less than receptive to what I was saying. Building your own publishing business is A way to get yourself published, not necessarily THE way or YOUR way. That said, there are some veryContinue reading “Start a publishing biz for cheap!”