Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Why I went Indie



In 2013 I went Indie. I’m loving the journey and I haven’t looked back.  
Indie is a term for authors who choose to publish their books on their own without the aid of a publisher.  There are tons of reasons why authors choose to self-publish, and they are all as unique and personal as the authors themselves.  Some writers also publish both routes, which many refer to as “Hybrid Authors”.  They may publish one series or stand-alone novel traditionally with a publisher and self-publish another totally different series.  No way is the wrong way.  It’s a career path all writers must decide on their own.  

So why did I make the switch?  Here are some of my reasons:

  • I have 100% say in my covers when I self-publish.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve worked with some publishers who were very willing to work with my ideas for how I thought the covers should look. However, going Indie means I have all the say.  Plus I can change the covers at random based on whether I want to boost sales, showcase a particular theme of the novel, etc. 
  • I can write a series without first getting permission from the publisher.  This is a big one for me. I can take any character and reference them in other books, make them part of a series, whether a major or minor character; it’s all fair game, and it’s so much fun. 
  • Something that goes along with this is that I can write any character in via request from readers. If a reader wants to see more of a certain character, again, I don’t have to get permission from anyone.  Which brings me to my next reason…
  • I can please my readers.  And I can please them faster.  If I want to write ten plus books per year, I don’t have to wait for a publisher to accept them.  Most books aren’t even published until a year after they are accepted by a publisher. That’s a long time for a reader to wait.  Nowadays with the Internet making everything instantaneous, readers aren't willing to wait a year or more for your next book.  With self-publishing I don’t have to make them wait.  I can get the book/books out to you guys as fast as my fingers can fly over the keyboard!
So for me it’s freedom and giving back to my readers.  You guys are the best, and it’s my hope to keep these books coming! 

Oh, and to everyone who pre-ordered Second Chance, thank you so much! Without your support I wouldn't have the greatest job in the world, writing stories for you! Thank you! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Second Chance is now available for preorder!

I'm thrilled to announce that Second Chance, my very first contemporary romance series, is now available for preorder!  Release date is July 15th. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has asked me about this series and shown so much interest. I appreciate it more than you could ever know!



Samantha Stone thought she had it all.  High powered job, nice apartment, and everything else she thought she needed in the city that never sleeps.  When her aunt unexpectedly passes away and wills her the family diner, Sam moves back to the one horse town she grew up in—and a world as foreign as if she moved to another planet.  
Ian Woods is trying to reassemble his life that was shattered ten years ago.  He’s paid his debt to society but the people of Cold Springs are as unforgiving as they are set in their ways.  He can’t believe Sam Stone is back in town, and the only person who will give him a second chance.
Who knew that a rundown diner in the middle of nowhere would bring them together?  Can this new life save them both before the town tears them apart?



Friday, June 24, 2016

New book! New series! Releases July 15!



Hello everyone,
I'm so happy to announce that I finally have completed the first book, Second Chance, in my new contemporary series, The Cold Springs Series! Hold onto your hats, this book releases July 15th.  That's, like, right around the corner!

Here's a blurb:



Samantha Stone thought she had it all.  High powered job, nice apartment, and everything else she thought she needed in the city that never sleeps.  When her aunt unexpectedly passes away and wills her the family diner, Sam moves back to the one horse town she grew up in—and a world as foreign as if she moved to another planet.  
Ian Woods is trying to reassemble his life that was shattered ten years ago.  He’s paid his debt to society but the people of Cold Springs are as unforgiving as they are set in their ways.  He can’t believe Sam Stone is back in town, and the only person who will give him a second chance.
Who knew that a rundown diner in the middle of nowhere would bring them together?  Can this new life save them both before the town tears them apart?

I'll post the pre-order link on Amazon shortly.  Thanks for reading!