Minerva Wakes Hardcover Delay

Minerva Wakes

Today was going to be my Get The Minerva Wakes Hardcover Done day. But I work exclusively on a Mac. And in indie publishing, POD publishers give no love to the Mac. I did a gorgeous job of formatting the book. All chapters on right-hand pages. No headers or page numbers on chapter pages. Nothing on blank left-hand pages opposite … Continue reading →

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Minerva Wakes re-release, and new revision freebie

The Story: Ahead of a coming storm, Minerva Kiakra is fighting her way through crowded grocery aisles, when the last box of cereal is yanked from her grasp… …by the impossible. She does not see a dragon. Does not. Does NOT. And when the same dragon cuts her off in traffic? No, no, no. But the thing she doesn’t want … Continue reading →

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Intern Program #1: FICTION Critter, Editor, Copyeditor, Text Layout, Cover Design, Fiction Launch Path

I’ve created my first intern program: COMMERCIAL FICTION DEVELOPMENT. The first intern program is for people who want to work with WRITERS OF FICTION (and personal non-fiction). And who want to get paid to do this. I’m looking for people with whom I can work LONG-TERM. I want to build a team I can rely on to work with every … Continue reading →

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Production Covers and NEW Afterwords: Arhel Trilogy, and Sympathy for the Devil

First, I’ve decided to write a new afterword for every one of my books I reprint. One of the things I did last week. 😀 I had a lot of fun writing them, and got to talk about the experience of writing them, and then working with them again years later. I also got the entire Arhel Trilogy finished in … Continue reading →

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FINAL covers for the ARHEL series

I ran through all three covers with Matt, and decided on final designs. Went with a cloth background for the books, moved the border in and faded it just a touch, and completely redesigned the titles for all three books. Also changed the gold border from rounded to squared, and thinned it down a bit. These aren’t quite as shockingly … Continue reading →

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The New Paranormal Suspense Covers

I finished the following covers for my upcoming novels today: Midnight Rain I See You Last Girl Dancing Night Echoes Because of a bit of a financial bump, I’m pushing hard to get all the backlist up in the next couple of months. To my amazement (because I thought exactly the opposite), I think the suspense novels are going to … Continue reading →

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Discussing “Fun…With Teeth”

Back when I first got published, I signed a lot of my books with a little extra exuberance—I drew a toothy smiley face and wrote in under it the words “Fun…With Teeth.” Which was how I saw my fiction—I always wanted my readers to laugh, but I wanted some real edge in there, too. Because, let’s face it. Sometimes I … Continue reading →

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