Lessons learned from my first round of editing with the publisher…

#1. It’s going to take longer than you think. Like until the last minute before the deadline longer than you think. #2. Don’t take it personal when your editor leaves comments in the margin like, “This doesn’t make sense, what are you trying to say?” or “You are a terrible…

Editing: Round 1!

I received my first round of edits back from the publisher this week, and I don’t know if it’s the same for all new authors, but finally this whole process is starting to feel real (it seems the word “deadline” will make that happen sometimes). Still, to know that professional…

Finding time to write…NaNoWriMo

One of the best parts of this entire process is getting the opportunity to talk to people about Dark Tomorrow, and to discover how many other would-be writers have similar dreams of their own. Whether it’s a fully-drafted screenplay, a half-written coming of age novel, or just a damn good…

Welcome kit!

Finally received my welcome packet from the publisher, and I am beyond excited to get started on the editing process, promotion, cover design, etc, etc! I will be sure to update the blog and my social media accounts as we move forward toward the October 2018 release date.

My Journey to Publication…

About eight years ago, after a series of started-but-never-finished attempts at writing a novel, I suddenly had what I thought was a good idea for a book. It wasn’t a groundbreaking concept by any stretch, a story about a teenage kid fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, but as…

Dark Tomorrow…coming soon!

Stay tuned for info on publishing dates for the upcoming YA novel, Dark Tomorrow.