It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn't stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it. As I already knew, "self-publishing" requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it's what I have to do… Continue reading Lit. Update: Future Steps
The official release of my first volume of poetry, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, will be celebrated tomorrow - Dec. 21st, 2021 (Yule/winter solstice)! It will also be available to international readers. Further information will follow in the update I post tomorrow. I've been in the process of connecting and updating information across all of… Continue reading Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!
The latest draft of my first poetry book is complete! I am slowly going through a list of possible agents and publishing options. Over the next several weeks, I'll be revising T.W.N. a little more. Older content will be removed and new excerpts will debut! For now, I'll use the artwork that has been… Continue reading Announcement / Lit. Update: “Excerpts and New Platforms!”
I'm happy to report I've received my first rejection for the cozy mystery! Now, you're probably wondering why rejection would make me happy. Firstly, it's part of the job. If you are going to be an author and work in the publishing arena, then you have to be comfortable with rejection. This is not… Continue reading Announcement / Lit. Update, and Coming Soon!
I'm pleased to announce the submission process has begun! I'm awaiting replies from a couple of agents, while also searching for others to query. I'm taking my time and being very careful, asking as many probing questions as possible. It's the best way to avoid scams that target new authors. For anyone looking… Continue reading Lit. Update: Cozy Mystery Novel