Wow! I can’t believe April is almost over! I’m loving the warmer weather and more time spent outside. This time of year, I’m often sitting on the back patio with my laptop and a cup of coffee. That’s where I am now, and today I wanted to compose a special invitation for you!
My debut novel, This Dreamer, launches on May 3rd, and my family and I are ready to celebrate! We are throwing a launch party / book signing on the evening of May 8th. If you’re in the Edmond, OK area, please stop by the Ellis Island Coffee Lounge on South Bryant between 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. We would love to see you! We’ll have a few books available, yummy snacks, and, of course, you’re welcome to purchase coffee and treats at the coffee bar!
I interviewed two YA authors! Check it out ⤵️
Did you know my friend and I run a website called Book Series Recaps! We write recaps and reviews, interview authors, and create book lists for readers. Our most popular list is called Clean YA Books for Teens, Tweens, or anyone. (Clean, meaning no language or sexual situations.) This page gets about 1000 hits a week, and the mailing list has grown to over 2000 recipients! This week I interviewed two authors who, like me, are committed to writing clean books. If you find yourself looking for clean reads for you or your kids, you should check them out!
Click to read the full interview
Newbie Author Moments
Newbie Author MomentsIf you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen visual proof that I’m a newbie author! I nerded out over obtaining a Goodreads author page, and I had to restrain myself from posting about the fact that you could search for me on Amazon, and something would pop up! (Of course, you can find me on Amazon. I’m selling a book, for goodness sake!)
But I couldn’t help myself from posting a few photos of me holding, for the first time, a book I’d written! I may have conducted a mini photoshoot! Here are a few snapshots from when my proof copy and then my hardback first arrived.
I’ll stick with just these six photos for now! 😁 It was a fun day!
Meet my two main characters, Evie and Adan!
How can you help an author like me?
- The absolute best thing you can do to help me is leave a positive review on Amazon. Reviews are essential to every author’s success. Reviews containing comments are best, but a starred review is great too! (You won’t be able to leave a review until after May 3rd.)
- Leave a review on Goodreads and BookBub.
- You can also help my writing endeavors by liking, commenting, and/or sharing my posts on social media (posts with more likes are shown to more people)!
- You can tell your friends about This Dreamer and even forward this email to them. Encourage them to join my mailing list here…
That’s it for now. I hope you are enjoying your springtime as much as I am! Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest if you don’t already!
Thank you so much for your support!