So, You Wanna Be an Author?

Ever since I started spreading the new about The Scavenger getting published, I’ve been getting questions about the writing and publishing process. The most common question, by far, is how to actually start. There are so many people out there, even more than I realized previously, that want to be published authors. It seems very … Continue reading So, You Wanna Be an Author?

How to Throw an Unforgettable Launch Party

So, your book is getting published! Those hundreds, thousands even, of hours spent slaving over your manuscript are about to pay off. It's an utterly overwhelming feeling; a confusing mixture of fear, excitement and nerves. What's the best way to celebrate your book-child's birth into this world? A launch party! Launch parties are an author's … Continue reading How to Throw an Unforgettable Launch Party

Self/Traditional Publishing

If I’m going to be honest, I didn’t actually know that self-publishing was an option when I first started writing The Scavenger. I was still under the impression that writers sent a printed copy of their manuscript to a publishing house and then (within a few weeks) would receive a letter back of either acceptance … Continue reading Self/Traditional Publishing

Three Things I Learned From Hiring a Manuscript Editor

When I originally started writing The Scavenger, I had always assumed I wouldn’t have the budget for a professional editor. It had never really been a question after I had started looking at prices and saw what people could charge. But as I continued drafting and editing my work, it became more and more apparent … Continue reading Three Things I Learned From Hiring a Manuscript Editor