What I Learned From Publishing My Debut Novel

It’s been nearly five months since my debut novel, The Scavenger, was published on Amazon! The weeks have has flown by and I think it’s a good time to reflect on some of the lessons I’ve learned from my experiences self-publishing. When I started writing way back in first grade, I had this vision in … Continue reading What I Learned From Publishing My Debut Novel

Notebook: A Writer’s Best Weapon

Many writers (including myself) find organizing their thoughts pretty difficult. Notebooks can revolution the way you write -- if you know how to use them. Over the years, I’ve got my note-taking down to a science. Every piece of paper I have is there for a reason and everything has a place. Shown above are the … Continue reading Notebook: A Writer’s Best Weapon

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