Hi friends! I will be the first to admit that I have not been as good with this whole blog thing as I'd hoped I would be. It's been entirely too long since I last posted -- but the good news is, a LOT has happened during that time! Let me catch you up.
My last post was a bittersweet one, lamenting that my effort to crowdsource the publication of my first novel through Inkshares did not pan out. I said then that where a door closes, a window open -- and boy, I had no idea the truth of that statement. I was disappointed, but nowhere near giving up. No, that point came nearly a year later after querying fifty agents and receiving (or not receiving, as was the case with the vast majority) fifty rejections. After being turned down by an indie publisher who sent me an error-riddled note recommending that I have my book professionally edited (oh, the irony), I realized it was probably time to step back and reassess my approach. I looked at the calendar and realized the September #PitMad was coming up; I would give that a shot, and if it didn't pan out, I'd start exploring self-publishing.
I got two hits on one of my pitches. Both were indie publishers, and after some due diligence I decided that one of them would be the perfect fit for me. I'm proud to say that I am now on the author roster of City Limits Publishing, new to the scene and based in Nashville, TN.
My debut novel, Charlie's Mirror, is set to hit the market on December 8. Of THIS YEAR! It's available for preorders now. It will also be available on Amazon, BN.com, Kobo, and other major online bookstores. Makes a FANTASTIC holiday gift!
AND and and and and...I found out last week that Charlie will also be available on the shelf at Barnes & Noble stores in three territories: Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest. Tell you what, friends...this is HUGE for me. A literal dream come true.
I just wrapped up Novel #2 and sent it to City Limits this week. The outline for Novel #3 is underway.
2020 has been a terrible year in a lot of ways, but it's also been a good one for me. It's the year I finally made my dream come true.