The Most Exciting of News: I’m Published

My book is available on Amazon! After beginning The Equinox Chronicles series almost a year and a half ago, I have finally finished editing the first book, and it is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store. It is called Season of Shadow, and it is a young adult urban fantasy, although it will appeal to anyone who likes mythology or Southern lit with a bit of the macabre thrown in. I will post a much lengthier discussion of this process later, but for now, I wanted to share my happiness with this announcement.

You can check out Season of Shadow here. I’m so eager to be able to share this with you all, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it and living almost exclusively within its pages for some months now.

More details to come soon!

Plunging into Social Media

The last few months, I’ve been wrestling with the decision of how to publish – as well as finishing the current series I’m working on. After much thinking and as many cups of coffee as sleepless nights, I have decided to publish myself. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the main one is that I just want people to read it. I’m not out to become a bestselling author with a summer home here and a fall retreat cabin there. I just want to write books that make me happy, and hope that they may make some other people happy as well.

Note to the universe if it’s listening: not that I would mind a summer home and a fall cabin- that’s just not my goal here.

So, in the grand quest to publish myself, there’s also a million subcategories within self-publishing (that may be an ever so slight over-exaggeration). After looking over all my options, I have decided, however, to go with e-book publishing through Amazon.

At some point you have to choose something, or so they tell me.

At some point you have to choose something, or so they tell me.

Which leads me to the point of today’s post: in addition to teaching by day to pay (some) bills, I am embarking on a rather intense editing journey to get my first urban fantasy book (in a series of four) ready to go. And because I’m nothing if not ambitious, I have also FINALLY (I know, I know) created myself a Twitter. I shall therefore endeavor to keep myself plugged into the world rather than hiding away in my igloo oasis of snow.

It’s time for this little introvert to fly. Or at the very least, jump the hell out of the nest and see what happens.

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