Updates

I’m sorry for the overload of updates lately. I promise they will slow down after this!

First off, thank you for putting up with me lately! I know it’s been a whirlwind these past few weeks, and I know things have gotten a little crazy, so I apologize for any confusion. I appreciate all of you guys so incredibly much. Your support has been instrumental in helping to make my dream of publishing a reality. I honestly can’t thank you all enough for everything.

Now, on to some other exciting updates:

  1. Royal Thief is now on Goodreads! If you’re interested, check it out here
  2. The book is also officially up on Barnes and Noble so now it’s available as an ebook on all the major retail sites. I’ll let you all know when the print version is available too.
  3. If you missed it, I do have a giveaway going on. The details are posted in the previous post. Again, feel free to shoot me an email with any questions.
  4. I’m also hosting a giveaway for my tumblr followers, so if you have an account there, feel free to follow me. I’m thinking of doing twitter and instagram giveaways as well sometime, but I’ll probably wait a little while before I do those. But, if you’re interested in following me on instagram or twitter, feel free!

That’s all for now! Again, I promise to try and limit/condense my posts from now on so you all don’t get flooded with updates all the time. I’m still painfully new to all this. 🙂

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Giveaway!

I wanted to let everyone know about a giveaway I’m hosting in honor of Royal Thief being out in the world!

How to enter: Anyone who posts a review of Royal Thief on any site (goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and the Noble, ITunes, etc.) will be entered in raffle. For each site you post your review, you’ll get one entry. So, for example, if you post on goodreads and Amazon, you’ll get two entries.

What you’ll win: The winner will receive a $20 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (you get to choose)

Rules:

I’ll be checking most of the sites regularly, but please also shoot me an email to let me know where you posted so I can be sure to count your entries.

The winner must be willing to give me their address. I promise not to use your address for anything other than the giveaway.

The giveaway ends December 1st

Any questions? Feel free to email me if there’s anything you’d like to know or if something doesn’t make sense!

If you’re interested in buying Royal Thief, it’s available on most major retail sites for only 99 cents!

Cover Reveal for Royal Thief

I’m so excited to finally reveal the cover for Royal Thief! I know I’m a little biased, but I absolutely love this cover!

If you’re interested in buying the book, it will be available within the next couple weeks as an ebook and the print version will be available in about a month. There’s a little bit of wiggle room on the release dates because of a few minor issue that came up. I’ll be sure to post the official release date as soon as I find out for sure.

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Exciting News!

After over three years, thousands of gallons of coffee, and lots of incoherent yelling at my computer screen, I’m so excited to say that I finally sent Royal Thief to the publishers today!!!!! It will still be at least a few weeks before the book hits stores, but I’m still so incredibly thrilled! This has been a long, often maddening process, but I’m so grateful for everyone who has helped me get this far. You all are so incredible!

Also, if you’re looking for a fabulous editor, I would wholeheartedly recommend Hanna Gibeau. She did an amazing job working with me on this book.

Want to Know My Thoughts on Books?

In honor of my soon-to-be status as a published author, I’ve decided to focus more on reviewing other author’s works. I’ve loved reading ever since I knew what a book was and I absolutely adore talking about books, so it seems like a win-win. If you’re interested in following my thoughts/feelings/ramblings about the various books in my life, feel free to check out The Book Unicorn. Just in case you haven’t gotten enough of me already. 😉

On Publishing a Novel

Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of writing my very own book. I’ve been making up stories ever since I could string sentences together. As I grew up, I changed a great deal, but one thing that has never changed is my desire to publish a novel. Now that I’m an “adult” I’m finally in a position to fulfill that dream.

From the moment I began writing Royal Thief, two years ago, it quickly became apparent that there was more to publishing a book than just writing it. There’s the numerous edits and rewrites, the beta reads and critiques, the professional edit once your book is finally in somewhat decent shape…you get the picture. Many people think of being an author as a relatively solitary profession, but that is far from the truth. One person may be able to write a book, but it truly does take a village to share that book with the world.

My advice to anyone considering publishing a book is this: embrace your village. You wrote this amazing piece of work, and never let anyone tell you that isn’t an impressive accomplishment. But if you truly want to publish that work you are going to need a lot of help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. As someone who is naturally shy and introverted, it was so difficult for me to reach out to people. So I know what a struggle that can be. But you have to put yourself out there and take a few chances. I guarantee it will be more than worth it when you finally see your book out there for the world to experience.