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My Blog

My journeys to becoming a writer

Received Marketing Supplies

April 2, 2019

I received all my marketing supplies today.  WestBow did such a great job.

Book Stubs Arrival

March 22, 2019

My book stubs came in on March 20th.  Thank you to WestBow Press who did such a beautiful job on them.

Book Spotted Locally

March 17, 2019

On Friday, March 15, my friend Mr. James W. spotted my book on the shelves in Barnes & Noble here in my city.  A huge thank you to him for taking some pictures for my website. 

My Writing Buddy

March 13, 2019

Meet "Whoobie." This is my little writing buddy.  My dad helped me find him and bought him for me.  I bring him out when I work on my stories.  What is a writing buddy?  Just a little trinket that is basically your little fictitious supporter in everything you do for writing.

The Next Anne of Green Gables only in USA

March 13, 2019

I always enjoyed the movies of Anne of Green Gables.  I considered myself like Anne and dreamed of being like her even though she is fictitious.  I would often imagine myself like her when she was at the beach in the sequel and she decided to sit down and write down her thoughts, unfortunately became to dreamy and pretending to swoon like her character did in her story, she lay down and her papers blew everywhere.  So far, that has not happened to me yet...but it could. 

The story is set during the Victorian Era, which is one of my favorite era's in history.  I am a person who loves fancy dresses and am always looking for dresses like hers or sewing patterns to design dresses like hers.  Anne loves to read, I love reading too.  One of Anne's mistakes was to read Ben-Hur during classes, thankfully I have never done that. 

Anne became a teacher of a college and directed plays.  I have amazingly and thankfully, also been given the opportunity to do this at my church.

Now, hopefully I do not write silly stories like Anne was accused of doing by her best friend Gilbert...everything I have written comes from ideas but mostly the Lord.  I could not write without His guidance on many things.  There are times when I get stuck and don't know what I should do.  I always pray before I start a new story project.  

Josephine March from "Little Women," was also an inspiration to me.  I always enjoyed the part where she went to the publishers to get her first stories published by the newspaper; now her first ones were nonsense as stated by the Professor Baer, but she learned from that and later wrote a better story/novel.  I loved how she had her own special spot upstairs in the attic to write and create her stories.  I don't have a special spot to write, but whenever I get the time to write, it is very relaxing to me.  Jo would sometimes cry while writing her stories.  Some may ask if this really happens to authors?  I admit, it does.  I have cried on some of mine that I wanted to make a point or hopefully move the readers or audiences. Jo started a reading club with her sisters and her neighbor.  I did this a few years back but it only lasted for so long then people lost interest, but it was fun and I did enjoy the time I got to do it and those who stuck with it.

What inspired me to write my first long story

March 13, 2019

I started my first long story at the age of ten.  My inspiration came from this book listed in the picture, "The Journeyman," by Elizabeth Yates.  Excellent book to read by the way, if anyone is wondering.  My first story I also decided to dedicate to my sister.  It is currently still in progress.  But it was this particular story which I introduced to my friend and neighbor, Eleya R.  I thought it was silly and figured she would tell me the same thing, but she surprised me by saying, "This is very good, needs more work but it's good."  She handed it back to me.  "You should become an author."  I took it and inside my heart swelled and my thoughts began to wonder, could I possibly be an author someday?  From then on, that was my dream.

Author Page now on Amazon

March 13, 2019

My info is now up on amazon.  You can follow me and see some more of my bio.  Look up my book and click on my name.

First book signed

March 13, 2019

On Monday, March 11, 2019.  I was able to sign my first book for a classmate of mine.  Unfortunately, I did not think of getting a picture.  But a huge thank you to my classmate and awesome editor of LCCC's newspaper, Wingspan-Josh McLees.

Available on Christianbook

March 10, 2019

The book is now available on christianbook on-line. Author information will be disclosed soon.

Book goes on Sale and becomes e-book

March 2, 2019

On February 27th, Barnes and Noble had the book priced at 37% off.  The following day, it went up by one dollar.  The book will be available on-line at Christianbook, soon.  Amazon and Barnes & Noble put up the e-book.  The publisher had the e-book available the day before.  Today, which is March 2, 2019, the book is on Amazon for $49.04.  Started my Facebook page of the book yesterday.  I did notice also, that Amazon has several sellers that are now trying to sell the book.

Published on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

March 2, 2019

On February 26 the book was released on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  I did my first posts on Social Media of the exciting news.

Release Date

March 2, 2019

My first release date of the book was on February 25, 2019 when I signed the final contract and the book was sent that day to the printers.