Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, it's a holiday where I live, one of my favorites, and it's the last day of my Kindle Scout campaign for Game Misconduct. It would be remiss of me not to immediately thank all of you who have supported the campaign. It's taken a little while for it to take off - pretty much the whole campaign - but it's finally getting some looks, which is all I can ask for. I really do love this book and I'm hoping it will be out in some fashion before the next major holiday here.

So enough about books for now, although I have started shopping The Monster in the Woods around if anyone was interested in an update on it. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I thought I'd talk about some of those things.

First, of course, is my wonderful husband. We've been together for fifteen years now and he seems to never tire of my craziness. Then of course is our "children," the two white fluffy dogs who think I am their pillow. I'm thankful I have a regular nine-to-five job that pays the bills while I try to figure out if my writing career will ever take off. It pays for things like the roof over my head and the hockey tickets I need, because only at hockey games do I seem to get the voices in my head telling me to write more books to quiet for a few minutes.

There are many other things I'm thankful for, but the only other one really important for this blog post is you. I am thankful for anyone who has been a part of my journey as an author. There is no way I could list you all out by name, because I don't even know some of your names, but I am thankful you have given me an opportunity to share the worlds I create with you.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The pains of being relegated to the last page

Happy November, one of my favorite months. I have a lot of those it seems, but I'm hoping November pops up on that list for many reasons in the weeks to come. It's been a busy hockey month already for me, and I'm getting ready to head to another game. I wanted to stop in and give a little update on where things currently sit with The Monster in the Woods and Game Misconduct.

Update: There is no update.

I haven't heard anything back from my agent query for Monster, which is to be expected. It's only been a couple of weeks, and I'm sure the stack of queries before me wasn't small. I may have mentioned that I only sent it to one person to start with, but I have a secondary list ready to go once I hear, or don't hear anything.

As far as GM, well after the end of campaign success I thought I had with The Call, I kind of expected things to be going a little better. It doesn't help that for almost a solid week the book has been the very last one in the listings for romance, no movement at all when I check multiple times a day. That probably means that it isn't getting very many eyeballs on it.

I need some help changing that. I know that most of the people who read my books probably lean more towards fantasy storylines, but GM has the same kind of feel as a lot of my stories. I just decided no one needed to sprout fur. Hockey players are already superheroes in my mind - I almost fainted just last night when I was waiting in line for something at a game and one ran by me for a pregame jog (I'm sure the fainting was just a matter of him being my favorite player).

Anyway, back to GM. Please take a second to check it out on Kindle Scout,, and if you can find a hundred friends to also check it out, I will love you forever and ever :)