Author: lanie

The Year 2020: A Personal Reflection

Here we are at the tail end of 2020, and what a crazy year it has been! At the outset, I don’t think we could have predicted how it would unfold, instead imagining it would be the best year ever. In reality, it was a trying year for so many reasons: the virus, endless quarantine..

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Book Launching 2020-Style

To say 2020 has been an atypical year is a blatant understatement. A global pandemic, riots, floods, earthquakes, fires, crashes, murder hornets…we’ve had our fair share this year. The global effects are devastating and will linger long past the end of the year, requiring plenty of time for us to recover both mentally and financially. So,..

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Diary of a Self-published Author

My writing journey has been an eventful one, filled with highs and lows, and a lot of in-betweens. I’m slowly reaching goals I’ve set for myself, while simultaneously creating new goals I’d like to reach. I have two self-published books, a third novel about to be released and two works-in-progress. But the truth is, I’m..

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Lost in a Daydream

Daydreaming is a state of mind in-between lucidity and sleep, where an individual is distracted from the present and more in-tune with the subconscious. It’s an escape, a temporary reprieve from reality. Studies indicate that the average individual spends approximately eight hours a day daydreaming, and as staggering as that number sounds, I think I..

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Happy New Year…Welcome 2020!

A new year…a new decade! Looking ahead at the year of 2020, the possibilities and opportunities are infinite. Anything can happen. And anything will happen if you have the right mindset. The tradition is to make a list of new year’s resolutions, and I’m not one to balk against this ritual, always making a mental..

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Autumn Debrief

Autumn was a whirlwind of events as I promoted my latest novel, Guardian of Angel, the second book in the Father of Contention series. When it came to marketing my first book, it took me a full year to get through all the events I packed into two short months for my second book. Was I..

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It’s My Book Birthday!

It’s my book birthday! I’m proud to announce the arrival of my new novel, GUARDIAN OF ANGEL. Weighing in at 349 grams and measuring 14 x 21.6 cm, GUARDIAN OF ANGEL is the second installation of the FATHER OF CONTENTION series. If you love science fiction and fantasy, you should totally check it out! In..

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Virtual Book Tour Complete – Check!

Are you a list maker? I most definitely am, even to the point of being obsessive compulsive about them. Grocery shopping lists, what-to-pack-when-I-am-travelling lists, weekly chores lists, To-Do lists…you name it, I have a list for it. I find it makes life so much more manageable. So, when it came to planning a marketing strategy..

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Book Blitz: Recap

On March 25th, 2019, I participated in my first ever Book Blitz organized by RABT Book Tours & PR, and what a great experience it was! I was promoting my first novel, FATHER OF CONTENTION, across twenty-one blogs in one day. Each blog site that hosted my blitz displayed a synopsis and excerpt from the..

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