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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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..
One of my goals for 2020, documented on my New Year’s Resolutions list, was to enter several literary award contests. With a lot of help from my marketing team at Tellwell Talent, I made a list of different contests for which my books would be eligible in regard to being self-published and in the science..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Amazing advancements in technology have undoubtedly made our lives easier. You can shop online, accessing stores worldwide who then ship the purchases directly to your doorstep. No need to peruse thousands of books and journals at the library when conducting research…simply click a button on your laptop for instant answers. Lose your keys…want to pay..