BREATHLESS With Excitement

Okay, I know. . bad pun.  But really, I am!

How can I not be excited? I’m on day two of my extraordinary cyber tour. . .I’m making so many new friends. . .my latest interview went live yesterday (see it here ). . and today I saw a sneak preview of the cover for BREATHLESS, which will be available at the end of February.  Love it!

I’m excited to hear your thoughts about FEARLESS, so if you’re a new reader, please do leave a comment here or on my author page.  I love these characters and this story, and it’s a huge pleasure to share them with all of you.

New Cover!

Publishing a book, especially independently, requires flexibility and trust.  Flexibility, because what you think is going to work doesn’t always, and trust, because you sometimes have to bow to someone else’s expertise.

The process of publishing FEARLESS offered a steep learning curve.  Editing and formatting was one thing, but designing a cover was quite another.  Even with the most creative minds in my household, we didn’t really have a good grasp on what kind of cover sells books–particularly young adult e-books.

And so I am unveiling here the new and improved cover for FEARLESS. It was designed by Elizabeth Sharp, book cover artist extraordinaire.  (You can contact her here. ) Look for it as part of the website soon.


Download FEARLESS!

If you haven’t done it yet. . .run right over to and download FEARLESS .  It’s easy to do, and you can read the book even if you don’t own a Kindle.  Just download the FREE Kindle reader onto your tablet, laptop, desktop. . even your smart phone!

And once you download the reader, you’ll be able to access a whole new world of e-books. . .not to mention (eventually) the entire KING series. (BREATHLESS will be available in March.)

Welcome to my website!

This is a very exciting day, and although I should be playing it cool and acting completely nonplussed. . .not going to happen.

My author website is up and running!

Once upon a time, back when I was writing my first book, I saw all this going differently.  In my dreams, my manuscript was snatched up by a terrific supportive agent and sold to a a wildly enthusiastic editor. As we prepared to publish, a group of well-trained and savvy public relations folks set up a website for me, arranged a book tour and guided me in the unfamiliar world of author publicity.

Welcome to reality.  After  I finished the book, I naively began sending out query letters and expecting good answers.  That was back in the good old days, before I had come face to face with the reality of today’s publishing world and its overwhelming odds. It was before several re-writes and edits and more discouragement than I ever expected.

Choosing to take the route of e-publishing–or indie pub, which is a little more palatable to me (who wouldn’t want to be a cool indie pubbed author:  it evokes images of all our favorite indie music artists!) was not easy.  At first, I looked at it as giving up.  But now, I see it more as just taking the less conventional route.

Oh, and I am very familiar with that particular road.

So here we are.  My author website, set up by yours truly (with lots of advice and help from my good friend, fellow author and PR guru Mandie Stevens) is ready to roll.  I’ll be using it share information and exciting tidbits about my books.

And speaking of books. . my first book, FEARLESS, is scheduled to go live on several indie sites on December 1st.

More on that is forthcoming. Thanks for visiting. . .come back soon.