I hope you are all staying healthy and safe. What a year 2020 is turning out to be! I know I’ve found it difficult on many days to concentrate on reading, never mind writing. And yet both of these things are still helping me manage the challenges of this year.
So even though it feels odd to be promoting my work at this time, I thought I should let you know that my urban fantasy novel Fortune’s Shadow is finally available in paperback from Amazon. (It was a true joy to finally hold the proof copy in my hands!)
Today’s the day, hurrah! My debut urban fantasy novel is finally out into the world and ready to be read. 🙂 It’s available at several major ebook retailers and is also being published on library catalogues if you’d prefer to request it through your local library (under ISBN 9781777085629).
Is my book for you? If you like the idea of reading about
An indie musician trying to make it big
A magical wish gone sideways
A secret from the past
A small town full of fun characters
A supernatural showdown
then I’d be honoured if you chose to spend time with Jocelyn and all the other characters I have grown to love.
For those of you who may be wondering, since this is the first book in the Nexus Chronicles: it is a standalone story, and I’ve been told it has a satisfying ending. 🙂 However the threads are there for future tales from the town of Bridgepoint, and I’m working towards writing and publishing at least two more. So if you read my book and enjoy it, I would be very grateful if you could leave a rating or review or share the news with friends.
This has been such a long time coming—I’ve been wanting to publish a fantasy novel since forever. Thank you to everyone who helped me get here!
And thank you, readers, for taking a chance on a new author. I hope you enjoy my book as much as I have enjoyed writing it!
I haven’t posted here for a while. At first, it was because I was taking on a lot of editing work—which was a wonderful reason not to have time to write! It’s been such an incredible experience collaborating with my indie clients to help them craft their stories, whether through the big-picture view of manuscript assessments or the nuts and bolts of stylistic and copy editing. I also had the opportunity to work on multiple series, and it was so much fun celebrating along with my authors whenever each new book was published.
So I made a conscious decision to only take on manuscript assessments going forward, and I set to work at seriously writing a draft of my own first novel after many years of starts and stops.
The indie authors I work with are the most generous people I have ever met. Now that I am the one jumping into the fray, they have been so supportive, offering advice and cheering me on. I have been so inspired by them, and I am thrilled to be working towards self-publishing my own story.
Recently, I saw a Twitter post from an editor who was advertising her services by calling herself “100% editor”—someone who wasn’t a writer, and therefore would be a better choice as an editor because she was solely focusing on her clients.
As you might guess, I am viewing things a different way. I feel that by coming full circle, through experiencing the same challenges that my clients have faced in trying to bring their best stories to their readers, it can only make me a better editor.
I’m continuing to enjoy doing manuscript assessments, since I love working with structure and looking at how all of the aspects of a story can be reassembled to make it even stronger.
At the same time, I am writing, and I am so pleased to be able to say I have completed a full draft of my novel, which I am hoping to publish in May 2020!
I’m also going to do my best to write the occasional blog post again and share my thoughts on editing, writing, and self-publishing as I go through this new challenge.
Thank you to everyone reading this. I hope to post again soon! (Or at least, sooner than before!)