The wonderful Leslie over at Praying for Eyebrows interviewed me about my book, An Unexpected Turn. She did a phenomenal job of taking something that was intimidating and kind of stressful for me and turning into something fun. And she made me look way more like I know what the hell I'm doing than I… Continue reading A Conversation About An Unexpected Turn
Tag: Indie Author
Amazon Suckage As An Author
I've mentioned struggles in the past with being an indie author. I've even talked a little bit about my experiences with advertising specifically on Amazon. I'm now discovering another lovely and not often mentioned little beauty (oh, so NOT) that is the beast of Amazon. Ranking and search results. Or, to be more accurate, the… Continue reading Amazon Suckage As An Author
Anniversary Celebration – An Unexpected Turn – Last Day!
I started the Kindle ebook give away for An Unexpected Turn on the anniversary of the day I clicked publish. It ends on the day I celebrate another anniversary. 19 years and Hubby and I are still going strong. It has been an interesting week to try and honor and celebrate both of these milestones,… Continue reading Anniversary Celebration – An Unexpected Turn – Last Day!
A Little Squee Moment
I saw this last night and just about had my mind blown. Until I offered up my book, An Unexpected Turn, for free on Kindle, I hadn't had any sales or reads through any marketplace outside of the US. I've now had enough to end up in a top 100 ranked list on Amazon in… Continue reading A Little Squee Moment
Free Book Reminder – Through 3/31!
Just a little reminder that my book, An Unexpected Turn, is free through the 31st in celebration of it's one year anniversary! Even if this isn't your type of book, please pass it along to someone you know that might be interested. As always, any reviews you feel like leaving are very, very much appreciated!
One Year Book Anniversary: An Unexpected Turn – Free Offering
One year ago, I clicked the publish button on my book, An Unexpected Turn. To celebrate, I'm offering up the Kindle version for free from 3/27 through 3/31. Considering I never even planned to write a book in the first place, seeing that I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of it's release, is kind of… Continue reading One Year Book Anniversary: An Unexpected Turn – Free Offering
Amazon Deprioritizes Books
In an effort to ensure it prioritizes much needed products, Amazon has shuffled items not in those priority categories down the list when it comes to shipping. Among those getting dropped to a lower importance level are books. I have seen a lot of talk about how the current situation is impacting families with regards… Continue reading Amazon Deprioritizes Books
Tiny Bit of Self Promotion: An Unexpected Turn
I haven't mentioned anything about my book in a while and thought I'd put this out there just in case any of you hadn't seen it yet. Or... if any of you felt nice enough to push it on share it with your reader friends. Or even just say nice things about it to other… Continue reading Tiny Bit of Self Promotion: An Unexpected Turn
Book Review: Last Memoria – Rachel Emma Shaw
Author: Rachel Emma Shaw Book Name: Last Memoria Release Date: May 10, 2020 Series: * Order:* Genre: Fantasy Overall SPA: 3 Stars Blurb: Sarilla has learnt one thing from stealing memories. Everybody lies. There's nothing Sarilla hates more than stealing memories. It robs people of their lives as surely as if she… Continue reading Book Review: Last Memoria – Rachel Emma Shaw
Best of 2019: Moments
Outside of photography and the books I read this last year, I thought I'd note a few of the bigger moments and highlights of my year, things that I did or experienced that I was really proud of or stuck with me as important moments. There will always be tons of those when it comes… Continue reading Best of 2019: Moments
Best of 2019: Books
I don't tend to set reading goals as I already probably spend too much time with my nose buried in a book. Maybe. It's debatable. I have no desire to ever again hit or even get close to my highest book count in a year, because that 508 was nuts. I can say that based… Continue reading Best of 2019: Books
Book Review: I Not David, Finding Me – Book #1
Author: Kameo Monson Book Name: I Not David Release Date: November 20, 2019 Series: Finding Me Order: #1 Genre: Women's Fiction/Family Life Overall SPA: 4.5 Stars Blurb: When three-year-old Joey is diagnosed with autism, Kat’s heart sinks. With a single phone number and a few suggested therapies, she and her husband Derek are… Continue reading Book Review: I Not David, Finding Me – Book #1
Peyton Hammond’s Review For An Unexpected Turn
Peyton is one of the book bloggers I approached to review An Unexpected Turn and she most graciously agreed. She tends to read a wide variety of books and does so all while going to school, so I'm impressed with all she accomplishes. I cannot thank her enough for taking time out of her busy… Continue reading Peyton Hammond’s Review For An Unexpected Turn
On My TBR – December 2019 Edition
Looking at last month's TBR, I realize that I didn't end up reading half of my list. One ended up as a DNF, but the others... I just really wasn't in the mood for them. I still read a ton of books, but none that were on my TBR and very few of those did… Continue reading On My TBR – December 2019 Edition
Some Stats and What Next?
With my recent Amazon ad seeming to be a complete and utter bust, not to mention a huge waste of precious advertising dollars, I sort of feel like I've hit this insurmountable wall and I honestly don't know what to do from here which is insanely frustrating and discouraging. There are all kinds of parts… Continue reading Some Stats and What Next?
Book Review: Another Dead Intern – Joel Spriggs
Author: Joel Spriggs Book Name: Another Dead Intern Release Date: October 15, 2019 Series: * Order: * Genre: Fantasy/Urban/Suspense Overall SPA: 3 Stars Blurb: When Morgan Burns applied for an internship with Hemlock Connal P.I, he thought he'd signed up for coffee runs and printing jobs, not preternatural investigation. As he starts his… Continue reading Book Review: Another Dead Intern – Joel Spriggs
On My TBR – November 2019 Edition
I didn't get to all my books on my list last month. I made the mistake of loading up too much on the really heavy reads and needed more of a break in between. I read more than what was on the list, though I didn't review them all. That was part of the break… Continue reading On My TBR – November 2019 Edition
Amazon Ad: Round 2
My last Amazon ad ran for about a month. It was supposed to be more of a test and to learn about the process, but it seemed to be relatively successful, though so much of it wasn't a direct 1 to 1 kind of a result. I've decided to take what I learned from that… Continue reading Amazon Ad: Round 2
Book Sirens Listing Update
Just wanted to post a quick progress update on my listing with BookSirens. My book has been live with them for about 10 days now. I have gotten 2 readers download the book and both of them have posted reviews on both Goodreads and Amazon. For as small a range as my genre seems to… Continue reading Book Sirens Listing Update
An Unexpected Turn On BookSirens
An Unexpected Turn is now available for free to reviewers on BookSirens. If you aren't aware of BookSirens, it is a site similar to NetGalley, but not nearly as large. It also focuses on both the reviewers and the books. From what I've been able to see so far (and I'm REALLY new at it),… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn On BookSirens
Another Nudge: An Unexpected Turn On Kindle Unlimited
Just posting a little reminder, or an "In Case You Didn't Know"... my book, An Unexpected turn, is available for free to Kindle Unlimited users. A paperback version is also available for those that need a physical book in their hands. I'm also going to offer up the ebook version to any book bloggers that… Continue reading Another Nudge: An Unexpected Turn On Kindle Unlimited