Why I Hate the Five Star Rating System

Awhile back, my friend Beth wrote about her frustrations with the five star rating system used by most sites, including Amazon and Goodreads. Even if you use half stars, cramming your opinion into such a small numerical scale is tricky. First of all, where do you draw the line between a three and a four?… Read more »

Introducing Operation Child Soldier

One of my favorite things about being an Indie author is getting to meet and help out fellow Indies. So I’m very pleased today to be able to host Jaci Wheeler as she unveils her novel Operation Child Soldier! Purchase Links: Amazon | Signed Paperback . Book Blurb: I was trained from birth to be… Read more »

How to Get the Best Beta Reader Feedback

You finally finished your novel. You squeezed the words out of your brain and onto the page even when they didn’t want to go. You went back over each chapter five times, killing your darlings and polishing your prose. Now what? It’s time to share your work with someone. You need a fresh set of… Read more »

What Does Success Actually Mean to You?

(This is my actual desk – where all the magic happens!) Three years ago, I pressed publish for the first time, releasing Island of Lost Forevers into the wild. I was alone in my living room in England at the time. I was nervous, excited and maybe a bit sick to my stomach. Sometimes I’m… Read more »

Holy Cow – Chapter 8 Already?!

Erica and her friends have returned to the alternate Earth on a desperate mission to prevent war with their home empire. But the world is not as they left it. People have gone missing and no one is sure where they will turn up – if they turn up. Worse, the world itself seems to… Read more »

Soul of the Earth is Finally Here!

My sincerest apologies to have kept everyone waiting for the next installment of Eternity’s Empire. I originally hoped to release this chapter last month, but 2016 made a lot more demands on my time in the last half of the year than I expected. Chapters 6 and 7 are also pivotal chapters and I wanted… Read more »

Introducing The Light of Eternity – Book 1 of Eternity’s Empire

Early last year I set out to produce a series of serial short stories surrounding a group of college age girls who suddenly discover they have the magical abilities of ancient goddesses. I started with an outline and quickly threw it out, enjoying the thrill of going where the story took me. I use this… Read more »

Fresh Goals for a Fresh Year

Every year I talk about how I hate New Years Resolutions because they never stick; I prefer goals. I usually publish this post as I’m ringing in the New Year on New Year’s Eve, but this year I decided to wait until I got back from vacation. (We spent two weeks in Florida with family… Read more »

Dark Rituals — Available Now!

As promised, the fifth chapter of Eternity’s Empire is here! Two ancient goddesses have taken over the Antarctic dig site and Erica has walked willingly into their trap. That leaves Shima to reunite the guardians and set things right. There’s just one problem; though she can feel power stirring in her breast, Shima can’t seem… Read more »

Dance With Death – – Available Now!

Life has thrown me a lot of curve balls on the way to this release, but I remained determined. Now I’m pleased to present to you Chapter 4 of Eternity’s Empire! If all goes well, Chapter 5 should be in your hands by October 18th. The entire dig is in an uproar. Mere days after… Read more »