Yesterday was the three year publishversary of Scars of the Past, my very first book.
I've come a really long way since I first hit "publish" on that book (or so I'd like to think!)
Last week I published my ninth book, Summer by the Lake, and I still can't believe it. I'm currently working on the tenth, Finding a Hart, which I'm hoping to have out by the end of the year.
Writing is fun. Publishing, while it can also be fun, is SO scary. Putting your words out there for someone to love, hate, judge, and dissect is not an easy feat. I've discovered that I have to have a thick skin. I've discovered that I shouldn't stalk reviews or ratings. I've discovered that if even one person enjoys my books, I feel insanely fulfilled.
I'm not perfect. I don't hire an editor to help me with my books. I enlist the help of two amazing people and hope that we find as many errors as possible. Everything is constantly being looked at again and being fixed if it needs to be. Please know that if you are unsatisfied with one of my books, all you have to do is contact me and I will do whatever I can to rectify it.
I appreciate each and every person who takes the time out to read what I wrote. I appreciate each and every review (yes, even the bad) because it helps me grow as an author.
I'll keep doing this and I hope that out there someone, someone will keep enjoying them.
Happy three years! And keep an eye out here... I'm going to be doing some giveaways very soon!
Oh, PS: I know that when I first released Scars of the Past, it wasn't in the best shape. If you have one of those old copies and not the more recent edition that's free on Amazon, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get you a new copy ASAP. I'm working on getting Amazon to push out the update but they certainly don't make it easy!
Book number three for the year is here... Summer by the Lake!
Normally I set up preorders so they book is here the day of release but this time I brought it down to the wire. I spent all weekend editing and making two other people edit, too. (Love you both!)
So, I sent it in for immediately publishing and it's already available! Head on over the Amazon to pick it up (Besides, it's free on Kindle Unlimited!)
Amazon: http://bit.ly/KG-SBTL Goodreads: http://bit.ly/GR-SBTL
So, my ninth novel finally has a cover and I absolutely love it. I've been writing this book for more than a year. I think I started writing it before Scars of Hope (Calla's book, fifth in the Scars series) and I always came back to write a chapter here and there.
Now it's done and first few reviews on it have been fantastic. It's going through the editing process right (Which is really just me and two others rereading it constantly!) and then it will be up on Amazon by September 5th!
In the meantime, take a look at this snazzy cover and the plot summary below!
Summer by the Lake, coming September 5, 2017 on Amazon!
It's funny, really. I cried the first time my parents made me go to Camp Holcomb. I mean, come on- I was only eight and really far from home. Spending eight weeks at some strange place was scary.
As it turned out, I didn't hate it. Every summer after that, I returned to Holcomb Lake and the camp I loved so much. I made friends, I had experiences, and the time passed all too quickly.
Soon, I was sixteen-years-old and I left the memories, both good and bad, behind with some ghosts of my past. My tenure at Camp Holcomb was done.
Until it wasn't.
I'm back now, five years later, as a counselor. It's ironic because I'm still making friends, still having experiences, and the time still feels like it's passing too quickly.
There's one counselor, though...
Drew Moore is a cocky, obnoxious bastard that somehow managed to get under my skin the second I arrived in Maine. I started the summer off plotting ways to drown him in the lake but somewhere along the way, he grew on me. Instead of pushing him off the dock, I want to press my lips to his. Wrapping my arms around him replaces the desire to punch him in the face.
It's just a summer fling, though, right?
The thing is, my ghosts are still there and Drew has his own past to battle with. Where does it leave us at the end of the summer when we have to leave the lake behind?