• How Much Does It Cost to Self-Publish?

    How Much I Spent Self-Publishing A Standalone Novel and a Paranormal Series The Cost to Self-Publish a novel varies from zero dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. It depends on your skills (how much of it you can do on your own), your network (what you can beg, borrow and steal), and the level of quality you are looking for. If money wasn’t an issue for me, I would spend at least 5000$ on each book I published, broken down as: Editing (Developmental, Copy and Proof): 3000$ Cover Design: 500$ Launch (Promo Sites (Bookbub), ARC copies and Giveaways, Amazon and Facebook Ads): 1500$ In reality, I have spent a…

  • Self-Publishing a Trilogy

    The Legacy launch went better than I could have expected thanks to all of you! I am so grateful to everyone who helped out with posting and sharing about the book, buying it, reading it, or just encouraging me in general. This week I have been trying to get words down for the milwordy challenge, and figuring out youtube videos, so I thought I would do a little two for one and write this post as an in-depth version of the youtube video that came out yesterday. If you’re interested in self-publishing, this is how The Owens Chronicles came to be 🙂 (It’s definitely not a how-to, but I am…

  • The Trilogy is Complete!

    How was everyone’s summer? I don’t know about where you are, but it is freezing where I am this morning. I am so grateful to be bundled up with a hot cup of tea and a fluffy blanket. I have been all over the place lately, visiting Montreal for Labor Day (and my nephew’s birthday <3), then being the COVID Health and Safety Coordinator for the TAWC Film Lab’s 2020 selection, Rainbow Baby. It was both the best and the worst idea to have me, because I take Covid extremely seriously. I followed the guidelines, and maybe went above and beyond sometimes. There were definitely a few people who were…

  • I’m doing the #milwordy Challenge

    Good morning everyone! Lately I have mostly been writing and preparing for the Legacy launch on September 11th. It is only 10 days away! I also launched a youtube channel. The first video comes out today, but I added an extra one yesterday because I am going to be participating in the #milwordy challenge, something that has been going around #authortube lately. Basically, you have one year to write a million words. I decided to start my year at the same time as those other authors, so my challenge will run from September 1st 2020 (today) to August 31st 2021. A million words is not something to be taken lightly,…

  • LEGACY launches September 11th!!! (cover reveal +giveaway)

    ​This morning, I received the last of my BETA reader feedback for Legacy, which means I just have a few tweaks to make before I can upload my manuscript and get some proof copies. This is super exciting news, so I moved up the release date to September 11th! After centuries of hunting my family, it all came down to this. By the end of the night, I was either going to defeat Henry, or die trying… ​​​An ancient curse on the Owens women puts Lucy in a race against time to claim her birthright and defeat her Big Bad. ​​​Lucy knew that she had a lot to learn before she could…

  • Happy First Birthday SOG!!!

    Happy Birthday Shards of Glass! Exactly one year ago today, I published my first novel, effectively making me a published author. I was blown away by the support I received from friends, family, and even complete strangers. If you’re considering a venture into self-publishing, here are 10 Things I Didn’t Do, That I Wish I Had: 10- Create a Logline As soon as you tell someone you’re writing a book, they will ask, “What is it about?” It took me forever to come up with a succinct way of explaining Shards of Glass (It’s about a girl who is forced to live with her father, that she hasn’t seen since…

  • Book Two is Out!

    As of this morning, Destiny (The Owens Chronicles Book Two) is out in the world! It follows Lucy, Embry and Gabriel as they travel to New Orleans and make some new discoveries about Lucy and her ancestry. It was so much fun to write and I hope you guys enjoy reading it. I’ll write a longer series of posts about the nitty-gritty of indie publishing if anyone is interested, but today is about celebrating the fact that Destiny is out there! The ebook is available on amazon and the actual book will be available wherever books are sold (so far Barnes & Noble and Amazon). The ebook will be 0.99$…

  • June Goals and Quarantine Woes

    Whenever I feel like I am losing control or have too many unpredictables in my life, my favorite thing is to make plans. Often they’re plans for the future that I have hardly any control over, but it’s nice to dream about where I could be heading. I break down these dreams into more realistic steps that I have control over, then organize them into years and months and weeks, so I have the steps, should I choose to follow them. Because I love me some accountability, here are my June Goals: Finish a draft of Legacy, the third book in my Owens Chronicles trilogy Write a short Romance story…

  • Destiny Comes out June 11th!!!

    The wait is almost over! After 6 months, a pandemic and many drafts, Book Two from the Owens Chronicles is coming out on June 11th! The ebook will only be available on amazon, but you’ll be able to get the physical copy (paperback and hardcover) in most places where books are sold. Check out the awesome cover the people at 100covers came up with ^ And a little more info on what’s in store for Lucy in Book Two: I waited for the blow, but it didn’t come. There was a gust of wind and a loud bang, then nothing but a faint ringing in my ears and tingling in…

  • Prophecy: The Owens Chronicles Book One

    Lucy Owens never really fit into the small, New England town she grew up in. Her first week of kindergarten she was dubbed “that weird Owens girl” and her social status never recovered. She lives a quiet, sheltered life with her guardians, her best friend, and frequent visits from two mysterious young men, Embry and Gabriel, who claim to be friends of the family. On prom night, things take an unexpected turn when Lucy is forced to escape the dance through a window and brought to a safe house. She discovers that Embry and Gabriel are Gifteds, a subset of humans with supernatural abilities who don’t die until their job…

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