Category Archives: the road to publication

Expectations

I’m coming up on a couple of major milestones in my life. Six years ago this week, I made a commitment to myself to focus all my efforts on becoming a professional writer. In less than two weeks, I’m going … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, expectations, goals, persevere, persistence, Personal Rejection, rejection, Sharon Joss, the road to publication, WOTF, Writers of the Future, writers workshop, writers write, writing, writing life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Land of Writers

I’m back from the Land of Writers, better known as Lincoln City, Oregon, where I spent the last 8 days attending an Anthology Workshop with some of the most amazing writers and editors imaginable.  Hosted by Dean Wesley Smith and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Anthologies, authors, award-winning author, Brenda Carre, Dean Wesley Smith, editor, editors, Fiction River, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, rejection, Sharon Joss, submission, the road to publication, voice, writers, writers conference, writers workshop | 2 Comments

DESTINY BLUES – Launch Announcement

Today is the official launch of my urban fantasy novel, DESTINY BLUES. Amazon:                    Paperback hardcopy Amazon:                    Kindle Edition Barnes & Noble:         Nook Edition Kobo:                        Kobo Edition Smashwords:             Smashwords Edition It’s the story of Shore Haven’s favorite meter maid, Mattie … Continue reading

Posted in best seller, Best Sellers, Destiny, Destiny Blues, FATE, Favorite New Author, fiction, happy dance, joy, making a promise to the reader, making stuff up, novel, Perseverance, pitching, published, Sharon Joss, the road to publication, urban fantasy | Leave a comment

Persistence

Recently, a well-known fantasy author gave me some encouraging feedback on FATE, and suggested that if I’m not getting the kind of responses I’m looking for from agents, I should query the publishers directly. Maybe it seems like a no-brainer, … Continue reading

Posted in editors, FATE, Locus, persistence, publishers, Publishers Marketplace, self-publish, submission guidelines, the road to publication, un-agented | Leave a comment