First, let me just say thanks for stopping by!
You clicked the link because, for some reason, you want to know more about me. (Thanks for that!) So here it goes–a quick summary of writer-me:
Like many of us who later grow up to be authors, I’ve been writing fiction since I was a kid. The vast majority of what I wrote, way back then, was full of excellent ideas, but was executed horribly.
I left fiction writing for a time and went to college. I LOVED university. But then I graduated. And soon I entered the lonely, busy world of being a grown-up. So, when I returned to my fiction-writing roots (in a desperate attempt to find a creative outlet in my suddenly uncreative life) I shouldn’t have been surprised to discover that I now had the skills to take cool ideas and marry them with a mode of delivery people actually wanted to read. But more than that, I now had the life experience to make those cool ideas even cooler.
Next thing I knew, I was back to writing all the time, just like in high school. I wrote in the margins when I should have been taking notes for meetings; I wrote in my head while I was commuting to and from work; I wrote in the seconds and minutes I could squeeze out of every day. And, soon, a book was born. The first book I finished writing as an adult, was actually a re-write of the first book I ever wrote, back when I was 16. But, this time, I kept going.
Like so many, I had that rarely-realized dream of landing a legacy deal with a major publisher: of being the next Stephenie Meyer or Cassandra Clare. But the more I queried, and the more I learned, the more I came to realize that indie authors were gaining momentum, notoriety, and legitimacy in the market place. Indie authors were selling books and gaining fans and followers, all while they got to maintain creative control of their work. They were writing their own blogs and scheduling their own book signings–just like authors published by major publishers do now, anyway–and they were finding success.
So I took the plunge. I released my first e-book, SHIFT, in April 2011. The rest followed suit, until the final book in the series, STAND, was finally released in 2014.
For a lot of very good reasons, took a short hiatus after STAND. My youngest kiddo was born in 2015, and while I was on maternity leave, I began writing a brand new series. Working full time, being a mom of 2 + wife, and being an author is A LOT. Arguably, it was too much (for me.) I was making progress but too slowly to re-enter the market. Plus, I was stressed and sad. So, in Q4 2019, I took the plunge. I’m now a Mom, wife, and author. No big corporate job stealing the majority of my time. No worrying that I’m not “cut out” for the life I have. I know I can do this–and do it well. The transition has had its ups and downs, but it was unquestionably the right decision. Now I have time. I have energy. I have emotional bandwidth. And I have what it takes to finally publish my latest series–with more to come after that.
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Thank you and happy reading!