Why Self-Publishing

When I was young(er), ignorant writer I held firm to my belief that self-publishing was simply the “quitter’s path.” Part of my daily fantasizing as a new writer was the idea of my book one day sitting on the shelf in bookstores everywhere, and I believed that self-published novels were…not good, to put it nicely….

Writing, Money, & Scamming Your Way to the Top

So. If you’re on Twitter or if you follow the publishing industry in some capacity then you might have taken notice of drama that is (was?) The Handbook for Mortals (TL;DR: YA debut scams its way to the top of the NY Times bestsellers list; is quickly removed thanks in part to YA Twitter channel…

#PitchWars & NaNoWriMo

I have learned several things about myself as a writer in the last several years, the first being that I tend to really buckle down on project deadlines the closer I get to the end of the year. For whatever reason, I tend to be a much more productive writer in the fall. I suppose…

Happy Book Lovers Day

Reading is an important part of my life. I read recent releases in the genre in which I write in order to better understand the market while honing my craft. As the manager of a bookstore I read because I want to be able to recommend broadly to my customers. I also read for pleasure,…