Looking to add to my street team...

To help promote my books, I have a group of friends on Facebook that share my posts on social media and allow me to tag them in things to gain wider exposure. It's a small group right now, but I'm hoping to change that. I'm looking to add members, both from the US and abroad, to help spread the word about my work. As a member, you'll be asked to provide reviews of books on Amazon, Facebook, and Goodreads (if you're a member), as well as share announcements, teasers and posts from the group and Facebook page. In return, you'll get first looks at new material, teasers, etc., and the most active members get advance reader copies of upcoming completed books. If you'd like to be a member, please

The two-decade path to a writer’s first novel

This blog post was originally featured on Kentucky Arts Council's blog, written for their month-long celebration of Kentucky authors. Click HERE to see the original post. The writing bug hit me early in life. First I wrote for fun, then I wrote to win. I wrote stories for a contest that was open to entries nationwide, taking home several prizes and copies of my work in the magazine that sponsored the contest. After seeing my work in print, I knew then that I wanted to be a writer. That was more than 20 years ago. My first book came out this month. You’re probably thinking that 20-plus years is a pretty big gap. And you’d be correct. Two decades is a long time to wait to see your dream come t

The Life of a Book Nerd

I spend my days surrounded by books. Books I work with, books I read, and books I write. And most nights, books tend to sneak into my dreams. You see, I not only work in a library but I’m an author as well. By day, I work as a cataloger for my local library. My primary duty is to label the new books and items coming in for circulation, but I also work with patrons and I lead our library’s book club. In my off time, I’m writing or promoting my work or doing something author-related. My brain seems to be in constant book mode. And I’m okay with that. When I’m not working, writing or spending time with my family, I tend to be reading. My personal library is full of eclectic choices, ranging fr

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