Favorite Toddler Halloween Books

If you have a small child in your life, chances are that you’ve read your fair share of children’s books. Our 2.5 year old son LOVES to read, so our collection is pretty big and includes everything from board books to early-grade readers. Many of these were gifts from our baby shower (attendees brought aContinue reading “Favorite Toddler Halloween Books”

Goodreads Ads: Worth the Price?

You probably know by now that my debut novel, The Elect, was recently published through a small press – Clean Reads. After the initial excitement simmered down, I realized that my biggest challenge was not going to be actually writing the book. It was/is going to be marketing my book. I have the standard FacebookContinue reading “Goodreads Ads: Worth the Price?”

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Publishing a Novel

I don’t consider myself to be an expert writer. I doubt I’ll ever feel truly confident in my writing. But, I have achieved the major goal of publication thanks to the awesome staff at Clean Reads who decided to give my manuscript a chance. It took 4 years – 4 long, feast-or-famine, submission-after-submission years – to writeContinue reading “Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Publishing a Novel”

My Path to Publication

Back in 2012, I was in the throes of job-searching and soul-searching. My husband and I had been married for nearly 3 years, and I was having a heck of a time finding a teaching job despite having graduated with my Master’s degree in 2009. Opportunities weren’t plentiful, especially for a female history teacher in sports-drivenContinue reading “My Path to Publication”