So, I am working on getting my first book released in actual bookstores as well as online. I originally published it on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing. It was super easy and a fun process. I did the cover design myself using a picture I had taken while out sailing on Galveston Bay- appropriate since … More Cover Design, Cover Design, Cover Design
Hi again! I hope all of you are well. Today I wanted to touch on the subject of copyrights. As I understand it, whenever you write something, it is automatically copyrighted to you. That said, just writing something doesn’t necessarily protect you. If someone tries to plagiarize your work, or if they want to take … More Copyrights…
“If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.” – Martha Stewart Doubting Martha Stewart is never a good idea. It’s kind of like doubting your Garmin GPS. I think that she is right on the mark with this quote. In that vein, I have learned something on my quest … More Writing Lessons Learned- Printers and ISBN
So, lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my books and where I want them to go. I wrote Away Away and published it on Amazon using Kindle Direct Publishing. It was super easy to publish it myself, and it didn’t cost anything up front. Lately though, I have been wondering about this decision. I … More Journey of an Author
To say that I think about sailing a lot would be a huge understatement. Pretty much, if I’m not busy at work or writing, then chances are, I’m thinking about sailing. Of course, one of the great things about writing is that I can write about sailing, which allows me to be productive while also … More Dreaming of the Water
Okay, so what I want to know is this: How can it be that I used the air conditioning almost every day in February, and now that it is Spring Break, I am having to run the heater? I got into making quilts a while back, and I am glad I did. At this moment, … More Random Rambling
Originally, Away Away was just a poor lonely story without a name. At first, I wanted there to be something about Galveston in the title, since the book started out in Galveston. I had a shortlist of titles like Operation Galveston, and The Galveston Objective, but none of them fit quite right. Then I got … More What’s with the Name?
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” — Karim Seddiki Wednesday seems to be going by really slowly- probably because Spring Break is almost here. I decided to post an inspirational quote to keep us all going. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Away Away as you head off toward the … More Hump Day Inspiration
How could two level-headed teenagers possible think that Galveston was being taken over by the government? Part of the problem in the book had to do with riot control practice. This is actually a real thing. Mardi Gras at Galveston is a pretty big deal around here. Galveston Police has to be prepared for any … More Abbie and Lane’s Galveston
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