1 – I’m happily a single mom of two amazing young people.
2 – I am a space science geek.
3 – I really enjoy the opportunity to help others.
Now, the last one is something you won’t likely know about me. Let’s see how things go 😉
1 thing you might not know about me
Everyone has a stressful day from time to time (a single parent has many) and instead of the standard beer/wine suggestion for the end of the night, I find a bit of something else an amazing cure ….
4 – CHOCOLATE!! A piece of chocolate can cure almost any tough day.
I want to learn more about you now – What is something about you that makes your day better? Do you enjoy dark chocolate or a cup of warm, relaxing coffee? Do you find a walk to be the most enjoyable way to unwind? Maybe you enjoy another form of exercise or a good book? Share in the comments below.
Let’s talk! Leave me a comment and I’ll make sure to respond 😉
So much happens in short periods of time. I don’t have the room to update you on all of it, so I’ll just take a couple of quick chunks.
We’ve been hopping over here. We’re preparing for an official launch of the Knights of the Immortals Series. I’ve talked a bit about it here already. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ve been enjoying writing it and enhancing it. I’m nearly finished with book five’s final revisions. Book three and four still need uploaded to the ebook networks. There are a few sites that I love working with.
Over the last few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time confronting something that usually made me feel uncomfortable, even knowing the value it has. Email is a very personal way of communicating with each other. It’s fun, fantastic, and opes the way for people to exchange active conversations. I love that! I was afraid for the longest time that I’d mismanage things, or that I’d chat about stuff that didn’t interest people. Truth is, I do that on Facebook, Twitter, and even on this blog (or any number of my other blogs).
Years ago I used to run a freelance business. Do you know I could have stayed in contact with some really incredible companies if I had kept an email list in one place? That’s how I’m looking at things now. I love connecting with my readers in the facebook group or on my Xarrok page. It’s a wonderful thing and so much fun! The fun part is the best EVER so . . . Now I am going to email all of my incredible readers.
Keeping in mind that I’m a mom, first and foremost, my Xarrok series, which is very busy right now, isn’t something I’d want my young kids to read. Knights of the Immortals and it’s coming spin off, Atlantean Progeny are a totally different thing. That in mind, I’m happily going to keep two email lists. If you’d love to keep in touch about all things Xarrok, there’s a page for that. If you’d like to connect and talk all things Atlantis – Knights and Progeny – there’s a place for that too.
We’re going to play games, get books giveaway free, and do live Q & As for the newsletter people directly. I can’t wait. It’s going to be so much fun. Watch for the next post. It’ll have info about some freebies and the links to sign up.
** Ebook Retailers **
I’ve had a lot of wonderful readers join me from Kobo, Nook, and Kindle. Late last year I started putting out what I call the Xarrok Saga. These are shorter sections of the full-length novels and will eventually lead to my releasing chapters to the coming novels a sneak peek for my kindle readers. This has been a lot of fun and it’s been very well received so far. Needless to say, this makes me very happy and makes the adventure worth having.
Going forward, I’m going to keep the Saga on Kindle only – Releasing the Full-Length novels to the wider Xarrokian audience as they are finalized. However, I don’t want to leave my Nook and Kobo fans out so, I’ve begun creating two more new, fresh Scifi/Space Opera series that’ll be released solely on Kobo or Nook. Once I’ve got more for you, I’ll make sure to share it.
This is an exciting place for me. More than just talking about books, I’ll share about myself, my family, and my fantastic support team. We have a plethora of fantastic involved fans with unique and fun stories to share. That’s going to be one of my favorite things to talk about.
Watch for the list being set up. I’ll have some perks that’ll only be available to those who jump in my newsletter. It’ll only be a monthly thing, with a few more that’ll come in as new books are released. Some of the things you’ll see include the opportunity to get an early copy of my books before they are released, cover reveals for you, and unique swag giveaways. It’s going to be a fun adventure.
I work with Midnight Rose Publishing authors, which is a fantastic team of authors who are working together to expand reach, improve reading experience, and support one another. The group is fantastic. Watch for more about each of them. I promise, if you enjoy my books, you’ll love many of theirs too. It’ll be absolutely fun to share.
Oh, and this year you’ll get a preview of Ripper Chronicles, a new scifi series that is scantly related to the Xarrok universe. It follows a small, hunted group of mercenaries who learn everything they believe is a veil for the unthinkable. Their adventures across the more localized sectors of the Milkyway will prove both entertaining, and intense. Rachel is the captain of the Ripper. The AI of her little ship is named Jack, and he’s as snarky as she is tough. Believe me when I say nails don’t stand a chance against Rachel. It’s exciting to consider introducing them to you in more detail. I’ll plan to share an excerpt soon.
Before this gets too long, I’ll call it a day, but watch for more to come! It will.