Cover Reveal!

Here it is! Here is the amazing cover of my novella, debuting in the summer.

And here is the full artwork because you NEED to appreciate it with me!

And this is a blurb about the book…

There’s only one thing worse than pooping yourself on a date with the prettiest girl in your grade… finding out that your dad is making you spend your summer working at “Mike’s Hole”.

Painfully introverted Rob wants nothing more than to hibernate the entire summer alone in his room. His Dad, however, plans to drag him away from his computer at all costs and surprises him with a full time job. Now, Rob is stuck working at his uncle’s gross diner with a psycho manager who treats her employees like reality show contestants. Unable to quit under the micromanaging eye of his family, his summer is doomed forever.

… Until he meets the girl who turns everything upside down.

SEVENTEEN TRIPS AROUND THE SUN releases on Amazon this June the 1st!


Who is ready for another book?!?!?!?!

I’ve mentioned this before, but I write in two drastically different genres. Either quirky and awkward rom coms or Twilight Zone-esque thrillers.

(Maybe you remember this meme I made about it)

So I’ve made the professional decision (“professional” decision) to pursue a career as a hybrid author. Which means I will try my hand at both self and traditional publishing. I’ve always been open minded to this and it just made sense with the kind of work I was producing. My romantic comedies will come out on Amazon. And my thrillers I plan to send to literary agents in hopes of a publishing contract sometime in my lifetime.

So!! With that being said!

**On the 1st of June** I’m releasing a novella on Amazon. Available in both ebook or paperback. It’s a YA romantic comedy about a boy who gets a terrible summer job at a run down diner.

Next week I’ll be revealing more about the book as well as MY AMAZING COVER!!! So stay tuned!!

Quick Writing Update

Hey guys. Here’s a stream of consciousness writing update.

It’s really hard to stay motivated sometimes.

In May I took a break from writing for two weeks because we had friends and family in town and now I’m really struggling to jump back into it. My Beatles book has only been querying for a few months but the rejections (although an important part of the process) can be hard hits sometimes.

Not only that but I discovered that Disney Hyperion picked up a series a similar idea as the one that I’m currently working on. I don’t know if that means the market is good for mine, or if I’m SOL. Now, I’m trying to shape this book into something that can stand on it’s own two feet. It’s different enough that I’m confident to finish, but still feeling that pressure knowing I’m going to have competition right out of the gate.

I’ve just been thinking about the back end of publishing too hard and it’s effecting my art. I don’t want to write for a publisher. I want to write for me. But then, can I really feel successful even if nothing happens with my writing? I’d like to think that I would. My bookcase is already filling with manuscripts faster than I thought it would. Soon I’ll have an entire shelf of my own completed work. But still would be nice to share some of these stories with you guys.

My electrician surprised me the other day by asking me all about my writing. When he asked me if I could send him the link to “my shop” I sheepishly gave him the name of the anthology I was published in three years ago. People asking where they can buy my work is happening a lot more often. I’ve always considered at some point self publishing. Even for curiosity sakes.

I told my critique partner that if I were ever to self publish Love Me Do, it would do the absolute best as a radio-play type audiobook. I envision this as being it’s highest and most entertaining form. There’s a lot of music in it; Beatles, 50s, and even new, original songs. I think being able to hear the quips from a Lennon impersonator would be fabulous. I could do the narration and the main character Em. That really wouldn’t intimidate me. But anyway, not to get your hopes up about it, because to be able to bring exactly what I imagine to light would cost a lot in production. I would have to find some bang up impersonators AND an impersonator band. Figure out copyright and legality. All the actors and sound production and music to mix. It would just be a lot. Even though that’s probably the best form this story could take.

I wanted to cheer myself up, so I had a graphic designer help me with a book cover. Not for any other reason than to put the thing on my shelf and feel better about the hard two years that went into it.

Thanks for hanging in there with me. I’m sure it’s not fun hearing about projects that are not available to read. I’ve had a lot of brainstorming over this blog and well, about you guys! I’ve been playing with some ideas. Ways to bring you into my writing world a lot more! A fun community to build!

So that’s all I want to say I guess, is thank you from my inky writerly heart for supporting me and reading what I have to say and letting me have a voice. I love you guys.