Q&A from a Thriller Author About Writing, Publishing, & More!

Q&A from a Thriller Author About Writing, Publishing, & More!

If you’ve ever wanted a peek behind the curtain at life as an author and what it’s like to write and publish books, this newsletter is for you. Thanks to everyone who sent along these great questions over the past couple of weeks! Things have been pretty eventful on...
My Plan for Using Social Media as an Author in 2023 & Beyond

My Plan for Using Social Media as an Author in 2023 & Beyond

Things are pretty bleak out there. The Musk man is destroying Twitter, the algorithms on TikTok and Instagram are unpredictable and, frankly, toxic, and Facebook HAHAHA. A dozen new platforms have sprouted up that don’t seem like viable long-term Twitter replacements,...
How I Took the Plunge to Become a Full-Time Author

How I Took the Plunge to Become a Full-Time Author

I’m now officially a full-time author! Last week I left my job at BookBub, where I’ve worked for 7 years to become a full-time author. I’m thrilled to take this step in my career, but it’s bittersweet. I’ve loved my time at BookBub! Leaving a stable, salaried position...
Pitch Wars 2021 Wishlist

Pitch Wars 2021 Wishlist

Hi Pitch Wars hopefuls! I got my first agent basically a century ago (okay, it was 2014) thanks to #PitMad, and now, after admiring the Pitch Wars mentorship program from afar for so long, I’m thrilled to join this supportive community as a mentor and help a fellow...
What it Was Like to Take a Sabbatical to Write Full-Time

What it Was Like to Take a Sabbatical to Write Full-Time

From January – March 2019, I took a three-month leave of absence from my day job to write full-time. I’m so grateful to my employer BookBub for giving me this opportunity. And while the experience is fresh in my mind, I’d like to do a little project post-mortem...
What It’s Like to Edit Your Book for a Publisher

What It’s Like to Edit Your Book for a Publisher

I’ve regaled you before with my advice for tackling edit letters when revising a novel, which was based on my experience editing for agents and CPs. For the most part, this is still my process. But now that I’ve survived my first round of edits of All Your Twisted...