Quest for Author Copies that Ended Up on a Ranch in Kansas

When I was filming an unboxing reel for the copies of A Mean Piece of Water (out Dec 9th), it became apparent very quickly that I had a box full of cowboy novels that I most certainly did not write. Don’t get me wrong, all of my books so far take place in Oklahoma andContinue reading “Quest for Author Copies that Ended Up on a Ranch in Kansas”

Fostering Relationships Between Indie Authors and Indie Booksellers

At the Tulsa City County Library’s Third Annual Local Author Conference, I got to give a talk along with my friend, Victoria Moore, about how to navigate relationships with small bookshops as a local author, particularly an indie author. First off, there were bagels which was great. But then it got more and more crowdedContinue reading “Fostering Relationships Between Indie Authors and Indie Booksellers”

Accessibility as and Indie Author

At my day job, I started using the font Open Dyslexic for calendars, handouts, etc. I work with a bunch of elementary school kids and according to research one in five people in America are dyslexic. So *gets out calculator* that means there’s a good chance 6 or so of my students are dyslexic, andContinue reading “Accessibility as and Indie Author”

Cover Reveal Success

The cover reveal for my next book, A Mean Piece of Water, went amazing! I reached out to my bookclub and instagram pals and they showed up in mass to help me share it. I am so grateful for how many people support me. Plus. Y’all. This cover. I’m so glad I planned ahead toContinue reading “Cover Reveal Success”

Hey you, throw yourself a book launch

Hey you, indie author. Throw yourself that party. Get the wine (if you like) and the balloons and the new earrings and ask your friends to come and celebrate. I was lucky enough to be able to have my book launch party at Whitty Books, a small local indie bookshop that specializes in small pressesContinue reading “Hey you, throw yourself a book launch”

Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life is out in the world and I can’t do anything about it!

I can’t believe my book is actually out and there’s nothing I can do about it. In a good way. Every single step of the indie publishing way there is the opportunity to adjust, make changes, tweak. Add another round of edits. Give it to another beta or sensitivity reader. Proofread a little more. ChangeContinue reading “Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life is out in the world and I can’t do anything about it!”

Other things I’ve done as an Indie Author that I didn’t know were things.

Read my book for the EIGHTH TIME all the way through and I have to do it TWO MORE TIMES and I LOVE my book but omg it makes me want to type in all caps. I am so glad I wrote a relatively short book, like, for real. Registered my business with the stateContinue reading “Other things I’ve done as an Indie Author that I didn’t know were things.”

So, I wrote another book…

Camp Nanowrimo was a huge success for me. I got through my first sloppy draft of a book about lake merfolk and their local friends who have to fight a giant demon octopus that a cult has summoned. Definitely feels on brand and I’ve already sent it to beta readers which is really exciting. AfterContinue reading “So, I wrote another book…”

Things I’ve done recently as an indie author that I didn’t know were things

Applied for and received my very first Library of Congress Control Number Hired a professional hand letterer for my cover Bought 10 freaking ISBNs (so Def committed now) Scheduled a deadline for a copy edits for TWO of my books Created my own publishing imprint Got a headshot Oh yeah AND DID SOME WRITING. SelfContinue reading “Things I’ve done recently as an indie author that I didn’t know were things”