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I’m Alive

It's been a wild year, and I'm glad to say I'm still here fighting the good fight. The last few months I've taken a little time for my family, and I've stayed a bit out of the spotlight. I did this for them (and for me), because the last year HAS BEEN INSANE. I...

Infinite Vampire Series Wordcounts

The Infinite Vampire Series is about 484,000 words! SOPHIA'S JOURNAL: 10,000 words BLOOD 4 LIFE: 102,000 words QUEEN'S GAMBIT: 144,000 words MAELSTROM: 105,000 words* ANTIVENOM: 123,000 words* * subject to slight change in proofreading and final edits....

I Published my First Book

I published Infinite Vampire I: BLOOD 4 LIFE on May 7, 2017. I told about 15k people about it, and had 150 people buy the book! (1%). As of this writing, approximately five weeks after publishing, BLOOD 4 LIFE has 33 reviews and an average rating of 4.8 stars. Next...

Three Weeks After 1st Launch

I launched my first book, Infinite Vampire I: BLOOD 4 LIFE three weeks ago, and although sales have been low, they're meeting my expectations (my very very very low expectations). Many an experienced self- or indy-published author will tell you that the first book...

QG Editing Update!

I just finished the second editing pass of Infinite Vampire II: Queen's Gambit! Here are some stats on its progressed so far: After 1st WRITE, wordcount was 135,000. Because I was still working at a "real" job, I didn't track my hours and just wrote whenever I could....

Sophia’s Journal!

I realized that the Infinite Vampire series needed a prequel, but I'm not normal. Instead of just writing one, I wanted to do something different. So I wrote it, in the form of a 18 year old's journal. Then I worked with a woman to make sure I had an accurate...

No Thanks, Bitly

I write books that include additional web content, and if I put a link into a book, I want a nice, short link that's easy for a reader to type into a browser. Bitly is a free option out there, but before I put Bitly links in my books (and published them), I looked at...

Facebook Results Campaign 001

Total Cost: 698 Leads Gained: 764 Time Period: 10/12/16 - 11/13/16 Prizes: 1 Kindle Paperwhite with books, 5 swag bags Contestants: 915 (some from my list).  106 leads joined through social promotion.   I played around with different audiences, and had some...