Join the Street Team for She’s Not Here

Apply for the street team: http://bit.ly/2AeKYlp

Looking for eager readers to read She’s Not Here and help promote the book before and after it is released October 2nd! Everyone on the team will be given a free ebook copy and will be expected to write a review, post on social media and get super excited about the book being released!

Not everyone will be chosen for the street team. Last day to apply will be August 15th

 

Cover Reveal Sign Up & More!

Things are moving along for my third novel, She’s Not Here. For today’s video I’ve got some exciting updates! Want to be a part of the cover reveal? Sign up here! Have a small business that makes candles, bath bombs, bookmarks or anything else fun? Let me know and I’d love to collaborate! Contact me for business inquiries.

Why I’m Self-Publishing My Third Novel & Big News!

Today I have some really exciting news about my third novel, She’s Not Here, but before I get into that, there are a few other things I wanted to talk about. Mainly, why I’m choosing to self-publish my third novel. Watch the video for all the details!

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Camp NaNoWriMo Vlog – Finishing my Third Novel & Writing Routine Tag

It’s week two of Camp NaNoWriMo and I’m proud to say I’ve made some really great progress!

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How to Come Up With Original Story Ideas – Novel Writing

Sometimes you know that you want to write, but you have no idea what you want to write about. You’re ready to start writing the next great American novel, but every idea you come up with seems like it’s been told before. In today’s blog, I’m going to cover a few different tips that you can use to help come up with an original story idea that you can use to start writing a novel.

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Barnes and Noble Book Signing and Exciting AuthorTube News!

Surprise! I’m teaming up with Brooke Passmore, Natalia Leigh and Caitlin Lambert to do the AuthorTube Book Club! Every month we’ll be reading a book written by an AuthorTuber so we can review it and chat about it later in a live stream. The book for March is Keeper by Kim Chance, so be sure to get a copy so you can read along and chat with us during our live stream on March 30th, 7:30 CST!

And also…

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I am a Storyteller – 2018 Goals

I wanted to take the time to talk about two things: who I am now and how I’m going to improve myself in 2018.

2017 has been a crazy year for me. It’s been stressful and exciting and I think 2018 is going to be this times ten. For those who have been following me, you’ll know that I just graduated college. Before I was able to actually graduate, I had to figure a few things out, and one of the biggest things I needed to figure out was what I wanted to do after I graduated. I needed a job, but I didn’t know what field I wanted to work in.

As a self-published author, as someone who’s had to wear a lot of different hats over the years, I’ve come across a lot of different hobbies.

  • writing
  • video production
  • graphic design (still working on this one)
  • marketing
  • photography

Most of you don’t know, but for my final semester of college, I’ve been working on a bit of a secret project. For my capstone course of college, I chose to make a documentary film on hiking called Life Above Clouds. This film is actually the reason I had to put writing my third novel on hold. Because I bit off more than I could chew. Making this film was the most stressful things I’ve done to date and tested every skill I’ve been working on, from production to marketing of the film to a brand new audience.

Watch Life Above Clouds! Be sure to comment, like and subscribe!

All these different career interests made figuring out what I wanted to do post-graduation really difficult. It wasn’t until I sat down and really thought about all the things I enjoy doing that I saw what everything had in common. No matter what medium I’m working in, the written word, photos, video and so on, I’ve always been telling a story.

When I finally figured this out, it felt like things had finally been resolved. I knew that when it came to job hunting that I needed to ask myself this one question: will I be telling a story?

My goal will always be to make it as a full-time writer, but I have to be realistic. Success isn’t handed to you, you have to work for it. Like I’ve said in my previous video, success isn’t determined by how lucky you are, it’s determined by how badly you want it.

In 2018 I’ve set a few goals for myself:

  • Find a full-time job I love
  • Continue to grow my online presence as an author
  • Finish my third novel

I feel big things coming in 2018 and I’m not afraid to say this: 2018 is going to be my year. College beat me mentally and physically. I want to re-discover myself, be a happier person, a better person than I am today. I want to be the best writer I can be.

I am a storyteller. Who are you? Tell me in the comments down below! How are you improving yourself in 2018?

How Do You Find Success as a Writer?

It’s been a trip and a half for me as I’ve worked on self-publishing, not one, but two novels. Since I graduate college soon, which blows my mind, I thought it would be a great time to review how things have gone thus far.

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Author Q&A w/ Tips on Writing and Marketing

Last week I asked you all to send me questions for a Q&A video and this week I’m here to answer them all! Not going to do a blog post today, but make sure to check out the video!

Tour of My Writing Desk/Room

I recently moved into the basement of my house and I’ve been meaning to film a quick tour of my new space and today is that day! I’m super excited because I love all the space I have now! There’s room for all my books, my filming equipment, my guinea pigs, and of course my brand new writing desk!

Have a tour of your own writing space? Feel free to send it to me! I’d love to see it!