Where to Find Me This Week

Another week packed with wonderful news and awesome interviews! I’m thrilled to share so many things with you!

On Thursday, January 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern, I’ll be on a live discussion panel for Go Indie Now, chatting about publishing industry articles and topics. Come join us, ask questions, share your opinions!

I told you I’d let you know when my interview on The Book Tavern went live, and viola! Here it is! I loved this interview‚ÄĒI answered what the tipping point was for leaving my full-time job to work for myself, why I opened my editing business, what’s coming from me publication-wise in 2019, and more. Have a read!

For my next interview, I’ll be on Get Published Podcast, which will be pre-recorded today and then released later. I’ll let you know when it’s up, and I think you’ll like it because I’ll be coming up with unique answers to these questions. No hints as to what’s included though! ūüėČ

I was featured on Authors on the Air, interviewed by the fabulous boss lady, Pam Stack, and what a great interview it was! She asked me questions no one else ever has, including what I look for in a query letter as an acquisitions editor, how much of a manuscript I read before I make a decision as well as what I’m looking for, what I like about interviewing authors, and a ton more.

My latest interview for Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase is live, and this one was with Amelia Lionheart. She’s a very kind-hearted, knowledgeable children’s and YA author whose books revolve around environmentalism, conservationism, and diversity. She’s sending me some of her books and I’m sending her mine; I’ll be sure to share a pic with you when hers come in!

By the way, Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase is becoming available in more and more places! Currently you can find episodes on SoundCloud, iTunes, Podbean, Anchor, and even more, I’m sure.

That’s it for now! I’ll have lots more soon.

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The Liebster Award: Get to Know Me

Thanks to the talented and difference-making Michelle Diana Lowe for nominating me for The Liebster Award!

Here are my answers to her unique 11 questions:

1) How long ago did you start blogging?

Oh dear…I think I started around 2012! I had blogs before that, but I wasn’t interested enough to keep them up.

2) What is your favourite day of the week?

It has to be Friday or Saturday – those are both my film noir movie nights. ūüėČ

3) What is the nicest thing you have ever done for a stranger?

I donate clothes yearly or twice yearly¬†to a local charity, but besides that I once noticed a car’s parking meter running out and put in an extra quarter.

4) Who is your favourite band or artist?

I don’t have one. I like a little bit from lots of different artists and groups. I probably like the most from Moby.

5) Do you prefer orange juice or apple juice?

Either! I love them both. Orange juice in the spring and summer, apple juice in the fall and winter (because I can make apple cider out of it).

6) Name one of The Spice Girls?

Posh Spice.

7) What book did you read last?

I just finished The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham, and it was absolutely fantastic. Read my review here on Goodreads.

8) What is your favourite TV show?

That’s too hard! I love The Honeymooners, Miranda, Seinfeld, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey – a good variety of favorites.

9) Are you an an author as well as a blogger?

Yes! I’ve written many short stories, poems, essays, and haikus, some of which have been published and two¬†of which won awards. My book¬†Anatomy of a Darkened Heart¬†is for sale here on my homepage, via Amazon, and via Smashwords.

10) What is your next goal in life?

To make being an author my full-time job. I have a loooooong publishing plan, so I’m pumped to make it happen. In the meantime, my next book,¬†Locke and Keye, will be out in fall 2016.

11) What is your middle name?


I nominate the following people for The Liebster Award for bloggers ‚Äď David Kelly, David Ellis, David Spell. All the Davids!
Here are 11 questions for my nominees:

1) If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

2) Do you have or did you ever have a nickname you hated?

3) Do you prefer the cell phone age or do you wish cell phones didn’t exist?

4) What time period would you live in if you could choose any one you wanted?

5) If you could live in any fantasy world – anything from a video game, book, or movie – where would you live?

6) If you could teach one lesson to everyone, what would it be? This doesn’t have to be book or writing related.

7) Would you rather carry on sleeping a certain amount of hours every night or would you prefer to not sleep at all Monday-Saturday, then have to spend all of Sunday (24 hours) sleeping?

8) What is the best thing to ever happen to you?

9) If you could melt one book into yourself so you’d always have all of its words with you, which one would you choose?

10) Approximately how many books do you have in your home right now? Library books count.

11) What is your ultimate dream?

Below are the rules that each nominee needs to follow:

And finally, here are 11 random facts about me:

1) If I could own all the dogs in the world, I would.

2) Chocolate is the best thing ever invented.

3) There’s nothing scarier than fuzzy mold.

4) If I don’t write for too long, I start to get very moody and depressed.

5) I wish every book I own was also on a shirt in my closet.

6) I’ve never taken a writing class.

7) When I was young, I really thought I could read every book in my lifetime.

8) When I was young, I wanted to be in the Olympics. Still kinda do.

9) I hope to someday teach at my alma mater.

10) I never thought I would write historical fiction. Ever.

11) When I was young, several times I started writing The Book of Information in which I wanted to publish literally all facts, definitions, and objects in the world. I really thought this was possible.