One year has passed since I launched my blog. My mission was to chronicle self-publishing for my sake and for anyone looking to head out on their own. I produced a series called “Lessons Learned in Self-Publishing,” offered writing advice and sometimes just wrote about what was on my mind.
Today I am not the same writer I was a year ago. I like to think I am savvier, have some experience tucked under my belt and know where I want to go. I have made some changes and plan to do more.
First, I plan to change the focus of the blog. Up to now I have been writing to other writers; now my plan is to write to readers. Not sure how I’m going to get there, but I didn’t know much about self-publishing a year ago and I arrived.
Next thing in my plans is to launch a website to showcase myself and my writing. I wrote some HTML a decade ago, so this will be a new experience. My daughter who is a graphic designer tells me a lot has changed in that time. Watch for the website coming this summer.
My writing will be changing too. Up to now I’ve written middle-grade books, bringing an Agatha Christie, thriller-suspense genre to a younger audience. Moving forward I plan to bring my mysteries to big kids, aka adults. More on that in a minute.
I’m not giving up on the MG books and in fact have a blog tour starting April 20. Here is a schedule for anyone wanting to follow along.
- April 20 Guest Blog The Creatively Green Write A Home Mom
- April 21 Character Guest Blog Butterfly-o-Meter Books
- April 23 Guest blog and review Lissette E. Manning
- April 24 Promo and review Storm Goddess Book Reviews and More
- April 25 Promo and Interview Jeanz Book Read N Review
- April 26 Guest Blog Fangtastic Books
- April 27 Guest blog and review Reviews By Molly
Now the final piece of news. A few weeks ago I signed a contract with Cool Well Press to publish my debut mystery novel, Claws of the Griffin. Peter Reynolds, a rich northerner, heads to a rural town in North Carolina for an ex-girlfriend’s funeral. He finds himself embroiled with moonshiners, good-ole-boy politics and a sociopathic killer. When the ex-girlfriend’s seven-year-old son inherits the family farm, 875 acres of prime land, Peter has his hands full outsmarting conniving relatives and a greedy businessman, all with their eyes set on getting the property. Claws of the Griffin is a roller coaster ride of mystery, mayhem and murder, Southern style.
I’m looking forward to all the great things happening.
Post Script: Just spotted my bio on the Cool Well Press website. Way cool! Check it out at http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/authors/29.