I’m thrilled to announce that my novel, Finding Myself, will be released on May 21 of this year. Those who have been following my blog probably already know that it has been a rather lengthy journey. I wrote the first draft back in 2014, tried different publishers between 2015 and 2018, had it run for … Continue reading Finding Myself: Cover Reveal and Release Date Announced
Last week, I finally received edits from my publisher. The first stage, which happened earlier this fall, involved major revisions/rewrites. The editor made suggestions on where to trim the text and where to expand. Right now, the focus is on the technical part of editing, such as word use, the differences between Canadian and American … Continue reading Progress Update
Now that the NaNoWrimo2018 has officially arrived, it’s time to redefine its purpose. Traditionally, it’s supposed to be the time for writing your 50 K novel. To become part of NaNoWrimo, you would need to register on the website, announce your novel via social media, and start writing. There is a whole online system to … Continue reading Redefining NaNoWrimo
A recent graduate who is faced with major life decisions decides to go on a bus tour around the United States in hopes of finding the answers. She packs a copy of Bhagavad Gita and a small journal along with a few necessities. Then she takes off on a Greyhound bus and ventures into the … Continue reading I Am the Ocean by Samita Sarkar: a Book Review
Publication date: May 31st, 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Synopsis Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend leaves for the summer and a quirky girl named Kallie moves in next door. Kallie paints constellations on her ceiling, sleeps in … Continue reading Book Blitz & Giveaway: The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb
The Limestone Genre Expo, which brought together Canadian authors of genre fiction, took place in Kingston Ontario, from June 3 to 4, 2017. The event involved panel discussions, workshops, readings, pitch sessions, and a large sales event on books written by both indie and traditionally published authors. Among guests and presenters were Alyssa Cooper, Nancy … Continue reading Limestone Genre Expo, 2017
If you are an avid reader, most likely, you are getting all your books either from some major chain store, like Chapters Indigo or Walmart, or your local library. But did you know that what you see at these places is a tiny fraction of all the books that had ever been written? Most stores distribute … Continue reading Indie Titles: Are They Worth Your Time?