Author of Middle Grade novels about friendship, family, and figuring out where you fit in.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Paperback Is Here, But I Am Not

Since I only announced when the Kindle edition of CAMP NEVER released, I wanted to quickly jump in and say that the paperback is now available on Amazon! You can find it here.

I won't be sticking around to do the usual things that come with a book release. This is the time that I should be promoting my new book on a regular basis, but I won't be.

I'm taking a break from blogging, Twitter, and other media related to my author life. Because...

A) I want to focus on drafting for a little while. The completed, unpublished manuscripts I have right now aren't appealing to me, and I want to draft two or three new manuscripts and see which one I'd like to publish next. But more importantly...

B) My life outside of writing has been very busy. It's not anything secret, but it has to do with my family, which I choose not to share much about on my public social media. But I will say that it's a good, exciting thing and nothing to worry about.

So, I'm going to free up some time to focus on other big things, but I plan on returning to blogging in a few months. I look forward to hearing what's new with everybody.

Take care!
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Book That Fought Me

CAMP NEVER is finally out in the world! Well, the Kindle version. You can find it here.

I'm having issues with the paperback version, which is par for the course for this book. Here's a simplified timeline of my fight with Camp Never:

Drafted the manuscript a few years ago. (It's actually a complete blank slate rewrite of an older story.)

Made revisions after several rounds with critique partners, beta readers, reading the MS aloud, and printing it out and reading it.

Formatted manuscript for both e-book and print.

Waited until last minute to test e-book because life is crazy right now.

Found formatting errors in e-book.

Corrected errors and tried to test e-book again, but iTunes acted up, so it took forever to transfer the files.

Found two typos.

Corrected typos and tested it again.

Finally got e-book into shape and submitted it to Amazon.


Requested print proof.

Received proof with issues. Ink is too light on some pages.

Contacted CreateSpace to see if it's something on their end, but I just know it's because my book is trying to fight me because it's a jerk.

(But if you're interested, I encourage you to read the book anyway, even if it's a jerk. The main character is a snarky brat at first, so maybe the book is just trying to imitate her and give me a hard time. I would not even be surprised at this point.)

Camp Never:



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