Hey All! Things here have been very eventful, and I have a lot to share. First things first. I have another fun Friday post in the works, and I will likely get it out by next week. Secondly, I went to my very first writer’s conference and I am more determined than ever to continue … Continue reading Back At Square Two: Lessons Learned After Attending My First Writer’s Conference
Tag: Sam likes Jam
Lightbulb moment: I’ve been going about this all wrong.
There are very few times in my day where I can just clear my head and think things through. Even if I am not with my kids, I am thinking about how to plan my day, what I need to do for work, what the kids have going on that day, ideas for my books, … Continue reading Lightbulb moment: I’ve been going about this all wrong.
Happy Birthday Sam Likes Jam!
Hi All, Today is a big day! Just one short year ago, I pressed the "publish" button on the Createspace website for 'Sam Likes Jam'. This was after countless rounds of editing and re-working the text of my book, the pictures, and placement of the pages and so on. I kept fidgeting with it to get everything … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sam Likes Jam!
Stop With the Noise Already!
Hi All, What you are about to read may seem like a rambling post. I know this. However, I am learning more and more about this self-publishing journey as I go, and I want to share my experience. First and foremost, I want to say that if you don’t put the work in, your book … Continue reading Stop With the Noise Already!
Book fair today!
One Step Forward, Two Steps – Forward
Hi All! In case you missed it, earlier this week I announced on my Instagram page that I FINALLY have a release date for the hardcover version of ‘Sam Likes Jam’! Sam will be available on 9/1/2017 on Barnes and Noble.com! While I am ultimately very pleased with the final product, it was a long … Continue reading One Step Forward, Two Steps – Forward
Hi All, I hope you are enjoying your summer! My garden is in full swing, and our beach chairs are always ready to go. When I get a spare moment (Ha ha) I continue to work on the hardcover version of 'Sam Likes Jam'. I still don't have a release date yet. I am patiently … Continue reading Summer Updates!
Hey All, Aside from promoting my books, one of the reasons I am keeping this blog is to document the self-publishing (hopefully one-day traditional publishing) journey. I am still learning. I still have lots to learn, but rest assured everything I do learn, I will share with you. It is without further adieu I present to you … Continue reading Missed Opportunity…
Winner winner chicken…COOP!
Hi All, I have a lot of updates to share with you so I am just going to get right into it. I’ve been busy planting my vegetable garden, clearing out flower beds, and working on illustrations for my second book. Also (BIG NEWS) my husband is building me a chicken coop!!! That’s right. I … Continue reading Winner winner chicken…COOP!
5 Things I Learned About Self Publishing a Children’s Book
If you read my last post, you know by now that I've written and self-published a children's picture book. I've been overwhelmed with all of the support I've received. I get a new picture daily of another little one holding my book, and boy does it make my heart swell. One thing I did notice in speaking with people is that they were curious about the process. It's a hard process to quickly outline in a brief conversation so I decided to post about it and share the wealth! The process took me about a year, and most of that year was spent researching.