Friday, August 5, 2022

New book

 Hey y'all. I know it's been a while, and I've gone a bit backwards on releasing my newest book, but it's here!


Strange noises ensue when the neighbors move out, sounding like an assortment of animals heading to the zoo. Come explore the different sounds and what animals might be making them in this imaginative book from the perspective of one child's imagination.

 

 

This title will be available on Amazon soon, and in hardcover. Currently only available in paperback. Please see the books page for current available links to online sellers.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

New podcast stuff

 Hey y'all! I just thought I'd share that I've started posting my podcast on self-publishing. I will try to remember to update the new page (found here) each week with the newest episode.


In other news: I am so much closer to publishing my newest book, Moving The Zoo, which is a young children's illustrated book about, well... moving and a child imagining all the sounds the movers make are animals being moved to the zoo.  I'm not ready to give you a sneak peek yet, but probably will soon, so keep an eye out for that.


And in final news, for this post at any rate, I will be presenting a class on Fan Fiction and how it can be used as a writing tool July 28-30 at Kanab Writer's Conference in Kanab, UT, so if you're in the area, feel free to join us there.


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Some exciting news

 As many of you may know, I haven't written a post here for a hot minute. I've been busy working on various projects so here's a reminder of this year's goals, with an update on them.


Goals/Plans for 2022

1 - Finish formatting the Tarragon Trilogy for screenplay (hoping I get the chance to shop it around to producers in the next few years)

 I have two of the three finished and ready to shop around, and am working on the third.

2 - Complete and publish one new children's illustrated work

I am close to finishing all of the line art for my newest children's book, Moving the Zoo, which will be released this summer. Dates to be announced.

3 - Participate in at least one writer's conference 

I will be doing a virtual class for the Storymaker's Conference held in Provo, UT for their digital catalogue - held May 12-14th

New booking as a conference presenter for the Kanab Writer's Conference in Kanab, UT - July 28-30th

4 - Hopefully get a new book written, or at least get a good start on it. There are several ideas percolating in my brain that want out.

Still working on this one.

5 - Prepare, and hopefully publish, my husband's first book. 

Still working on this one.

6 - Start a podcast on self-publishing and everything I wish I'd known about it before I started the venture.

I have recorded the first few episodes and am doing research on a few more before I release so that I have a "buffer" of episodes ready to go.

7 - Complete at least one audio book of my currently published works, and release it in podcast form (probably on Spotify)

I am working on this and have a few chapters recorded but not yet edited.

 

 With all that said, I will soon give more information on Moving the Zoo, its release date, a sneak peek at the artwork, and maybe a few other surprises.


So far, I think I can say it's been a productive year. I can't wait to see how the rest goes. And how many more of my goals I can finish!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year! 2022 Edition

 
 
 
Well, it's a new year again, 2022 and all that. I know I haven't been the most active in posting updates and the like. It's been a difficult past month as I remember my mom, who passed in July. It was our first Christmas without her. And a few other things came up we weren't happy about but can work around.
 
Last time I updated you guys, it was to let you know I am working on some screenwriting projects. I am still working on one, but did finish another, and entered that one into a contest, so we'll see what happens there. Who knows, it might even end up being made into a movie.
 
All that aside, I did want to let you know the general plan I have for this coming year. Everything is, of course, subject to change as circumstances change.
 

Goals/Plans for 2022

1 - Finish formatting the Tarragon Trilogy for screenplay (hoping I get the chance to shop it around to producers in the next few years)

2 - Complete and publish one new children's illustrated work

3 - Participate in at least one writer's conference (I will be doing a virtual class for the Storymaker's Conference held in Provo, UT for their digital catalogue)

4 - Hopefully get a new book written, or at least get a good start on it. There are several ideas percolating in my brain that want out.

5 - Prepare, and hopefully publish, my husband's first book. 

6 - Start a podcast on self-publishing and everything I wish I'd known about it before I started the venture.

7 - Complete at least one audio book of my currently published works, and release it in podcast form (probably on Spotify)

 

Everything else is up in the air, but things can always change.