If you're publishing print and ebook, what do you have to include outside of the actual book content? It's called front matter and back matter, and here's a list of things you can (and in some cases, should) include. PRINT Front matter is everything that comes before Chapter 1. So here's a list of things… Continue reading Anatomy of a Book
I set a goal (as usual) for 52 books this year (one a week). I buy so many new releases that I don't get to for years and years, so this year I aimed to try and read a few recent releases as well as old ones I never got to. Last year I read… Continue reading Goodreads Reading Challenge 2021
I set a goal, along with reading 52 books this year, to watch 52 movies I'd never seen before. I'm not really a movie person. I prefer episodic things like series books and TV shows. I love staying with characters for extended periods. But I'm almost always saying "no, I haven't seen that" to even… Continue reading 52 Movies
This is usually a post where I sum up what I accomplished writing during the year. This is going to be a short post. Kidding (not really). Self Publishing for Canadians My biggest accomplishment this year was turning Self Publishing for Canadians into an audio book. It was a lot of learning, and I'm happy… Continue reading 2021 in Writing
I have never been able to get into audio books. I have a huge problem listening to narration and retaining information. I always did better in lectures when the notes followed the lecture closely. I just don't seem to be able to comprehend audio books in the same way others can, so they have never… Continue reading What I Learned Doing an Audio Book
If you are a reader who commutes a lot, audiobooks might be your jam. I have personally never been able to get into them (I can't retain spoken info as well as written), but I'd had people asking, and here it is - Self Publishing for Canadians is now available in audiobook format on Audible,… Continue reading Self Publishing for Canadians is now an audiobook
From A Light in the Attic to Jessica Wakefield dying her hair black and pretending she's French, I read a lot of books I loved in my childhood.
I am weird with technology. In some ways, I am fairly modern. I have a smartphone, stream TV shows, can use TikTok and all of my calendar is online. In other ways ... I am ridiculous. I have been using Office XP for almost 20 years. Why? The biggest reason was because I had it,… Continue reading My Big Word Migration of 2021
So 2020 was a sucky year for all. For my writing, it was a so-so year. First, I have to thank everyone who bought my books. I had a great year of sales after the initial pandemic slow down, and that alone kept me motivated when I wasn't. Thank you so much for your reviews… Continue reading 2020 Roundup
When I finished Book 1 and Book 2 last year, I thought I was ready for them to go out. I worked on editing them a little more and then worked on Book 3 during Nanowrimo 2019. As I wrote, I came up with a lot of ideas and plots that would have to be… Continue reading An update on my YA coming-of-age project
I'm not a big reader of novels that involve killer illnesses, and that was before SARS, MERS and COVID-19 invaded our consciousness. No, me and my health anxiety were happy to avoid reading about any kind of illness because if I read about it, I'd think about it, and if I thought about it too… Continue reading Reading Pandemic
Every year I do the Reading Challenge at Goodreads, an Amazon-owned website dedicated to tracking your books and reading. I challenge myself to read 52 books a year - one per week. Here's my recent year stats (which are worse than I thought!): 2019 - 61/52 2018 - 60/52 2017 - 67/70 2016 - 66/65… Continue reading Goodreads Reading Challenge 2020
I know, I said publishing four books this year practically killed me, but here I am with a fifth. Self Publishing for Canadians grew out of a huge blog post here. There was so much information to share on self publishing, especially in regards to Canadian-specific information. The ebook is available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes… Continue reading New Book – Self Publishing For Canadians
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Bayou Bound, the third book in the Sin City saga, is now out everywhere in digital and print. Jake Wheeler is back in town and he needs Tim Kelly's help. Against his better judgement, Tim ends up on a cross-country road trip with his least favourite person. When they get pinched by a crooked sheriff… Continue reading Bayou Bound is out now!
Need a new read? Book 2 of the Sin City series, The Dead Woman, is now released! Tim Kelly runs into a problem with a weapons shipment - a Mexican girl on the run from a cartel. Prefer print books? You can snag one on Amazon.
If you love novellas set at Christmas, be sure to pick up a digital copy of Neon and Tinsel, book 2.5 in the Sin City series. Neon and Tinsel takes place at Christmas 1966, with visits to Tim Kelly's strained family Christmas, Darla Redmond's holiday back home in Ohio, Jake Wheeler's cold Christmas in North… Continue reading Neon and Tinsel (Sin City, #3.5) for Christmas
Piece of Work, a free prequel short to the Sin City series, is available for FREE if you subscribe to my newsletter - click here. When it was released to sales outlets, it peaked at number 2 on the free Kindle Short Reads for Mystery, Thriller and Suspense. Tim Kelly has never been a fan… Continue reading Piece of Work – FREE prequel to Sin City
I had some great Sin City promos since the release, and I'm playing catch-up on the blog after a few busy weeks. Here's a breakdown of some websites that featured Sin City over the last month. Featured: Oct 24 - ARC reviewer On Two Feet reviewed the book on their blog and at Goodreads.… Continue reading Sin City Promos Roundup