Tag: fiction

Molly Miranda: Honor Among Thieves now available on Kindle

It’s here, it’s here! Now available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Go get it!

I have three other products coming out shortly:

  1. The Molly Miranda: Honor Among Thieves paperback
  2. The Molly Miranda trilogy paperback
  3. The Molly Miranda trilogy ebook

I’ll be ordering the trilogy paperback and the Honor Among Thieves paperback at the same time so there might be a bit of a delay but I don’t expect the paperback production to take too long. I’ll post on here when everything is ready.

If you enjoy reading Honor Among Thieves, make sure to let me know by leaving a review on Amazon.com! You can also add Honor Among Thieves to your To Read list on Goodreads. Thanks everyone!

Lessons from NaNoWriMo Land

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Well, I did it. I took part in National Novel Writing Month and didn’t quit. I finished the first draft of my third novel, Molly Miranda: Book 3.

For this, I am very proud.

Buuuuuuuut I didn’t reach 50,000 words which is kind of the whole point of it.

(Just so you’re aware, the above gif is from a British sitcom called Black Books. It’s bizarre and quite charming, especially for book nerds. I think it’s on Netflix. Highly recommend it.)


FINAL WORD COUNT: 40,006 words
WORDS LEFT: 9,994
AVERAGE PER DAY: 1,333 (instead of the recommended 1,667)
DAYS I TOOK OFF FROM WRITING: 5

Even with taking a week off from work to focus on it, I still didn’t reach my 50k. But I feel okay about this. My books aren’t even 60,000 words anyway and I moved the plot along really quickly so I don’t expect many issues to arise when I go back to edit.

I learned a few things about myself as a writer:

  1. really don’t like ignoring spelling mistakes. I have a hard time just continuing on.
  2. Evening writing is my jam. Morning writing is basically impossible.
  3. Stardew Valley is a terrific game and a terrible distraction.
  4. I hate feeling like writing is a chore. It definitely felt like a chore for me all month.
  5. When I spend the month pouring my brain out into a Google Doc, I ignore other things in my life. It’s now December 2 and I feel like I just spent the month in a cave. It’s the weirdest thing.

At this point, I don’t know if I’ll do it again. Ask me again next year. But I’m definitely glad I did it.

Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire Available for Pre-Order!

CoverMolly Miranda: Thief for Hire is now available for pre-order for Kindle and Kobo. Click below to pre-order now.

PRE-ORDER ON KINDLE/AMAZON

PRE-ORDER ON KOBO

And for anyone who wants to follow my bookish stuff on Goodreads, I now have an author page on there as well. Go check it out!

The paperback and iBooks versions will be available soon.

Production Update (Another Sponsored Post)

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This blog post is sponsored by Cedar & Watson. Cedar & Watson is an accounting firm in Brooklyn, New York.

“We specialize in personal, business and corporate accounts where lots of money is involved. Big money, big money!” explains co-owner Ruby Watson.

Co-owner Eli Cedar adds, “Ruby, do you always describe our business like that?”


Note: This is not a real business, but one of the business that appear in Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. Enter to win this book by coming to my Facebook book launch in February!


unnamedAhem, in other news: advanced reader copy ebooks are finished and sent off to reviewers. But I’m not done looking for advanced reviewers!

If Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire sounds like a good read to you, let me know and I’ll send over a copy. (Learn more about this book.)

If anyone is having trouble converting their MS Word documents to ebooks, I highly recommend you check out Simon Whistler’s video tutorial. I love Simon’s podcast Rocking Self Publishing and happened to see the post on his blog and man! It was an enormous help. I just needed to give a shoutout to Simon because the tutorial was such a help.

My editors Colleen McKie and Allister Thompson have been wonderful. Next, my book goes to the proofreader to be proofed. Then I lay out the paperback version. I can’t wait to see my baby with a real cover, a spine and pages. I’m going to sniff those pages so hard.

I plan to give my Indiegogo campaign contributors their ebook copies before the February 6th release date. If all goes as planned, I should be able to get paperback copies out before then as well, but I don’t want to over-promise.

I’ve started researching the sequel and I’m SO EXCITED about the possibilities! Where will Molly go this time? Will she get caught? Will she get together with her love interest or will they just end up killing one another?

You’ll have to stay tuned to find out…

Feminism and Chick Lit: Can They Be Friends?

I am a feminist. I have no shame, reluctance or hesitation in saying this. I heard an alarming stat recently: Few Identify As Feminists, But Most Believe In Equality Of Sexes.

Wait… what? I’m lost. Apparently a lot of people don’t understand what feminism means. It’s definition time.

  • feminism: the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.

Cool. Sounds good to me. Caitlin Moran‘s husband put it best: feminism is about being nice to everybody. Plain and simple.

I loved the brilliant documentary Miss Representation. It opened my eyes to a lot of things. I can say with confidence that it changed my view of the world. One of the things it discusses is how society teaches women how they should act, think and look by a very young age.

For instance: at seven years old, roughly the same number of boys and girls say they want to be president. By age 15, the number of girls who still say they’d like to be president drops dramatically compared to boys. Why? Because girls aren’t seeing many women in positions of political power. (Mad love for Hillary Clinton. Just throwing that out there.) So, girls see these positions us unattainable for themselves.

But what does this have to do with books?

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