My first table to promote my novel The Wish coming out this Fall 2017.

Today was me promoting my novel The Wish coming out this Fall 2017. I was so happy with my table that I stayed till 4:00 p.m. A lot of people came into the winery and when they did I held my arms out toward my table and said I have a book coming out this fall. It’s a paranormal horror novel. And here is my new cover. I gave away some things that I had printed off earlier today. Some people were very interested in my table and looked at my candles that I had made and my novel cover. So I was very happy with the turnout. So I want to give a big thank you to Candi for letting me borrow a few things. I love you more than you know. Thank you, mom, for making me a table cloth. It turned out very well. Better than I expected. Thank you, Marci for taking me to Wal-mart to get stuff for my table. You are always there for me. And thank you, Mike and Joann for letting me set up a table at the winery. I had so much fun that I can’t even explain it in a better way. It was a blast and I hope to do this again. Thank you all for all your supports and loving care for me.

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Other Worlds Book Event 2017

I had a great time at the Other Worlds Book Event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2017. Seeing all the authors and their tables had me wishing that I had my own table to sell books, hopefully soon. 🙂 I was very excited to see the authors I had seen last year. Katy Webb, Jolene Buchheit, Michel Prince, Lanna Farrell, Jed Quinn, Erik Therme, Craig Hart, Aaron Bunce and many more great authors.

 

Follow your dream!

If you have a dream and you want it to come true, then you need to get up and make it happen. Don’t make other people do it for you. It isn’t their job to make you successful. It’s your job to make yourself successful and make that dream come true. If you want to be a singer, a doctor or even a writer like me then you need to put your foot down and make it happen. It won’t be an over night thing. It takes time. It took me 6 to 7 years to write my novel (The Wish). I thought I was never going to get it done and get it published because I waited to long and it was too much money to hire someone to edit it. I was thinking negative thoughts and self-doubting myself. I kept getting rejected my editors, book publishers and even Literary Agents. Durning that time I wanted to just stop and say “you know what I’m done. This stress isn’t worth it.” That didn’t get me nowhere in life. Through the years as I was getting older, I stopped being so negative and upset with myself because I wasn’t an author. I wasn’t doing enough to become an author. Waiting and sitting around for my dream to come to me wasn’t working. I had to go toward it for it to happen. Sitting around and waiting for people to read my book wasn’t working. I had to get up and go to book signings and book fairs to get my work out there, to get people to know about it and to get them interested in it. And when your dream starts to happen and you start to get successful you’ll be thankful with yourself that you made that dream happen. And you’ll think back and say “Wow, I really did it.”

The title​ has been changed!!!

Have you ever worked on a book for 7 years straight and keep the title that long and then your editor says I love your story, but the title doesn’t fit with your story and you change it to something else…. Yup, that happened to me. My title Spirit Keeper has been the same for 7 years straight and I had to change it. It was hard because I’ve known my title for so long and now that I changed it, it was hard to do that, but now after thinking about it and wanting the best for my novel, I decided to change it instead of Spirit Keeper. I understand why my editor said to change it. It fits the story pretty well because my main character Alivia McGala makes a wish and it back fires on her and horrible things start to happen to her and she realizes making the wish was the biggest mistake she made.

And on top of it all, my editor also gave me an idea for the book cover and right as she was telling what the cover should look like I sent her a picture and she was like oh my god, that’s what I pictured the whole time I was editing your novel. And I messaged her back and said oh my god, you read my mind. I thought it was hilarious.

So I changed the cover and I saved it then sent it to her. I do like it now. I would show the cover, but I think I will wait for a little.