Hey everyone! Yeah, I've been quiet. LOL. We took a short vacation, and it helped to get out of town. I've regained my momentum, my perspective. I'm hard at work combining both 'Mark of the Successor' and 'Consort of the Successor' into a single, well done novel. It's good to revisit the story! I found … Continue reading I’m still here!
Hey everyone! Let's get real for a moment here. If you've read my prior posts, you know that July was a hard month. Bedbug infestation, leaving my publisher, quitting one job. I'm struggling right now. Not with money or the new schedule. But with not being extremely bitter toward the one person who drove me … Continue reading Trying hard not to be bitter
Today, I'm more than thrilled for my friend and fellow author, Vicki-Ann Bush! Her new book, "Alex McKenna and the Geranium Deaths", is about to hit the shelves! I came to know Vicki-Ann at my prior publisher. She's a great author! If you've ever read YA, or have one in your life, I recommend her … Continue reading Being a teen is hard enough…
Okay, folks, I did something big today. I asked for all the rights back to my books with Solstice Publishing. And I resigned my position as their COO. I've removed all links to my books for now. I'm seriously considering self-publishing at least a few titles by the end of the week. After that, it's … Continue reading Fresh starts
I hate things like this. I want readers to buy books because they want to read them. Because they sound interesting, and the first few pages hooks them. I don't want to be sitting here, asking you to buy my books, simply because life happened. But it did. We've got a bug problem in our … Continue reading Well, crap!
I'm super excited this morning! Not too long ago, I entered a Twitter short story contest. Mine was selected to have a video made, with a voice over actress reading it! https://storypitches.com/2019/06/03/twitter-short-story-you-called-by-katemarie-collins/ Seriously...go check it out! I'm awake now, and it's not the coffee's doing. LOL BB
It's Saturday. The house is quiet. I should be writing. And by that I mean more than just this blog post. LOL There's a sense of celebrity that comes with being able to tell people you're a published author. I can see it in their faces. You've done something that they think is special. With … Continue reading Let’s get real
It's Thursday. Outside, it's raining. Which isn't anything new for this part of the world, but we were dry (and warm) for a time. It's been a crazy few weeks since my last post. I haven't gotten far on either of my wips, which I need to change. I need to stop putting the writing … Continue reading New beginnings, temporary goodbyes
Hi! How are you? I hope things are going great for you. We've got a busy few days, so I'm trying to squeeze in some stuff before things get moving. If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out the new page on my website: D&D stories. They're short stories inspired by the … Continue reading No two writers are the same
I'm admitting it now. Not that I've ever hid it, really. I am now, and always will be, a Star Wars fan. I was 9 when the first one came out. We went to a drive in, and I didn't pull my eyes from the screen until my dad drove us off the lot. What … Continue reading When life hands you a new Star Wars trailer….