Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Nearly a year already!

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I wrote ‘the end’ on a new novel. When I finished my last book, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, I decided to heed my own advice from the book and spend more time enjoying life and the outdoors and less time isolated from the world, writing. As the theme of the book states, “enjoy each day to its fullest”. 

I knew starting a new book would consume me, and since I finished AS IT IS IN HEAVEN at the beginning of spring, I didn’t want to lose a summer. But still, the obsession to write was a constant, nagging, thorn in my mind.

To ease the roar-rumble in my head, I decided to re-read my entire collection of books, update and strengthen the plots, and just give them all a fresh perspective after 25+ years of writing experience. Doing this post-years’ editing revealed many areas where I needed to strengthen story-lines and add powerful descriptions where it was lacking. Though I did spend several hours a day on this project, it still beat the 10 – 12 hours I sometimes spend in the throes of a fresh, new draft.

I spent nine months solid on this task, somewhat neglecting my previous marketing and promoting fervor, and nearly disappearing from my online writer’s group Enovel Authors At Work. My Facebook page and social networks also suffered, and I neglected my blog like an alcoholic father. But in the end it was worth it. Now that I’ve had beta readers, and content editors, and years of honing my skills, I can finally say that I am proud, confident, and excited to re-release my books to the world! I hope you check them out. Thanks.

 To learn more about me, my books, and my writer’s journey please check out my blog: ALWAYS WRITING. Thank you.  

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Phoenix Rises!

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog. Like many writers often do, I decided to take a break from marketing and social networking and concentrate on editing and revising my books. For the last three months, I have done nothing but re-read and tweak my stories until every single page entices the reader to want more.

I finished the revisions, let them stew and mature for a while, and then read them again, just to be certain they are ready for the world market. I believe they are! I am planning a massive marketing campaign in the near future that will feature all eleven of my books simultaneously. Genres ranging from contemporary fiction, to thriller, to middle-grade sci-fi, to Dystopia, to paranormal adventure; every single title will get promoted in the coming months. Only then, will my ambition be satisfied and I can go back to being the creative introvert tapping away at the keyboard.

To all the readers, the books are ready.

To those who have read them. Thanks for the new reviews since DROP OUT hit the top 5! Check them out!


By louise zaccagnino on October 15, 2015
One of the few books that made me emotional, and had to wipe tears from my eyes while reading like this one did, esp at the end. Did have a happy ending tho. One of the best reads.

By Amazon Customer on October 13, 2015
Very good story from beginning to end.

By Francis X. O'Connor on September 28, 2015
A quick read that was good on detail

By B. Marcus on September 17, 2015
This book was so well written. I could not put it down and neglected my to do list until it was finished. I actually felt like I was in the twin towers on 9/11. I did think the end was a bit of a let down, but that was because I wanted the story to continue. One of the reviews criticized one scene as too much sex. I strongly disagree with that statement. There was no graphic sex, it was actually a beautiful scene of caring, compassion, and a turning point for Nathan.