Posted on 11/10/17 in Book News

Welcome to my new website and blog!

I am happy to reveal not only this website, but the book cover for my debut novel, The Immundus, which is available for pre-order on December 16, 2017 and for sale February 6, 2018.

Inspiration for this book came after one of my meditation sessions. I had an idea for the storyline and ended up writing the book in three months. From this first experience of completing a novel, I consider myself a mix between a planner and a pantser because I followed the storyline I jotted down which provided structure for each chapter (planner), but I allowed the story to take a life of its own and go where it needed to go (pantser).

I had to do a lot of research online to figure out what to do once my story was finished. I learned about alpha and beta readers who review books, at no cost, and provide feedback. They were extremely helpful, but admittedly, it was hard for me to want to make changes at first. I wanted to keep my beautiful prose, but eventually learned how beautiful prose can sometimes obstruct a story, especially when there is too much of the fluffy stuff that doesn’t push the story forward.

During this process of working with beta readers I realized I couldn’t please everyone with the story. I would receive feedback from one person that he or she liked a specific sentence, action, or character thought, while another person disliked the same sentence, action, or character thought. I also had to cut vocabulary that would send readers to dictionaries and remove them from the story.

After the beta readers, my book went through a comprehensive editing process that included developmental editing, line/substantive editing, copyedits, and proofreading. I am excited that the book is complete and I can finally get it into the hands of readers beginning February 6, 2018. I hope that people love and feel compassion for the characters as much as I do.

I will be hosting some fun giveaways in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. To make sure you don’t miss out, join my mailing list and/or follow me on social media.

The Immundus is available for pre-order on December 16, 2017 and officially goes on sale February 6, 2018.

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