Tag Archive | Book Launch

Mythic Orbits: The Bear Essentials of GameLit

Mythic Orbits: The Bear Essentials of GameLit

Guest Blogger: Cindy Koepp The short story “Seeking What’s Lost” in the Mythic Orbits, Vol. 2 anthology was written in a speculative fiction genre called GameLit. GameLit tales take place, for the most part, within a game. Some popular examples include movies like Tron, Ready Player One, and the newer incarnation of Jumanji. Like many […]

Armor of Alethia: Behind the Scenes

Armor of Alethia: Behind the Scenes

Sometimes those one-on-one appointments at conferences really do pay off. Like with the querying process, though, you often go through several rejections before you find the right one. In fact, it took me seven years and three different manuscripts before I found both an agent and a publisher. The Early Years My very first manuscript […]

Kill the Beast: It Only Took Four Years

Kill the Beast: It Only Took Four Years

Guest Blogger: Michele Israel Harper My book took me four years to write. Four. Years. To help you understand how devastating that was to me, my Zombie Takeover book took me one month to write, and my Wisdom & Folly duology took me 24 weeks to write. (I was writing a chapter a week for […]

Don‘t Let Fear Hold You Back

Don‘t Let Fear Hold You Back

Guest Blogger: Laurie Lucking On the outside, my journey to publication looks relatively straightforward. My first manuscript, begun five and a half years ago, garnered many rejections until I decided to set it aside. But my second story, Common, was only rejected once or twice before finding a publishing home. I never had a contract […]

Why Negative Reviews are Good

Why Negative Reviews are Good

A negative review is not bad. A bad review is when someone gives one star on Amazon and says, “I don’t know if I like this book. I haven’t read it yet.” That calls for reporting, except I’m not sure it helps to report someone who’s not clever enough to figure out that when Amazon […]

Cover reveal: Alara’s Call

Cover reveal: Alara’s Call

Some of you have been with me on this long, long publishing journey ever since the founding of NAF back in 2010. At that point, I’d already been shopping Alara’s Call for several years. I’ve already written several posts about the process of getting Alara’s Call published. Now I have a new publisher, Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, […]

Writing Lessons Learned

Writing Lessons Learned

Guest Blogger: Amy Brock McNew Three days ago, my second novel released to an expectant audience who have been hounding me to get it into their hands. It is, in a word, surreal. I’ve put two books out in the world, and people actually like them! When I think about it, it’s overwhelming. I’m just […]