Publishing Announcements

Reflecting on the Cover Design Process… As I Get Ready To Do It Again!

One of my favorite parts of self-publishing is working on the cover design. Since the moment I took over publishing Modern Persuasion, I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing designers and learn something about the process. Now that four books are published, the four novellas are in publication, and more are coming, I wantRead more

Monthly Recap

January Recap

There has been a lot going on this month and I can hardly believe it’s already over. I swear I was just sitting on my couch, knitting, watching movies, and celebrating the new year. Kraulaak This book is ALMOST done. I asked a few people to read it this month, to make sure the flowRead more

Kraulaak

Announcing: Kraulaak Release Dates!

It’s been years in the making, but this spring I’ll be releasing Kraulaak, a short collection of interconnected horror stories. I can’t make this point more pointedly: HORROR! Yes, if you prefer my romance and don’t like horror, then please skip this volume. It’s not for you. If you like horror too, then I hopeRead more

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NaNoWriMo Recap

I know! I didn’t actually do NaNoWriMo this year. The thing is, I pretty much did and my mind is so used to thinking that I did. I ended up jump-starting some productivity that I think may get me through the year. Here’s what happened Northanger Park is going to be book four and releasedRead more

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How Is NaNoWriMo Going

Something occurred to me this week: November is crazy busy! This month not only includes Thanksgiving, but we had a family Bat Mitzvah and my grandfather was honored for the volunteering he does with other Veterans. There have been end-of-the-year meetings and parties. There have been work events that keep me late or going backRead more

Writing Recaps

To NaNo or Not To NaNo… Part 1

It’s the time of the year when I’m usually getting ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who are new readers, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. Participants commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve been participating since 2004, but for the first time in fourteen years, I’m wondering if IRead more

Monthly Recap

August Recap

August came with a much-needed break and reboot. All the decisions made in July needed to be put into action. I primarily spent the month writing and outlining what I want to write moving forward. What went on with each book this month? Here’s the recap! Modern Persuasion: This is currently the newsletter freebie onRead more

Writing Recaps

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 Recap

I think this NaNoWriMo event was the nail in my coffin… for NaNoWriMo. This post requires a little background about the monster that’s been living in my head. I’m not happy with Missing Auggie. This book has been a bit of a beast for me. It’s not an Austen modernization. It’s my own idea, andRead more

Phi Alpha Pi Launch Party Recap

Last year, when Modern Persuasion came out, I considered having a release party. There was one reason I decided against it, the fear that nobody would come. It’s weird anxiety based on my experience promoting library events that nobody comes to, my sense of how small my group of people seemed in comparison to peopleRead more

Sara as a Publisher

Why I Started An Author Newsletter

The real work of being a published author is not the writing, the abuse your ego will take during the editing process, or even the stress of the actual publication (which will be higher for self-publishing authors who do this themselves or pay someone else). For me, it’s been entirely in the marketing of myRead more