Reflections

July Recap

Here we are at the end of July, which turned into an interesting month.  Between recovery from New Orleans, the Phi Alpha Pi launch party, and changes to my writing habits, there’s a lot to share. Phi Alpha Pi It’s been two months since Phi Alpha Pi came out and while reviews are coming in,Read more

Sara as a Publisher

BookFunnel vs. Instafreebie

Last year, while promoting Modern Persuasion, some other authors gave me the advice to build a mailing list of readers.  They sent me to Facebook groups where I could partner with other authors to share my books with their readers (and vice versa), but I soon realized I didn’t have nearly enough people on myRead more

Sara as a Publisher

ACX Experiences

One of the first things I considered after I had finished publishing Modern Persuasion, was producing an audiobook to go with it. I love audiobooks. In fact, the vast majority of the books I read are on audiobook. I can listen while I knit, while I clean, while I drive, or while I get readyRead more

Phi Alpha Pi Bonus Content – Lizbeth’s Class Presentation

Last month I shared the tour of Paris, which was super fun to make. Creating the presentation Lizbeth gives in her class was a bit more difficult.  I made this one because I wanted to be able to set the scene properly considering what was going to happen between Colin, Wil, and Lizbeth next.  IRead more

Sara as a Publisher

NetGalley: One Indie Author’s Experiece

As a reader, librarian, and sometime-book blogger, I live for NetGalley. I have often requested advanced copies of books from publishers to review. When I started promoting Phi Alpha Pi I made the decision to invest in getting reviews and giving readers advanced copies. Here’s what I learned and how it ended. What is NetGalley?Read more

Blog News

June Recap

I’ve just returned from my trip to New Orleans. I hope you got to see some of the posts I did on Instagram and Facebook about my trip, but that trip was the biggest event that happened this month. Let’s get into the June recap! Modern Persuasion is officially put aside as I focus onRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

July Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Change

With Phi Alpha Pi done and Missing Auggie being edited, I thought about what I want to do with the next project: Woodhouse Yarn and Cafe. This modernization of Emma is still in the beginning phase as the other projects became my priority. Now I’m able to focus, pick up where I left off andRead more

Phi Alpha Pi Bonus Content – The Paris Tour

In 2009 Emily (you know, one of the women Phi Alpha Pi was dedicated to) and I went to Paris for 2 days.  She was living in Germany for a few years since her husband was stationed there.  She had used the opportunity to see Europe and I used my need to see Europe as anRead more

Merchandise

Phi Alpha Pi & Modern Persuasion Merchandise!

You might not know this (but you probably do), I opened a small merchandise store a few months ago.  There are a bunch of products there for all the books in the 21st Century Austen series!  You can start buying items now! Nearly all the items in the big blog tour prize pack were fromRead more

From Pantser to Plotter

When I started National Novel Writing Month, there wasn’t much I understood about my writing process. It took me years to understand there are various types of authors out there, but most can categorize themselves as a pantser or a plotter.  What is the difference? What do these words even mean? What am I? I’mRead more