Hello and thank you for stopping by my brand new website. It’s going to take me some time to figure out all the bells and whistles here but I wanted to open these humble pages with a few words. The first being Wow. Technology is an amazing thing.
Just last November, after reading a writer’s post that comes to my email’s inbox everyday, I found myself inspired by the encouraging topic of the day – ebook publishing. I’d never seriously considered writing an ebook before but was intrigued. My initial internet search found Siren-Bookstrand Publishers. From what I read about them and how well they’d done for themselves in a short period of time, I was convinced this was a publishing house with lots of promise. Hoping they’d give this new writer a chance, I submitted my story with my fingers crossed. To my delight and surprise they accepted it. I can’t say enough about these helpful professionals.
The path of my author’s journey is paved with a good deal of research. In three year’s time I’ve read countless blogs, magazines, and books filled with hints tips and what to do and what not to do. Occasionally I’d find conflicting opinions on things and get confused and at other times I’d have these aha moments where it all made perfect sense. I’d like to say there have been more of the latter, but unfortunately no. There seems to be more confusion and that being the case, I’ve resigned myself to the journey never ending. That’s probably as it should be anyway. My only hope is not getting completely lost as I walk through this incredible adventure.
Another thing I’d never considered before is piracy. I mean these ebooks are inexpensive to begin with, yet you’ll find people selling ebooks second-hand. Even on ebay of all places. In one respect it makes sense if you follow the hey I bought it, read it, and now want to sell it to make my $5 back line of thought. On the other hand, it’s not the author’s sale. No different than a used bookstore or garage sale book I suppose. I regularly visit the author attended Yahoo Groups for various author communities and have discovered the best way to keep the piracy of your work at bay is to make yourself known. One of these tried and true tricks of the trade is the author’s blog. Voila! Here I am. 🙂
My first novel Hermes Online launched March/2011. Here’s what my little piece of Siren-Bookstrand looks like. As I muddle through the blog creation process, I hope all links I include actually get you there if you’re interested in buying my books.
[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance] Challenged to rediscover her sensuality, bruised and brokenhearted Vivienne strikes up an Internet conversation with the enigmatic S, whose suggestive e-mails gradually draw her into the world of anonymous cybersex. Their erotic chat leads to Skype and C2C, sending both into the arms of a love they’d believed was lost forever.