Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Learning from other Indie Authors

Found this interesting article on learning from other  Indie Authors


Great advice. I take it one step further, though. I BUY the book from the author, read it, and then contact the author if I enjoyed it. You’d be surprised what kind of wonderful responses you get when you offer sincere support to an author. I’ve made many new friends this way and cross-promote with many of them. No, not everyone answers. However, when you knock gently on many different doors — some open and the hospitality and warmth you find in some of those India authors is amazing. So, study them — yes. But don’t be afraid to reach out and say hello.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

New York Times ebook Bestseller! OMG!


This whole wild ride started when my school district booted me from the job I loved, Kindergarten teacher.  Change is scary, but look what can happen if you embrace it.  Sometimes the bumpiest rides lead to the most incredible places.

Thanks for sharing this ride with me :) 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

How long will the series be?

I'm asked this question all the time now and I honestly don't know yet.  Originally, it was going to be three books. However, I fell in love with some of the secondary characters and the world I built.  Readers send me requests for future books and I'm inclined to write them :)

Saving the Sheikh -- will be out by November, 2012 (Zhang and her Sheikh)

Now that I'm writing full-time takes me 3-4 months to get the book from outline to publication.  So, that would have my next book out by March, 2013.

Who are the highest requested characters to have their own romance?

Jeff (Nicole's driver) -- he's going to need someone special.  I've considered Alethea.  Maybe it would take someone like him to unravel why she needs that rush of adrenaline all the time.

Aaron -- he gets love from readers for taking care of his mom.  He needs time to grow up a little, though. Maybe his job at Corisi Enterprises will do just that.

Jeremy (the basement computer hacker) -- don't you just want him to wake up and realize that Alethea is not the perfect woman for him?

Alethea (Lil's best friend and security tester)-- Would Jeff be a strong enough man for her?  Would she go for Dominic's head of security?  I haven't decided.

Rosella and Thomas (Dominic's mother and their family's lawyer)-- this book will likely be the last in the series.  Some may be added before it, but Rosella's story takes the reader back to the beginning and explains so much -- and it would also reveal scenes throughout the series that readers missed because they didn't necessarily belong in someone else's love story.

Most asked questions that I won't answer. You'll have to read it in an upcoming book.....lol

What is in the box that Dominic refuses to open?

Why did Rosella really leave her husband?

Who is going to get pregnant first?

I love receiving emails from readers and your thoughts do shape where the stories go.  Thank you for writing to me, for sharing what you loved and what you wanted more of, and for enjoying the ride with me.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Bedding the Billionaire has spent the last 9 days in the top 100  on the Kindle ebook list. It fluctuates from 47 - 60ish. 

I'm not sure I can fully express how relieved I am that it is doing well.  I left my day job in April and although one book does not make or break a writing career...I felt that this book would help me decide if I had made the right choice.

Now I know that I am where I am supposed to be...doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

And I am so grateful to have this opportunity.  I don't take a moment of it for granted.  I don't know how long this ride will last, but it has been an incredible journey and has brought so many wonderful people into my life.