Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jeremy Chikalto and Leviathan Island

"Jeremy Chikalto and Leviathan Island"(Book 2 of The Hazy Souls) is starting up. I have the main sequence of events mapped out, but the act of writing always dishes out some surprises, even for the author. Subplots are the funnest to write because I have no idea what's going to happen next and they often change the course of the novel. So much for planning ahead.

The second book will definitely be easier for me to write. 

In the second book, there will be more romantic tension and some competing love interests. Also there will be more paranormal activity and some new characters.

It's kind of weird to write right now because I'm listening to the Madonna station on Pandora and I'm singing along in my head.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Novel available on!

Yes. My baby (other baby) is out and about interacting with the world!
My very own Jeremy Chikalto, who was once a hand-crafted paper doll crumpled between my child fingers, is now a Book Mr.!

A Book Mr. Hmm, yes that's his title. Not to be read, "is now a book, Mr!" No, he is now an exalted Book Mr.

It's late. What can I say? I probably need to go to sleep...

Anyway, so "Jeremy Chikalto and the Hazy Souls" (Book 1 of the Hazy Souls) is now available!

Print copy is on
Kindle version on

And you can also get the e-book version on Smashwords, in multiple formats:

Soon it should be available for direct purchase at Barnes & Nobles and Borders!

I need herbal tea.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Novel Proof

I'm expecting the second proof of my novel, "Jeremy Chikalto and the Hazy Souls," to arrive early next week. If all is well, I'll publish and start upping my marketing. Marketing is kind of awkward. I'm excited about that stage of my novel, but also a little nervous. I'm not exactly an extroverted type. I've read in interviews with Amanda Hocking (successful young adult author) that she never even felt like she "marketed" her book, she just found that many of the so-called author marketing tactics coincided with her daily routine. Hmm... so I guess I'll just try to focus on my current online hangouts. I've got this blog, viralcat, facebook, twitter, freado, figment, youtube, amazon, and smashwords (er, soon smashwords). I think I'll have fun trying to build an online presence. The baby, of course, requires a lot of my time, but when she naps I'll be all for marketing. I'll post my progress on here and assess the efficacy of different author platforms. Fun times. Like, dancing fun times.

And the baby is totally awake right now. I'm only able to type because I'm letting her watch Dora the Explorer (guilty).

I want ice cream.