Hello everyone! Long time, no see, I know. But I have some big news that might make it easier to forgive me for my absence these past few months…
I am publishing my second book!
In a little less than two weeks, I will be publishing Portrait of a Sunset, the first and arguably the best novel that I have written (not to mention the one that is closest to my heart). A few years ago, I got publishing deal for this book, and it seemed like things were going great…until the publisher wanted me to change the very things that made my book MY book. They wanted me to change the way the main character spoke, and change her personality, just for the sake of making the book sound more like the other books they had published, but I couldn’t do it. Even if it meant that I wouldn’t achieve my dream of being a published author (Chase and Charlie was still in the “writing” phase at this time), I had to back out of the deal, because Clara, my main character, means a lot to me, and I couldn’t sacrifice her story just for the sake of seeing my name in print.
So, I broke the contract, and the book went back into my file cabinet…until a few months ago, when I decided that the time has come to share it with the world. I strongly believe in this book, and I know that it deserves to be in print, so I am going to publish it myself on Createspace and Kindle Direct Publishing.
Self-publishing might not be the “traditional ” route according to some writers and readers, but I believe in this book – and in myself – enough to give it a try. It has already been a long, hard journey, and it is only just getting started. But I hope you’ll come along on that journey with me, and check out Portrait of a Sunset when it’s released on October 28, 2016.
Until then, here is a sneak peak at the cover:
From now on, I will be more active on this blog, as well as on other social media outlets. Later this week, I will be posting an interview I did for the Books and Such blog, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy a peek at the back cover summary as well!