Thursday, July 20, 2017
The publishing industry is in constant flux and depending on the avenue you take for connection, is what information you are privy to. For the past ten or so years I have been writing. My first publisher pushed me to change my style to one more commercial, which in this Fifty Shades of Grey world, was much more racy. I changed my stories, I added spice and I followed other authors that wrote similar. I read similar work and soon found myself falling into the rabbit hole. I began to ask myself was I selling my soul for potential readership? I joined a touring Author's group and began selling books at local bookstores and fairs, however I found I was really unable to explain my books because I was embarrassed by their content. So I decided I needed to branch out more and signed up for book signing in Vegas. There I discovered I a totally different world and although I could explain my book to eager ears, I still wasn't comfortable with myself. What I found is I was being tempted to change for the chance of success. It took awhile and a lot of soul searching to realize I was changing into someone I didn't like or respect. Thankfully Anaiah Press gave me back my identity and I am writing what my heart tells me and not what a society that is falling to their desires necessarily wants. But now I have to find my new TRIBE. I have to find my readership and leave those who read my stories before behind. Slowly I am rebuilding my brand and hope to find my TRIBE soon.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
When twenty-two year old Emme Sawyer joins a Marine unit heading into Helmand Providence, she focuses on what she does best: keeping her men safe.With the help of her guard and good friend Tahk she enters the battle with little fear. But, when the unit is hit by an IED, Emme realizes she can’t save everyone. With her humanity on the line, and her faith in question, she seeks comfort from Raven, her commanding officer. Soon, Emme develops feelings that don’t belong in a combat zone, where each step could be your last.
Raven keeps his emotions locked up tight, never allowing the men to see him sweat. But when Emme joins his unit, all bets are off; and the feelings he thought he left stateside begin to emerge. Knowing that the deserts of Afghanistan are the last place to start a romance, and the United States military’s view on fraternizing; Raven tries to deny his heart but can't help but hide small gifts, folded swans, with words of the feelings he tries to deny. Emme and Raven learn you can’t always choose where love finds you. And that sometimes, you just have to trust in God’s plan.