Saturday, August 11, 2018

website update

Due to multiple issues with using wordpress on my yahoo controlled homepage I found that I could forward the website address to my blogger site. This makes things easier because A: I have a place that looks better, and B: it leaves me only one place to update. That will helpfully be easier with my work schedule to do. Here is hoping.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Ivy Granger Prequel

Frostbite (Ivy Granger, #0.5)Frostbite by E.J. Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoy the Ivy Granger series, so getting a prequel to it was a no brainer. I can't wait until the next book comes out. I hope the series goes on for several more books. It was a short read, but would be a great intro for anyone new the series.

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Good advice on fight scenes

Found this Blog post on Pinterest and found it interesting. It may sound basic but it is good advice. Lisa Voisin

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Book Cover research

So after a busy year plus, I recommitted to finishing a book and publishing it. I am still up in the air about if I want to try and self publish and will be doing that research in a separate post. I have a total of three classes left on my degree and then it will be full throttle on finishing the book. I have a first draft already done, what has been holding me up is  the edits.  While I am waiting so to speak for those pesky classes to end I decided to do a quick research about book covers. After all if I choose to self publish I will need to come up with one of my own

When I entered 'book cover design' into google the first thing the popped up was 
The site lets you design a cover and at the end you simply buy the photos or use of them from the photographer who uploaded them. You can browse their templates and while there were a lot I did not see many any that fell into what I would see as urban fantasy or science fiction. IF I could find photos or designs of my own to use I could upload them. So it doesn't completely rule them out.

The next site was the website "Creative Penn". This isn't a design site but an article on the topic. The author of the site Joanna Penn a thriller author with New York Times best sellers, suggests in her article that you get a professional designed book cover, especially if you are a new author. While not the same genre, she has a point. A cover of a book is what catches the person's eyes enough to get them to read the blurb or even buy the book. I know for an author I have never read before the cover is what catches my attention first.  Ms. Penn also offers courses that I plan to look at later.

Of course if someone chooses to go through Amazon to publish they have options for design as well. You can upload your own images and there are also stock photos. The downside right now is that you have to be ready to publish in order to see their stock images. 

Other sites such as Create space also have ways for authors to create a cover. I think it may have to be a thing I decide after I decide how I am going to publish. As I said I am leaning towards  self publishing I just don't know who I will go with.

I think I will be doing more researching on that. First and foremost I need to edit the book.  That I will definitely be looking into professional help with that.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

updating updating and oooh cookies

Updating things going slowly. Updated my webpage so that it doesn't just stay the same message. It even has this on it. Logged in to good reads for the first time in months, good grief that update is going to take awhile.
I think I am going to pause and bake some cookies.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Release Day Blast For J.C. Daniels!!

Love the Kit Colbana Files by JC Daniels? Then you’re sure to love this brand new story from JC set in Kit’s world….Misery’s Way.

JC Daniels is back in the Kit Colbana world with Misery’s Way, a short story that Urban Fantasy fans won’t want to miss.

Her name is Frankie. At least, that’s what she calls herself.

She looks human, but she’s no more human than she is a faith-healer. That doesn’t stop her from using her…more unique abilities to take care of certain needs. It’s those abilities that lead to a chance encounter with an unusual woman in Florida.

It’s a chance encounter with fate that will set these two down a collision course with destiny.

This short story is loosely connected to the Kit Colbana Files. Can be read as a stand-alone. 

Available at:  Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | BN

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About JC Daniels
Writing under the pen name, JC Daniels for her Urban Fantasy, Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes, really!  She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer.  She published her first book in 2003. Her newest series, Secrets and Shadows, launched with Deeper than Need, followed by Sweeter than Sin and Darker than Desire.

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website update

Due to multiple issues with using wordpress on my yahoo controlled homepage I found that I could forward the website address to my blogger s...