Sunday, March 12th, marks one year since Grigory's Gadget was published! Since about a year has passed since publication (wow!), I thought I'd share some of what I've learned in terms of writing, publishing, marketing, and more. In terms of writing, I've discovered that it gets a lot harder after publishing a book! There's an … Continue reading One Year After Publishing Grigory’s Gadget – What I’ve Learned
"On October 8, 2016, nearly 300 libraries across North America invited thousands of local writers in their communities to join them for a day of celebration and inspiration devoted to indie authors. During the inaugural Indie Author Day, libraries big and small hosted events where local authors connected, networked, shared experiences and offered advice to … Continue reading Taking Publishing Into Your Own Hands – My Indie Author Day Presentation
Next Saturday, October 8th, is the inaugural Indie Author Day! During the Inaugural Indie Author Day, libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team. In addition to these local programs, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital … Continue reading Indie Author Day Update!
The first day of autumn is less than a week away! Yes, I am one of those fall-loving girls, and I have no shame. The summer here in Buffalo, NY was especially brutal this year. We had eight 90+ degree days (it felt like more!) and a strange combination of high humidity and a summer-long … Continue reading In Anticipation of Autumn
Music has a place in pretty much every aspect of my life. I listen to music in the car, I often listen to music at work, I'm a dancer...even if I'm not actively listening to music, I'm probably singing along to something-or-other in my head. I also frequently experience musical frisson - that rush of … Continue reading Music That Influenced My Novel: Grigory’s Gadget
Tomorrow I will be attending an event that I'm VERY excited for: The Enchanted City III: A Brave New World. The Enchanted City is the annual steampunk festival in Troy, NY. Troy, being a city that was booming during the Victorian Era and has recently been going through a revival, is the perfect backdrop for … Continue reading The Enchanted City Preview
(Image source: Nappturality) For this series, I'm going to delve into the characters of Grigory's Gadget in the style of those fun/silly surveys that pop-up on social media from time-to-time. I'll also include name pronunciation, because I know a lot of people have been asking about that! (That being said, you can pronounce the names … Continue reading Meet the Characters: Nikolai Polzin