What is a writer when she isn’t writing?

writing What is a writer when she isn’t writing? She’s an editor/reviser, a promoter, a marketer, a formatter, and to sum it all up, a publisher. I have been doing some writing on my latest WIP, but for the last two months I’ve been spending most of my time doing the other things that go into getting books ready to publish for my readers.

I’ve been told, in the good old days of traditional publishing, an author could hand over her manuscript to her New York editor at one of the big five publishing houses and get on with writing her next great novel. But not any more.

These days, even traditionally published authors have to do a lot of marketing and promoting. It’s the name of the game. As a indie-published author, I am responsible for getting my books edited, revised, formatted, arrange for book covers, and then uploading to etailers. And then the never ending promotion and marketing begins, because after all that effort, I want you to know about my books.

I love every one of my books, and I hope you will too. My greatest desire is to entertain, engage, and uplift my readers, heart and soul.

And of course, make a fair amount of money doing all this. That fair amount of money thing seems very subjective. The universe of readers has not yet quite caught up with my financial dreams, but hey, universe, I’m sure you’re working on it.

Enjoy always,  T

Dreaming In Moonlight, new cover.

A Fairy-Tale Fantasy Romance

It’s been a long time coming, and I’m trilled to reveal the new cover for my fairy-tale fantasy romance, Dreaming In Moonlight. Indulge yourself in the romantic tale of a warrior prince and his path of self-redemption inspired by the woman he loves. Pick up Dreaming In Moonlight today.

Dreaming In MoonlightSometime we wish upon a star, sometimes we dream in moonlight.

What he thought was the blessing of a lifetime becomes an unimaginable curse when Lord Gavin Richard Montague, the Grand Duke of Maninberg, agrees to accept immortality from Tazire, a powerful wizard, in exchange for complete control of his kingdom. Now he can never leave.

Besides being Tazire’s great granddaughter, Lady Tara Zanders, is an experienced dream weaver who would rather travel the world than submit to seeking out a husband. When she finds herself attracted to the charming spellbound duke, her curiosity is aroused and her wanderlust falters. She quickly realizes that Lord Gavin is trapped in his kingdom, but she doesn’t know why.

There’s a battle brewing just outside his kingdom that threatens her safety. He wants to protect her. She wants to uncover his secrets.

Each feels the pull of their passion, but will their well-guarded secrets destroy any hope they may have of finding mutual happiness and truly lasting love?

Dreaming in Moonlight is available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.

A Time To Begin

The MacNicol Clan Through Time, Book 1

A little drum roll, please.  Yes, folks, it’s time to release my newest book, A Time To Begin, because every great love story has a great beginning.

A Time To Begin is sort of a prequel to my old Ellers Family series, which is being reborn/re-released as The MacNicol Clan Through Time. A Time to Begin takes us back to the legendary love story between the strong but wounded chief of the MacNicol clan and a naïve but passionate fae princess.

Sophie is tired of hearing other people’s stories. It’s time for her to create one of her own. Leaving the realm of the fae, she ventures to earth where she stumbles upon a weary and wounded highland warrior. In exchange for healing his shattered body, she insists on accompanying him as they journey across the Isle of Skye.

As the lone survivor of a harsh battle, Herrick is grateful to still be alive, if only barely. His only desire is to return home to the MacNicol clan. The last thing he needs is a naïve, self-absorbed faerie princess tagging along, but when the fae princess agrees to heals his wounds, he agrees to a deal that may seal his fate.

She’s a princess of the fae. He’s destined to become chief of his clan. How on earth can they ever be together?

The legend of Herrick and Sophie was originally mentioned in Return In Time, which is being re-released as A Time To Return (same great story with a little added shine and polish).  I wanted to give these two lovers their own story as the MacNicol clan series starts anew. I’ve released books before, and yet, each time it’s exciting, and I’m full of anticipation. Everyone wants their babies to be successful, and with authors, our books are our babies. We want to see them fly off and spread their wings.

So with great anticipation and joyful excitement, allow me to introduce you to A Time To Begin.

 

Fly book baby, fly.

And may you Enjoy Always. T

OMG, what a busy summer this is. I’ve been working behind the scenes to get four, yes 4, books ready to release. Three of them are actually re-releases of my first three books, but they’ve been re-edited and cleaned up, and have pretty, shiny new covers for their re-release. They’ve even been given new titles, and a series name to go with their make-over. Pretty exciting stuff.

To kick off these exciting second editions, I have written a new novella to add to the beginning of the group, called appropriately enough, A Time To Begin, Book One of the MacNicol Clan Through Time series. These are my time-travel Scottish historical books that got me started writing, and are kinda my love babies. I’m excited to see them get a second chance to spread joy and entertainment out into the world of romance readers.

The series is now called the MacNicol Clan Through Time, and the books to be re-released are as follows:

Return In Time will become A Time To Return

Somewhere To Belong will become A Time To Belong

Away Over-Yonder will become A Time To Forgive

The original publisher of these books, sadly, went out of business. But when one door closes, another one opens, and I have this grand opportunity to publish these sweet stories again under Kingsburg Press. Who doesn’t love a second chance type of romance, and for these sweet babies, this is their second chance to be read and loved by you.

Big Six O

Today I hit the Big Six O, as in 60, as in half-a-century-plus-a-decade, as in 50 + 10. Regardless, it all adds up to lots of years. I suppose I shouldn’t reveal my age, but it’s kinda hard to pretend this Bday isn’t happening.

Not that I mind. I was born to be alive, and I’m still here, so I must be doing something right. Or maybe I’m just not done yet. I’m feeling pretty good about hitting this landmine, urr, I mean benchmark.

Hitting a new decade seems like a good time to look back and look forward. I looked back at the early days of this web site and noticed that for several months, I published new blog posts about twice a week. How ambitious of me. Eventually, that slowed to twice a month, and lately it’s been a bad case of whenever. I’m not thinking of doing the twice a week thing again, but maybe I can do twice a month.

Anyway, I have some big plans in the works that I’m looking forward to. There’s a New book to release, and a few older ones to Re-release since the original publisher, like so many other small indie-publishers, has gone out of business. I will keep you informed on this plans as they move forward.

For now, I just wanted to say, Hey, I’m still here, and feeling good. Life is good, and I am blessed.

Enjoy always, T