Reviewers wanted

Dear readers, Between my work-in-progress du jour, my endless reading, my everyday life, and the translation of my novel, I've been largely away from social media and from promoting my book—though, to be honest, advertising has never been my forte. Now, I'm just days away from querying the French version [...]
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Phoenix en français !

Je sais que certains l’attendaient de longue date (merci pour votre patience !), eh bien je suis ravie de pouvoir vous annoncer que la version française est en marche ! La phase de traduction est désormais terminée, et je dois reconnaître que cette aventure était moins laborieuse que je ne [...]
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Award-Winning Novel

I was excited to learn this week that my debut 24 Hours of the Phoenix was a 2019 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE® AWARDS (NIEA) Finalist in the "Thriller" category! When you realize that 1000+ novels entered this 13th annual contest, you can humbly brag. What's more, it's not everyday that you [...]
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Second-Person Point of View in Fiction

First off, happy new year to everyone! I hope you all had a bit of joy and a lot of champagne—or vice versa. And second, I wanted to share a small piece of writing I'd worked on a little over a year ago which my current reading—An Anonymous Girl, by [...]
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What’s Behind the Cover?

Some say, "Don’t judge a book by its cover." Right, sure. Well, maybe you don’t, or more likely maybe you shouldn’t. Except you do. At least I do. (Feel free to throw the book at me. Pun intended.) To be fair, it’s a part of my choosing process: when I [...]
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Exciting News for Phoenix

I barely hit the "publish" button on a post stating a "disheartening release" and some mistakes I'd made when, as if on cue, as if to prove me wrong, as if to cheer me up, I received two emails as unexpected and reinvigorating as could be. The first one was [...]
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Mid-November News

Yes, we’re there, at this time of year where hundreds of thousands of established or aspiring authors are immersed in their next projects for a whole month of intense writing. I'm participating for the first time, and after debating with myself about the different options I had—one of which being [...]
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Phoenix’s Countdown

I’m keeping them here as an archive and in case they give someone else an idea; here’s what I did on Facebook and Instagram in the weeks/days that led to release day.

Learning to Accept Criticism

All I share on Facebook are very good to amazing reviews, but as you can imagine, they’re not all good: I’ve had three “mediocre” to bad. At first, I was saddened, of course, and even more so, frustrated, because the “badder” one contained important spoilers, so I couldn't share it [...]
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