Becoming an Author: The Most Amazing Thing that Happened to Me

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This is the story of the most amazing thing that happened to me while I was chasing my dream of becoming a published author, with a special guest appearance by Chloe Neill.

2011 was a rough time for me. I’ll spare you the gory details, but I had been dating a guy for years who abruptly left me in a financial lurch. I had very few options, the best of which was to move back to my hometown. So, at twenty-six-years-old, I packed my things and travelled three hours away from a great city I couldn’t afford to live in and a great job I couldn’t afford to give up – all to move in with my parents.

I felt like a failure.

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Writing and Life: What I’ve been doing for the last year

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Now that I’ve fully transferred my site over to a new server and have re-posted all my old blogs, I thought I’d give you an update about what’s been going on with me for the last several months.

This post will probably be a little all over the place because I’m summing up nearly 12 months of crazy events and life changes. Bear with me.

It’s been more than a year now since my latest novel Gauntlet was released and I found out the publisher was discontinuing the series. I wrote about that here and here in more detail, if you haven’t read those posts already.

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Arena 3: A Follow-up Message to my Readers

*This post was originally published on August 29, 2017.

It’s been a little over a month since I released the post about all the changes in my life, how I nearly gave up on writing, and about the Arena series getting dropped by my publisher. If you haven’t read it yet, here’s the link.

Since then, I’ve felt compelled to write a follow-up but wanted to give it some time so I could also give you an update about what’s going on with me and my writing.

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Arena 3: A Message to My Readers

*This post was originally published on July 14, 2017.

So, I’ve been off the grid for a few weeks and I feel like I should explain what’s going on with me, my writing, and the Arena series.

Okay, painful part first.

I hate to have to tell you this, but my publisher has decided to discontinue the Arena series. Additionally, a new series I was developing was also rejected and I’m now without a publisher. I know it might be disappointing for some of you to hear, but please don’t blame the publisher for their decision. Continue reading