Arena 3: Updated writing schedule

Hello friends and enemies! I've been keeping you in the dark a bit about Arena 3 and other books for a few reasons – namely my health. I didn't want to make promises I couldn't keep, and until my health got back to somewhat normal, I couldn't pin down a writing or publishing schedule. At…

How to List Writing Credits on your Query Letter

Image by Pexels.com How much do writing credits matter? What should I include? When it comes to query letters, I get these questions a lot from newer writers. So, I decided to do a blog post about writing credits for anyone else out there who is wondering the same thing. As I always state when…

4 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Debut Author

Image by Pexels.com Back in 2016, when I was a debut author, I felt like a fish on dry land. I was flopping around and getting some attention, but I was completely out of my element. There are tons of resources, writer's groups, and blog posts for newer writers trying to break into publishing, helping…

The Query that Landed Me a NY Agent and Big Five Publisher

You asked for it. By popular demand, here it is: the query for my novel ARENA. Look, I'll be the first to admit it's not perfect, but it still bagged me several requests from agents, an offer of representation, and a two-book deal with Ace (Penguin). In less than six months. That's right. I started querying…