Hello, all you beautiful people! For anyone that doesn't know I got a publishing deal with a small independent publisher. Even though I just got the email last week I've already been busy getting the ball rolling. I've learned a lot in the week that I have been working with this publishing team. So I decided to share what the process is like because I think it's something that a lot of people would like to know.
First of all, the imprint that I signed with is very small which I kind of like. It's like self-publishing with lots of help. I was too afraid to self-publish because I don't have the social media reach to promote myself the way a publisher can. So when I heard about this imprint I jumped at the opportunity to work with them. Sure, it's more expensive for me because I have to pay for things that I probably wouldn't with a traditional publisher. Like an editor, cover artist, the ISBN number and more. But like the saying goes you have to spend money to make money. Continue Reading
So as some of you may know I've been writing a book all year (and a part of last year). I finally finished it this year! I finished it back in September and then I took the month of October off to relax. Now I finished editing it and again I've decided to take some time off to rest my brain. This time though I have decided to take time off from all writing, reviews included. So there won't be any reviews in December. I'll be back in January, starry-eyed and ready to work.
https://literarybookgifts.com/ reached out to me to review their shirts for my website. I was really excited about this opportunity because I've never been asked to review anything other than books, stories, poems and so on and so on.
But he’s not dead.
Every minute lost is another minute closer to his last breath.
We must find him.
I’ve always been an outcast, bullied my whole life. Yet, all I’ve ever wanted to do is to help people. But people are cruel. Unforgiving. Instead of being accepting and seeing the beauty in our differences, some feel threatened. Frightful of the unknown. They want to separate themselves from what they can’t understand. Even if it means kidnapping a young child. With the help of Max’s father and a friend, we are on a hunt to find Max before it’s too late.
I was worried we would never find him. I never thought I would be the one hurt when we did. It’s not easy, and most days, I want to give up. But through a special connection, a deep-rooted friendship, and a blossoming love, I learn who I am and what I’m capable of accomplishing. Continue Reading
Hello, everyone, I have started an Etsy shop selling anime and some fandom bookmarks. My shop is called HyperBookMarks and if you use code HYPER10 you can get 10% off your purchase. I'll add some pictures of some of my listings below. Continue Reading
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I won't be very active for the weeks to come, not until May. Because I'm going on vacation! Finally a vacation for Ashley that is more than needed. A little fresh air and sunshine and beach water, yes please. So that means that I will not be answering any emails until May so please be patient. I reviewed all the books that I promised I would in April so I won't be behind schedule because of this trip.
I have some posts scheduled to post while I'm gone so my site won't be completely empty during those days. I'm mainly just giving authors that email me a heads up that it might be a while before I get back to you. Sorry for the inconvenience but this vacation is important to me.
Happy reading everyone! Continue Reading
My second short story has been published in this amazing free magazine. I'll include a link so anyone that would like to read a collection of great poems and stories from freelance writers just like myself. Please everyone show your support to all the lovely writers out there and enjoy this great FREE magazine! Continue Reading
Ten Most Delicious Desserts Inspired by Novels
by Andrea Lochen
As an avid reader with a major sweet tooth, I love when authors include the recipes for the yummy desserts they’ve made me drool over throughout their book. It’s a marriage of two of my favorite activities—reading and baking! And if you’re a book club member, what better treat to bring to your meeting than a dessert straight out of the novel? Here are ten of my favorite book-inspired desserts! Continue Reading
Okay so I am apart of this awesome new magazine that is called: Indie Affair. My first ever short story is in it and I cannot wait to see it in this lovely magazine.
Indie Affair is full of authors and aspiring authors, poets and you name it this thing will have it. I hope everyone will read it and enjoy it...it's free! Link is below. Continue Reading
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