Native Moments First Mention in the Press

My publisher asked for us to send any press mentions we’ve had regarding our upcoming releases and I didn’t have anything to send her. I did a Google search to see if anyone by chance had mentioned my book and sure enough something came up. The Lumberjack, a student paper of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ wrote an article about anticipated books for 2016 … Continue reading Native Moments First Mention in the Press

An Excerpt from Native Moments

I’m reading the entire manuscript aloud in my garage. This is my last chance to get it right before I send it back to my publisher on Sunday to leave it forever unchanged. Here is a little excerpt, a couple sentences, that I would like to share. This is the first night that Sanch is sleeping in his tent in Costa Rica, only two months … Continue reading An Excerpt from Native Moments

First Round of Edits are Finished.

I finished the 150 pages of edit suggestions from editor #1. I agreed with about 99% of them. Amazing what I missed. I thought I knew every word of that manuscript. I left out words, misspelled words, misused words and had some jumbled sentences that she helped me clarify. On top of her suggestions, I had some really great and brutally honest feedback from a respected … Continue reading First Round of Edits are Finished.

Editing Native Moments 

 Printed out over 100 pages of suggestions sent to me from my editor. Amazed by how many simple errors I had. An omitted word here or there, a single quotation mark instead of double, a few misspellings, etc. Having those extra set of eyes comb over your manuscript is imperative. If I were to ever self publish, I would definitely invest in an editor. Working … Continue reading Editing Native Moments