For me, as for a lot of writers, I believe, reviews are the things I long for and dread. In the age of the internet, I admit that I am fearful of those who give rabid reviews for the sake of – well, they can – just for kicks. An alarming number of people seem to take delight in shredding every ounce of something another person has put their blood, sweat, and tears into.

But, still – we crave them, those reviews. To know that someone is reading and -even better – Enjoying your words is a magical thing. I don’t watch the sales and think ooohhhh money, though yes I’d like to send my kid to college, I think – wow, someone in India bought my book, how cool is that!?

At any rate, I have my first official review on Amazon!


Behold –

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

By  on December 3, 2015

Verified Purchase

Let me begin by saying I don’t usually read YA books, but this one caught and held my imagination and interest from the start. I enjoyed the characters and the way they interact; large or small they each have their own distinct personality. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, so I am not going to reveal details, just to say it collected me up and swept me along from beginning to end and I was eager enough that I kept reading and reading, yet sad when I reached the end. I’ll be waiting for the next installment to continue the journey right alongside Darrah, Thane, Kine and the rest!


I did it. 

Eighteen months of writing, rewriting, self-editing, beta-readers, more editing, several pauses, and the natural upheavals of life later, it is done.

MYRIDDIA, Book One is published.

Going the self-published route was never an easy decision to make. I believed to be a real writer, I needed all of the very time honored trappings of agent, publishing house. But, the more I looked around and saw how the self-publishing industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and when I realized I might be able to have the book live much earlier, I decided to change course.

This process has definitely been a learning experience. I don’t have the cover I dreamed of, or even the one I first teased here. Sometimes, a starving artist just has to decide, food on the table or spiffy cover. This time it had to be food on the table. But, I am already planning for the next cover and an update on this one. All in good time, my friends.

I also plan to document my experiences here the best I can, the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. You know which ugly I’m talking about – no sales. Let’s just hope it never gets too ugly, I’m pretty sure my kid wants to go to college at some point.

I’ve always been one of those people who are scared of heights but who wants to ride the biggest, baddest, scariest roller-coaster of them all. I’ve been on this ride for 18 months and it feels like it’s just cresting the first big loop.

I’m hanging on, but I’m ready to throw my hands in the air and scream with excitement. Bring it on.

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at a piece of the cover art for MYRIDDIA: Book One will look like! This is an unfinished peek and the final product will be even better! I am so excited to be so much closer to sharing MYRIDDIA with all of you!