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Keeping the Faith

Due to certain circumstances, I’ve decided to seek the Indie route of publishing for the time being. Do I want to be traditionally published at some point? Yes! But right now Indie is my path and I’m excited. This also requires that I do a lot of research into editing, cover art, retailers, websites, social media and blogging. I recently talked with Melody Jones, a social media guru, who advised that based on my goals I need to blog. Huh? What? Wait, this whole blogging thing is very confusing Read more […]

Pre v. Un

I’m not sure why, but it’s hard for me to remember that I am published. Perhaps it’s because I’ve only published a short story (so far) or perhaps I’ve thought of myself as unpublished for so long it’s just stuck in my head. And then I thought unpublished is so harsh. It’s as if I’ve failed before I even get started. I prefer pre-published. It has a more hopeful tone to it. Maybe some of you are asking, “What’s the difference?” Nothing published is still nothing published no Read more […]

Where Did It Start?

On my “Meet Melanie” page you learned I’ve been reading romance since I was 14, but I was a reader long before that. As a little girl, I had a huge collection of read-a-long books…with 45 records. I just dated myself, huh? I “read” these books all the time. And then I graduated to older children books. That’s right, the chapter books came next. In school, I checked out books as often as I could. Then we would get the scholastic book order forms. I could find about 15 books I just had Read more […]