Friday, August 30, 2019

Dealing with Rejection

Hey everyone,

I hope you all have wonderful plans for the holiday weekend. As for myself, my little one and I will be having fun and hopefully sampling some good food in PA.

I wanted to see how everyone was and let you know what I have been up to. I am working on a few projects. One of the children's books that I submitted to a big-name agent did not make the cut. However, I will keep pressing on. Being an author means more than just celebrating victories but learning from setbacks.

Are you an author or a reader? Which types of books do you like to read and/or write?

Sunday, April 7, 2019

...A Penny for Your Thoughts?

While I have been working on my pre-launch of the new 'The Shaky Shelf' website, I have been researching the best ways to communicate with my readers. It has been difficult trying to figure this out since Google has gotten rid of Google+. For those of you who are still here, I would like to thank you for sticking it out. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

I would love to know what kind of content you would like to see on the new blog/website. Please comment below!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Updates and New Releases!

Good afternoon everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying your Spring thus far. I wanted to touch base since I have not blogged in quite some time. My goal for this year is to revamp The Shaky Shelf. I am unsure as to whether I will remain on the blogger platform or switch to another one, such as Word Press.

In any case, I will continue posting here and update you on what is going on. I have released new books since my last post:

happy birthday to me

This is my Bucket book

Monday, August 13, 2018

Hi Everyone! What are you doing?

I apologize for the long hiatuses. I have been extremely busy to say the least. I am working on several projects including one epic novel!

I realize that sometimes I can get caught up in the "All-or-nothing" frame of mind where...if I have not completed my larger works, I should stop writing entirely until I have completed said works.

I no longer subscribe to that idea and believe that as long as you are writing and writing your passion...that is enough. Getting caught up in the minute details of such things can actually be a hindrance not only to you as a writer but your self-growth overall.

One of the titles that I was working on is now complete. It is entitled 'This is my Bucket'. It is a picture book about the power of imagination.

Grab your copy here!

Thank you so much for sticking with me as an author. There are several great works that are in production that I would love to share with you.

What books have you been reading lately? Leave me a comment!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hello All!

I  have been away for a while. There have been a lot of changes happening lately (some good and some not so much). That being said, I have been working on some really interesting stuff including: children's books and a fantasy novel (stay posted). I was so excited that I had finally found a publishing house that did not require an agent! I decided that I would put all of my fear aside and present a polished package to them in hopes that they would bite. Unfortunately, as passionate as I was about that particular project, the review period had gone by (roughly 6 months) and nothing!

As you can imagine, my pride had taken a hit. Being turned down by a publishing house is rough. It is the equivalent of someone telling you that your beautiful baby..the one that you were so proud of, was hideous. Actually, I sent out two children's books to two different houses. It didn't hurt so much when the other title was not picked hurt but not as much as my beautifully-crafted love-child. As much as I wanted to sulk..I decided to shop the book to another publisher and am now awaiting their reply. I still want to go after this original publisher but I have decided that I will specifically create a title that fits with their style as opposed to having a title already created and trying to make it fit (if that makes sense).

Being an author is hard work. It is not all peaches and cream and some (like myself) still have a 9-5 that they go to every day and while I love my job, I look forward to a time when I can do what I do best..create.

What have you been up to lately? Would you care to share some of your successes and struggles? What makes you tick? Why do you want to write?

Friday, August 5, 2016

'I Am Beauty'

Check out my new children's book about little girls' self-esteem. This book gives them a unique view about themselves and how their peers view them which will help them overcome certain challenges.

Click the link below: