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Sharing Editors’ Rejections For FOTL

Last year, on October 10, 2017, my lifelong dream came true: FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, the book of my heart, was released into the world! As many of you may know, it took me a long time to get here and I’m glad, because all of that time spent improving my craft led to a debut book that I love, feel confident about, and believe represents the best of what I can currently do as […]

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An Agent Or Editor Is Interested! What Next?!

It’s a typical morning for you. Maybe you’re in the office, getting ready for a meeting, or at home putting in another load of laundry while the coffee brews. You decide to check your email before getting on with your busy day and you see: Inbox (1) YES! You got a new message since the last time you checked (approximately 2.5 minutes ago). “Stay calm,” you tell yourself. “It’s probably a shipping notice from Amazon, […]

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Benefits of being a hybrid author: When to self-publish and when to go the traditional route? Part Two: Self-Publishing

Hello again. In my article yesterday, I wrote about being a hybrid author (one who publishes both traditionally and independently) and how my first two books are traditionally published in India as I’m an expat living in America. I’m back today to share my journey into self-publishing, and as I did with traditional publishing, to offer some tips for making your self-publishing experience go smoothly. With my third novel, I changed genres, venturing into the […]

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Benefits of being a hybrid author: When to self-publish and when to go the traditional route? Part One: Traditional Publishing

Never keep all your eggs in one basket. The adage has become more of a philosophy I’ve adopted to navigate various aspects of my life, including my publishing career. So, what or who is a hybrid author? A writer who avails herself of all the publishing opportunities available to her, such as traditional, self and paid publishing, in various combinations, is a hybrid author. She is not turned off by the ever-shifting landscape of the […]

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On Failing, but never being a failure

Hi y’all, Happy Wednesday!! It’s the end of the year which means lots of goal- setting and sharing for the new year and talking about this year’s accomplishments. With all the joy and excitement in the air, I want to talk about failing. Ha! Yup, you heard me. Failing. I don’t know about you but I am someone who ALWAYS sets impossible standards. I think it stems from how I was raised (don’t most things?). […]

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