Pitch Wars 2018 Stats

Hello, Pitch Wars hopefuls! We’re still busy reading subs and making requests, but we wanted to give you a little insight into our inbox. First off…stats! 87 Fantasy General fantasy 62 Contemporary fantasy 9 Urban fantasy 7 Steampunk 3 Fairytale retelling 2 High fantasy 2 Dark fantasy 1 Portal fantasy 1 36 Sci-fi 12 Paranormal/Supernatural […]


2018 Fall Author Events

With my book already being out for two whole months, it is finally starting to sink in that I. Am. An. Author. And with that knowledge comes the fact that I get to start acting like one… which means one thing: events!! Signings, Presentations, and Panels… Oh my! My Fall schedule is actually shaping up to […]


The Forgotten Child – Cover Reveal

The Forgotten Child Melissa Erin Jackson Publication date: October 10th 2018 Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a Ouija board when she was thirteen, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. So when her best friend pressures her into […]


Pitch Wars 2018 Wishlist

Greetings from Lindsey Duga and Melissa Erin Jackson! Another Pitch Wars season is upon us and we are so thrilled to be YA mentors this year! We see this as a tremendous honor and are thankful that we’re able to partake in this amazing experience. This little ole blog post is to introduce you to […]


Coming Home by Audrey Wick – Upcoming Release

Below is a second interview from Audrey Wick, a contemporary romance author with a new romance novel coming out July 26th! Be on the lookout!   First, how did your debut book launch go? Was it everything you hoped it would be?  Yes! I enjoyed sharing my debut book Finding True North with the world. […]


Book Prelaunch Part 3 – Media Relations

If you’re anything like most writers, you might be more of an introvert and that can be very difficult when it comes to promoting your own book. Talking to people and asking them to read your book is not only nerve wracking, but it’s incredibly…embarrassing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m PROUD to have a book […]


Kiss of the Royal is Out in Stores! (I’M OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED!)

Today is the day… MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD.  (Get it wherever books are sold! All order links are at the bottom of this post. Plus an exclusive excerpt!) Before I get into all the mushy stuff, a quick teaser of one of my favorite lines from the book: After years of writing, […]


Book Prelaunch Part 2 – Author Logistics

Unfortunately, being an author doesn’t just mean writing books, though I know most of us really wish it was. It also means running your own mini business. If you don’t agree, I would ask you: the government sees you as a business, why don’t you? Every year we have to file some kind of tax […]


Book Prelaunch Part 1 – Gathering Promo Materials

Hooboy. It’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog post, and there’s a very good reason for that: my book is coming out in just under a month. But this post is not to perpetuate debut author’s fear of book marketing or the many, many things a debut author must do before a book launch. […]


Things to Watch Out for While Proofreading

Let’s be honest, once you’ve gone through the different editing phases: developmental editing, line editing, copy editing…you’re ready to set your laptop on fire. Hey, we’ve all been there. But you need to power through one more round…proofreading. Unfortunately, this phase is as important as the rest. Maybe even more so because it’s your final […]


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