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 […]


Finding True North by Audrey Wick – Upcoming Release

What follows is a delightful interview from Audrey Wick, a contemporary romance author with a debut novel coming out in just a few short days! Hi, Lindsey! We met at the Writers’ League of Texas summer conference in Austin, both as unpublished novelists. Now, we each have debuts releasing in 2018! What an exciting year! […]


Jambalaya Writers Conference 2018

Roughly three weeks ago I attended one of my favorite local writers’ conferences, the Jambalaya Writers Conference at the Terrebone Parish Library in Houma, Louisiana. Unfortunately the reason why this post is later than usual is because of the strange swings of publishing where it’s crickets one moment and a raging stampede of white rhinos the next. […]


COVER REVEAL – Kiss of the Royal

I’m beyond thrilled to finally unveil the cover of my debut novel…     ta-DAAAAAHHHHH!!! I really can’t believe this is finally a THING but now that the official cover is going to be out in the world, I can no longer deny the inevitable…I’ve got a book coming out. WHOO! KISS OF THE ROYAL is […]


Interview with Ashley Elston – Author of “This is Our Story”

“Five went in. Four came out. “ The moment I read those words, I was hooked. The concept of five friends going hunting into the woods, one of them shot, and four emerging with the same innocent story when the evidence so clearly points to murder? Intriguing. And not only that, it’s so deliciously twisted. […]


My First School Visit – Part 2 – Kids’ Questions

As discussed in the first part of this blog post, I mentioned that the kids of STEM Academy at Roy J Smith middle school had gathered together questions to ask me. They ranged from basic, simple questions like “do you edit your books before they’re published?” to much more in-depth questions like the ones listed […]


My First School Visit – Part 1 – Presentation

Recently I had my first-ever author school visit. It. Was. Amazing. And that’s me downplaying it. Talking to the kids, even via the Interwebs, about my book, my publishing journey, and what drives me as a writer, was an experience I’ll never forget.  Because, really, I think that’s every kid-lit author’s dream. Being able to […]


New South Story Lab, A Non-Profit Organization for Young Creative Writers

These past couple months, I’ve spent my Saturday mornings at the library with a group of talented and passionate young writers. Instead of sleeping in and watching TV, at 10:30AM about ten kids file into the teen meeting room of the library and dedicate an hour and a half to the craft of writing. This […]


The Louisiana Book Festival 2017

  There was something uniquely special about this year’s Louisiana Book Festival. It probably had to do with the fact that every author signing table I passed, and every author panel I attended, I couldn’t help but think that next year I’d be where they were. I could be signing my own book, and I […]


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