Another year, another opportunity to reflect on favorite moments and memorable reads! These are my highlights:
We’re a few months in to 2019, but I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the year behind us and plan for the months that remain in the year ahead. I usually like to make this post in January, but sometimes life has other ideas. Good thing there’s never a bad time for reflection and self-improvement! 😉
It’s that time of year again – no, I don’t mean back-to-school (though that’s a valid point). It’s time to reflect on last year’s adventures and plan for the coming year! Here are some of my highlights:
To celebrate the holiday season and ring in the New Year, I’m giving away an autographed copy of my debut, The Kiss of Death. This quick read will Continue reading
This summer, I placed the finishing touches on my website’s new Education tab. It focuses on assisting teachers, both as an author and public speaker.
Are you an English, history, biology, or art teacher? I have created an educational supplement to facilitate learning in your classroom!
As 2016 comes to a close, I thought I’d try something new. No, I don’t mean a New Year’s Resolution. I think this one is a bit more attainable. The best way to plan for the future is to recap the past, right? So here’s a few highlights Continue reading
Mark your calendars! I have some exciting news to share.
I’m going to be speaking at a quaint independent bookstore in Woodstock on Saturday, July 23rd at noon. I’ll share how I navigated the publishing industry at a young age with a presentation at Continue reading
I strolled along the shore of the Michigan peninsula – Mackinaw City, to be exact – waiting to board the boat to Mackinac Island for the first time since I was an infant. I had just bitten into the juiciest burger when my phone buzzed.
It was the manager of Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
To say I wasn’t expecting it is an understatement. Continue reading
1. Make it Lively
Although video would be ideal, sometimes it’s not possible to provide funding for actors, costumes, and sets. For me, it just wasn’t feasible to outfit actors with medieval attire – nor to set up a bubonic plague street scene Continue reading
My debut book signing event held on Tuesday, August 18th at the Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake, Illinois was a huge
success! Many attended, and Barnes & Noble sold out of books immediately following my presentation. People were placing orders for more! I was amazed by the crowd and long line of people waiting to meet me and get their books signed.
To make my event a success, I drew upon my public speaking and event planning skills. I was in charge of handling all the
marketing in drawing attendees.
Creating press coverage for The Kiss of Death was invaluable in drawing a crowd to my event. For reference of the kinds of media relations authors could pursue Continue reading