To All Those Who Support Authors…

16 Jan

It all begins with a dream. A dream, and a desire to tell a good story. After weeks, months, and sometimes years of writing, editing, blood, sweat, and tears, you have it. Your manuscript. And while it is not your first born, it’s precious nonetheless. It’s precious because you have poured your heart and soul into those pages and now its fate rests in the hands of another.


After you have your manuscript, the search begins. You prepare your pitch and send it out to every literary agent and publisher willing to read an unsolicited query. And then, you wait. And wait. And…wait. Along with the dreaded wait comes rejection. Rejection leads to disappointment. Disappointment leads to discouragement.


If not for the constant support of my family, friends, and fellow authors, I would not be where I am today. If not for their encouraging words, telling me to “send out just one more query,” I would not be preparing for Cold Ambition‘s release this summer from Soul Mate Publishing.


To everyone who has ever helped me in any way to achieve this, my dream, thank you.


“It was my life-long dream to become a private eye. Little did I know that with my very first case, that dream would become a life-threatening nightmare…”

When Jordan James decided to embark on a career as a private investigator, she never could have imagined that a chance encounter would lead to her staring down the barrel of a gun on the roof’s edge of a high-rise building. As she begins to investigate her first case, the puzzling murder of a prominent businessman that has left Boston’s finest mystified for more than two decades, she finds herself suddenly immersed in a treacherous underworld brimming with betrayal, raw greed, and political subterfuge of international proportions. In the midst of this, she discovers she is falling for her mysterious client despite the hints of his dark past. Can this feisty Southern girl with a penchant for trouble solve this baffling case or is she doomed to become another tragic chapter in an international conspiracy?

COLD AMBITION coming Summer 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing!



January 16-31, 2014
Prizes awarded daily!
Over 20 authors participating are in this two-week long event kicking off Jan. 16 and lasting until Jan. 31st. Giveaways include a Kindle Paperwhite, gift cards, books, and a basket filled with chocolate goodies. I will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. All the details are here:

Click here for the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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One response to “To All Those Who Support Authors…

  1. Beth Carter

    January 17, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    You are so right about the journey–write, revise, write, edit more, wait. And wait. It takes a village and our friends and family and even cyber FB friends are so encouraging in this solitary profession. Congrats on your new release. The blurb is well written and compelling.

    Mine is due out in April 2014. I’m still waiting to see my cover for THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS and can’t wait.


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