In the midst of baseball, moving, and chaos, I am proud to announce that Phoenix Morrow was published on May 1st!!! I truly believe that this is my best work to date, and I am so proud of this book. All I can ask is that you read it, love it or hate it, and tell a friend. Those of us who are independent authors rely heavily on word-of-mouth marketing, and that means that you, my readers, play a huge part in the success of my books. If you want to write a review, I will forever love you and maybe even bake you cookies someday.
If you loved it, tell a friend.
If you hated it, tell a friend. It's okay.
If you laughed, tell a friend.
If you cried, tell a friend.
If you are pissed off that I killed your favorite character, tell a friend, and then feel free to fuss at me if you want. I heard from many of you after you finished An Unusual Path, and again, it's okay. To know you had such a visceral reaction to a character's death is priceless praise for an author.
I have always been willing to hang my hat on my own mistakes. Many of you who were so supportive of An Unusual Path when it first came out, and bought it in that first week, have copies that are a mess. Typos, misspellings, you name it, those early copies had it. As all of you told me about them, many of you as lovingly as you could, I fixed the mistakes within the text. Sometimes I let you all know that the book had been updated, sometimes I didn't. Really going back and expanding the story and fully re-editing that book with fresh eyes a year later to put out an expanded second edition is something I've thought about. We'll see.
I learned A LOT of lessons publishing that book.
This time around, I am confident that Phoenix Morrow is a polished product. Editors I trust fully have picked the text apart, each of them catching different things that I needed to address, and I have edited using the skill I learned publishing both An Unusual Path and Treadmill Tales. If you are waiting a few weeks for a better copy of Phoenix Morrow, no need to hide. I know you're doing it, and it's alright, but you don't need to this time.
In my latest novel we meet Phoenix Morrow, a woman who finds herself abused and abandoned at a young age. Orphaned as a child and passed around as an adolescent when two adoptions fell through, she finds herself selling drugs on the streets with her boyfriend and abuser, Marco. Daily beatings and the reminder that she had nowhere to go left Phoenix feeling worthless. One day she finds herself standing in front The Holly Captain Hotel and asks for a job. Slowly learning new skills and meeting new faces, Phoenix starts to discover a new strength inside of her.
Eventually, the day comes when she fights back, and a new life is born. Phoenix is reborn from the ashes.
Order your copy of Phoenix Morrow today. It is currently available on Amazon, and if it's not on your favorite bookstore's website, it should be soon. Please feel free to reach out via the Contact page, or find me on Facebook or Twitter.