April 9, 2018

This post is geared to authors, offering tips to make the audiobook production process a little easier for you as the author, and your chosen narrator. 

If you are interested in understanding the ins-and-outs of commissioning a narrator through Audible’s ACX site, I w...

February 28, 2018

There was an uproar among audiobook authors, narrators, and listeners on Tuesday 27th February when Audible sent out the first quarter royalty statements for audiobooks in the Audible Romance Program.  The Audible Romance Program was touted as the Kindle Unlimited for...

May 15, 2017

This blog post is the first in a series about Author Self-Promotion.  This post will focus on building your author platform.

There is nothing about being an indie author that makes me shudder more than the thought of promoting my books myself.  I am an introvert by natu...

March 12, 2017

“In five short years, ACX has literally turned the audiobook industry on its ear by making audiobook production available to those who may never have considered it,” -- Audible’s EVP and publisher, Beth Anderson.

Producing an audiobook is daunting, but I see it as a lon...

March 10, 2017

NB: This post is really long so I have had to cut it into two separate blog posts.

Part1: Translations and Contracts

I love being an indie author and have written, and self-published nine books in the M/M romance genre.  Thousands of Indie authors are becoming successf...

December 30, 2016

 ADDENDUM 11 March 2018

IN LIGHT OF THE SANTINO HASSELL FAKE CANCER FRAUD/CATFISHING that has rocked the M/M Romance community in the past week I felt I needed to share this post again. Back when I first published this blog post I knew nothing of the toxicity that Santi...

September 2, 2016

When it comes to writing my M/M Romance series “Shatterproof Bond” I am a devil for the details. I love writing story details and helping the reader immerse themselves in my characters’ world, but the extra details in my writing aren’t only about locations, clothing, a...

August 13, 2016

Indie authors I salute you.

I approach this subject as an Indie author and an artist with a twenty year career under my belt. Indie authors are the mavericks and adventurers of the publishing world.  We don’t have the support and backup of in-house editing, proof-readin...

June 30, 2016

This post was originally published on 'The Novel Approach' Blog

Isobel, there’s an old adage (I’m not sure where it originated, though I’ve seen it credited to Vivien Leigh quite often), that says, “It’s much easier to make people cry than laugh.” As Illuminate the Shad...

June 26, 2016

I’d like to introduce you to my favourite men of the moment, Scotsman Declan Ramsay, and Englishman Sam Aiken, from my “Shatterproof Bond” series.  The three M/M comedy thrillers that make up the series are packed with intrigue, action, love, humour, and smouldering se...

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