A. E. Reads: Patternmaster [Book Review]

Today is my final review in Ocativa Butler’s The Patternist series. Patternmaster, published in 1976 by Octavia Butler, was the first book to be published in the series but is actually the last book chronologically and therefore is the last book I read. I read the series chronologically, so I read Wild Seed first, then…

Dream to Reality Part 5: Publication

Welcome to the fifth and final part of the series on how The Other Side came to be. You can check parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 if you haven’t read them already. But now we come to the close. This is it. Publication. Where to begin? Well where everything else started at. Research. I…

Dream to Reality Part 4: Design

Welcome! This is Part 4 of the series on how The Other Side got published. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 if you hadn’t read them already. So jumping in. The biggest thing to design…was the Book Cover! BOOK COVER So the book cover. I did research on how to make a book cover…

Dream to Reality Part 3: Indie vs Traditional Publishing

Welcome to Part 3 out of my five-part series of how The Other Side came to be. Parts 1 and 2 are here if you haven’t read them already. But getting right to it, the key is research. Research, research, research. When I started all of this, I had no idea about anything when it…

Dream to Reality Part 2: Progress

Welcome! This is the second of a five-part series about how my debut novel, The Other Side, came to be. From Conception to Publication. Today’s post is the continuation, the journey, the Progress. Welcome to Part 2. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can find it here. And so, I originally created The Other…