Dream to Reality Part 3: Indie vs Traditional Publishing

Research, research, research. When I started all of this, I had no idea about anything when it came to publishing. And all I had was myself. I didn’t have writer friends until later on, and my creative writing UWG professors were beyond unhelpful nor supportive. So it was me and the internet. Any question I…

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…

Dream to Reality Part 1: Conception

Part 1. CONCEPTION Welcome! This is the first 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 origin, the beginning, the Conception. Writing and publishing a debut novel was the very first step of my novelist career. I wanted to make…

A. E. Reads: Hollow City [Book Review]

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs is the second novel in the series Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. Hollow City picks up directly after Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ends and continues the story right away with no time skip. The children are in London during WWII air raids, and find themselves facing bombs as well…

A. E. Reads: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [Book Review]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was published in 2011 by writer and filmmaker Ransom Riggs. The story is about a boy named Jacob Portman who finds out the fantasy stories his grandfather used to tell him were actually reality and the adventure Jacob goes on to find out the truth. Miss Peregrine’s Home for…