NaNoWriMo 2k19

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those of you who don’t know) is ‘write’ around the corner!

(FYI, that pun was 1000% intended)

A few months ago, I announced my new project, Oops. I have done a lot of planning for this literary-masterpiece-to-be, but not very much writing. As everyone knows, writers spend very little time actually writing. Observe this highly accurate pie-chart:

credit: From The Write Angle

With college, a job, and a social life (pfffft), can you really blame me? However, in the month of November, I have pledged to work my butt off and write this first draft! You can follow my NaNo journey here.

I don’t have a *real* blub written up yet, but here is a really crappy one that get’s the point across:

Low-key (okay high-key) rebellious Christian teen becomes pregnant. Said teen must then deal with the struggles of self-forgiveness, judgment, pregnancy, and the meaning of true love.

Any support (especially in the form of a large Dunkin iced coffee, cream and sugar, with caramel and pumpkin swirl) would be greatly appreciated!

NEW BOOK

Hi!! I’m so hyped to be officially annoucing a new story in the works! This will be my first ever FULL-LENGTH novel! At this point, I’m not sure whether I will self-publish this one or go the traditional publishing route. Take a look below to see the work-in-progress cover and blurb!

Oops

Eloise “Ellie” Ainsley was your stereotypical, “goody-two-shoes” Christian teenager – she never swore, always dressed modestly, and owned at least two bible verse tee-shirts. But all that changes when, after a big lapse of judgment, Ellie discovers she’s pregnant.

Despite the many changes happening in her present, she can’t help but think back to the past. How can God forgive her for what she did if she can barely forgive herself?

Follow Ellie as she deals with strange looks, self-forgiveness, 2-am cravings, and the undeniable fact that her life is no longer just about her. Then again, was it ever supposed to be?

I’m not sure on the release date yet, so I’ll keep you all updated! Cannot WAIT for you all to meet Eloise and hear her story.

Speaking at my Library!

I am SO excited to announce that I will be speaking at my local library, the Girard Free Library, to kids and teens about writing and self-publishing!! This is such a huge opportunity for me to share how God has blessed me… I hope that I can impart some of my knowledge to other teen writers in my community.

I will be speaking at the Girard Free Library at 6pm on August 8th. Come down and hear my presentation aimed at aspiring kid and teen authors! Find out more here!

Additionally, I am looking to publish an anthology showcasing the work of young writers in Girard, Ohio!* You don’t have to attend my talk at the library to submit your writing, but I would love to see you there!

Submit your piece(s) HERE!

*You must be living in Girard, Ohio and be going into grades K-12 to submit your writing

Island Girls RELEASE

Island Girls

I am so excited to announce that my newest novelette Island Girls is now for sale on Amazon! I am proud to say that it is an entry in the Kindle Storyteller contest. A big part of doing well in the contest is based on you, my readers! I’d love for you to experience this lovely world I created.

Believe it or not, the entirety of Island Girls was thought of, written, and edited within the month of May. It is hands-down the easiest story I have written. By that, I mean it truly flowed out. I never really battled with writers’ block on this story. Leia simply had so much to say and so much she had to overcome that I simply couldn’t let her hold it in any longer.

You can learn more about this short and sweet read below:

Island Girls

“Leia lives with her family on an island in the middle of the Pacific. When her mother suspects she may be pregnant, the group must once again try to get the attention of the Mainlanders. Leia, however, is skeptical of these peoples’ supposed existence. How could there be anything out there other than her island and the great blue ocean? In an enlightening journey to uncover her past, Leia must face things long forgotten and ultimately embrace her truth. Island Girls will take you on an emotional adventure you won’t soon forget.”(133 pages)

Kindle Edition: $4.99 Paperback: $8.95