It feels a bit strange to say I’m officially launching Wherever Would I Be in a few days given that so many copies are already in the hands of readers (some of which have already finished reading and reached out to me!). But here we are. Launch day is approaching. 🙂 You can find Lucy’sContinue reading “She’s Live!”
Category Archives: Wherever Would I Be
In all of my writing classes, yes even composition, we talk about the senses. We talk about how they can enrich the writing, personalize it. We also talk about using senses that are most appropriate for the topic. For example, if I task you with writing a description of the room you are in rightContinue reading “Scent”
She’s on her way!
My intent for this blog post was to announce that I had packed up all the Kickstarter copies of Wherever Would I Be and sent her out into the world. However, despite some [sarcasm] really fun [/sarcasm] obstacles, I actually got her out earlier than anticipated. At the moment, all print copies are in theContinue reading “She’s on her way!”
Wherever Would I Be: Locations and Research
The main location from this story is Lucy’s home in Cicero, IL, which is a suburb located on the west side of Chicago, IL. What we don’t learn in the story is that the house was Grandma Fran’s family home. Luca, her adopted child and Lucy’s adopted father, inherits the home from her. While todayContinue reading “Wherever Would I Be: Locations and Research”
What’s in a Name? Part Two
I thought I would do another “meaning of names” post about Wherever Would I Be, my second book. Names within the story have meaning – not just for me as a writer, but for the characters themselves. Lucy’s father, Luca, even shares this with her – and then she shares the story with her littleContinue reading “What’s in a Name? Part Two”
Gettin’ My Nerd On, Bookish Style
There have been several steps to this self-publishing process that have been especially fun for me, and they also happen to be the nerdiest parts of it, too. Go figure. 😉 There are certain childhood dreams that surround becoming a published author. One dream is to walk into my local book shop and get toContinue reading “Gettin’ My Nerd On, Bookish Style”
It’s a really strange feeling to be reading a book…and it’s my book…in book format. I wonder if this feeling ever goes away. I hope not. This whole process has been such a learning experience. I should note that I’m a stubborn, independent person – and I love to learn. So if there is anContinue reading “She’s Real!”
No, I didn’t forget about you all on Friday – I opted to wait a couple days until the Kickstarter finished up this morning before posting again. This has been a big week in my writerly world. I got to hold a physical copy of my own book for the first time! AND my KickstarterContinue reading “Kickstarter Results”
Childhood Dream Fulfilled
Ever since I signed the contract for my first book (well, ever since childhood – it just started to feel like a real possibility with the contract), I’ve been so excited to hold my book in my hands. My book. In book format. Like a real book. I thought that would have been Alice’s story,Continue reading “Childhood Dream Fulfilled”
Songs and music featured on the Wherever Would I Be Soundtrack I had so much fun putting this playlist together. Click on any of the images above to hear the songs on YouTube.