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My First Trilogy: A Study

It’s been a crazy ride full of ups and downs (more downs than ups, but hey, in life there are no mistakes only lessons learned). Success is relative. Many authors I know have much longer series that earn way less than the Dimensions series, and many others earn WAY more with a single book. For me, this series (which I absolutely love along with its multilayered characters) was a total flop–by my standards, and those are the only standards any author has to abide to: their own. Let’s find out why.

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2016

2016 was a rough year, but it was also the year that I finally became an author, something I had only dreamed of since I was eight years old. That was pretty cool! Back in April, I launched my first book, A Courtroom of Ashes. It was a very special project to me,...

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It’s Almost Here!

OMFG, From the Stars is almost here. This is my very first series, so I'm super excited (it's a Sci-fi romance, say whaaa?) Yes. If you want to snag an early copy of this book, there's still time! Just subscribe to the Awesome Launch Team and voilá. But remember, you...

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Memories of a Tomboy

When I was eight, a friend from school invited me to a Halloween party. I was psyched. Brazil is known for Carnival, football and women, but definitely NOT Halloween parties, which is stupid if you ask me. Halloween is like Carnival with candy.  I mean, seriously,...

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It’s My Birthday Today

Yes, it has happened. I am older (though if we think about it, we're older every passing day, minute, and second, so, what gives? Idk, man.) Anyway, I have mixed feelings about my birthday. I mean, it's always a cool opportunity to take a day off and enjoy a sunny day...

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ORCA -THE KILLER WHALE

You guys, seriously, this movie is the best movie ever.

Like, there’s this guy (Richard Harris) who accidentally kills a baby orca, and then Mamma orca is super pissed, because come on, wouldn’t you be pissed if someone killed your baby?Mamma orca had my vote from the start (sorry, Richard Harris.)

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Game of Thrones

Guys, chill, no spoilers here. It’s just that I need to get something off my chest. So a long time ago, I tried reading “A Game of Thrones”, the first book of the Song of Ice and Fire series. And I couldn’t even finish the first chapters. It’s not that the book was...

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Steel Magic Cover Reveal

Hi Guys, Here's a quick shout out to a fellow author, J. L. Gribble, who's releasing this little baby very, very soon. And it's available for pre-order here : ) Funerals are usually the end of the story, not the beginning. Newly graduated warrior-mages Toria Connor...

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Useful Stuff for the Indie Author Part 1

As an indie author, I focus most of my budget on editing. One, because I want to get a FANTASTIC book out there, and two, indies in general have a bad reputation. And that bugs me. Some of us put really terrible stuff out in the world, I won’t deny it. But then again, so do many trad publishers.

Anyway, putting a high quality book out there means my budget for everything else is quite…restrained. And making a book is not JUST about writing and editing, oh no, my friends. I wish it was.

So here are a few things that you, as an indie on a tight budget, will need to take care of (besides writing a great book):

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Ten Commandments

I think that if God had something against gay people, he’d have mentioned it in the ten commandments. Like, Moses probably looked at the stones and asked, “Lord, what about homosexuals?” And God said, “Nah, they cool, bruh.” <img...

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SWORD WITCH

I’m a HUGE fan of giving out short-stories for free.

One, because it’s a super quick read, and two, it implies a nearing zero (null, nada) risk to you.

Seriously. If you enjoy the ride, then I get a fan, which is awesome! And if you hate my writing, then you didn’t invest a lot of time in my story.

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On Perseverance

Perseverance is important as duck (see how I cleverly replaced the F for a D? If you haven’t,now you have.)
Anyway, I was thinking about Graham Moore’s Oscars’ speech, you, know, the “Stay weird, stay different” one. Which brought me back to Tim Allen’s one liner in Galaxy Quest (a great Star Trek parody, by the way) where he says “Never give up, never surrender.”

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Feminist Ninja Badass

It is NOT about seeing men as inferior to our female awesomenes (though this one tempted me a bit).

It’s NOT having the right to physically or emotionally hurt a man because he can ‘take it’.

It’s NOT about depriving men of rights such as parental leave.

And it’s not about reducing men to Neanderthals whose brains operate solely in their penises.

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