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Querying Quandaries (a.k.a. how to read 12 chapters of my next book)

 

I'm up to 14 rejections on my second manuscript, but have by no means lost any faith. Read to learn why.

 

My First Time as a Guest Blogger!

 

As you probably know from my intermittent blog posts...I'm still not an adamant blogger. However, I have been asked to write my first guest article...

 

Why Planet of the Apes is Better than Star Wars

 

I am a fanatic of the Planet of the Apes franchise. So much, in fact, that I'd argue it is the best movie series of all time. Here, I describe the reasons why I love all the movies since the original in 1968, and why I think it deserves way more credit.

 

Couldn't Have Said it Better Myself

 

This post contains a critique I received recently about one of the chapters in my book. It was like a book analysis any author dreams of. I hope there's more to come of descriptions like this. Maybe I'll even have Victor write a foreword for me.

 

Passions Intertwined

 

I've always had writing and music as passions in my life, but it can be difficult to juggle both on top of everything else. This is how I make sure I always have one to go along with the other.

 

I Shall Not Be Doomed

 

Here you will read a to-do list I have made for myself in my own celebration of Thanksgiving, and the completion of my next book manuscript. Each of the six points are something I could have done, or done more, in my previous publication adventure.

 

Photo Contest Winners!

 

Click here to find out who the winners are...

 

My Masters Thesis

 

Get a glimpse into my other writing career in the academic field.

 

The 110 Best Dystopian Novels

 

Here is a link to some of the best dystopian novels you can find.

 

Graduation

 

I haven't been very present on this site lately, and for that I apologize. But I hope this is a valid excuse. I just recently graduated from Northern Michigan University with a masters degree in Psychology! Next will be Michigan State University, where I will be pursuing a PhD. Here is a picture of me on that day in my cap, gown, and hood.

 

 

 

Immortal Peace Photo Contest

 

Ever wanted a book character named after you? Now is your chance!

 

Students Reading on the Road

 

Earlier today I received an email with the subject line, "Some reading material for the road trip". Attached was this picture

 

Immortal Peace Christmas

 

 

I released Immortal Peace in paperback after Christmas so that my family could be the first ones to receive a copy. Each of them was given a signed copy with a note written on the back cover. Here is a short video of my father, sister, and mother as they react to what I wrote.

 

First Author Interview

 

This is my first official author interview. Huge thank you to Jessy Marie's blog for allowing me to answer questions and speak my mind for a bit. I appreciate the opportunity.

 

The Little Things

 

Immortal Peace was a four-year project. I remember sitting at home and telling my roommates that I was going to write a book. I didn't have specific intentions, and may not have even expected it to turn out to be a finished product.

 

Singing for Fun

 

I haven't done any singing in the last year and a half. Thankfully, my friend Lindsey learned "Stitches" on the Ukelele and we were able to get together to play it. This was our first time actually running through the whole song, and surprisingly, I like it so much I just had to share.