I Published a Book

tfcI don’t do a lot of shameless self-promotion on this blog, or at least I try to keep it to a minimum. But, I self-published a book a couple of days ago, so I feel like I should do a little bit of celebrating. The Fifth Circle is now available on Kindle and will soon be in paperback form as well.

For those looking for light YA fantasy, you’ll have to stick with The Claiming Words (my other books). The Fifth Circle is a huge departure from what I normally write. It explores mental illness, abuse, apathy, and redemption. In many ways, it was difficult to write.

I have many people to thank for helping me on this journey. Particularly Kate Jack and Jacoba Dorothy, my beta readers. I also need to give a big virtual hug to Victoria Barrow for creating the cover. Thank you!


29 thoughts on “I Published a Book

  1. I’m in the gathering info stage for self-publishing. Can you share how you found someone to do your cover art? Congratulations- and self-promote away! It’s how I found your blog!


    • That’s wonderful that you’re getting ready to self-publish! It’s exciting and you’ll have such a sense of accomplishment. For The Fifth Circle, a friend of mine with good photoshop skills did the cover with stock photos we purchased. For my first book, I used Skylar Faith with Truenotdreams. I’ve basically just used referrals from other authors. It depends on your budget and what you’re looking for. Are you publishing your poetry?


      • Oh thanks! I’ve been wondering how to approach it myself, and didn’t know about purchasing stock photos. That helps! But no, I’m not a poet ๐Ÿ™‚ I write them here and there, and needing to gain some followers, I thought I’d post a few for the month. I’ll be publishing my fiction fantasy novel, the first in my series. I’m excited! I’ve planned on going traditional, but the more I learn, the more I keep returning to self-publishing. Thank you for responding!


  2. HUGE congratulations sweetie, I’m SO proud of you! It looks utterly amazing, the cover is great, where did you get it done? All that hard work will definitely be worth it. I’ve been on Amazon and it’s not available to buy yet, but I’ll keep checking! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Wel done, give yourself a huge pat on the back, can’t wait to get it! ๐Ÿ˜€ xx


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