Praetorian Rising: Book Cover REVEAL

Hello my lovely Peeps! I finally have a completed book cover and I’m so excited to share this with all of you. I’ve posted it on my instagram and twitter, but wanted to give you a more indepth description of why I chose this direction of artwork and what it means. Without further ado, here […]

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Sneak Peek: Praetorian Rising Chapter 2

Chapter Two Hide and seek Eleven moons later… The sun hung low in the distant clouds, and the branches above Camille’s head were heavy with the multicolored leaves of early Fall. Camille was easily concealed behind an ancient trunk covered in sickly gray moss, yet her heart pounded all the same, causing a small, piercing […]

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How to Self Publish Your Novel as a Hard Copy: KDP and Create Space

Ready to get your book published? Yeah?! Me too! Well I have thought for the last two years, “When I am ready to self-publish I will do Kindle publishing and also get my book purchase to print published through Create Space. Well, did you know that Amazon recently bought Create Space? No? Neither did I. […]

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Self Publishing…Here I Come!

Three months and counting! I can’t believe I have made it this far, though I never doubted myself in the determination to be here, I never thought I would take matters into my own hands either. About six months ago I officially became fed up with the traditional publishing path. I have sent over 150 […]

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Writing a Theme: Insight into Writing a Book

One of the biggest questions I am asked when people find out I wrote a book is, “So how do you do it? How did you write the book, what is your process?” The number one thing I say back to this almost as often is, “I sat down and wrote!” But that isn’t the […]

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Get ready to hear more from J. McSpadden

Hello My Lovlies, I know, first things first…. it has been WAY too long since I have posted on here. I am a bad naughty little blogger. I will admit that I have been spending an absorbent amount of time on my writing and on Instagram. Shameless I know πŸ˜‰ After my recent decision to […]

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I Don’t Want to Wait Anymore

Waiting to find an agent, waiting to find a publisher, waiting….waiting…waiting. I am so sick of waiting. Why am I a waiting? Because it’s the traditional way to accomplish my goals? Why am I putting my goals in someone else’s hands to deny? No, I don’t want to wait anymore. I want to move forward. […]

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Red Sparrow: An Upfront Book Review

I don’t often review or give my opinion on books that I am reading, or poems I find moving but I do feel that I read enough to start doing this for you…my lovely readers πŸ™‚ Not so much to rant about my opinion, though I might if something really pinches a nerve in my […]

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Book 2 of the Praetorian Series Shall COMMENCE!

The best news in quite a while….I STARTED WORKING ON BOOK 2!!! This past week on Thursday I sat down and completed the Prologue. I am on my way πŸ™‚ I am very much in the process of looking for an Agent for my first Book: Praetorian Rising. It’s very much in a great place, […]

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Dialogue Tags: A Query Thought

I have a very serious question and one that I have never found a true “answer” to. When you are writing dialogue between two characters do you write… “What are you doing, “Jack said. or do you write….. “What are you doing,” said Jack. I have always written the name before said, and I am […]

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