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 😉 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 🙂 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 🙂 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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I’m tracking down an Agent…

Sounds like I am in a crime movie doesn’t it? I am on the hunt! Collecting clues and doing endless amounts of research, I will find this elusive Agent dang-nabit! I will, I swear it. I went to lunch about a year ago with a friend of mine who’s published several books. I asked him […]

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The Muse to my Muse

 I get asked why I like to write, how do I go about the process of writing, how do you even begin to start writing a novel????!!!!???? Music is what helps me write. For me it’s not about going from beginning to end, it’s more about knowing certain scenes and moments and writing around that. […]

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