It is with great joy that I now have a website up and running, and a blog to go with it. Thank you for visiting. This being my very first entry I would like to introduce myself and what I’d like to achieve with this blog.
You can find information on my background on the Author page of this site, but presently my first novel, Undercard, will be released by House of Anansi Press on Feb 19, 2019. Pre-orders are available through Indigo and Amazon. I will be using this blog to update readers on the latest with my writing and Undercard, but the true focus of this blog will be writing itself. I hope to impart the lessons I’ve learned pursuing this field since I was a child. Suddenly going from unpublished author to an international release is surreal and illuminating, and I feel that there is much I can share about the mistakes I have made and the initiatives that have paid off during the long and difficult journey to get to this point.
My goal is for this blog to have value to writers and readers alike. For writers, my struggles, and now successes, can hopefully be informative and, ideally, inspiring for those trying to develop their own writing, learn about the book industry, and work toward publication. Because I started with zero contacts in this industry and experienced a staggering number of rejections, I thought a great deal about how to get published, and attempted a variety of strategies to that end. It would be a waste if I am the only beneficiary of all the years of trial and error it took for me to get here, and therefore I am happy to share the writing tips and tricks I have picked up along the way.
For readers, I hope to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a writer, why I made the decisions I did in my novel, what it’s like to go from unknown to published author, and all the entertaining stories in between.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to embarking on this project.