During 2015 I published 8 books, had a short story in an anthology, and had 3 audiobooks released!
Broken World (Audiobook)
Shattered World (Audiobook)
Mad World (Audiobook)
Prep For Doom (Anthology)
When We Were Human
It was a pretty great year and kept me really busy, especially since I’d only released 3 books in 2014. Below are the top ten moments of 2015. If you want to check out my top ten moments from 2014, you can find the post HERE. In the meantime, scroll down and check out my best moments from 2015.
10. Prep For Doom Anthology
Being part of this really cool anthology was a lot of work and time away from other things, but it was fun and exciting. And I’d definitely do it again! You can get all the information about this anthology HERE.
9. Creating a new cover for Collision
It may not seem exciting, but to me it meant I was able to take even more control over the direction of my books by figuring out how to create a cover. Plus, I gave my first book a much needed makeover. If you haven’t read Collision yet, you can check it out HERE.
8. When We Were Human
Everything about the release of this book was exciting for me! I finished it after working on it for over a year (I kept getting interrupted). I made my own cover which I LOVE (with a little help from my graphic designer friend, Kate Sanford). It’s a totally different story than anything I’ve read and I just love it. Get more information about this book HERE.
7. Going to Georgia
Not totally book related, but I know everyone will appreciate it. Going to see Woodbury and the set of The Walking Dead was amazing. Did you see all the cool pictures I took? If you didn’t, you can check them out HERE.
A lot of self-published authors decide to produce audiobooks, but I just didn’t want to take the time to go through the process. And I’m so glad I didn’t, because in January I was able to sign a deal with Tantor Media for the first three books in the Broken World series. I still have my fingers crossed that they will pick up the last three books at the beginning of next year, but even if they don’t I’m happy!
5. The List
My first book with a REAL publisher came out!
Yes, I had a deal with another publisher before, but it didn’t go well at all. It’s been nice to be able to work with a publisher that cares about my book and my sales and wants to see me succeed. Find out more about this book and the next two books in the series HERE.
4. Book Signings
I took a leap this year and actually scheduled some book signings, which was terrifying. What if no one came? It had it’s ups and downs, but overall I think it went well and I plan to do several more next year. As well as make a couple appearances at conferences. Be sure to check out my schedule HERE.
Most people don’t know about this book yet, but I’m excited about it. I wrote it a few years ago and have worked my butt off to revise the thing. My agent finally read it this year and fell in LOVE with it. Seriously, the voice messages she sent gushing about the story and the characters were probably the best things I’ve ever heard. It’s out on submission now, but fingers crossed one of the editors who have it will fall in love as well. Want more information? Get it HERE.
2. Meeting a Fan
I had a reader drive five hours to meet me at my book signing in Lawton, OK! All the way down from Kansas! It was a huge surprise and seriously made my day. Thank you so much Amy Rowles for taking time out of your life to come meet me!
1. Winning a Medal!
Yes, I won a medal. I can’t believe it still, but I’m sooo honored. When We Were Human was awarded the Silver Medal from the Moonbeam Children’s Book awards for YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi fiction.