This has been quite a month for me. Filled with ups and downs and somethings, I don't want to go through again.
I started out the month saddened and depressed at the news of my long time publisher, Bottom Drawer Publication, was closing their doors. I've known these ladies since my Fan Fiction writing days. They helped me grow as a writer in so many ways. I shall truly miss working with them. But, this seemed like another sign telling me "it was time to call it a day". Maybe I just wasn't cut out for this. I was overwhelmed. The 3rd book in the Warfield Hotel Mysteries was not going to be picked up and I had no idea what to do.
Fortunately for me, the Indie Author community is a fabulous group of people who gather around their own and cover them with encouragement and help when you need it. That's exactly what happened to me. Another author who is also an editor, stepped up and gave me a price I could afford. Another author who is a cover artist and formatting genius, offered help as well. The result ~~ Roaring Waters was released on July 24th! This is an amazing testament to the group of Indie authors that I know and love. We are family.
Now, I know I will never be a famous author who sells millions of books a year, not that wouldn't be lovely but that's okay. I love writing and the fact that there are readers (like you) out there who like what I write ~~ thrills me. It encourages me to continue on. And with the network and community of Indies, how could an author go wrong?
So this is my humble thanks to those who helped, to those who read and to those who review. You will truly never know just how much you enrich my life.