One week

Next Monday night, at around 11 pm, I will sit down at my computer, open KDP and Nook Press and upload my book.  I may sell no copies or I may sell more books in one night than Nora Roberts in her lifetime.  I don’t care either way (this is mostly a lie).  I would love for total strangers to read it and love Gray and Lucy like I do.  I have called myself a writer for years but next Tuesday I will be something I’ve wanted to be since I was a teenager, like last year or something.  I will be a published author.  I don’t think I’ve ever wanted anything more



Cover reveal day!

I am so incredibly excited.  Next week is the actual release.  I will be uploading it next Monday evening.  Today however is the reveal of my cover.  I’ve added it to my facebook profiles and my goodreads page.  So instead of a wordy post today I will just share my gorgeous cover.vanessa cover option 2

What a tease

I have another beautiful teaser, once again made by Jen from Just One More Page.  She has been so generous with her assistance and I don’t know what I would do without her.  Which leads me to make a horrible confession.  I forgot to make an acknowledgements page within my book and therefore, on February 3 after I go live, my blog post will have to suffice as a thank you to all of those I couldn’t do without.  I feel horrible and have already made a note to thank people in the next in the series.



I listened to a lot of music while writing Gray’s Skye.  Most of the time I just turned on Pandora and let it play on Shuffle.  Music that particularly sticks out to me in the writing process is just about anything Twin Atlantic.  Twin Atlantic are a Scottish band who I absolutely adore.  I found them when I watched a movie called Not Another Happy Ending.  I also listened to Gabrielle Aplin, specifically the song Start of Time.  The song that most inspired me though was So Far Away by Mary Lambert.  The song itself is about a woman separated from her lover by many miles.  I would hear it and nearly come to tears thinking about Gray and Lucy.

I should have done a playlist but that’s not something I thought of.  Maybe for the next book.

Two weeks

My book will be out in two weeks.  Two weeks from now you’ll be able to buy it.  I don’t know how to even express my emotions in relation to this.  I’m terrified…you won’t like it, I won’t be able to do it again, I won’t sell a single copy.  I’m excited…I think this one is pretty self explanatory but I’ve been writing, poetry and short stories, since I was a teenager.  I’ve wanted to write a novel for more than 10 years and finally I have and people are going to have the option and ability to buy it.  I’m feeling grateful, grateful that I have people in my life like Laramie for all her advice and assistance, Jen (with Just One More Page) for her support and friendship and the !awesome! teasers, Seraphina for designing my beautiful cover.  I truly hope one day to be able to pay it forward and take some other new talent under my wing and offer them assistance.  I am looking forward to whatever happens.

Teaser 1
Teaser 1

Gearing up

I am gearing up to press publish on KDP for my first novel.  I intend to publish on February 3, 2015.
My book is called Gray’s Skye.  After a devastating divorce Lucy, a young adult novelist, escapes to Scotland to recover. What she finds instead is a gorgeous neighbor who makes her question her future. Gray is a teacher who has lived on Skye his entire life. The two start a friendship but Gray wants more. How can he make her see it is worth giving him a chance?
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