Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Everything Happens For a Reason


Through a series of unfortunate events, two of my publishers had to close their doors last year. I went from having three books available to having none.

That was hard.

Now, over a year later, I'm thrilled to announce that I have four books available! I found a new home for my novel Symmetry with The Wild Rose Press, I signed a contract for my YA novel After Me with Buzz Books USA, and I ventured into the wilds of Kindle Direct Publishing to make my first two novels, True Blue Forever and Different Roads, available again as e-books. You can buy them all here.

I never thought self-publishing was for me, but I fell in love with the KDP process so much that I've also decided to publish my short stories as free Kindle downloads to attract more readers for my books. And since I can do my own editing and formatting and my daughter is a graphic design major who can make totally awesome book covers for me, I haven't spent a dime so far. (She made that beautiful logo for me above and also built me a kickass Web site you can see here.)

Does this mean I won't be submitting my future manuscripts to agents or publishers? No. But it does guarantee that every single book I write in the future will be published, no matter what.

And that's a good feeling.


~Stay true to yourself and your dreams will come true!

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3 comments:

MeLeesa Swann said...

I'm so happy to hear about your success!! Your books are awesome and I can't wait to read your short stories. THanks for making them available!

Lee Ann Ward said...

So proud of you and your "blue attitude!" Every Joyce Scarbrough book available from now on? Now that's a world I want to live in! <3

1001: A Film Odyssey is produced, directed and written by Chris, a librarian. said...

Great about publishing your short stories. Also like the new book cover.