My Abigail — Book Trailer Launch

I had the pleasure of getting to interview David Duane Kummer on Coffee with Architects of Worlds Afar last year; to view that video, click here. For those of you who are unfamiliar with David, he is the author of She, As Trees Turned Away, My Abigail, and Enden. It’s also worth noting that he is still in high school. (Yup. High school!)

Yesterday, the trailer for David’s My Abigail launched. I’m excited to be able to share it with you all on this fine day. 😀

Are you an author in want of a book trailer like this one? If so, then I invite you to visit Stellar Book Trailers and get in contact with me.

Big News!

Today is launch day!

Earlier this year, I published my second novel, The Yesterdays of Tomorrow. Today, I am releasing its trailer. (Yay!) I am also launching Stellar Book Trailers, a site wherein I offer my services to fellow authors. ( 😀 😀 😀 ) Hence, I come bearing two videos to share with you all — my novel’s (as I mentioned a couple of sentences ago) and the trailer for Chantal Gadoury’s The Songs in Our Hearts. The latter is the first video to be posted to Stellar Book Trailers — when barring from consideration the two that I made for my own books, that is.

Alright! Without further ado, here are the trailers:

Are you an author in want of a book trailer? If so, then I encourage you to visit Stellar Book Trailers and get in contact with me.

Book Trailers

Fact: A properly crafted book trailer can be an invaluable asset to one’s marketing arsenal.

What, however, makes a trailer properly crafted? Well, if you spend a few minutes on YouTube or IMDb, you’ll notice that trailers in the film industry tend to be packed with visually-striking clips, each carefully picked to elicit viewer interest. Book trailers should be no different. That is, they should leave people yearning for more and scrambling to get their hands on your book. Unto this end, I can be of service. Don’t merely take my word for it, though. Here’s a sample of my work:

(C’mon. Don’t deny it. That trailer totally piqued your interest in Capering on Glass Bridges.)

Want to learn more about what I have to offer? Visit Stellar Book Trailers for details. 😉

Check Out This Reviewer

Are you a reader in want of reviews to peruse?

Are you an author searching for an unbiased assessment of your novel?

If you answered ‘yes’ to either question, I invite you to check out Jeyran Main’s blog, Review Tales — A Personal & Sincere Review On Books Read. Jeyran recently took a look at my debut novel, Capering on Glass Bridges, and I must say that her level of professionalism is difficult to surpass. She answered my query email within hours, and she provided me with a remarkably prompt and comprehensive review.

Just thought I’d share the link to this terrific blog. 🙂

19 Self-editing Tips

I came across this post earlier today and I had to share it with you all. It’ll undoubtedly be of use to fellow writers. 😉


Help! Help!

Now that I’ve published my first novel, To Hunt a Sub, I can say from experience that writing it and editing it took equally long periods of time (and marketing is just as involved). After finishing the final rough draft (yeah, sure) and before emailing it to an editor, I wanted it as clean possible. I searched through a wide collection of self-editing books like these:

The Novel Writer’s Toolkit by Bob Mayer

Self-editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne

The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall

…and came up with a list of fixes that I felt would not only clean up grammar and editing, but the voice and pacing that seemed to bog my story down. Here are ideas you might like:

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A Few Notes on Editing

Questions answered in today’s video:

  • Can you explain what editing entails? What issues am I supposed to be addressing/focusing on during the editing process?
  • Should I edit my own novel?
  • I’ve decided in favor of self-editing. When should I start editing my novel?
  • How many rounds of editing should my manuscript be subjected to?
  • I’m done editing. Now what?

My Train of Thoughts On…

I recently had the pleasure of being featured on My Train of Thoughts On… — a site home to book reviews and the 10 Statements series (which basically consists of unique author interviews).

To read what Karen from My Train of Thoughts On… had to say about my debut novel, Capering on Glass Bridges, click here.

To check out my author interview, click here. (This interview was quite unlike any other I’ve ever participated in. It was extremely fun!)

Blog Tours 101

Ever heard of blog tours before? Know what they are? If you answered ‘no’ to either question, I invite you to check out my most recently uploaded video!