Fixing Tanner ARC Giveaway! CLOSED.

While I’m definitely not new to writing, I don’t hide the fact that I’m new to the self-publishing game. Like many other indie authors that I know (Jenny Bravo is a great example), I’m wading my way through the pool, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t, and doing my best to share my experience along the way.

If you follow along here on the blog, Twitter or Instagram, then you know that I’m releasing my second book, Fixing Tanner, on February 23rd.

Today I’m going to offer two of you amazing readers a chance to win a digital ARC of the book! (don’t know what that is? It means advanced reader copy!)

To enter: 

All you need to do is share my giveaway on social media and comment below with the link to where I can find your post. Easy right? And you’re helping an indie author spread the news about her book, which you deserve a big ‘ol hug for!

And while I’ve got you here, if you want to get occasional sneak peeks and exclusive content from me, you can sign up for my newsletter here.

The giveaway closes this Tuesday, February 9th at 11:59pm PT, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday.

WINNERS: Devon and Sue!

Finding Lily Book Release

Let me just begin by saying that I can’t believe this day is here. My contemporary romance novella, Finding Lily, is now officially for sale on Amazon!

The Synopsis:

Lily Gardner thought she’d found her soul mate when she met and married the handsome and well-off Thomas Gardner. But six years later, with a two-year-old in tow, she finds herself wading through the messy waters of divorce, and crying herself to sleep at night wondering if she’s lost her chance at love… and herself in the process. When she’s assigned the task of working with Nathan Trainor to reel in a popular author who is seeking new representation, she must put her troubles aside and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

At once touching and hopeful, FINDING LILY captures what it feels like to be given a second chance at life… and love.

You can purchase the ebook here and the paperback copy is also available. If you’re interested in a signed copy, let me know: I may sell them in my etsy shop.

Cheers everyone, and thank you for joining me on this journey. It’s about to get really interesting.

Why I’m Using Beta Readers

Why I'm Using Beta Readers by Rachel Del of Big City Quiet Writes

I’ve had a couple people tell me that I’m moving too fast. On one hand, I can understand why they feel that way, but on the other, I can’t help but think: you don’t know how long I’ve been working towards this point. There has always been a rattling against my ribs urging me to write. It’s been there so long that it’s simply a part of me now.

The first draft of #FindingLilyNovel poured out of me in the span of a month. The end is so near I can taste it. But I need people to read it. Why?

  1. So that I can make the novella better. The more eyes I can get on this draft the better. Beta readers can find plot holes, tell you if they want to know more about a character (or less), tell you where they’re confused and what they love.
  2. So that they can point out what I cannot see because it’s too close to me. There are scenes that I’m in love with that may, in the end, be of zero use the moving the story forward. Beta readers will likely pick up on this.
  3. Because Ksenia Anske said to. And so did Jenny Bravo

I’m looking for my first round of beta readers now, so check out how to apply.
Edit: thank you to all who applied. Applications are now closed.

In the end all I want is a book that I can be proud of. Beta readers will help me to do that, and I assure you that they will help you too.