Easter's Lilly

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Easter's Lilly Series Book Tour

           Recently, I was contacted by Silver Dagger Book Tours asking me if I was interested in touring my whole series. I have never been asked that before, so I was intrigued. After the Fall, the final book of the Easter's Lilly Series, has recently been released. Please feel free to visit the tour at any time. Here is the link of the first stop:

Silver Dagger Book Tours has been extremely easy to work with, and so far, I have been very pleased. I will let you know how it went after the tour is complete.

Here is the schedule.

Easter’s Lilly Series Book Tour Schedule!
May 1

May 2

May 3

May 4

May 5
Readeropolis – GUEST POST

May 6

May 7
b for bookreview – GUEST POST

May 8

May 9

May 10

May 11

May 12

May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16
Maiden of the Pages– GUEST POST

May 17

May 18
Inside the Insanity – GUEST POST

May 19

May 20

May 21

May 22

May 23
Viviana MacKade – GUEST POST

May 24
Maggie Blackbird – GUEST POST

May 25

May 27

May 28

May 29

May 30

May 31
The Magic Of Wor(l)ds – GUEST POST

June 1
Gina's Library – REVIEW ALL

 I hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

How to Tell Your Story

There are so many options these days on how to tell your story. The newest form of first-person writing is writing in the present tense. At first, I found it difficult to identify with, yet after I got used to it, I think I actually enjoy it now. The present tense has a tendency to put the reader directly into the action without looking back. I have quite a few books under my belt, and they are all written in the past tense. If you read novels by such quality authors as Stephen King, Nora Roberts, or JK Rowling, you will see that they all write in the past tense, and that is where most of us get our cue. I have to wonder who started the present tense writing in the first place.

I remember when my novel, Ivy Vines, Visions was still in the “on the shelf” phase. An agent asked me to rewrite it in the present tense. I couldn’t imagine the work doing something like that might entail and the inconsistencies that might arise from trying to change the point of view throughout the entire novel. Although that agent is no longer working in our exciting industry, I see now why she proposed such an idea. It is becoming more popular among independent authors, and she thought it might behoove me to jump on board. I have two novels in the making as we speak, and although both of them are in the first-person, only one is in the present tense.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the challenges of how to tell your story. What tense do you prefer and why? Personally, it gives me great pleasure to read books from all different points of view. If we all wrote in the same manner, reading wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.