Hello from Coral Gables.
Never Knew, Book 1 in the Lexi Series, has been taken off the market. If you are part of the few that own a copy, I hope you enjoy the book. At this time there are different ideas being considered concerning the novel and my career as an author. My dream was always to traditionally publish but I made some mistakes by thinking that self-publishing was a good option for me.
Self-publishing is not as easy as you may think. There are many different roles for the person who chooses this option. I was unaware of the diversity of work that came with that title. I was not only an author but a publisher and marketer. The job was not what was expected. I thought I could write and concentrate on that to get my work noticed.
Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. After all the effort that I made to put the story on paper that had been imagined, I needed to do more work. There’s not much time for that when your schedule tends to change on a daily basis. I take care of my mother, who is disabled, and though mornings are routine, the days are not. They depend on her mood and memory. She has dementia and neuropathy.
Although I would love to concentrate on being an author, my priority is my mother. My father passed away a few years ago, whom I also cared for during his illness. He had Parkinson’s. So I know how important it is to spend time with those you love as the illness overtakes tham. My family is important as is my writing. The difference is my mother won’t always be here.
Giving up or putting aside my dream of being an author is not what is happening. I intend to pursue a career as an author. However, I will not continue as an Indie Author or Self-Published Author. My original intent was to traditionally publish and that’s what will be pursued so that I can give the time and attention necessary to the person that matters in my life – my mom. Thank you for understanding.
If you would like a copy of the novel, I have a handful available. Please send me a note directly using my contact information. In the subject write “Copy of Never Knew.”
Remember to keep following your dreams.