Posts Tagged ‘MI’

I am excited to share that I have been distributing copies of my current work-in-progress, a YA novel called The Anorexic Experiment, to a dozen-ish beta readers over the past couple of weeks and have already started hearing back from them! While I am waiting on feedback, I am working on the manuscript for a different book (title still undecided). This month marks four years since I released Illegally Innocent, so it is definitely time to publish another book. I have two author events scheduled before the end of the year, and I will keep you updated on whether I will have a new book available at one or both of these events. I am going to try a different self-publishing company this time, so it remains to be seen whether that choice will make the publishing process easier or harder than last time. If you’d like to visit me at an author event, mark your calendar now. 🙂 Here is where I will be:

Saturday, November 12, 2016–Santa’s Bag Arts & Crafts Show at Marshall High School in Marshall, MI, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 2016–Christmas at Wings Art & Craft Show at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

So, I said I would give an update on whether the Gallagher Law Library helped me out or not. I am so pleased to say that their response time was amazingly quick–Stewart at Gallagher sent me an email approximately twelve hours after I sent in my question. Thank you, Stewart!

He gave me a few ideas for resources and introduced me to Google Scholar. Google Scholar can help you find lawsuits. He also suggested some related subjects that might help me out in my research. I’ve spent some time researching and still haven’t found exactly what I’m looking for, but Stewart definitely pointed me in the right direction, and I am so grateful!

I also want to give a quick update on my scheduled author events: I will be at the Big Rapids Community Library in Big Rapids, MI, for their Authorpalooza! This event is the kickoff for their summer reading program. Come visit me and other authors from 12-2 on June 12.

I am currently scheduling author events for 2015 and have booked two so far. Come see me at one or both of these events:

1. May 7, 2015–Ransom District Library’s 2nd Annual Author Fair (Plainwell, MI)–I had a blast participating in this event last year and am excited to return! The library is currently accepting authors and illustrators for this fair, so if you live near Plainwell, you are eligible to sign up! Check out the details here: http://www.ransomlibrary.org/news/library-news.html#3

2. December 5 & 6, 2015–Wings Stadium Arts & Crafts Show (Kalamazoo, MI)–This is a huge show with hundreds of booths; it’s a great place to get your Christmas shopping done!

On an unrelated note, a few days ago I came across a cool website called www.titlecapitalization.com. If you struggle with knowing which words to capitalize in the title of your book or perhaps in chapter titles, check out this website. You just type in the title, and it does the correct capitalization for you. 🙂