Monday, April 14, 2008

It begins...

So I've never really had a blog, but at the urging of my good friend and fellow author Cheryl Tardif (, I am succumbing to peer pressure.

I might as well start this off with a little bit about myself. I am a 26 year old female self-published author, which right there causes me grief. I get overlooked because I'm young, I get snuffed because I'm self-published and I get judged because I'm a woman.

But I didn't start this blog to whine...

Too much.

Honestly, I'm a young author because writing is all I ever wanted to do and I was lucky enough to complete my first novel by the time I was 24. Most people don't figure out their purpose in life at 9 years old, like I did.

Now, I'm not going to go on a self-publishing rant because frankly, there are too many already out there. I'll say the same thing that I always say when people ask why I self-published:

"I did sent out manuscripts to traditional publishers. After a couple of rejections, I just decided that I'd rather spend my life writing and sharing my work than wait for some publisher to actually pick up my manuscript, let alone deem it worthy enough to publish."

As for the woman thing, my reply is simple. Um, it's 2008 and women CAN write. Jerk.

About my first novel, it's called Sacrifice and it's the first book in a young adult fantasy duology entitled The Last Forever. Feel free to visit my website here and check out the synopsis and other information.

On a personal note, I am happily married to a tattooed guitarist who doesn't read books and we have a ridiculously adorable 16 month-old boy named Evan.

Stay tuned! I'll update regularily.

1 comment:

Cheryl Kaye Tardif... said...

YAY to peer pressure! hehe

I am SO glad to see you've joined us, Kelly!

I look forward to reading your posts here. And please, check out the other authors here and leave comments when you want.

Blog as much as you want here--there are no limits! :)

I'm with you regarding self-publishing, but hey, you did it and it's a step forward.

Your book is great; I know that teens (and adults) who loved Lord of the Rings and other great fantasy novels will enjoy it. I liked it because of the characters and the world you created. KUDOS!

And yes, I will vouch for what you said. You DO have a "ridiculously adorable 16 month-old boy named Evan". He's just too darned cute.

Hmm...wonder where he gets all that cuteness from...???