Journey of 1000 Miles

You Have a UTD… Post


Okay, so I am going on vacation (or on holiday as some of my UK friends might say) the end of next week. I am hoping to get some posts made to schedule and keep everyone entertained as I have been slacking a lot on the blogging lately (like all of 2015).

Currently, with vacation and coaching U14 girls softball, I have a lot of my free time consumed. Out of town tournaments, practices and games have rested upon every other June weekend and into parts of July.

On the writing front, I am getting back into the swing of things with Carter and Co. but it has been rough mainly because I am still trying to keep it light-hearted but with Carter’s past adventures, his heart is heavier. The series I have in store afterward is half-complete with characters and other world-creation elements, so there is new flavor coming out in 2016 for sure. On a side note, I hope that any author reading this takes an interest in UtopYA 2016 taking place in Nashville, TN. Registration opens in a few weeks and gets filled pretty quickly from the sound of it. I plan on being there with some great company, but I won’t speak for them yet in case they can’t make it.

On the video front, for anyone tuning into my YouTube Channel, author interviews will start up again in July. I am trying like the dickens to get shape to the Awkward Author moments, but the lighting and flow has been off quite honestly. The Backward Author’s first bit is recorded, just not videoed. So, basically, July will see a lot more content. So go and subscribe pretty please!

On the sales front, my books A Time to Reap & A Time to Live are changing their price. Both will now be $2.99 (still a fuckle of a bargain in my opinion). I had my first signing a couple of weeks ago, it was great to have friends and family stop out and support my dream. Sold about a dozen copies and a few posters. One day I’ll have the option to buy a book on this site, for now I’m putting a pin in that as a goal for August.


On the stats front, I have never kept an accurate total of things for anything other than sales. I have seen others post their monthly totals for different venues and I always see it as inspirational. So, from June onward, I’ll be tracking my progress on posting, writing and anything else in-between. So look for those numbers July 1st.


Video Interview with JB Salsbury

This weekend, I was able to have a sit down with my one and only Literary Godmother, JB Salsbury. She helped me out answering questions and reminding me how to stay on the path to becoming a diligent writer. She’s a best selling author, has five published books and another one on the way.  Come and take a look if you haven’t already and if you are an author or soon to be published author and dare to put your face on the internet, feel free to email me, address is below!

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Video Interview with Zachary Chopchinski

This weekend, I tried my damnedest to start an interview on time. Well, my skills of preparation are still evolving and I started late. Then I ruined in, and then 10 minutes later, we began. The entertaining Zachary Chopchinski, the Zach Chop if I may, was nice enough to rearrange his schedule to accommodate my rather fluctuating one. We had some laughs, a few giggles and a handful of chuckles. Dare I say it, I found a friend on the Internet today. If you can’t watch it, at least listen:

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Video Interview with Kate M. Colby

This weekend, I had the wonderful experience of testing out Google Hangouts with an author and budding friend of mine, Kate M. Colby. With the technical help of her husband, Daniel, we were able to setup a live YouTube / Google Hangout Air interview. We dive into some randomness and through a few trial and error issues (on my side) we were able to get one going. Please, at least go and hear the interview, click on the link below and see what Kate has to say:

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Audio Interview with Nina Soden

I had the chance to work with a great author on this new endeavor of mine. I’m going to try and get some video or audio interviews with some of your favorite Indie authors. Up first, Nina Soden was gracious and patient enough to work with me. I asked her a few questions and if you ever wondered what she sounded / looked like, go check out the video here:

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Shannon A. Thompson {Showcase}

This Thursday’s showcase can truly go to none other than Shannon A. Thompson. Mainly, Shannon has been a blogging/author inspiration to me in different forms AND she also has a new release available today. Yes, TODAY! Seconds Before Sunrise is the sequel in her Timely Death Trilogy and I am certain is going to draw twice as much attention.

When most authors get above 5,000 followers, let alone above 10K, the responses and replies get fairly limited or sporadic at best. Shannon has amused my questions and responded to every email I’ve sent her, thankfully! A published author since the young age of 16, Shannon continues to foster stories and work toward a personal goal of opening an affordable art school (help her out).

So, go buy her books and if nothing else, check out her site. I have peppered various links below for your amusement:





Twitter: @ShanAshleeT23




I may have gotten link happy…


Journey of 1000 Miles

Looking for Outlets

In an attempt to think outside the box, I am giving serious contemplation to creating a YouTube Channel. I truly have no idea how well this might translate or if it will ever be a good thing. It would basically be the version of this in video format. I was thinking about relaying some thoughts, insights, maybe reading a chapter or snippets here and there. Possibly if I can get enough feedback, I can read and answer questions? What do you think?

Yes, this means those of you who actually read this.