On New Title Tuesday, you will find books that have been out for less than three months, in all different genres, with all sorts of authors. If you would like to be featured on NTT, use the contact form to let me know.
For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, by Sherry Ewing
Genre: Historical Time Travel Romance
Katherine Wakefield has dreamed and written of her knight in shining armor all her life until she and her three closest friends take a vacation to England. Yet, how could they have known they’d find themselves thrown back more than eight hundred years into the past?
Riorden de Deveraux travels to Bamburgh answering the summons of King Henry. But nothing prepares him for the beautiful vision of a strangely clad ghost who first appears in his chamber.
Centuries are keeping them apart until Time gives them a chance at finding love. Will the past of one consume what their future may hold, or will Time take the decision from them and hurdle Katherine forward to where she truly belongs?
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your published book the first time?
I was shaking my head thinking that was newbie mistake number 100. I had actually hit publish on the Kindle version by mistake instead of having the ebook and paperback out at the same time. Whether I was ready or not, I was a self-published author.
When did you first decide to call yourself a writer? What prompted the decision?
It wasn’t until I met my soon to be critique partner in the city two that I began to call myself an author. She was so enthusiastic about my manuscript, I couldn’t help but feel her positive energy that my story would one day be published.
What is your best advice for someone just starting their first manuscript?
Keep writing and then write some more. Don’t worry that your first manuscript isn’t perfect, it won’t be. Find an organization fitting your genre and take classes to learn the craft of writing.
Start thinking about if you plan to self-publish or go the traditional route. Everyone is different with different goals. Start working on a social media presence. It’s never too early to start working on getting a fan base.
Edit your work and then edit it some more. Write book two and when you’re done, write book three. Have at least three books finished before you take the next step to see your first novel published. Don’t skip out on hiring someone to do line and content edits if you plan to self-publish. Find a good cover artist so your book will stand out. New authors are like a tiny guppy in a sea full of big fish. Write a good quality book and hopefully readers will find you.