Enter: tiktok & First Cover Reveal

I guess (part of) the big news is I’ve joked tiktok.



Why is that so surprising? Only because I’ve been incredibly tentative about getting involved in the social media craze because it doesn’t feel natural. Nothing about posting feels natural because I’ve eaten enough humble pie to think no one wants/needs my updates. But I’m also trying to like, survive off my writing, so I need to eat some conceited/prideful pie to balance the scales.

I want to sell stories, so I need a platform to do that: enter tiktok.

I feel like I don’t need to explain what this platform is, so I won’t, but just know I’m on it AND have already posted. So, if you just can’t get enough of me through this totally amazing blog, then friend me on tt and you’ll get daily posts from me. Stalkers, unite!


What else is going on? Let’s see…I showed an amazing beta reader the cover I previously had designed for ITMB and like the other responses: it was nice…but didn’t fit the story. I kind of had the same thought, but I’d worked with the designer for a little bit trying to pin down the perfect cover, and whereas I liked it…it just didn’t…fit. But I’d already paid for it and figured it would be fine (I can always change it in the future). But after the last beta made the same comment I thought, hmm, maybe I should change it. So, I did:

This is my first official cover reveal for In The Moment Before. What do you guys think?

I hate Grayson Knight with a passion. Ever since he pulled a prank on me as kids, I’ve kept him in the mortal-enemy category, and we both prefer it that way. Now we’re seniors in high-school and he’s still the same immature jerk. I avoid him as much as possible, but when an argument turns ugly and lands us in detention together, I know my life is over—especially when my dad, the city’s police sergeant, finds out.

I have no idea how we’ll get through this, so I’m surprised when Grayson comes to my rescue after I’m cornered by a sleazy basketball player. Suddenly, the boy I’ve always hated isn’t the enemy. If seeing him with new eyes isn’t confusing enough, a secret kiss sends everything scrambling, leaving me to figure out what I want, and if I can even have it. Because Grayson isn’t like other boys—and I’m starting to find out why.

I’m getting excited about releasing this one, guys. I feel the tidal wave of six books coming (ITMB being the first) and I can’t wait to share it all with you. In case you’ve been silly and haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, you can sign up HERE. You’ll get all the extra info like these very important dates you should remember (as should I)

Pre-order 11/11/2022

ARCs available 12/6/2022

Release Date 12/16/2022

Speaking of newsletters, I’ve got another one to send out this Saturday, 10/15/2022, soooo I should probably go work on it. Literally what I’m off to do, so keep an eye on your email this Saturday. I’ll likely be sitting in your spam box. BUT AT LEAST YOU GOT IT.


A Toy Show and a Hurricane

I was supposed to run through ITMB last week (as a final check) since it was due to the editor on 10/1. With all the excess time I had (thanks Ian), I instead worked on ITMD, the second novella in the series. I can’t even keep to my own schedules so good thing my boss is lenient on me (me—I’m my boss.)  I talk about writing pretty much every week, so I’m going to shift gears to other, non-writing things that have happened recently. Sound good? Great! Here we go:

Probably the most important thing is Ian. Batman and I are fine and thankfully, we sustained very minimum damage. I’m pretty sure the majority was mini-branches flung in our yard and other than the power going out for a little over twenty-four hours—we were fine. Batman rigged the generator to keep us living in semi-civil times so we were able to use our bathrooms, the refrigerator, and even plug in some fans, lights, and my laptop. It was a little darker but nothing like previous hurricanes where we DIDN’T have a generator and lost power for SIX days. We don’t talk about that time…

My family in Tampa is fine, but sadly, our neighbors to the south didn’t fare as well. Many people in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte are still without power and have incredible damage to their cities. I hope they recover soon.

Good news? Batman killed it at his Toy Show! It was his first time as a vendor at our local Toy convention we’ve attended. Batman is an avid video game and antique-toy collector, so it was only a matter of time before he dipped his toe in the pool to see if it’s something he’d be interested in and enjoyed doing—and he did! He had a steady stream of interested buyers, remained personable (not at all salesy), and managed to sell nearly half his inventory. Not only did he make some decent profit, he signed up for the next three shows in 2023. Since the first one is in February, I plan on selling hard—probably signed—copies of ITMB. I mean, it’s DC-inspired, so who doesn’t want to read a little Robin-inspired novella with some smexy action?

Think that’s it for today. Oh! Since the pre-order is going live next month for ITMB, I’m *finally* going to start messing around with Tiktok to see if I can generate some interest. Got a few ideas on what to do, so, we’ll see…

~ LC