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It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. Since I’ve written really. You see, for the past three years I’ve been collegey things and I’m finally finished. I’m done. I’ll have my bachelor of science degree in business management in just a […]
It has been a while since I’ve posted anything. It’s been a chaotic 4 months since my last post actually. I’ve been plugging away at the newest Ever After book, even though I’ve been stuck on this particular chapter for a few […]
There is a book I’ve been working on forever. It’s finally finished and edited. My amazing publisher, Soul Mate Publishing, loved it enough to want to publish it. So guess what?
I took a big leap last week. I self published a title that was reverted back to me.
Hey everyone! Today I was hosted over at the SoulMate publishing blog! If you get a chance, check it out!
In honor of the pending re-release of War of the Gods I’m going to give away some ebooks! Who wants a free book?
I love that little button! I received the email this afternoon and have been promoting/marketing ALL afternoon!
As some of you know my contract expired with one of my publishers a few months ago. After much thinking, debating, rewriting, and a new cover….It’s going to be re-released!!
I love games. Who doesn’t? They keep occupied, take your mind away from whatever you’re thinking about, and I like using it to combat writers block. Which I experience a lot. So lets play a game.
My wonderful publisher has put Cutlass Anne on sale! I’m so excited. I love book sales.
So I have my Assassin series on Wattpad. I’ve started book 2 and I asked for help with the cover. This is where all of you wonderful people come in to play!
I finally have news!!!! I started to think I’d never have news for all you fantastic folks again!
I’ve decided to giveaway an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Cutlass Anne! Exciting right? Wanna know how you can enter?
So I’m on Wattpad along with millions of other. I think it’s 13.5 million? So what right? Here’s what!
I was checking sales on Amazon for my lovely books and I got quite a surprise. Cutlass Anne is in print!
It’s been some time since I’ve posted. I wish I could say I’ve been busy. I haven’t. I’ve been staring at my computer screen stuck on chapter three of my newest project.
It’s that time of year again. Nanowrimo. It’s a month long battle with myself. I’ve participated the past three years. (This is my fourth!)
The creative person tends to be a tortured soul. A person who struggles with decisions, life, and their craft. Perhaps it’s only natural for us. We are plagued by our craft whether it be writing, art, or music.
Thank you, Heather, for having me as a guest on your Blog Site. I’m so excited to be here. And I’m excited about my contemporary romance, Something More. The setting is New York. The beautiful Brooklyn Bridge is on my […]
It’s the dream of a lot of writers to hit the big time. To get that big contract.
Today I have Crystal Firsdon visiting. She’s sitting down with me and telling about her debut novel, Almost Wrecked.
While I work on edits for Soul Mate and finish up another manuscript I’ve been working on I’ve finished a few other stories. Stories that are VERY different for me.
A high seas adventure of forbidden love, unlikely friends, and a lost treasure more precious than all the jewels in the world. For those of you who are fans of pirates and historical romance guess what? Cutlass Anne is on sale!
It’s day two of my blog tour. I’m over at Writer Girl in LA. A fun interview and another chance to win a copy of Cutlass Anne.
A fellow Soul Mate author has a cover reveal that I’m proud to be apart of! I can’t wait to show all of you! It’s fantastic. All of Soul Mate’s covers are absolutely amazing!
This past week I’ve been a bundle of nail-biting nerves. I have a manuscript out on submission and oh man I can’t wait to hear back!
As nestpitch wraps up I’m left really satisfied. Like after an Easter dinner where you have to unbutton your pants and lounge on the couch for a few hours after.
I decided to toss my Historical fantasy in the ring for #nestpitch. The King’s Assassin was a spur of the moment write and only my second attempt at historical anything. I wasn’t expecting much. I wasn’t even expecting to make it pass […]
It’s time again! #Pitchmadness! The submission window has closed and I FINALLY remembered in time to enter!
I’m a small press published author. I have three novels out with a fourth coming in may. How has life changed?
It’s that time! The anxiously awaited for Cutlass Anne is going to be released soon! It’s over due I know. That’s my fault. I had editing issues…as in I edited the wrong version of the manuscript. So we were pushed back a […]
I got an email from my other publisher, Soul Mate, Cutlass Anne will be out February 19! A little over a month!
Brenda Drake is at it again! I hope all you writerly folks have a manuscript all polished and ready to go. #Pitmad is geared up for January 8.
My NaNo project this year didn’t get finished. Half-way but not entirely. I’m not stopping. As I finish up edits for War of the Gods (cover reveal coming soon!!!) I continue to write that.)
Today I’m grabbing my coffee and sitting down with author Rick Bettencourt to discuss his book Not Sure Boys.
Today I’m grabbing my decaf tea (Yeah…no more caffeine for me) and chatting with Georgiana Derwent.
Today is another sit down! I’m grabbing my frap and chatting with Lisa Chalmers. So pull up your chair and get comfy.
Today I’m grabbing a latte and sitting down with Alex Jones, author of Broken Wings, and a fellow Rebel like me!
Today I’m grabbing a latte and sitting down with Amy Peterson author of Something Furry Underfoot.
Oh I’ve been looking forward to today! Almost as much as the day The Last Alive was released!
I stumbled on this post via Facebook from another author. It’s “authors” like this that piss me off.
Today I want to talk to everyone about the query letter. All us writers who plan on acquiring an agent or publisher have to write them.
Today on Twitter is #Pitmad. What is Pitmad? It’s a wonderful thing for us writers! And for agents and publishers who are looking to build their client list.
The Last Alive is finally finished. I have edits for Cutlass Anne due in a month and a half. I have to finish the final edits before requerying Every After and you want to know what…I gave myself writers block. At. The. […]
I made a page for it but for whatever reason it’s not showing up. I want everyone to see the awesomeness. So check it out!
The first publisher I signed with, Rebel Ink Press, is turning three!
I got nothing done today. No editing on Ever After. I didn’t write a word of The King’s Assassin. I didn’t even think about The Last Alive and its release date is coming up!!! Why was a such a super writer […]
Today I am sitting down with the great Mindy Larson! So grab a cup of coffee and let’s see what she is up to.
While hosting Melissa Keir there was a contest to win a $40 giftcard. Fun stuff!
I’m so excited! Today I am hosting just one leg of a blog tour for Melissa Keir!
Happy Writer’s Wednesday!!! Today I have fellow Rebel Lila Munro visiting! So everyone…say Hello, Lila!
So I’ve had this manuscript sitting around. It’s one of my NaNo manuscripts. It has a home!
This is a day I’ve waited anxiously for, for a long time. I have my cover art!
This was supposed to go up yesterday…work kicked my ass. So I went to bed at 5. Yesterday KD Ferguson stopped by to visit and did Q & A with me.
I posted about this last week? Maybe the week before…BUT until tomorrow, June 27, 2013 at 8 AM there is an adult pitch party going on!
Today is the beginning of my Writer’s Wednesday!!!! To start it off I have author Nora Snowdon visiting!
So today I am revealing who my next publisher is!! Are you all as excited as I am!
I’m so much higher than cloud 9 right now. I was starting to come down…then I got two awesome emails today.
I would love to do more promoting for other author’s here. Give you guys a place to promote shamelessly orrrr do a Q & A with me.
I love pitch parties! They’re so much fun. You meet other writers, agents, publishers, and get requests! Well Brenda Drake is at it again!
So I’ve had this manuscript I was losing hope in. I sent it to one last publisher in the small hopes maybe they would like it.
If you are a writer and you have a completed manuscript I HOPE you have twitter!!
Today we’re going to play a game. No prizes involved this time. Just some fun. (I promise there WILL be prizes…eventually.) The first person to answer every question correctly will win an e-book copy of Working Stiffs! A humorous zombie tale by […]
So I’m happy with the contract. The editor-in-chief I’ve been communicating with is awesome. I’m super excited and stoked.I’m also nervous. I’m going to be seeing those dreaded red marks and comments, but it’s alright. I know I need to improve. So […]
I love Twitter Pitch Parties! They’re an awesome tool for authors, agents, and publishers.
So it’s just another day. I’m waiting on agents and publishers to email me back. I’m working on a few WIP. And I’m also doing a whole lot of nothing.
I was browsing my book on Google today. Yes…I do that on occasion, and I got quite the shock.
I thought I’d just post a little update on how things are going on my end of things.
It is November 28 which means my 90 day exclusivity with Amazon is OVER! It has been a LONG 90 days that’s for sure. I won’t be doing KDP Select again…ever.
The month is quickly drawing to a close, which means NaNoWriMo is almost over for the year. Are you caught up on your words?
I read reviews. Not just on my book, but on books I purchase. Sometimes they sway me into buying or not buying, but I usually read them because I like to know what people think. On a few occasions I have seen […]
I haven’t posted about my story in a few weeks, I’m not slacking on it. I’ve just been busy with my NaNoWriMo project.
Today is Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday. Bram Stoker is one of my favorite monster creators.
It’s that time of year that we writers have a love hate relationship with. We usually take our time writing novels…but this month, oh this month we have to bang one out in 30 days!
Here’s a quick sneak peek at one of my works in progress. I know it’s not a continuation of the story…I’ll be back at that one tomorrow. I just wanted to share this little bit. It’s from my zombipocalypse. So far it’s […]
Here’s the next chapter. I had it written….then…my netbook crapped out on me. So…here we go again.
I didn’t post yesterday. I have no excuse. I was just in one of those moods. Here’s chapter 6
I know you all have salivated for the past 2 days for more of the story. I had a legit reason why I wasn’t posting…I was at the day job. Fun stuff. So here’s chapter 5.
Well today we’re on to chapter 3. I still have no name for it. And it’s taking a different turn than what I originally wrote. So…here ya go.
Here’s the second chapter of The Story. I don’t know what to call it. It’s my unnamed story.
I’ve decided which story to post. It’s not one of the ones I”m actively working on and seeking to publish. It’s a story that I started and just pushed to the back burner a while ago, but I do love it. So […]
“If you were offered representation, would you take it?” I’m asked this a LOT now that I’m self-published. People automatically assume my answer is no.
For a while before I self-published my writing spot was curled up in the corner of my couch with my netbook. NOT ANYMORE!
So I checked my Amazon this morning before leaving for my fun fill 10 1/2 hour shift and noticed a few more reviews for my book. I kind of grimaced a bit because I thin I suck…apparently I don’t!
It’s hard being a self-published author. There is this stigma attached to us that we just weren’t cut out for publishing so we did it ourselves. We suck. Our writing is awful, blah, blah, blah. That’s not always true. There are some […]
It is 1:40 am, and I am just now sitting down at my computer. This entire weekend has been a huge waste for me. Okay, I did work the weekend day job. But, meh, ya know.
I have unpublished my book. After a few emails letting me know how awful my writing is, and how predictable my stories are…I’ve unpublished my book from all locations.
I did a book giveaway/contest this week. While not a lot of folks tried to win, I had a few that did. And they were good.
I have a print copy of Red’s Hood here with my John Hancock on it. It’s itching to find a new home with someone who loves fairy tales, romance, and reading fantasy.
I’m working on another series right now. Well, too, I guess it would be. The first is The Last Grimm of course. The second installment of that should be out by the beginning of 2013. The new one though, it’s a Paranormal […]
I’ve been a published author for 21 days. A self-pubbed author.
My husband is not a big reader. He really doesn’t like it at all. At least, he didn’t until he bought his Nexus 7.
If you don’t know, I published my first book 2 weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been promoting and marketing like crazy.
I’m excited for tomorrow. It’s kind of a big deal for me, and for The Last Grimm. Why is it such a big deal?? I GET MY PRINT EDITION!
How did everyone enjoy the interview with Abigail yesterday? Today, I’ll be interviewing the delicious Connor Guy.
I have treat for everyone today, I interviewed the lead in The Last Grimm: Red’s Hood.
I figure this only fitting…I’m doing a book giveaway! It is only in EBOOK form, I don’t have any print books…yet. I’m getting there, but it’s just Kindle for now. Don’t have a Kindle? Well, that’s okay. You can download the Kindle […]
I’ve been a published author for all of 24 hours. That’s it 24 hours. Nobody is banging down my door for interviews or autographs, I don’t even think anyone, besides those who read my blog and are on my Facebook even know […]
I finished up my last minute edits today. Thanks to my super, best friend Marijo. So what does that mean? TIME TO PUBLISH!
I worked on the description for Reds Hood last night. I was up for almost 24 hours, but I believe I finally got it right! Or as close to right as it’s going to get.
I’m still working on Reds Hood, anxiously awaiting the day I can publish. For the moment I’m waiting on beta’s to get back to me. It’s a funtastic wait.
While I wait for my beta’s to finish reading I formatted my manuscript. Holy shit is that hard!
As I near the end of polishing my manuscript, hopefully for the last time, a firey debate has started in my brain. It’s a fierce debate that a lot of other writers seem to be going through lately.
This kind of goes along with the last posting about polishing your manuscript. I’ve been polishing this bad boy for a month. A MONTH. It’s not done.
H. L. Wampler
H. L. is a lover of almost all things written. She grew up never knowing that she wanted to be a writer. It came about one rainy afternoon while she was home with her twin boys. Bored while the kids she picked up her laptop and set about writing her first manuscript. Five years later Rebel Ink took their chances with the crazy sports girl from the steel city.
H. L. lives in the magnificent city of steel and bridges with her husband, twins sons, very fat cat, and very bad dog.
Her stories tend to write themselves. She never knows just where they’re going or what’s going to happen. On more than one occasion the characters have surprised even H. L. There are times though when she has to tell the crazy personalities that form on her laptop to chill out, but she has fun with them.