This has been a topic of conversation among a lot of authors. Some say, "You have to get books out to succeed." Authors take this to mean, "I have to put a lot of books out, right now." Ah, if it were that easy! As a publishing company, Stitched Smile has a responsibility. Not only … Continue reading Now VS Right Now
The last day of February, I'd like to bring the spotlight to a friend and fellow author, Veronica Smith. I met Veronica as a reader. I found out that she lived close to me, so we decided to meet at the local Starbucks to exchange the copy of The Unsaintly she won in a contest. Since … Continue reading SSP’s WIHM8 – Veronica Smith
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"I enjoyed working with Loretta on my novel "Disease". She's respectful of the author's vision for their work while at the same time being a stickler for the rules of writing. What was really fantastic about the way she works is that she would explain the thought process behind many of her edits, as well as educate … Continue reading WIHM8: Author Vs Editor – Loretta/MF Wahl
As the CEO of an independent publishing company, things are hard. Let's be honest, I'm not making six figures or living the life of luxury. You know what, though? That's not why I do what I do. Sometimes, people do things because the passion is there. That's why we have "starving artists". It's about the … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Uncensored
This month is be going to be fun. I have some Women in Horror who you are really going to want to stalk. Coming 2/6/17: M.F. Wahl Briana Robertson Veronica Smith Donelle Pardee Whiting More to come, keep your eyes peeled.
This year has been amazing. Stitched Smile Publications has accomplished so many things and the best part about it is it was all accomplished together. We're a small, independent house. We knew going in we weren't going to be rich and that's a good thing because being rich wasn't the goal of Stitched Smile Publications. … Continue reading A year in review (2016) – by Lisa Vasquez
Here's the thing. Feedback--real, honest feedback--is hard. Whether you're giving it or receiving it, it can be a rough thing to do. But if you want to be a good author, and more, if you want to be a reader who experiences good authors, you can't pull your punches when it comes to giving an … Continue reading The Necessary Evil of Feedback
In my last post, I shared that I was coming back to the book world after my health issues. I am still dealing with them but for me writing books is an outlet and I really do enjoy being a YA Author. Back in 2010 when I first had the thought of writing my first … Continue reading What Being a YA Author Means To Me.