My Background 

There once was a little girl who didn’t know a word of English. She immigrated with her parents to Canada when she was five. They lived in a cockroach-infested apartment next to drug addicts, prostitutes and other poor immigrants. Her parents each worked 2 jobs to keep food on the table. They lived off junk…

Self-publishing: 30 Lessons I’ve Learned

I’m no expert in the field, and I haven’t seen much success, but if you’re interested, here are some of the lessons I’ve learned about self-publishing over the past 2 years. Note: these are my own opinions and there are always exceptions to the rule. Sell yourself, not your product. Don’t kid yourself, customers will…

Be this Orchid. 

Guys, I’m on the verge of tears. My phalaenopsis orchid has bloomed after 2.5 years of TLC.  Two winters ago, the local florist was getting rid of dying orchids because they’d cut off the flowers for a wedding centerpiece. I purchased 3 orchids and lugged them home (with much difficulty) on public transit. 2 of…

I Made A Pretty.

What’s your passion, and what have you done today to nourish it?

Kindle Unlimited and Self-Published Authors in 2016

Kindle Unlimited is often called the ‘Netflix of Books’. For $9.99/month, readers can borrow any book from a catalogue almost 600,000 books strong. Most of the books are indie and self-published titles and include fiction and non-fiction titles. KU is a subscription service hosted by Amazon and has gained increasingly popularity over the years. Many others,…