The Love Factor is out everywhere!
Now that my book is published, I receive email from readers. This makes me very happy. But it also means I switch between my pen name and my real name, and the odds that I will mess up one day are… not in my favor. I’m not really worried about accidentally telling a reader my … Continue reading Protecting my secret identity
I recently founded Quinnsights, my author newsletter. Twenty-four hours later, I re-did the banner after some kind colleagues told me that it implied the newsletter would be depressing. Sometimes, my first instinct is not the best one. In this case, though, I had to discard quite a few ideas. For example: My forthcoming novel features … Continue reading Rejected newsletter concepts
In exactly 90 days, my 1990s lesbian romance novel, The Love Factor, will be published. I thought this day might never come—and to be honest, I can still imagine a number of catastrophic scenarios that could derail the publication, because that’s just how my brain works. But in the spirit of reckless optimism, I am … Continue reading Book countdown: 90 days of 90s
Therapist: “Are you still feeling anxious about your book release?” Quinn: “Yeah, I’m really nervous, and the waiting is hard. But I’ve been using my journal.” Therapist: “That’s great!” Quinn: “Yep. I’ve been writing one-star reviews of the book, just imagining all of the different things people could hate about it.” Therapist: “Wait.” Quinn: “They … Continue reading Zero point zero stars