And the winning name is…



All it took was one vote to choose Aisha as the preferred spelling of the name, beating Ayesha. There wasn’t much love for the Aicha spelling, only 11% voted for it.

Thank you all for voting! You’ll be seeing Aisha in an urban fantasy releasing in January 2018. 

Instafreebie – An Awesome Resource for Readers And Writers

As a reader and writer, I love Instafreebie. Instafreebie is one of the best sites today for book lovers. It’s my first pick whenever I want to discover new authors. The wide selection of free books available on the platform is one of the main reasons I visit Instafreebie. And now, Instafreebie has made it even easier to get books with an app.

I’ve been a published author for 7 weeks now. One of the first things I did before publishing my book was join Instafreebie to build my mailing list. I uploaded my short story BLAZE in April 2017 and since then I’ve had 4,469 copies claimed. Instafreebie helped me reach over 1,000 new readers a month.

Instafreebie has been an effective method of building my mailing list and I recommend it to any new author starting out, existing author looking to build their mailing list with quality subscribers, and all readers in search of a good story to read.

Now Instafreebie’s app should make it even more easier for hungry readers to get their hands on new work from their favorite authors.

Whether you’re a reader or a writer, one of the best places you can get books is Instafreebie. It’s an awesome resource for readers and writers. The best thing I ever did was open up an instafreebie account. If you’re a writer, click here to open your Instafreebie account. If you’re a reader, all you have to do is get the app or visit the site and get your free books today.


The Number 1 Rule of Self-Publishing

As an aspiring author I routinely search for self-publishing advice. Today, I stumbled across a Kboards post asking, “What is the #1 rule of self publishing?”

While most of the things stated seem to be common sense it was interesting to see what each person thought the #1 rule was. There are many components to creating a successful self-publishing career. Each one plays a vital part in building an author platform.

Start somewhere:

Have an objective of what you want to achieve, and then make a plan that will get you there.

-Ava Red

If you do nothing, nothing will happen.

-Keith Soares

Don’t talk about it, do it.

-Patty Jansen


Focus on creating a quality product:

Write a good story.

-H.C. Harrington

Hooky book.

-Rosalind James

Write a good book.

Without that, no other advice matters.

-Elizabeth S.


Approach the whole endeavor as a business.

-Patrick Urban

Effective habits and hard work matter more than talent.

-David VanDyke

To make it, you need to persist over the long haul.

-Eric Thomson

And when it comes to your work, remember:

Develop a thick skin – reviewers can be merciless.

-Jan Hurst-Nicholson


What do you think is the #1 rule of self-publishing?