Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Every now and then a little rain must fall



This month I will start the process of re-fashioning Savannah Rayne. For far too long, she has slipped away, unnoticed by most, silently through the literary world’s cracks. I am a little stunned by how quickly I was forgotten and the few posts I managed to get done on social media sites received no “likes” or “comments”. Most fans faded from being active on my page, to barely acknowledging my sporadic  appearances. A few have remained steadfast and I thank you for being loyal; for allowing me to be human. Book sales declined and quite honestly had me feeling why bother? My life has been busy, stressed and sometimes unbelievably chaotic. That has played the major roll in my lack of consistent blogging, media socializing, promoting my published works and completing new ones. I’ve sadly let life’s daily happenings dictate ME and how I go through my days. 

BUT on the bright side that is thankfully going to change. Life has finally reached some normal stability. Stresses are much less, life is happier, calmer. 

Time still proves to be my greatest obstacle; there are just not enough hours in the day to meet my responsibilities and the needs of everything and everyone…however, that too will be changing. Come summer my full-time day job will become more part-time. Those “free” hours will then be dedicated to time I can write and focus on promotion to further my career as a writer. Eventually, as my day job comes to an end once the triplets that I care for start school, I have decided to “retire” from the childcare profession. Thirty-four years of caring for little people has been wonderful, but I need a change. I’m hoping by that time I will have made enough progress to become a full-time writer and still put food on the table.

So starting this month I will be having things re-designed to better fit Savannah Rayne and her style of writing. A new logo, banners/headers, swag and promotional materials will be done. I’m VERY excited about this! It’s kind of like “redecorating” my house, and you know how I LOVE decorating and changing things up, lol. I’ll also start blogging regularly again and hitting the social media circuit for some fun and laughs. Contests, giveaways and random surprises are just a few of the goings-on you can look forward to!

With a whole lot of luck (fingers crossed) I’m hoping to kick it all off with the release of a new book…or two. 

Yep, it’s going to be a VERY busy time for me/Savannah. No longer will I let life hold the reigns to my happiness. I’m back in the driver’s seat and plan on staying there!

This won’t happen overnight, but it WILL happen! If you love storms I hope you’ll come along for the ride, just make sure to hold on tight to your umbrella!



Hugs,
Savannah

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My First Book Signing!



Hello!

If you live in Northeast Wisconsin and are looking for something to do this Saturday, November 7th I will be doing a book signing at the “Mingle & Jingle Open House” at the Town Hall in Middle Inlet, Wisconsin! Located on the corner of Hwy 141 & Cty Rd X. Just 1 hour north of Green Bay, WI; 5 miles north of Crivitz, WI; 5 miles south of Wausaukee and 1 hour south of Iron Mountain.

This is my very first book signing and I can’t tell you how excited I am! And what better time of year to do one, I mean, Christmas (my favorite time of year) is just around the corner : )

I will have copies of all my books for you to purchase, as well as gift baskets for those readers on your holiday shopping list. 

There will also be other venders from Avon, Thirty-one, Pampered Chef, and Shell’s Ceramics. Newcare, Inc. will be doing a FREE Blood Pressure clinic. There will be lots for you to look at, sample, and a chance to enter a few drawings!

So stop on by and have some fun! I hope to see you there!

Hugs,
Savannah



Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello!



Well it has been quite a while since I’ve posted a blog and I do apologize for that! But my only excuse, if any, is that life happens and gets pretty busy. Like everyone else I have my “day job”, combined with running a household and making time for family and friends. Add to that some pretty stressful personal things and it has all left me with little time to focus on the things I really enjoy and want to get accomplished.


But I’m happy to report that I’m hoping that at least the “stressful” part of what’s been going on is behind me. Now it’s time to get back to writing, getting those books out, and enjoying doing some crafts and scrapbooking. And heck, somewhere in all that I swear there will also be time for reading, which I’ve missed greatly. I’m not sure how I’ll do it all, but I will! And I promise to keep you all in the loop and share what I’m up to, even the boring stuff, lol.


First let’s talk about my writing…

So, I’ve been working on getting all my short stories into print! Oh, Deer is available on Amazon and When It Leaves and Garland & Lights will be available shortly…I’m just waiting on the proofs to get here and then approve them if all looks great.







I’ve also revamped the e-Book copies and I think they really turned out nice! Check out the “look inside” of each book and let me know what you think.




I’m in the process of going through Words of an Angel and making some changes to the interior there as well. When I decided to be an indie author, I have to admit I had little knowledge of how or what I could do in regards to the books. It’s been a lot of trial and error, but a learning process that’s been worth it! I want to give the readers the best story and the best book I possibly can. 





I’ve also been trying to wrap up Whispering Breezes and getting it out there. It’s long overdue.




And I’m here to tell ya that the characters from my other WIP’s are jumping up and down wanting attention too! It feels damn good to be excited about being back and doing what I love!

I’m hoping to have a few new releases before years end. That’s my goal anyway!