Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thought for the day

“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”

― Andy Warhol

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I Published (or My Sad Lack of Patience!)

Those of you who follow my Facebook page now know that My Deliberate Mistake is live on Amazon.

"But Claire," I hear you say. "You said April 1st. I wasn't prepared. I still have to collect at least a hundred cans so I can buy your book."

I pat you on the head (because for some reason I imagine you are really small).

"It's okay," I say. "It's not going anywhere. You have time to pick up cans, have a yard sale, sell a kidney. You do whatever you need to do."

So here is the low down. Yesterday I ordered my proof from the printer but it's not scheduled to be here until April 2nd. As long as everything looks awesome and there are no blank pages in the middle of chapters, upside down text or alien looking language, then I'll approve it to go live. But that could take a few more days. Of course now I feel guilty. I told people April 1st. I'm a liar. A fraud. A charlatan. Really I'm none of those things and no one uses the word charlatan anymore but I like it. So while I'm sitting there thinking about being a charlatan, my mind wanders over to the mobi file on my computer. The pretty, shiny digital file my formatter sent me at least a week ago. It's ready to go. I could upload it right now. So I do.

In my defense, I had no idea how long it would actually take to go live. It only took twelve hours. So now you can buy the ebook version early because the paperback will be late and this way I no longer feel like a charlatan (yes, I'm just going to keep on using it!).

There is a link to amazon in the tabs at the top of the page or you can click here:

Buy My Deliberate Mistake

If you don't have a kindle you can download the kindle app for your iPad or iPhone  You can also download the kindle reader on your computer. Or just wait for the paperback. I'll leave it up to you!

Stay tuned for my next post in which I'll talk about my first sale and how weird it is because I never even told anyone I put the book up!

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Sky Is The Limit

I just stumbled across this song while listening to Pandora and instantly fell in love. The sky is the limit. You can't get much better than that!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cover Reveal!

So I had a cover reveal on my Facebook page for my seventeen fans, all of whom I love very much! But I felt kind of bad that I didn't do one here yet. Not too bad because I'm pretty sure at this point no one is reading this blog but at some point, when I'm on the NYT best seller list, I'll probably be sad that I never revealed my pretty awesome cover here. Or I'll just be thinking about how great it is to be on the best seller list but anyway I should reveal it all the same.

So without further ado, here is my amazingly mind blowing cover, designed by the talented Claudia at

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Welcome to my blog!

Apparently I'm not very good at keeping a blog. I've had this one for a while and only ever made one post. But times have changed. I'm going to publish my novel My Deliberate Mistake. Toss it out into the world and see what happens. My little experiment. 

So follow along to see what happens and I'll try to remember to post here at least once a week but I make no promises! 

Release date is April 1st 2013.