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The Wild West of Publishing

Welcome to the Wild West of publishing, a land full of gunslingers and ranchers, farmers and rubes. That old money is around too, living on sprawling plantations, standing near the gates with a scowl as they clutch their shotguns, shouting Get off my land. They were the first, founded the towns, and their sense of ownership to that fact is fierce.

Indie publishing has grown, pushing the boundaries farther than we could have imagined, and new authors have spilled into the new land…

Writing hacks — working from home

“Work from home!” they said. “It’ll be amazing!” they said.
It’s the dream: braless, ugly bun, no makeup, pajama uniformed bliss. Wake up like Cinderella. Get your coffee. Sit down at your computer and create something brilliant. Every day.
Except it’s literally nothing like that.
More accurate: Wake up and shuffle into the kitchen for coffee. Sit down at your computer and chat with your friends, scroll through facebook, then BuzzFeed, and maybe answer emails. Maybe. All of a sudden, it’s noon,…

When all your dreams come true…

As I sit here on the Monday morning after releasing Chaser, I’m overcome with gratitude for everything that’s happened, thinking back over my journey to get to where I am.

Before I published With A Twist (my 9th title), I was working three jobs: waiting tables, graphic design, and writing. I have three young daughters and a husband. A house and a family. I loved writing so much, and my husband believed so deeply in me that he encouraged me…

Meet Staci

There’s an official page for this, but just in case you hadn’t seen it, check it out.
I didn’t know I was a writer until recently. Like, so recently that I’m not even going to tell you how recent. I’ve been a lot of things up to this point in my life – a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. I’ve also been a mom – I have three little…