Following are some resources that have been helpful to me as an independent author. Enjoy!

In no particular order:

Promote Your Book

Publishing Platforms

Cover Art


  • WriteIntoPrint (offers what looks like a decent ebook formatting service, plus other features)


Manuscript Critique/Beta-reading

  • I personally tried out Cat Skinner at and was pleased with the result.

Podcasts/Writing Classes

Recent Posts

In these dark days…

Since I haven’t posted since June (!), I thought I’d reblog this from my writer blog… Season’s Greetings, everybody! I’ll be glad to see the back of 2020. Hang in there.

Gabriella West

In “times of trouble,” as Paul McCartney put it once, we all need a little Beatles reminiscing. Here’s Paul looking back on his friendship with John and George.

And… Smashwords started its End of Year sale early this time! The ebook sale is on now and runs through January 1. All my novels plus Connecting the Dots are 50% off. You can find them here. Scroll down to see the books.

You’ll also get a sneak peak at my new novel, Once You Are Mine, currently on pre-order, which is releasing on Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo January 5! Look for it on Amazon and Google Play around January 4, 2021. Yes, folks, there will be a 2021!

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