There are two things I’ve always dreamed of: to own my own bakery and to live happily ever after. Is that too much to ask? It is if you talk to my boss. She’s as tart as a lemon with a tongue like a meat cleaver. My current relationship is crumbling like an over-baked cake, and everything I have ever dreamed of feels like it’s just getting farther out of reach. At least I still have my best friend and roommate, Derek, to fall back on. He’ll always be there for me.
Well…maybe not. One night of drinks and dancing may have ruined the most important relationship in my life. Everything is spinning as out of control as a possessed stand mixer, and I’m going to have to make a choice: put this delicate new relationship at the top of my list or risk leaving my heart a shattered mess on the kitchen floor.
Copywriter by day, romance author by night, Erin McKnight is sports lover, crochet nut, and dedicated foodie with a Star Wars themed kitchen. A proud employee of a local cooperative, she spends her days working to inform people about the wonderful ways they are working to improve lives. She is an active member of her church, serving in the choir, and enjoys giving back to her community.
A proud Okie, Erin grew up in the small town of Ketchum on Grand Lake of the Cherokees before moving to Norman, OK to pursue her education. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
I did a lot of research into being an indie author before I started my first draft, but no amount of research could have prepared me for actually going through the process. There were so many unexpected things I had to learn on the fly. Shoot! I’m still learning, but maybe some of what I’ve learned along the way can help you on your journey.
We are barreling towards the release of my debut novel, Batter Days. I am looking for a team of people to review my book on release day and help spread the word via social media leading up to the launch on September 28th.
Beta reader feedback is as wide and varied as the individuals giving it. Each reader will each have their own preferences and styles. They will all find different things in your story, and the more betas you have, the more feedback you have to sort through. It can easily be overwhelming. Here are a few quick tips to help make sorting through the muck and mire a bit more bearable.