Saturday, December 1, 2012


The day has come and Winter Wonders is a real book! While all I did was write and submit a short story, I can't help but feel a little like Geppetto. Emotions. I have them.

The whole process was such a great learning experience and it all seems so surreal. I mean, I knew what the end product was going to be but it didn't sink in until I saw the image to the left pop up on Amazon last night.

I really want to say thanks to everyone who read and critiqued As You Are to help me make it stronger and supported me when I doubted myself. You guys don't know how much it means to me to have you in my corner. You know who you all are.

Saying the words "I am published" is a bit panic inducing but I couldn't be more excited to share Nicole's story with all of you. I only hope that this is just the beginning for me and if you pick up a copy of Winter Wonders, I'd love to hear what you think, whether it's about my story, As You Are, or not. The other contributors are pretty awesome and if you'd like to check out their blogs and such, you can click on the Winter Wonders tab at the top of this page.

Happy Anthology day and cookies for all!

Interested in purchasing Winter Wonders? You can find it on Amazon (Kindle, Paperback), Barnes & Noble (Nook, Paperback), and Compass Press. You can also check us out on Goodreads.


  1. Congratulations, you're a published author!!!

    1. Woohoo!!

      Thanks for all you've done on this're awesome!

  2. Congratulations! I just bought it on my kindle!!! I will read it after I am done with the one I am reading now.

  3. Hi Crystal, it's me, Jennifer again. I must say, I just finished your story in Winter Wonders and so far it is my absolute favorite! It was gripping and very relatable in my opinion. So many emotions ran through me reading it even though it's such a short story. I look forward to more of your writing...please say you will be writing more.