Welcome to my website for the Emaleen Andarsan Series!
Writing this book series has been an enriching and rewarding experience. I had always wanted to write a book and this story idea came to me in a dream. It started with just one character and developed from there.
I am currently in the process of writing the fourth book in the series, which is not yet titled. In all, I intend to write at least 5 books for the series and I have some plot twists/surprises in the later books in the series that create some dilemmas for Emaleen.
In writing this series, I wanted to do more than just tell a story. I wanted to include some concepts that would promote mindful thinking and values, and inspire some conversations. Hopefully, I have achieved that and readers enjoy this series as much as I, along with my two children (who helped with some ideas), enjoyed creating it.
I am also proud to be an indie writer. This means, though, that I do not have a big publisher to back me or help get my books into the bookstores where they will be more visible to the public. I must do all of my own marketing, which is a very difficult task even for authors with traditional publishers.
As an indie writer, my marketing budget is small. Thus, if you have enjoyed my books, I hope you will tell other potential readers. Also, if you have the time and inclination, please consider posting a review on the website of your favorite retailer. Such positive feedback not only helps helps to get the word out to other potential readers but it adds to my joy in writing. In fact, the writing is fun, but there is nothing like the joy that comes from hearing that someone enjoyed the books. But whatever you decide, I am grateful to you for stopping by and to my readers for taking the time to read the books. :)
Although I had intended to work only on this series and not start any other books until I had finished, some other ideas created some detours along the way. As a result, I have other works published, including Janetta and the Book Thief and Ezabella and the Wish Orb. I have another middle grade in progress - a werewolf tale. I also have another work published under a different pen name and a couple more in progress that will likely be published under yet a third pen name.
As for the future, I intend to continue self-published books. However, I may seek a traditional publisher for a work that I have written but have not yet published and some other future works. I believe a person must always keep his or her options open and possibly travel down more than one road. If I do, I will continue to release works through both channels.
If you want to learn more about me or connect with me, I am on social media in many different places. I have a blog, three Facebook pages (one under a mystery pen name), three Twitter handles (one under the mysterious pen name), and one Instagram account.