Category Archives: Valkanas Clan

Posts under this category discuss something about either the Valkanas Clan books, such as Mirror, or may just provide tidbits of info about characters within the Valkanas Clan or the world surrounding them.

Preview of the next book: Burn

Burn is almost ready to be released–I’m working out the final round of revisions (thanks to the fiction group and my dh) and cover art (thank you Jason–you rock!). For those of you eager to jump in though, I figured

Preview of the next book: Burn

Burn is almost ready to be released–I’m working out the final round of revisions (thanks to the fiction group and my dh) and cover art (thank you Jason–you rock!). For those of you eager to jump in though, I figured

I’m working my way back

In 2012, the hubster and I got a bit of a surprise–pregnancy. Now our son is almost 18 months old, tearing around the house and generally creating mayhem, but old enough that I no longer quite feel like my brain

I’m working my way back

In 2012, the hubster and I got a bit of a surprise–pregnancy. Now our son is almost 18 months old, tearing around the house and generally creating mayhem, but old enough that I no longer quite feel like my brain

Win a free signed copy of Mirror from Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway Mirror by Noelle Ryan Giveaway ends May 31, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter to win   via Goodreads | Book giveaway for Mirror (The Valkanas Clan, #1) by Noelle Ryan May 04-May 31,

Win a free signed copy of Mirror from Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway Mirror by Noelle Ryan Giveaway ends May 31, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter to win   via Goodreads | Book giveaway for Mirror (The Valkanas Clan, #1) by Noelle Ryan May 04-May 31,

Stack of 5 copies of Mirror on my desk

Mirror is now available in hardcopy on Amazon and Createspace

Hurray! Finally all the bumps and bruises along the way with the Createspace formatting got sorted out (quick hint: don’t take advantage of the seemingly time-saving option to upload your book as a word doc – convert it to pdf

Stack of 5 copies of Mirror on my desk

Mirror is now available in hardcopy on Amazon and Createspace

Hurray! Finally all the bumps and bruises along the way with the Createspace formatting got sorted out (quick hint: don’t take advantage of the seemingly time-saving option to upload your book as a word doc – convert it to pdf

Print copy book cover for Mirror

The full book cover – what do you think?

This is the design I landed on for the full book cover (for the print version of the book). The left side, of course, will be the back of the book, the middle is the spine, the right side is

Print copy book cover for Mirror

The full book cover – what do you think?

This is the design I landed on for the full book cover (for the print version of the book). The left side, of course, will be the back of the book, the middle is the spine, the right side is

directions for section break insertion

Why section breaks are your best friend when formatting for CreateSpace

I spent several hours yesterday and the day before working on ironing out the little formatting details to get everything running smoothly for a CreateSpace print version of Mirror,  read this article on 5 newbie book layout mistakes relatively late

directions for section break insertion

Why section breaks are your best friend when formatting for CreateSpace

I spent several hours yesterday and the day before working on ironing out the little formatting details to get everything running smoothly for a CreateSpace print version of Mirror,  read this article on 5 newbie book layout mistakes relatively late

The first 11 days…

For those of you who are interested in learning more about how things might unfold for a new independent author in the initial days after publication, I thought I’d share a little bit about what’s happened so far. On Dec. 17th, I

The first 11 days…

For those of you who are interested in learning more about how things might unfold for a new independent author in the initial days after publication, I thought I’d share a little bit about what’s happened so far. On Dec. 17th, I