From this point on in my writing career, I’m going to do what I want to do. *This may not sound like an earth-shattering decision because you’re probably already involved in the writing community just cuz you love books. You’re likely already doing what YOU want to do. Not so much for people-please Mia… What … Continue reading How it is now
To help me promote my gay romance, a publisher once asked me this question: What makes you different than all of the other Gay Romance writers out there? Why should a reader choose Mia Kerick? Surprisingly, the answer popped immediately into my head. I create very good bad boys. As in, men with rough-hewn sweetness. … Continue reading WHY CHOOSE A Mia Kerick MM ROMANCE?
(if you are entering the comment contest, don’t forget to leave an email address so I can send you your prize) Although go-go boys are an entertainment fixture in many gay (and other) social scenes around the world, I used the author’s creative license in my creation of a character’s role as a club … Continue reading GO-GO boys: The experience
Hello, friends and readers! Today is release day of Dead Sea, my YA Coming of Age Gay Romance. FOUR YEARS of writing and rewriting, editing and reediting, beta readers (thank you) and sensitivity readers and proofreaders. This book had a LONG ROAD to publication. As sensitivity readers and content editors DID THEIR THING the story … Continue reading IT’S RELEASE DAY FOR Dead Sea!! WOOT!!
I’m a true romantic. I’m sure this isn’t news to you—I’ve written more than 25 romance novels! But I’m not much into the standard gift of a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day. I mean, if you send me roses, I’m gonna smile and say thank you, and the fact that you made the effort to … Continue reading I’m a true romantic… ARE YOU?
I’m trying to be more active as an author… EVERYWHERE… so I’m hoping this is helpful. (BTW, getting active as an author is an extremely tall order.) Below is the pdf link to Random Acts, as is promoted on my Goodreads M/M Romance Author Self-promotion folder. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6474518.Mia_Kerick I want to get to know YOU my readers, and to … Continue reading FREE BOOK (per Goodreads M/M Romance Author Promotions) “RANDOM ACTS”
Featuring Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb” I can almost see itThat dream I’m dreamingBut, there’s a voice inside my head sayingYou’ll never reach it How do they do it? You know, those genius authors who seem to intrinsically grasp how to do it all—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Book Bub, Goodreads, MeWe… and more. To me, they … Continue reading An author’s belly-crawl through the treacherous obstacle course that is social media.
And Happy New Year!!! Decisiveness has long been, let’s say, an issue for me. Yes, I struggle with decision-making. *I wanted to tweak the spellings of the names of three of my four children by the time they were in first grade. *I make pro’s and con’s lists when trying to decide if I want to go on … Continue reading I didn’t lie…. I just changed my mind. (Not a crime FYI)
I’ve finally made the difficult decision to self-publish my completed Adult Gay Romance novel, Whatever He Needs. There were many considerations that factored in. Here are some of my major ones: PRO-PUBLISHER: *I enjoy the support of a publisher – I like being on a team *the creation of the book is virtually free *more eyes … Continue reading Decision Made: WHATEVER HE NEEDS by Mia Kerick
Sometimes we, as authors, simply must open our minds and hearts to honest criticism. Yes, our books are our babies…but then, sometimes we look at our children and don’t see them as clearly as we should, right? I received a critique from a valued beta reader about a MC, let’s call him Joe, in a … Continue reading LISTEN TO YOUR BETA READERS
I don’t cook. Well, I did cook, once upon a time. It was actually one of the things I looked forward to most when I first got married: cooking my man his dinner. (Yes, how traditional of me.) Unfortunately, Mr. Mia (hubby) wasn’t particularly enthralled by the two meals I knew how to make: 1.Chicken Rice Casserole: chicken … Continue reading I DON’T COOK