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Inked Author Monthly Wrap-Up {{{APRIL 2024}}}


Hello There!

Welcome to my tiny, but cozy, corner of the world.

It’s so good to see you!

This month’s newsletter is for all things book-ish, nerd-ish, life-ish and whatever else may have popped into my head.

Stay Weird! 🤟🏼




No Rizz. Just tattoos, a nose ring and pretty eyes.

Don’t change yourself so that other people will like you. Be yourself so that the right people will love you.

Wherever your mind goes when it wanders…that is where your heart is.

Stay close to people who make you feel like sunshine.

I am Groot.



Want to know my thoughts?

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✨ Looking to stock your bookshelves on a budget? ✨

Check out my online PANGO Bookstore:


Inky Updates

✏️ In Picture Book news, I am thrilled to be taking one of my more notably humorous characters and mapping out a series FULL of SWEATY antics. #IYKYK

✏️ I am steadily revising the first draft of my debut adult novel, THE SHOE ADDICT, and am very happy with its progress. It is a full-blown ROM-COM with some magic sprinkled in. My kinda book jam.

My local writers group, The Inklings, have been helping me shape this story, a handful of chapters at a time! We will be discussing Chapters 3&4 at our meeting next week!

My goal is to have the newest draft completed and ready for beta readers* by the end of the summer!

*If you are interested in being a beta reader, please let me know!

✏️ My Chapter Book series, THE MAGIC LEARNING LIBRARY, is steadily growing and evolving. Planning for a series has been quite an adventure! I am currently querying the first book, FLYING DRAGONS, and have discovered some interest…😉 

I’m feeling very hopeful and excited for the series’ future.

I am truly looking forward to summer break, where I can relax my schedule a bit and focus a lot more on my writing.


Monthly Writing Tip 📝

Have ya’ll used the Hemingway Editor app yet?? If not, take some time this month to check it out. It’s a PHENOMENAL tool that helps me spot glaring errors as well as areas of weakness in my manuscripts.

You simply copy and paste sections of your MS right into the app, and it shows you: Word Count, Age Readability, plus it notices the usage of adverbs, passive voice, and hard to read sentences.

It truly is worth a try! (Let me know if you do!)

Check it out here:


Author Peep 📣 Shout-Outs 📣

✨ My very first author friend and CP, Suzanne Elson , has been killing it lately with her MG Horror Novel. And with being named as an HONORABLE MENTION for this year’s #KidsChoiceWritingContest, it is only a matter of time before the perfect agent scoops her up! Follow her here!

✨ My AMAZING CP, Stephanie Flom, won an Honorable Mention for her PB, LADY LIBERTY during the annual #PBParty. I am over the moon happy for the recognition of her amazing informational fiction story about the well-known monument. Follow her here!

✨ The ever wonderful Thelia Hutchins celebrated her debut PB this month. The story and illustrations are beyond beautiful. Follow her here, and snag your copy today!


📚 PB Line-Up 📚

Check out the Picture Books I am using as Mentor Texts next month!


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Thelia Hutchinson
Thelia Hutchinson
May 28

Awesome, Brandy!


April Berry Author
April Berry Author
May 01

Super fun newsletter! Great quotes and I added a couple of your book recs to my TBR List. I love that I recognized so many names on your shout-out list. Good luck with your CB series!

May 01
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Thank you so much for reading April! 🥰🤩


Stephanie Flom
Stephanie Flom
Apr 30

Great information Brandy! Love the tip about the Hemingway Editor app, I've never heard of it and will have to check it out!

May 01
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Thank you Stephanie!!! It’s been such a great tool to use! 😘

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