Guess Who Signed a Publishing Contract!

*Tap … Tap … Tap*

Is this thing on? Hello, may I have your attention please? This will only take a moment and we can get back to our regularly scheduled programing.

A while back I decided that I was going to take my publishing career into my own hands and Indie publish Phoenix. I began doing research into CreateSpace and BookBaby, started my checklist and trolled stock photo Web sites for cover art.

Then, I had a dream about a friend (we were tooth fairies if you must know). Emailed said friend that obviously we should get together and catch up. This is where I should mention that my friend is the lovely Robyn Short, owner of Goodmedia Communications Publishing.

Yada, yada, yada …

A month later, I signed a contract for Goodmedia Communications to publish Phoenix, my first novel. We’re hoping to have it out by the end of the year and I can’t be more thrilled to work with Robyn. We are so excited to be working together, I know that Phoenix is in very good hands and know that she will love these characters as much as I do.

Thank you all for cheering me on during this crazy journey (which isn’t done yet and is about to get crazier). It’s this community of fellow writers that have taught me so much about writing, publishing and perseverance. To each of you I give a virtual hug.



About Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Oliver the cat and a 75-pound lap dog named Charlie. Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors.
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18 Responses to Guess Who Signed a Publishing Contract!

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    Awesome. Cool that you have such a great connection with someone you can work with.

    • Thank you, Trent! Everyone says you really need that connection when it comes to working with someone and I can tell you in the few conversations we’ve had about it, it’s exhilarating to feel that she gets it and supports it.

  2. Sara Flower says:

    Congrats! This is so exciting. 🙂 Keep us posted!

  3. Excellent. Let us know when it is released. Congratulations.

  4. *virtual hug back* So proud of you!!!

  5. Pat says:

    Well done! I am not green at all. Not jealous. At all.
    Many congratulations!

  6. kristinapui says:

    Congratulations! Make sure to let us know when the book is out there, can’t wait to read it! I absolutely can not wait until I get to experience the joy you must be feeling right now. All of your hard work, paying off.

  7. AHH!! This is amazing! I have dreamed about publishing, and am currently working on my own book, so congrats to you! You have gained another follower! I absolutely love reading about other writers that are just getting their career started! 🙂

  8. vohrablues says:

    Great posts, i am new here! How do you make it accessible to others?

    • Thank you! When you say make it accessible, do you mean the book? We’ll go through the usual suspects for distribution. I’ll keep you posted.

      • vohrablues says:

        Hi Kim, not really the book but make your blog accessible for others to read and share. I have just started writing my blogs but do not know how others will get to read and share their views.. if you could guide.

        • Gotcha. You just put it out there. Be sure to tag keywords that are relevant for people that search for terms and use Twitter as well. Building an audience doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, consistency and patience. Good luck!

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