A New Chapter Begins
After months of false starts my author's website is finally up. It was something that I had debated getting off the ground since I began promoting Machinia (my debut novel) on Facebook. But, unlike Facebook, I needed to research the steps required to actually create a dedicated website. Fortunately, there were many options and my ultimate choice was to secure my domain with Godaddy and create my website through Weebly. I cannot say this was done with thought and care so much as through fast Google searches and skimmed reviews of what other authors recommended. So here it is, a platform that will be used to highlight events related to my publications. To date I have a novel, published by Pandamonium Publishing house.Thanks to COVID-19, many of the events scheduled to highlight the release of the novel were cancelled. Adding to my frustration our local Canadian bookstore, Indigo, won't carry the paper copies of the book unless I do an in-store signing. They won't allow in-store signings due to COVID restrictions. When challenged with this fact they acknowledged the paradox and left it unresolved. Getting them to stock my book online is another challenge that will hopefully be fixed before 2021. But, on the bright side the reviews have been good and a YouTube event hosted by Pandamonium Publishing was a big success. I will post a link to the video when it is ready. Considering how long it took to finally get Machinia published these are good problems to have. But to you writers who aspire to greatness and see publication as the finish line understand that it is but a stop on a long journey. Perhaps we can travel this land together.
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Paul A. Moscarella is a writer of science fiction. He is also a teacher with twenty years of experience working in both private and public school systems. Subjects include English, Science, ESL, Special Education, and Co-op. He loves cars as much as writing and hopes that he and his young son can restore a classic Beetle in the (very) near future. Paul has been married for over thirteen years. Machinia is dedicated to his wife, Nadia.