Of Puns and Pens

Fun fact about me – I’m not a fan of puns. Unless I am the one making the pun, and then they are the most hilariously witty form of humor ever.

Company Ink had many different titles over the course of my writing. All were pithy and witty puns. All were hilarious. Unless you ask my boyfriend or any of my beta readers. Or most likely anyone else on the planet besides me. Then they were groan worthy, a polite chuckle at best, titles from an author grown drunk on the belief in her own cleverness.

To make me choose a title for Company Ink that was not a horrible pun, I had to be wrestled into submission. Not literally, but it almost got there. At least the threat of headlocks and pile drives were made.

So here I am writing my second book, and I can tell you the working title is even funnier this time. And even punnier. Because I am just so clever.

I am nowhere near the title choosing phase with book number two, but there is a wrestling ring being set up in my living room as I type. And I think I hear whisperings of an intervention from the other room amidst the groans. Many, many groans.

A New Look

I’m excited to announce that Company Ink has a new cover.


company ink new cover

Pretty, no? And I think much more in keeping with the story.


All the advice on publishing your book says to have a professionally designed cover if you can afford it. But sometimes, you just can’t afford it.


Well, I’ve been scrimping and saving and hoarding pennies to be able to follow said advice. And I am so pleased with the result. I think it is much more in keeping with the funny, sassy story that is Company Ink.


And as an added bonus, the sight of a woman’s upper thigh will no longer disturb the delicate sensibilities of Amazon’s cover monitors. Lord knows that a dude’s bare chest and treasure trail is fine, but let’s not allow the same of a lady lest it throw readers into a frenzy of lust… but I digress.


I’ll be switching covers over on Amazon,Goodreads, and everywhere else in the coming days. I hope you all enjoy the new look as much as I do!