Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I received a copy of my book, ENCROACHED today. Before anyone freaks out and asks, "What? When? How? Where?" -- this is just one copy I had printed up using Lulu Enterprises. It's a print-on-demand company. I was really pleased with the quality of how the book was printed. I did all the layout and design myself, as well as the cover design.

I haven't decided what I'm going to do with this story yet. I've submitted it to some agents, but not extensively. The publisher of my other books, 4RV Publishing, LLC already has two of my middle grade novels coming out, as well as two more picture books. I haven't decided if I'm going to offer this one on my own, or wait and see if someone will publish it. For now, I simply wanted a print copy to read myself and to have my family read.

When two girls decide to camp alone in the Montana wilderness --
they risk becoming breakfast for a family of hungry grizzlies.
Middle grade novel for kids ages 9-12 years


  1. Now I am jealous I want a copy now that you teased us!

  2. Rena, that is cool. I bet it is good for a very, very last edit to read it in book form as well. How much is it for one copy like that?

    And hurray to you!! I didn't know you had TWO middle grades coming out! So proud of you! You just keep the books comin'!

  3. You go Rena. You're absolutely awesome!

  4. That's pretty terrific--you have a lot going on right now!