Escaping the “Dismal Failure” Book Sales Benchmark

I have the privilege of being part of an author panel at the December meeting of the California Writers Club Mt. Diablo chapter. We’ll talk about the three different types of publishing: traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing. For those that don’t know, traditional publishing is when writers get a book contract and are paid an advance … Continue reading Escaping the “Dismal Failure” Book Sales Benchmark

Virtual Trip #1: Exotic Thailand Adventures (Eating Bugs—Optional)

View from Kayaks in Ao Thalane, Thailand Since most of us are grounded right now and travel is a distant memory, I thought I would relive some of my past trips. This first installment is a trip Dan and I took around the Christmas holidays one year. I was recently invited to write about my … Continue reading Virtual Trip #1: Exotic Thailand Adventures (Eating Bugs—Optional)

My First Foreign Translation Rights Book Contract is Signed!

At the end of last year, I received an email from an unknown person claiming to be an agent representing the rights of a South Korean publisher. They were interested in purchasing the Korean translation rights for my book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway. At first, I thought it was a scam and pretty much … Continue reading My First Foreign Translation Rights Book Contract is Signed!