Fourteen years ago I couldn't take it anymore. It. Running the hamster wheel. The commuting, the dead-end job, the endless work and the loneliness. That stuck feeling. The empty nest. Wondering if I would ever feel passion for anything again. Passion for living. So I sold my house and got rid of my stuff. I … Continue reading The Healing Power of an Extended Road Trip
El Caminito del Rey (The Little King's Path), Spain During a trip to Spain a few months back I had the pleasure of walking the El Caminito del Rey, which is located about an hour from Malaga in the south of Spain. Once known as the "world's most dangerous walkway," the path is perched along … Continue reading El Caminito del Rey: Spain’s “Most Dangerous Walkway” No Longer
Toledo, Spain The past few weeks are usually the time when we reflect on the year that has passed and think about what we have before us in the next twelve months. My 2019 was jam-packed with activities, some great and others not so good. First, the exciting stuff: I finally achieved a life-long dream … Continue reading My First Author Interview
Many authors wonder if using Amazon advertising to sell books increases sales and is worth the cost. I recently did a trial run of Amazon ads for my travel memoir, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway. So, are were Amazon ads worth it? Looking at the above screen capture of my print and eBook sales beginning … Continue reading Do Amazon Ads Work for Books?
I'm excited to announce that, in addition to writing and publishing a book, I am now offering freelance copywriting and editing services through my business, Runaway Publishing. You can check out the Editing and Copywriting pages at the link to find out more about my experience and services. I welcome your comments, and appreciate you … Continue reading Launching Freelance Copywriting and Editing Services
A sabbatical, also known as a career break, is a period of leave from work so that employees can study, travel, or rest. We usually think of sabbaticals applying to only professors, lawyers, and members of the clergy, but some corporations also offer sabbaticals. A few employers even offer paid sabbatical leave, although most are … Continue reading Sabbatical: Salve for the Soul
Attending writers conferences over the past couple of years has had a huge impact on my writing journey and helped me in multiple ways. I'm providing three of the most important benefits to me that helped not only with my writing, but also my understanding of myself and my past life choices. Affirmation Let's face … Continue reading 3 Big Benefits of Writers Conferences
I'll be signing copies of my book at my local Barnes & Noble store this Saturday, November 2nd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (address above). If you know someone that might like to read it, you can start your holiday shopping early. Would love to have you stop by and say hi. I'll have chocolate!
I'll be kicking off A Season of Authors at the Oakley Library on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. I'll be talking about my book as well as my traveling, publishing and book marketing experiences, and will be selling and signing books following the event. A list of writing and publishing resources will be provided … Continue reading A Season of Authors
Farmer's Market Photo Courtesy of John Grubka I had a fun time talking to people that stopped by the Martinez farmer's market on Sunday, along with my handsome assistant, Dan. The weather was perfect, sales of Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway were good, and we had a lot of laughs with the nice people we … Continue reading Farmer’s Market Fun