After my last blog post I was pleased to hear from multiple authors who want to be interviewed this year. I’ve got some great authors lined up, but there’s still room in the schedule if you or someone you know would like to be interviewed. This week you’ll get to know Sally Handley, author of … Continue reading Author Interview—Sally Handley
We’re heading into that time of year when some people start shopping for gifts, and if you or someone you know like reading memoirs, you’ll want to read my interview this week. I’m talking with Lucinda Jackson, author of Just a Girl: Growing Up Female and Ambitious and her latest, Project Escape: Lessons for an … Continue reading Author Interview—Lucinda Jackson
I was thrilled to be invited to join two talented authors, Jill Hedgecock and Lucinda Jackson, at a Transformed by Travel event at Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek, California, on Saturday, November 26th. We have each written books about travel and will be talking about the impact travel adventures have had on our lives. I … Continue reading Transformed by Travel Book Event
It’s starting to feel like fall here in Northern California, with dark, chilly mornings and evenings. Perfect weather for curling up with a good book! Try reading something by Sarah E. Burr, my interview this week and the author of many books including her latest, Too Much to Candle. Enjoy the interview! Sarah E. Burr … Continue reading Author Interview—Sarah E. Burr
Sarah E. Burr's Blog It was a privilege to be interviewed for Sarah E. Burr's Noteworthy blog today. Sarah is an excellent interviewer, and she had some really fun questions. You can read my interview, as well as other interesting author interviews, here. If you want to leave a comment on my Noteworthy blog interview, … Continue reading My Interview with Sarah E. Burr on Noteworthy
Let's see, sit down at my laptop and work on my book/marketing/website/other writing task, or play with Bodie? I think I have a new definition for writer's block, and his name is Bodie. Sometimes I would much rather toss a ball or go for a walk with Bodie than put my butt in the chair … Continue reading Is This What Writer’s Block Looks Like?
When publishing a book, careful thought must be put into the back cover blurb. That's the marketing copy that will make people want to read your book. For eBooks there is no back cover so the blurb will be the description that is posted online to entice readers, but for printed paperback books, the … Continue reading Back Cover Blurb
I'm still standing! As I wrote in my last blog post, I sent my manuscript off to an editor for a modified copyedit, which included feedback on the pacing of the book, whether any sections should be cut, or if there were any obvious aspects of the story that just didn’t work. I’m happy to … Continue reading Survived the Red Pen!
One of the toughest decisions a writer has to make is whether to try to get a traditional publisher, or go the self-publishing route. Both have their drawbacks. Getting a traditional publisher almost always requires getting an agent, first. Then the agent tries to find a publisher. It also usually means the author gives up … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions
Work, commute, family responsibilities, exercise, chores, errands--oh, and don't forget having fun and maintaining relationships and friends. When do I find time to write? I've been struggling with this for a long time. Usually I end up squeezing in little bits of writing in the evenings and on the weekend, in between other things, and … Continue reading Revision Sprint