I’ve learned a lot since the spring of 2013 when my debut novel got published. Sure, there were the normal things like learning about the process of getting a book ready for launch and all of the post-launch procedures for helping the book to succeed. Though I don’t feel anywhere near…Continue
I’ve been thinking a lot about ratings lately. I’ve been a reader my whole life and with the advent of Amazon and Goodreads I joined the throngs and have sometimes posted my opinion about books I’ve read. Mostly I’ve posted reviews for books I love, hoping that others will find them too, hoping that they’ll be thrilled I let them know about this particular find. Is there anything more fun than sharing a discovery of a great restaurant, movie, or book? …Continue
The past few weeks have been wild and crazy—mostly in a good way, but not without a bump or two. Maybe one big bump, when I’m honest. I’ve had good news, really good news, more good news, too-good-to-be-true news, oops-reality check news, and some of the best news of all.
My book launch for Fire & Water was back in March. Frankly, I’m still flying high off of that—quite a…Continue
I recently attended a writers’ workshop by the incomparable, Cheryl Strayed, author of the poignant and brutally honest memoir, Wild and a beautiful book of unconventional inspirations, Tiny Beautiful Things. Strayed was an absolute font of inspiration, offering so many quotables that my pen couldn’t keep up. Among the most quotable of the quotables was a phrase she used repeatedly,…Continue