Here's The Vesuvius Isotope photo tour, which I'll be showing live at some of my upcoming events. This is literally a trip through the novel from beginning to end, excluding the Black's Beach footage to keep it rated PG. No spoilers here, but I'm hoping that you'll look at these and wonder what the heck all of those pics have to do with the story! SheWrites doesn't seem to…Continue
Can bookstores survive in the era of ebooks and ecommerce?
Dramatic changes in the publishing industry have impacted the way authors get their books to readers. Traditional book publishing and retail models have been battered by the rise of online retailers. The ebook revolution…
OK. So Fifty Shades of Grey sold fifteen gazillion copies. I get it. Sex sells, and we have known this ever since the first sexually reproducing hermaphroditic flatworms evolved out of an amoeba's binary fission gone wrong. But please understand something, dear reader (by which I actually mean, dear…Continue
A bit of a crowd-sourcing question: Do you always set the scene at the very beginning, or do you sometimes start with a bit of action and then set the scene in context. I'm talking about the…Continue
I'm completing my second first manuscript and one of my readers (Mom) is hounding me about indentation. Mom is an English teacher, so I do take these things seriously. The debate is: do you indent…Continue
Hello all, I've built a webpage using "Webstarts" and published it. This was about a month ago, and I've paid up front for a year. Now my website is messed up and the Webstarts main page (which is…Continue