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Good-bye, Facebook. I’m Hitting The Road!

Good-bye, Facebook. I’m Hitting The Road!

 I’ve pinned down what it is that bothers me most about Facebook, and it’s this: the lack of context.As a novelist, I work to build a reader’s interest one layer at a time, using a combination of actions (story) and context (backstory). Indeed, context frames every event and every character that finds its way onto […]

By September 30, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
A Writer’s Joy: Meeting a New Fan

A Writer’s Joy: Meeting a New Fan

Even as an adult I sometimes feel as if I am back in high school. Usually, this is a good feeling (I loved high school), if a little bit bizarre, considering that I’ve long since left my school days behind and moved into the working world.But, as I’ve come to understand, life is a series […]

By September 20, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Summer of Curveballs

The Summer of Curveballs

It’s…September?I keep looking at the calendar to confirm that the summer is really over. I guess the gentle fall of the first leaves, the shorter days, and the perfect weather (by D.C. standards) should be proof enough, but neither my eyes nor my mind wants to believe it. Where did summer go? I ask myself […]

By September 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
International Novelist Competition

International Novelist Competition

A few days ago, I received a tweet from @InterNovel alerting me to a newly created contest for authors. I followed the link, and what I found there intrigued me. The contest fosters interaction between readers and writers in a way I had not seen before now. To enter, authors submit their novel titles, covers, […]

Remembering (How To) Love

Remembering (How To) Love

 When I decided to write a novel, a love story was the natural choice. It seems that anything I write, including short stories and poems, ends up being about love. So why fight it?I often wonder if the act of loving is an ability, an inclination, a talent, or a Heaven-sent gift. Maybe it’s a […]

Prepping For My New Blog

Prepping For My New Blog

Today has been interesting. I think I’ve turned a corner and finally conquered a major task that has eluded completion since I first realized it needed to be done.For the past few months, I’ve been working myself into a frenzy of concern and trepidation at the thought of upgrading my “starter” blog to a beautiful […]

CreateSpace or Lightning Source?

CreateSpace or Lightning Source?

My first novel, Ava, will be coming out in print in a matter of days. While I’m excited to finally have this option for readers who do not use e-readers, it has taken more time than I had originally anticipated to make a paperback version of the book available.On this blog, I’ve been candid about […]

2013, The Year of Action

2013, The Year of Action

It is New Year’s Day, the year 2013, and I’m excited. Really excited. This morning, I went back and read my first January post from last year and, looking back, I am a bit startled to recognize how much we self-published authors have collectively accomplished, and how different the landscape looks to me a year […]

Author Interview: Carolyn Brown

Author Interview: Carolyn Brown

The author interview series continues with New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author, Carolyn Brown. Win an autographed copy of Carolyn Brown’s novel, One Hot Cowboy Wedding. See details below. Enjoy!   Author Carolyn BrownBio: New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist, Carolyn Brown, has published more than sixty […]

Author Interview: Carmen DeSousa

Author Interview: Carmen DeSousa

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Carmen DeSousa. Enjoy!Bio: Carmen DeSousa is a Florida native and currently lives in South West Florida. Her first published novel, “She Belongs to Me” achieved bestseller status in “paid” romantic-suspense right next to Nicholas Sparks and J.D. Robb.Look for “Land of the Noonday […]

Twitter, My Darling

Twitter, My Darling

A year ago, I knew nothing about you, Twitter. And now you are the darling of my social media world.At first I was a little scared of you. Your reputation is one of unpredictable power, and I was worried, quite reasonably, that I would be lost in your endless seas.And then there are those hash […]