"As writers, we never know what experience will seed the plot of our next book, or what stranger will shape a character that will drive readers positively wild with anticipation. And, anyway, what better place to hunt for ideas than in a bookstore?"
"I wanted to create a simpler option for writers and authors who, like me, want to learn from each other, and who want to share announcements and insights about their work, goals, challenges, and successes."
I’ve always thought that the idea of writing being a completely solitary lifestyle was a myth. The act of writing is solitary, not the life of a writer. Especially a fiction writer. For those of us that have the characters in our heads all the time, we wish we were alone sometimes.
"Blog tours can be fun, but exhausting in their own right. You have to plan them, stay on top of them and make sure the blog owners don't forget, or you don't forget, and it can take a fair bit of time to get everything lined up correctly. The last tour I did was for THE KENSEI that came out through St. Martin's Press. It was very worthwhile and I'd recommend it."