Anyone who knows my story, has heard this all before, so I’ll do my best to “nutshell” it here (even though novelists are notoriously bad at nutshell). Years ago, when I started sending out my first novel, I had interest from multiple sources. However, the universal complaint was that I needed to either rewrite the … More Yes, I am a Christian. No, I don’t write sweet, Christian novels that fit in a little box.
Earlier this week I saw a post from a dear friend on Facebook and my answer turned into a much bigger post than I intended – which led me to realize that I had something very important to say on the subject. Here is the post if you want to check it out: Here is my … More The one thing I would change in society if I could:
I am thrilled to be involved in the upcoming Indie Author Fair at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green, Kentucky! From the website: Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Ct, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA map Come meet regional authors and purchase signed copies of their books. The event … More Indie Author Fair at Bob Kirby Branch Library! July 14, 2018
I received a notification a bit ago from Goodreads – and it has done MUCH to bolster my confidence. Anyone who knows me, knows THAT is a tall order. Those of us who write for small presses or indie publish tend to forget that the New York Times Bestselling authors and the USA Today Bestselling … More Looking back, Reading Troll reviews, and feeling a kinship I never expected with an author whose league I am nowhere near!
In retrospect, I am very glad that the post was on my personal profile. . . not my author page. . . though I’m sure many fans. . . readers. . . and friends don’t really differentiate between the two. And then came the reality check. . . The incomparable Debbie Dadey … More A Perspective Check
I recently saw a question on my FB newsfeed that caught my attention. Surprisingly, it was a tricky answer to form, and it depends a great deal on your perspective, I suppose. Most people, when faced with this question, tend to think about the first book that they read. I, however, had a … More What book(s) ignited your love of reading
I have SO MUCH HUGE NEWS for you! New books have released! New series are COMING! TONS of EXCITING events coming up! There’s just SOOOO MUCH! First, You have waited long enough (and so patiently)! It’s FINALLY HERE! Escape After E.L.E. is AVAILABLE!!! Who else is excited! I know I AM! And, if … More TONS of NEWS! [for anyone who does not get my newsletter]
Many of you know that the novel now named TAKEN started out with a different name… and quite an interesting story all its own. For anyone who doesn’t know. . . this story came straight from a dream – one that has held me in its grip all these years, even after writing it … More Writing from My Father’s Word!
It always intrigues me when I start out with one goal in mind. . . I think (I don’t really plan or plot. . . I just start writing), then I begin the first draft with a vision in mind of the overall story (or series). . . and when I say I have a … More When Catharsis turns into Creativity
IT IS POSSIBLE! And Betsy Schow is a prime example of just how it can be done! Being relevant, contemporary and hip does not have to mean that your book cannot be a clean read! SPELLED, WANTED and BANISHED are the books of Betsy’s Storymakers series – and though I’ve not read all three (yet), I get the feeling they’ll all have the … More Teen Fiction and Creative Language | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #5