Today I had the pleasure of chatting LIVE with Becky Robinson, founder of Weaving Influence and Hometown Reads, and it was AWESOME! We talked about what got me started, what I do for marketing, why I LOVE social media, and… of course… MY BOOKS! One of the BEST things about Facebook LIVE is that … More LIVE with the Founder of Hometown Reads!
Recently I was reading over A Reluctant Assassin (more on why later) and I found myself wondering what it is that some of my reviewers don’t enjoy about the story. I mean, I had to pull myself out of it to search for the specifics I had opened it looking for (again… more on … More A Reluctant Assassin: is the gender ratio imbalanced or just right?
Like many people in this business, I cannot help looking around me and wondering Why?… Why did that author (who has way less followers than I do) get a big contract with their first attempt? Why does that author (who hangs out online with the same people I do) get invited to … More When you ask why…
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
In preparation for my workshop at the Kentucky Writer’s Workshop, I dusted off an old post that I never finished because it never sounded quite right… When I watched Rogue One last year, I kept watching Jyn and thinking “WOW! Now that’s totally my Kayden.” But I was wrong and when one particular scene played, I realized … More Kayden is Cassion: Star Wars, Rogue One, the Order of the MoonStone, the Rebel Alliance, and the Galactic Empire | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop extras #2
If you are anything like me, buying Christmas gifts can be a daunting task. You have to know what everyone wants. You have to keep track of colors, sizes, allergies, etc… It’s almost enough to suck the Christmas spirit right out of a person. OK… maybe that’s going a bit too far, but, it’s definitely … More 12 Christmas gift ideas for the writer in your life.
Recently I posted on Facebook about characters who have a mind of their own… Part of this question came from the fact that my mother and my son have a very sharp (sometimes frighteningly so) wit and I do not. When I am writing a scene with snappy repartee or clever comments, those are often … More When your characters take over the story
GOOD EVENING! Today is a bittersweet day… Today marks the beginning of the end of my very first series. Drumroll please . . . Just in case you don’t want to leave this fabulous page or you can’t click embedded links or there is an assassin who has tied you to a chair … More COVER REVEAL! “A BROKEN KINGDOM” BY JC MORROWS
I know there are way more than ten days until Christmas, but given the increased amount of packages that will be rushed through our overworked Postal service over the next few weeks, I can tell you that if you do not order books by the 19th, I simply cannot promise they will arrive before Christmas. Here … More 10 MORE “Shopping” days…
Thunderclap: You’ve seen the movies “2012”, “Deep Impact”, “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (the new one)… right? Have you ever wondered what happened AFTER the credits rolled – after the arks reached land . . . after the water receded . . . after the lights went out . . . Life After E.L.E. focuses on that reality. We saw the rogue moon heading for Earth. We knew … More Thunderclap! Headtalker! Book Barbarian!