Thunder Road Author Rally at Maynardville Public Library! September 8, 2018

I am excited to be involved in the upcoming Thunder Road Author Rally at the Maynardville Public Library in Maynardville, TN!   From the website: We host authors from around the East Tennessee area for free events. Our largest author event of the year is the Thunder Road Author Rally. This year’s Rally will be on September 9th … More Thunder Road Author Rally at Maynardville Public Library! September 8, 2018

Indie Author Fair at Bob Kirby Branch Library! July 14, 2018

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

Teen Fiction and Creative Language | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #5

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

The Women of Star Wars | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #4

                  Since we’re in a Star Wars mood this week. . .   Who here has seen the meme with Princess Leia staking her claim to being first? Show of hands. . .   I don’t know about you, but I LOVE. EVERYTHING. ABOUT THIS! And, not because … More The Women of Star Wars | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #4

Favorite Book Series | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #3

  THANK YOU Marissa, for your prompting of this week’s topic!   She mentioned one of my absolute favorite series in her comment and it inspired this topic. In the past, my Order of the MoonStone series has been compared to Kiera Cass‘s The Selection series. Now, while any similarities were absolutely not done on purpose, … More Favorite Book Series | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #3

Hermione: my kind of #GirlPower | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop extras 1

  I mentioned last week that Hermione is – in my own personal opinion – a huge step forward for feminism in fiction. She was and is a young woman I can really look up to. . . and quite possibly my favorite literary heroine! One of the best things about Hermione is that she … More Hermione: my kind of #GirlPower | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop extras 1

From Hermione to Belle | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #2

  Hermione was – in my own personal opinion – a huge step forward for feminism in fiction. She was a young woman I can look up to! She was REAL! She wasn’t afraid to show weakness. And, even though she was ridiculously intelligent and never had any trouble with spells, charms and other things … More From Hermione to Belle | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #2

Katniss or Tris | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #1

  Tris… or Katniss? – Which is your favorite and why? – What did you like least/most about each one? – What qualities would you have preferred to see in either /both?   Feel free to answer in the comments below, but I hope you will also answer in the discussion thread over in the … More Katniss or Tris | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #1