As an author of both young adult and middle grade fiction; and as a home-schooling mom, I feel it is important to share this with you. My dear friend; Dana Mentink posted a video on Instagram that contains a VERY important message about reading… Evidently, someone made a comment on twitter about teachers stifling … More Reading and going at your own pace…
Hopefully, if you’re a reader, you already know what a Little Free Library is. If not, you should definitely check out their WEBSITE and learn more. As an author of science fiction/fantasy, I particularly enjoy the library pictured and others like it. You would not believe how creative some librarians get… like the IRL librarian who … More Why authors should take full advantage of Little Free Libraries!
I saw an image on facebook earlier today and it really struck a chord with me. Now, I can’t actually find the post to share with you (though I scrolled forever trying), but thankfully I thought to save the image. It’s something to think about isn’t it? All those little annoyances in our everyday … More Here’s my signs…
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
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.
WOW! Let me first say that I began reading another response to your letter (AN OPEN LETTER TO REY FROM STARE WARS) – which is how I found your letter. To my readers – I am sorry about the bad language in the linked article. Second, let me say THANK YOU! OK . . . now … More My response to “AN OPEN LETTER TO REY FROM STAR WARS”
10 + Novels written . . . 2 Full length novels published . . . 3 Short stories published . . . 1 Launch team . . . 1 Street team . . . 1 Book that hit the #1 Bestseller spot in Amazon! The next hurdle . . . a book tour! In … More “A Desperate Escape” – BOOK TOUR Announcement!
We hear lots of advice on what to do as an author, but it is not very often that someone shares the types of things that trip them up on their writing journey. This is one of those posts. A “what not to do” type of post: 1) When you are on deadline – especially if … More How to successfully derail yourself . . .
OK… WOW! There is so much truth in the MEME above – it’s frightening. I was reading a post earlier about a fellow author’s take on the pros and cons of traditional publishing, advances and brick and mortar stores… and something occurred to me – actually several things… and I’m going to share them with you. … More Then again… maybe not…
There has been much discussion about this subject since that whole mess a couple of years ago with Amazon and Hachette and many of the other big publishers, so I thought I would take a moment to point out the holes in explanations that are being given to readers and authors alike! Myth #1 – eBooks … More Common Myths about eBook pricing… a rebuttal