An opportunity to help and a chance to save

I recently asked my newsletter subscribers for names of authors they like whose writing style is similar to my own.   To add to their suggestions, I would love to hear from you, as well.   Please leave a comment … Continued

Which are you: “Never enough time to read” or “Hate to come to the end of a really good book”?

For the first time, I published two short story collections last year, and I was gratified with the response from readers. More and more, I see fellow writers publishing new novellas, mini-novels or short story collections nearly every month, while … Continued

New Year’s wishes

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” –  Melody Beattie As 2016 passes away, we are given a fresh opportunity to fill … Continued

Christmas with a few favorite characters

Today we are looking in on our friends in Bannoch, Oregon, to see how they are planning to spend Christmas. Bunny (Bunny Elder Adventures series) is packing today for her trip to Boise, Idaho, where she will spend a white Christmas with … Continued

The power of feedback

I spent a decade working for county government. Government agencies seem to have a fondness for adopting team-building programs.One year our departmental theme was “You Matter”, a phrase meant to encourage us poor bureaucrats to feel less like cogs in … Continued

Thoughts on Reviews

Back in September of 2014, I posted this: Like many new independent authors, I was naive about the publishing and marketing world. I believed when an author wrote a book, if it was published and got good reviews, it meant … Continued

Looking ahead

You know that feeling when you’ve popped the last Christmas card or newsletter into the mail? That’s just how I feel, now that Cozy Christmas Sweets is published. Those short stories and favorite holiday recipes are my Christmas greetings to … Continued

New Release for Christmas

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We did it! Just in time for holiday reading. Every November some writers try to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. I’ve never participated because I didn’t want the pressure. However, after my first book of short … Continued

Update on WIP and a New Author for you!

I’m closing in on the final draft of my Christmas card to you, Cozy Christmas Sweets, a book of short stories. I probably would have had it published by now, but I got carried away and added a recipe for … Continued

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