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

The Joy of Writing

Every month or so, I send a newsletter to the delightful folks who’ve subscribed to my updates. How do I know these folks are delightful? I know because they write back to me, sharing encouragement, suggestions, or just saying, “Hi!” … Continued

Writing by scenes

Every fiction writer has a unique process when composing a novel, but there are usually considered to be two main writer types; those who write “by the seat of their pants” just letting the words flow, and those who outline … Continued

Celebrating the spoken word

Readers and writers share a love of the written word. Today’s blog is celebrating the spoken word; when we lift the written words from the page with our voice for others to hear.   For those of you who enjoy … Continued

Second Saturday Interview with Author/reviewer Robin Leigh Morgan

Today’s author, Robin Leigh Morgan, is also a highly rated reviewer on Amazon. She agreed to visit with us to share her reviewer’s experience with us. Robin Leigh Morgan is married. She is a retired NYC employee and has been … Continued

IndieBRAG October Halloween Party

(Click on the pumpkins to join the party) IndieBRAG Halloween Event Blog Post The first book I ever published was inspired by Halloween. One warm October day, my son and I were taking a walk around our small Northern California … Continued

Reader Groups

Have you hugged a Book Lover today?   Book lovers are special people and Mystery/Suspense/Thriller readers are the most special of all!   Get to know as many of these wonderful folks as you can by joining a readers’ group. … Continued

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