The Character Sketch

When I begin a new work, or whenever a new character pops up in the narrative, I like to complete a brief synopsis of the character’s background and personality.  This adds depth to the people populating my books, as well as providing … Continued

Interview with Author, Krysten Lindsay Hager

Today I am interviewing fellow author, Krysten Lindsay Hager. Thanks for joining us, Krysten. We are all eager to get to know you and your work. Your genres are children, teen and YA values and virtues fiction. What led you … Continued

New Year + New Friends = New Opportunities

This month I have the honor of being the Spotlight Author on the fun website “FolksTalesThings”,  a joyous, eclectic site run by my author friend, Barbara Martin. A visit to the site is like wandering among the merchandise in a … Continued

Interview with Author Cindy Davis

Today we are fortunate to have author Cindy Davis join us. Welcome, Cindy. It is so good to have you here today. In visiting your author page on Amazon, we see you are a very prolific writer, with work ranging … Continued

It’s a poor writer who blames her tools…

This has been an interesting week. I’ve spent a lot of time watching webinars on improving my skills and craft, and keeping up on world news. My activities intersected when I read this quote from Carly Fiorina (posted on Townhall.com, … Continued

A Body in the Belfry Now Available in Print from Amazon

The long wait is over. Print copies of A Body in the Belfry are now available. The digital version is in pre-order from all the major dealers for release December 1. View on Amazon Now I’m in the crucial (and … Continued

Progress Report: A Body in the Belfry Launch Update

In response to the generous, encouraging fans who have asked about my upcoming release in the First Ladies Club series, I am happy to report “A Body in the Belfry” is on track for an early release. Thanks to hard … Continued

Controversy: Good or bad?

My first book, Hollow, is featured in the Halloween reads on the indieBRAG website this week.  I was thrilled a few years ago when my first foray into indie publishing was awarded this prestigious award. Since then, I wrote three … Continued

Own your passion! Respect your gifts!

   I have a dear friend and former co-worker whose experience can be an inspiration to us all.  My friend, I’ll call her Michelle, joined the Department on a short-term contract to help out in technology. She did the work … Continued

Monthly Author Interviews Coming to The Works of J.B.Hawker

Since beginning my writing career, I’ve been amazed by the generosity of my fellow authors. Rather than a competition, the writing community is more of a support group. With that in mind, I would like to do my part to … Continued

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