Happening now - Boogie Beach: The Record, Book 1 for 99 cents! Starting Nov 1st, you can go to Amazon, Google Play or any major ebook retailer and get your ebook copy of Boogie Beach for 5$ off regular ebook pricing. This promo runs from Nov 1-5 only. Visit your favorite retailer (links below) to… Continue reading Hit the Beach for 99 cents!
I grew up in the MidWest, and fall is food. Just ridiculous amounts of wonderful stuff, like apples, homemade cinnamon donuts, hearty stews, savory soups, and the beginnings of pie season. Pie is simple-looking complexity. Pie season? Damn Skippy. Fall is fruit, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger. And making… Continue reading Hello October, you Big Sexy Pie Man
Writing is my job. In my beefy little 2022 planner, four books lurk. I'm deciding, amongst the dozens of other plates I'm juggling, how 2022 will look. Where are the months when my hair is on fire? Which ones have a getaway tucked into their folds? I think I can If confessing, I'm not the… Continue reading Writings and Deadlines, Oh My!
Creatives thrive on feedback and for authors that means reviews. No point in sugarcoating it, a good review makes an author glow. A reader loved the book, finished the book, and wants more. It's the trifecta of months (or years) of effort. Recently, a reader posted this review of Salt Shaken on Amazon, and yeah,… Continue reading Reviews are Basically Crack for Authors
It's time to plan for 2022. How many books to write? Conferences to attend? What long term goals fill the upcoming year? Which short term ones occupy the quarters?Taking stock keeps focus on the front burner. August, with its conferences and a book launch, wore me out. I sat with my goals and my brain,… Continue reading September Ramblings
Tales of screw ups and fixes: Newsletter sign-ups edition. LE SIGH. Yesterday, while working on screw ups and fixes on this site, the fabulous Word Press support person let me know my newsletter sign-ups landed on a null page. First and most important, I apologize. If you visited and signed-up, I never received it. It's… Continue reading Screw Ups and Fixes: Newsletter Sign-ups
Like anything else, over time what seemed like a great idea doesn't age well... which is how my new All Books tab came to be. I wanted a place to showcase all my books, and while readers who are drawn to specific genres like the ability to narrow down what they seek, some visitors want… Continue reading I Did a Thing! Check out the All Books tab!
"To Walk in the World" is now available in paperback. If you're old school like me, holding a book and falling away to revel is one of life's great joys. This story took a while to sculpt. 2017 feels like ages ago; in a way, it is. When I lost my mother, the grief was… Continue reading To Walk in the World now available in paperback!
To Walk in the World is getting wonderful reviews, and I'm dancing! Take a look: Few moments are as frustrating as writing, editing, agonizing and finally publishing a book just to have an immediate review that pans it. It hurts. Especially when you aren't certain they even read it. Trolls live under author's bridges, too.… Continue reading Wonderful Reviews
Launching a book is cathartic. All the months spent enmeshed in To Walk in the World, finding the story, letting the characters speak, crafting the structure, and endless editing to improve, tighten, and get unnecessary words pruned so the light shines in full glory... it's an encompassing experience. Today is a happy day, indeed. I've… Continue reading Happy Launch Day for “To Walk in the World”!