If you’ve been seeing the necessity of blogging (or your agent and publisher have been encouraging you to try it and see), here are some things to remember when you choose a blog topic you’ll write about.
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Today my LinkedIn Account and my Facebook Account passwords were attacked but they were stopped.
Do you know why?
Because although I was dumb enough to use the same password on some of the sights where I have requested book services, I was not so dumb as to use the same password with my email login...Read more of this blog post »
James hadn’t even taken off his coat before she said it. “What?” The fabric slid down his arms and crumpled
on the floor as he forgot to catch it. His knees went weak as he looked into his mother’s eyes. “This morning you said— they said—” He swa...Read more of this blog post »
Began working on what will probably be the final round of edits for my middle-grade novel,Everyone Hates You. I always have the same feeling when I begin any round of editing. I’m always like, “Can I do this? Is it possible?”
But it always is. I always get to the end and am like, yep, I nailed it...Read more of this blog post »
But I have an increasing frustration, not with the library, but with finding age-appropriate books that would also fill the school’s requireme...Read more of this blog post »
I recently announced thatA Vanishing Glowis available in audiobook format now. Those of you following the blogwill note that I’m still just an itty bitty indie author, and so I’ve had a number of people ask me howI did it. It was surprisingly easy using Amazon’s ACX platform, and I thought I’d ta...Read more of this blog post »
I started my November in San Pablo City to visit our departed love ones. I arrived in Binan by November 2 and started my Nanowrimo novel with 200 words from my San Pablo trip.
I submitted my first Crime story last November 5. After a few days (Nov. 11 to be exact), we received the final list of #H...Read more of this blog post »
I've waited until the end of November to publish this post, because I have no desire to pour cold water on the hot enthusiasm of others. That only produces steam, which tends to burn the person pouring the water. Am I taking this metephor too far? Okay, moving on....
What a world we live in! Just last Thursday I’ve uploaded the latest files to CreateSpace, then on Friday got the green light to order a proof for review. I paid $26 to have it express shipped to Australia and it was supposed to arrive this coming Thursday. That would have been amazing, but I was...Read more of this blog post »
Where the hell did 2015 go? (I’m not altogether sure I want it back.) Onward to 2016…and THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS!
Mostly, since I posted last I’ve been settling in to writing a new (old) project. The idea came to me several years ago, but due to other writing commitments, it...Read more of this blog post »
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On the surface Firstsby Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is about seduction and sex, but this book digs deep. Firststackles tough questionswhile at the same time delivering a storyline that will keep teens reading more. I got an early peek at an Advanced Review Copy of this book in exchange for my honest o...
Disclaimer: I am not an expert, nor do I pretend to be, on Saudi or Muslim culture. What follows are simply my observations and recollections while living there, as well as shared stories from fellow expats. My experience was limited to the small port city of Jazan, not Saudi Arabia as a whole. S...Read more of this blog post »
How do you set out to complete enough material for a book? The first thing is a plan for people to accept your work. Tom Wrent, the narrator and father of the title character, had a slow, jerky way of speech due to his poor health. As the book progresses, he has improved his speech with Amy’s hel...Read more of this blog post »
I watch as Shad, Leith, Renna, and Brandi file back into the room and take their seats. Leith still has a wary look on his face. Shad glances between him and me, as if trying to figure out what questions I might have asked to set Leith on edge. I do my best not to wince. The questions I had for...Read more of this blog post »
Unfortunately, dear readers, do to circumstances beyond her control, my cover artist had to withdraw. I know that I don’t have much time before my deadline (as I promised a Fall delivery date on Conspiracy), so I am valuing any feedback you are willing to share. I have put my knowledge of Gimp 2....Read more of this blog post »
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Wayward Ink Publishing Website: 4 Dec through 24 Dec 30% off all titles including Coming Soo...Read more of this blog post »
Keep Keep Christ in Christmas Inside the Book
Earlier I posted a complete comic from my Rules For Dating My Daughter book, but after looking at how it published on Tumblr I decided to take it down. It looked all garbagey and shrunk down, and I didn’t seem to be able to resize the images in a way...Read more of this blog post »
It’s the first day of the month, so it’s time for a Top 10 list! Being December, my daughters convinced me that this month’s list needed to be Christmas-themed. I debated several possible lists, and I won’t mention the ones I passed aside because I can use them in future Decembers. You can see th...Read more of this blog post »
Yes, you guys, I had another depression cycle hitting me right at the beginning of September, and it’s taken almost until now to fully dig my way out of it. I can say with conviction that it was no fun at all and I would as soon not do it again, please and thank you. My medication has gone throug...Read more of this blog post »
Lots of little updates today:
I’m finishing up the writing for a novella that falls between the first and second books in my Tahaerin series. Tentatively, its called The Forest Bright and Fair, but I’m not sure that will stick.
The novella will be free to download from day one.People who asked see...Read more of this blog post »
You can’t go wrong with food-related gifts. From the lavish to the practical to the unexpected, a food gift covers all bases. Here are some of the things I have on my wishlist (er… I mean, what I’m getting other people).
Is there anything chicer than a white marble kitchen with copper...Read more of this blog post »
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