If you’ve read and enjoyed my historical fiction series, I’ve created a closed Facebook fan group. Those in the group can discuss favorite scenes, characters, and even what you didn’t like. I can share research, recipes, and what I’ve learned about the time period. You will have the first sneak peeks at future books in … More Dangerous Loyalties series Fans
The excitement of having books published these days wanes as a certain entity no longer allows family and friends to post reviews. For authors who publish with small press or self-publish, family and friends are the first readers. They desire to post honest reviews. Unfortunately, unethical authors have ruined this venue for everyone. I understand … More Review Options for Indy Authors
Marketing is hard for introverted novelists … More Observations from an Introverted Novelist
Remember the joy of learning you would be a parent? You dreamed of your child’s future. Maybe you figured out how old you would be when your child graduated from high school. But what if, by the time your daughter was seven-years-old, she was screaming, “I want to die.” This happened to Charity Marie. “Time … More Bad Parenting Day?
There is a niche for readers who like quick reads and for writers who love creating shorter than normal stories. A blog called, The Drabble, offers the challenge of writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry of 100 words or less. Give it a try. My story was inspired by a co-worker in Branson Mo. who was … More About My Drabble
This month’s guest blog post is from Award Winning Patty Wiseman who writes stories of strong women overcoming insurmountable odds. From historical to contemporary these romantic and suspenseful tales carry the message of survival by extraordinary women. Find Patty on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Amazon. WHERE IT ALL STARTED I was that kid with the … More Patty Wiseman: Where it All Started
We lived in Phoenix Arizona in 1968. This event really happen! I wanted to keep the proof in a baggie, in the freezer, but my momma said, “No!” There Really Are Reindeer One Christmas morning, back in my youth—I remember it well My brother told me a most wonderful tale. It seems, Santa doesn’t … More There Really Are Reindeer
Authors are plagued with self-doubt and worry over silly things. Harper Lee, for one, threw her whole manuscript for To Kill a Mockingbird out her NYC window while editing. Fortunately, her publisher made her retrieve and finish the book. See, Fling Manuscript From the Window. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter, Rose, stated in a diary entry the … More Self-doubt: An Authors Worst Enemy
Happy Left-Handers Day! There are people who care about our needs. I found this store on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco when I visited in June. I was awed by the wonderful treasures and wanted several items. Unfortunately, the prices were beyond my vacation budget. I really wanted this notebook though. I purposely flip … More Happy Left-Handers Day
“History is boring.” This attitude prevailed in me until my junior year in high school. The first thing I saw upon entering Mr. Eklund’s American History class—a Mickey Mouse club poster hanging above his disk. Okay, he’s different. He stood in front of the class wearing Mickey Mouse ears, instructing us to take out paper and … More Do Students Love Your History Class?