Giveaway Time…

It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway, so here it is. Starting Monday (1/27/2020) you can follow the Rafflecopter link below for the chance to win a free copy of each of the books in the Rum Runners series PLUS the cutest crocheted Baby Yoda. One winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. […]

Query Strategies

I recently jumped back into the query pool. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve actively queried a new project and I have to say, it’s as rough as I remember–maybe more so. The querying process will wear an author down on on several levels. Level 1 First, and the one we all know […]

August #Giveaway: Win 1 of 20 free critiques

(*Updated to reflect additional critiques) My birthday is this month and I’ve decided to give, give, give! (Oh, and I asked some of my friends to help me give) For my August giveaway I’ve decided to gear it toward those of you out there who are still writing away, editing and polishing your manuscripts, obsessively […]

High School Reunion (Why Is This Not a Musical?)

My high school reunion is this weekend. I’ve  been lying low, flying under the radar. I’ve joined the Facebook group, read the posts, and looked at the pictures, but I have neither commented nor responded (or even decided) if I’m actually going. I didn’t go to the first one (in truth, I didn’t even hear […]

Reflecting on 2017

I’m quite late in doing this wrap-up for 2017. While I was preparing my reflection of the year, 2017 hit me with one more bomb. It’s taken me several weeks to brush off the dust and crawl out of the rubble that was left behind from that last explosion. But I’m moving on, I’ve pulled […]

NaNoWriMo Day 21: Survival Tip of the Day

Like many of my friends and acquaintances, you might be in the midst of the sheer madness that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The goal: to write a book (yes, sir, that’s right a whole book) in (gasp) 30 days! We’ve reached day 21. Congratulation. Whether you’re right on track, way ahead, or struggling […]

NaNoWriMo Day 20: Survival Tip of the Day

Like many of my friends and acquaintances, you might be in the midst of the sheer madness that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The goal: to write a book (yes, sir, that’s right a whole book) in (gasp) 30 days! You’ve done it! Day 20! There are only ten days to go. I have […]

NaNoWriMo Day 19: Survival Tip of the Day

Like many of my friends and acquaintances, you might be in the midst of the sheer madness that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The goal: to write a book (yes, sir, that’s right a whole book) in (gasp) 30 days! We are getting to the end of that rough third week. Here’s what is […]

NaNoWriMo Day 17: Survival Tip of the Day

Like many of my friends and acquaintances, you might be in the midst of the sheer madness that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The goal: to write a book (yes, sir, that’s right a whole book) in (gasp) 30 days! Todays tip is dedicated toward getting the most words possible in the shortest amount […]

NaNoWriMo Day 15: Survival Tip of the Day

Like many of my friends and acquaintances, you might be in the midst of the sheer madness that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The goal: to write a book (yes, sir, that’s right a whole book) in (gasp) 30 days! Today’s tip–and I realize now that I should have mentioned this earlier, like way earlier–is […]