Author Spotlight: Annie Sullivan

Name:   Annie Sullivan   Author of:   A Touch of Gold (HarperCollins Publishing, Available August 14, 2018)       Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing?  I started out writing short poems in grade school, and one even got published in a local poetry book. But the first short story I wrote definitely had […]

Author Spotlight: Sonia Hartl

    Name: Sonia Hartl Author of: Have a Little Faith in Me (Coming from Page Street, Fall 2019) From: Grand Rapids, MI   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? The first thing I wrote was a book about penguins in the first grade for a school project, but I […]

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 […]

Cover Reveal: The Light At Finnigan’s End (Rum Runners, Book 2)

COVER REVEAL AND SEQUEL ANNOUNCEMENT: The stand-alone historical romance that stole America’s hearts has a sequel coming out. A Shine that Defies the Dark by Jodi Gallegos released in December 2017 and has received amazing reviews and shout outs from the public. So much so that the author decided to expand the world of the […]

The Light At Finnigan’s End (Rum Runners, Book 2) Coming 11/5/18

Why haven’t I posted about this sooner? Honestly, I’ve been talking about it so much I thought I had. However, this is my official, official announcement that the sequel to A Shine That Defies the Dark (henceforth to be known also as the first book in the Rum Runners series) will be published on November […]

Author Spotlight: TJ Turner

 Name: TJ Turner Author of: Lincoln’s Bodyguard; Land of Wolves: The Return of Lincoln’s Bodyguard From: Yellow Springs, OH   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing?  I remember writing a brilliant piece of science fiction, a short story, when I was in about 5th grade (please note the sarcasm here!) I […]

Announcement: The Light at Finnigan’s End (Rum Runners Book 2)

I am so happy to announce that my second book, The Light at Finnigan’s End, is going to be published on November 5, 2018. I am again working with the wonderful team at Changing Tides Publishing and this novel will be a follow up to A Shine That Defies the Dark, as well as #2 […]

Author Spotlight: Lucinda Stein

Name: Lucinda Stein Author of: Jadeite’s Journey (Inkspell Publishing) and Minnie’s Antique & Curiosity Shoppe   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? My first writing was free verse, but after all these years, I couldn’t tell you what I wrote about. I went on to write a novella (to be […]

Writing A Second Novel

Writing a novel is so much pressure. You struggle to come up with a decent concept, struggle with world-building, develop interesting characters that will grow and evolve, make sure there aren’t any unresolved plot points and that you’ve reached the end you envisioned. Next you must edit—remove unnecessary commas, correct misspelled words, replace filtering words, […]