A Shine That Defies the Dark Giveaway

  A Shine That Defies the Dark releases in one week (12/5/17)! How can it be coming up that soon? In celebration of the upcoming release I’m hosting a giveaway. Enter now for a chance to win a signed copy, a flask, and a selection of 1930’s sweets. Follow the link for the Rafflecopter entry. […]

When Life Interrupts the Creative Process

The thing about writing is that there’s a delicate, gossamer thread that’s ever so lightly attached between your creative mind and the ear-shattering, turbulent chaos of your everyday life. And sometimes it snaps. Too dramatic? Maybe.  I’ve spent the last few weeks being consumed by the demands of my “real” life (aka- my nonwriting world). […]

Aspiring Writers: Throwing in the Towel…Or Not

You’re having a great day, and then ding, your email alerts you to a new message. Another rejection! You’re enthusiastic about a new contest. You’ve gotten a partial request followed by a full and have had some delightful email exchanges with one or more mentors. You can feel in your soul that you’ll be chosen; this […]

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 […]

GILDED CAGE by Sherry Ficklin: Cover Reveal

The Gilded Cage: A Canary Club Novelette Release Date: December 1st 2016 YA/Historical Pre-Order Now About the book: Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious boot-legger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father’s empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy […]

NaNoWriMo Day 3: Survival Tip of the Day

Many of my friends and acquaintances are currently 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! As you can imagine, when writing an entire novel in 30 days, a lot of things […]