Laura Michaela Banse will receive an ebook copy of The Lady in Pink by J.A. Kazimer Congratulations, Laura!!
All authors are thieves. We steal constantly. In fact, I’d keep watch over your family jewels whenever one of us is in sight. Now that I have your attention, and maybe even your outrage if you’re the kind of person who avoids the take a penny, leave a penny jar at your local gas station …Read More
Whoo Hoo! Colorado Gold Conference is coming. I’m very excited to be a first-time speaker there. One of the sessions I’ll be presenting is an introduction to Author Platform building. How do you teach someone to “be popular?” The answer to that is as elusive as it was when we were vying for high school …Read More
I marvel at the capacity of those authors who can pinpoint that precise moment when inspiration struck. There they were, waiting in line at Starbucks, or shampooing their hair, or staring out over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunrise with their legs twisted in some impossible yoga position, and then, suddenly—Bam! Huzzah! …Read More
Early retirement was an offer I didn’t expect to take. The clincher came when I realized the last day to exit the company was my thirtieth anniversary date. I’ve learned to never question fate—so I took the plunge. One day I was in a high-pressure job living on a constant flow of adrenalin. The next, …Read More
There are certain grammar errors that are like chalk screeching on a blackboard to me. I cringe when I hear them, and it’s all thanks to Peggy Riley Hughes. Mrs. Hughes was my seventh and eighth grade English teacher, a veritable martinet who literally beat grammar into us by smacking a yardstick on her blackboard …Read More
My love of stories started with books and got an adrenaline boost with movies. It’s all storytelling. Read. Watch. Learn. And eat popcorn. Lots of popcorn. Jupiter Ascending I wanted to love this movie. I mean, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum? Hot. But the Wachowskis skimped on story here, and it shows. Eddie Redmayne, stellar …Read More
Late news flash: There’s a Goodreads giveaway going on for April J. Moore’s wonderful women’s fiction novel, Bobbing for Watermelons. It closes July 26th, so hurry on over and enter. You’ll find the giveaway here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/145646-bobbing-for-watermelons I’ve been a truly delinquent blogger this week. I’m not sure where the week went, but I know I …Read More
If you could have only one, what would your “do-over” be? Everybody has at least one, right? I’ve thought about that long and hard over the years. For example, my husband Don and I were high school sweethearts. We talked back then about getting married sometime after he graduated from college. But his parents had …Read More
Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, Allan J. Emerson, and Susan Gourley for leaving comments on Robert Spiller‘s guest blog post. I hope you enjoy your copy of Napier’s Bones as much as I did. If you missed Bob’s guest post, Dark Night of the Soul, click here.