Tagged: books

The Next Step: Querying

I’m not completely new to querying. I’ve sent out my two short stories to multiple magazines as they search for a home. (Duotrope is my friend.) Neither have found one yet. Translation? I’ve been...

Professional Photo Shoot

I will be 42 years old tomorrow. (Don’t gasp. I’m not one of the “don’t ask me how old I am” people. I’ve proudly earned every year.) As my Douglas Adams friendsĀ are aware, that...

Scheduled Posts on Facebook

Have you been to my author Facebook page? Well, shame on you. No, wait. Don’t leave. I was just kidding. I have trouble keeping up with everything I need to do every week. You...

It’s For Research. I Swear!

Guilty pleasures. Do you pick your nose when no one’s looking? Pull out cash just so you can buy a lottery ticket? Eat chocolate while cooking dinner because no one will see because, heaven...

World Building: Animal Companions

I brought home a puppy recently. Isa is a 12-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback / hound mix I found at petfinder.com. I had searched for months for the perfect large breed to add to our menagerie....

Writing Ruins Reading

Are you telling me the teenage empath can’t tell how the other teenager feels about her? Um, no. The boy’s entire family blows up and he shows no emotion. The perspective is first person,...

Query Away

My first query letter has been sent. It took me hours to construct as I continuously consulted Query Shark to see if I was making any huge blunders. If you have not visited Query...