Life is ripe with choices, spilled out like a Horn of Plenty. Cornucopias if you're putting on airs. And why not? Accents and attitudes are fun. Entertaining, absolutely, but often necessary. Who hasn't changed their tone for that critical interview? The BE-THERE party or that dreaded public speaking encounter? (Raise a hand for keeping it… Continue reading Ash Keller–Fresh, FUNNY, and Wickedly Talented. A Must Read for Romantic Comedy!
Jack-of-all-trades equals Master-of-None. That's the saying. But that saying has featured "Jack" for far too long. What about Jill, our unsung heroine? Or in our case, Heather Scarlett? Professional career woman, ENGAGING wife and dear friend, ON IT MOM, and romance writer. Hello!! (Satisfying role reversals go far beyond fiction.) Doing it all is no… Continue reading Heather Scarlett: A Smart and Sassy Debut Author Who Does It All. Really!
All right. Me again. Time for a cover reveal. Yes, I've chatted about SNOW IN LOVE, the sweet collection of holiday stories brought to you by #Readertainment available for pre-order on Amazon. (The woman to the left is how I envision myself. Darker hair, a far better red lip, but the caffeine is spot on!… Continue reading All He Wants for Christmas: Cover reveal and pre-order deets!
You tell me, dear readers. I've received the proper blessing of one and all in this attempt to remain sane -- not quite penning psalms but that's okay! I've been hunkered all summer penning Christmas romance. FUN much?? YESSSSSSSS! Covid has brought about a shift in yours truly. And getting my humor on has taken… Continue reading Worst Mistake or Best Thing Since Adam woke up to Eve??
Hear, ye. Hear, ye. If you're looking to publish your latest novel, read on. And feel free to spread the word. This summer is shaping up to be the best one ever. TAKING FLIGHT ANNUAL CONTEST Winged Publications presents its first annual contest–Taking Flight!! (Indie published okay to submit) Any genre! Only clean or inspirational,… Continue reading Dreaming of a publishing contract? Here’s your chance!
David Austin Lady of Shalott rose. I love, love, love it! Do you want to bloom? Reach your peak? Do you want passersby to stop and admire those showy blooms and drink in that intoxicating fragrance? It all begins with proper care and feeding. That’s right. Authors are like rose bushes, roots dug deep into… Continue reading Care and Feeding of Roses: Not Your Everyday Garden Guide
NO fooling. There are different ways to approach a story, but each carries its own consequences. Check in with Florence Witkop, author of The Man from Yesterday, for some writerly wisdom that could save YOU some serious time. And, please, follow me if you'd like to continue this journey of learning, laughing, and generally having… Continue reading Do I sketch out the plot of my novel before starting it or do I allow my characters to lead the way?
It's a long road to a published book. Let's just say it. The journey from first spark, crafting characters, making settings come alive, to destination HEA --it all takes time. And more than a touch of Providence. But knowing where to start is helpful. Knowing what to cut out is even better. So before I… Continue reading June Foster: The Long Way Home
The Grinch is at it again, not skulking back to his hidey-hole on Mt. Crumpet as is proper come New Years. The furred menace is targeting my desk this time. My trusty chair, too. But, if I’m honest, the set isn’t mine. Oh, the glory of goldenrod and olive green The spindly number—where I often… Continue reading First They Came for My Mattress: Out with the old!
NaNoWriMo is over and done. 2018 is nearing its last hoorah. The time for setting 2019 goals is almost here. We writer's NEED them. But, if you're panicking about last year's lovelies, those unfinished darlings more commonly called WIPs, don't. The dreaded DID NOT FINISH doesn't need to get you down. Check in with the… Continue reading 11 Things to Do With a DNF Writing Project