Whitney, come on down! In a random draw, you won my Spooktacular blog hop giveaway from last week! Thanks for participating everyone! Last Thursday I gave my first library talk. In fact, it was my first talk EVER. I mean ever. Seriously, how I landed as an experienced adult (which is to say not a… Read More My First Library Talk
Yesterday it struck me that some people are blessed with social intelligence. They know how to express the perfect sentiments at the perfect moments. They have gracious communication styles so that whether they’re at funerals or bumping into not-quite-remembered acquaintances on the street, they always know what to say. I’m not one of these people.… Read More Silly Debut Author Thoughts of the Week
Last night I had a little fun with the $50 Amazon giveaway raffle. I wrote every name on a pink Post-It note and let my cat decide. I figured that would be the most random way ever to choose a winner. My cat, Trio, he LOVES paper. He’ll shred anything. So I decided the name… Read More Giveaway Winner and Advanced Review Copies — Woohoo!
My mind is too full. It’s so full of novel stuff (page proofs! an upcoming conference to prepare for! what about the current work-in-progress?!?!?) and Debutante Ball debut author blog stuff (fabulous relaunch 9/1! brainstorming! getting organized!) that I’m in danger of short circuiting. In fact, the other night I turned on my bedside lamp… Read More MARTHA STEWART, HAH! | Secret Life of a Chaotic Writer
(Read more about the novel here: KILMOON) Yep, that’s me: debuting novelist! I’ve been debuting myself in my imagination for years, so it’s strange to be here with a baby book on its way through a gestation cycle — editing, and interior design, and cover design. Exciting! My authorial cycle is just as hectic. Here’s… Read More GOOD NEWS | I’m Officially a Debuting Novelist
I passed a quiet weekend with my writing. This morning, it occured to me that I experienced my writer’s life from three distinct vantage points. As Lisa the Writer, I, as you might expect, wrote. In fact, on Saturday I officially finished Act I of the new novel. I call it a step in the right direction… Read More Writer, Author, Student