I’m excited about launching my third novel, PATH INTO DARKNESS. I loved writing this novel. The idea for it had been simmering for awhile, and while writing it, I delved deep into some dark psychological territory. (Which I love, don’t get me wrong.) The story centers around a man named Nathan Tate, who is slowly… Read More Book Launch Week Is Here — Come to the Party!
I don’t know whether its because the Christmas season has become too simple and easy (f0r me, anyhow) over the years, but I decided to shake it up by organizing an author holiday giveaway extravaganza virtual Facebook party. What did I just write? In this crazy year of debut author activities, I have become somewhat… Read More Author Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza
Last week on The Debutante Ball our topic wasn’t a topic so much as a random prompt. We’d nixed one of our weekly topics because it bored us and had to think of something else. I have no clue how we came up with this prompt, but we did, and the amazing thing was that we… Read More The Random Writing Prompt
Last weekend I volunteered at the Willamette Writers Conference. I attended as an author rather than as a writer trying to snag the attention of a literary agent. Off the hook! But man, did I feel the miasma of desperation that hung over the place. I just looked up “miasma” … “a heavy vaporous emanation… Read More 5 Things I Learned at the Willamette Writers Conference
A few weeks ago, Ramona DeFelice Long, fearless leader of the How Many Pages Did You Write Today? Facebook group asked us when we write best. In an ideal world, I’d awaken when I’m well-rested (wouldn’t that be fabulous?), and with coffee in hand, write through the morning when my brain’s fresh and my inner… Read More COFFEEHOUSE TIME | The Art of Showing Up
(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
If decisiveness is the hallmark of a great leader, then I’m letting myself down in Writingland. I’m sitting here at my computer procrastinating — talk about being the queen of social networking. This kind of queenliness isn’t good for my fiction. This morning I handed over my sceptre to my flaky coregent, who should have abdicated… Read More FLOUNDERING | Indecisiveness Bringing Me Down