Looking Back

I am now a little more than two weeks away from launching Moonlight and Oranges. But before I go into more of that, please join me in welcoming the glorious, smashing cover design for Moonlight and Oranges, designed for me … Continue reading

The Countdown Begins

I can actually say it:  My novel will launch next month!  The edits are finalized, the marketing details are being solidified, we’re scoping out a venue for the book launch party for friends and family, and bit by bit, the Booktrope … Continue reading

Italia!

I am on the verge of an international adventure in the beautiful country of Italy and I don’t think there’s any way I’m going to get over there and not write. I have a gorgeous notebook I received as a gift especially … Continue reading

Turning an Idea into a Story

Most published authors can’t avoid the interview question–where do your ideas come from?  The frequently give the simple  (often maddening to beginning writers) reply of “Everywhere.” If you’ve read or listened to interviews, you’ll hear stories of inspiration striking authors while driving, taking … Continue reading

Music Calms the Savage Breast…and Whets the Creative Knife

Give a song lyric and a one sentence pitch for what your story is about.  This was the prompt that lead me to enter the writing contest hosted by Larry Brooks at www.Storyfix.com The idea inspired me.  Writing contests are great practice for … Continue reading