All I Can Say Is…Thank You

It’s here!  Moonlight and Oranges is officially for sale on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com in both paperback and eBook! You can look to the right of this post at the snazzy link that takes you right to Amazon.com to purchase it.  … Continue reading

Favorite The Beginning of It All

When I first began writing, everything was about extremes. I focused on making my characters as beautiful they could be, having as much fun and excitement as possible, and the bottom line was that I kept myself entertained. I wrote because … Continue reading

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

Learning from Your Own Writing

My best lessons and indicators for what I should improve or refine in my work are sitting right in front of me, plain as day, in my last creation. In my case, this means that directions for improving my writing can … Continue reading

Fear of New Things

In the art world, and in most places of life, change can come as fast as a tsunami wave–and my reaction to change may be compared to the terror of standing on the beach, watching the incoming wall of water, and … Continue reading

Contract En Route!

The world-changing news came on what could have been a very average day.  I’m sitting at my computer, getting ready to leave it for a while and revise the printed pages of my current work-in-progress, when a new message on my screen … Continue reading

Red-Letter Day

According to Wikipedia, a red-letter day is any day of significance and my goodness did I have one! Last week I sent out my normal batch of query letters via email.  This is  part of my marketing plan, which entails sending … Continue reading

The Great Balancing Act

How in the world am I supposed to write, rewrite, edit, market myself, blog, find an agent, network and find time for the seemingly hundreds of things that writers are “supposed to do” in order to establish themselves and win the … Continue reading