Tag Archive | Writing

Authors, Talk About Your Book on Speak Up Talk Radio

Recently I had the opportunity to talk about my book series, Seed Savers, with Pat Rullo of Speak Up Talk Radio. I don’t completely understand the radio network thing, but they have an entire section on guest interviews, and most of the recent interviewees have been authors. The interview was easy to set up and cost […]

Newbie Self-Publisher? There’s Help

Review of The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide When I decided to publish my first book in 2012, I knew nothing about how to put a book together and get it out there. Luckily for me, I found thebookdesigner.com by Joel Friedlander. Through his website, Joel taught me almost everything I know about self-publishing. I was […]

Back to School Means Author Visits

As an author of middle grade and YA books I have the pleasure not only of doing signings at book stores, but also of conducting author visits in schools. I love doing author visits and hope this year to incorporate more into my schedule. Read an earlier post of why I love school visits here. […]

Journaling 101

So the last post was about the wonderful time I had at the women’s retreat. I neglected to mention that even though it was my first time there, I was asked to lead one of the interest sections. The one on journaling. I confess. When I was first asked, several things crossed my mind; the […]

Spring

Spring Poem I need a poem for spring I check my chapbook—the one I wrote two years ago. I look under my bed; wander through the house, searching. And through each window the rising sun peeks. It’s out there—I know it—spring. Pungent daffodils such bright yellow you expect them to rub off on your hands […]

But Her Feet Show It

A couple of summers ago, to gain a few more credit hours (teachers have to do that), I took a class for reading and writing poetry. We learned about using various writing prompts to lead to poetry writing. One of my favorites was starting with someone else’s poem and then “answering” it. So for a […]

The Writer’s Dilemma

It’s the age old question for writers who wake up in the middle of the night and lie there writing poems, posts, and clever book blurbs in their heads —  get up and write it down, or try and go back to sleep and remember it in the morning. You know the drill, you write […]

Inadequacy and Gratefulness As We Head Into the New Year

  Sometimes reading other writers’ blogs makes me feel inadequate. I see how much they get done; that they follow 50+ blogs, actively leaving messages, befriending folks, etc., while at the same time posting several times a week themselves, all the while working on a novel (or three), and perhaps working full-time and/or raising a […]

Frustration, Forgiveness, and Possibly False Accusations

Okay, I have to just do this. For my sanity. To get the remainder of my day back on track. And I promise to recant if I should ever find my accusation is false. I woke up this morning with great intentions. After a cleaning frenzy over the weekend and finishing up working through college […]

CYBER MONDAY FREEBIE

Just a short little promotional post today. I didn’t get this out ahead of time, because it’s my first time trying it and I wasn’t sure how, or if, it would work… Anyway, the listing seems to have gone through, so here goes: CYBER MONDAY FREEBIE!!!!  If you haven’t tried Book 1 (Treasure) in the […]