The Book From Hell and How to Deal With It…

on November 29, 2016 11 Replies

  I’m back. Yeah, I promised weekly blog sessions and managed to keep it up for two months, and then the book from hell hit, and I am still scrambling out of my deep cellar hole and blinking at the light, surprised that people actually LIVE out there. In the real world. Huh. Anyhoo, I […]

Writing Conferences and Why They’re Essential to Get to the Next Level…

on October 12, 2016 1 Reply

  I just came back from California from the InD’scribe conference. It was literally one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. Now, I have spoken many times about the power of networking, and the importance of stretching our boundaries to go and do things that scare us—in life and in writing. Attending a writer’s […]

What To Do When You Feel Like A Big Fat Failure in Writing…and Life…

on September 29, 2016 13 Replies

  Failure and I are intimately acquainted. I’m a Virgo. To people who don’t know the horoscope, it’s a difficult sign. We’re not like the fiery hot Scorpio, or the flowy Aquarius, or the Aries leader. Nope. I’m a follower. A perfectionist. A people pleaser. And I despise failure of all types in my life. […]

How Fear Can Make You A Better Writer…

on September 22, 2016 4 Replies

  I have two paralyzing fears in my life. The first is spiders. The second is public speaking. Even when I was young, I was terrified of spiders, no matter how small. I’d have nightmares about one crawling in my bed at night, and always made sure my sheets or blankets never touched the floor. […]

The Sure Fire Way to Create Extraordinary Characters…

on September 16, 2016 3 Replies

Truth has always been stranger than fiction. I am known for creating my books around characters. I am blessed many readers have written to me, thanking me for creating characters they can not only fall in love with, and root for, but characters they can completely relate to. For some people, plot is king. For […]