Monthly Archive:: September 2016

When Writing Starts to Feel Stressful Instead of Fun

Last night I did a brief reading from Grey Stone for the Midwest Writer’s Guild. It was my first reading from Grey Stone and was fun and a good learning experience for any future readings that might come up. After the reading the Guild president asked me, “What has been the most unexpected thing

A Busy Mom’s Guide to a Writing Life

This article was originally published in Authors Publish MagazineĀ on March 3, 2016. Authors Publish, by the way, is a fantastic little publication that you should subscribe to. I actually don’t subscribe to a lot of newsletters, and this is the only writing/publishing one that I get in my inbox. I love it. It’s full

Amazon Book Giveaway

Another chance to win a free copy of Grey Stone–this time through an Amazon book giveaway. Click HERE to give it a shot. It ends September 19, 2016

Writing with a Co-author

One of the most common questions, I get is “How does it work with two authors?” Well, I don’t know how it works for other author teams, but this is how it works for Jake and me. For Grey StoneĀ Jake had the basis of an idea and approached me about it. I really loved

How to Host a Successful Launch Party

Now that I’m a pro and all. But seriously, I couldn’t have been happier with our launch party. It was well-attended; it was fun; it sold books. Here are a few things I recommend: Have good communication with the person in charge at your book store. Schedule the party, let her know what you’re