You Should Never Be Too Busy To…#upbeatuthors

Happy Monday! It's the start of a brand-new week, and that means a new topic for #UpbeatAuthors. I've been staring at this week's topic for a while now, wondering what one thing I would pick to fill in the blank here. Over the years, I've met many writers who start volunteering in their local writer's … Continue reading You Should Never Be Too Busy To…#upbeatuthors

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13 Things That Begin with “U”

I guess I've put this blog post off long enough. I keep wondering if I actually have 13 things in my world that begin with the letter "U", but finding 13 U items is more likely than finding 13 X or Z items...so here we go. I'm game if you are. In no particular order, … Continue reading 13 Things That Begin with “U”

Introducing My BFF(s) #MFRWauthor

It's week 5 in the MFRWauthor blogging challenge¬†and this week's prompt is to talk about my best friend. This is a hard one for me because I don't think I actually have a "best" friend. I do, however, have several really wonderful close friends who rank up there so close together, it's impossible to pick … Continue reading Introducing My BFF(s) #MFRWauthor

Walking Through Fire

Well, color me absolutely mortified. I was contacted by an editorial assistant from my publisher a couple of weeks ago and asked to complete my art fact sheets online by today. For some reason "by July 13" translated in my head to 11:59 pm. Tonight. I figured they'd look at them tomorrow. And so I … Continue reading Walking Through Fire

Thinking About Good Friends

There are lots of reasons for pursuing a dream as an author, lots of reasons for wanting to become published. There's the validation that comes when Someone Important Somewhere says that your work is good. Not just good, but good enough for them to invest in, to typeset, print, create cover art for, and distribute … Continue reading Thinking About Good Friends