Just got back from a conference in Palm Springs–the 5th Anniversary Left Coast Literary Conference. We had some interesting panels and presentations, but the one that motivated me to get off the couch (so to speak) was from the exuberant Shawn Marie. She single-handedly lit a fire under our collective derrieres about the importance of … More She’s Baaack!
Exactly one year ago, I started a story called “Belizean Shores” and by May, I had completed the second or third draft. Sadly, it stalled out in a frustrating beta experience. By the end of August, I had a good draft to submit. I am pleased and excited to joyfully announce the completion of Balefire. … More At Long last, it’s coming…Balefire ~ the novel
You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams by Elizabeth Sims My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t consider myself seasoned enough to really discuss the pro’s and con’s of “process” but believe in my heart that the best time to study craft is AFTER writing … More Review and comment: Elizabeth Sims
*****Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Announcement Day***** (as a sidenote, Brenda Novak –Award winning Best Seller– just announced a contest where she was giving the winner 7 nights paid at a posh resort. I thought to myself, why didn’t I think of that? huh.) Back to business… Trumpet Fanfare, then slow drumroll… There is a … More The Fabled Book-Giveaway *Winners*
Golden Crown Literary Society 9th Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas 2013 YES. It really has taken a week to recover my empty tank and I still needed a nap. 230+ women celebrating books AND chocolate chip cookies!! What’s not to love? It’s been almost a year since I join the amazing team at Bedazzled Ink. What … More Inevitable re-entry
I’ve returned from my whirlwind trip to Austin for the Lone Star Book Festival. Everything went smoothly and I had a chance to visit with friends old and new. There were 20+ authors from across the country and from several different publishers. It was great to put faces with the names that have become familiar. … More Re-entry Blogformation*
As you may have noticed, I have been a very bad blogger. It has been over a month since my last entry and although I do have a wonderful interview written up, it needs to be formatted. So, I apologize. Last week I had the privilege of visiting the Dallas JEWEL Book club as their … More yes, I think the earth moved under your feet