As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.
This past week rejection hit me right between the eyes. While I was not altogether surprised by the rejection, I was still disappointed. To the point of tears. In that moment, it helped to be…Read More
A drum roll, please … When my novel Go Away Home re-launches on July 7, it will sport this brand new cover. As an indie author responsible for all aspects of publishing, I have to…Read More
“What was it like working with Amazon Publishing?” “Did it bother you to lose control?” “Is it still the same story?” These are some of the questions I’ve received since my novel Go Away Home…Read More
Changes in the publishing industry have made life easier for indie authors with every evolution helping us reach more readers. As I launch the audiobook version of my memoir this month, it’s been fun to…Read More
Authors look for ways to get their writing noticed. Publishers search slush piles for the next hot author. Author Annamaria Bazzi alerted me to Kindle Scout, a new program from Amazon that could help both…Read More
Laying the foundation for a strong launch. The manuscript of my historical novel Go Away Home was edited and ready to publish in February. With today’s technology, I could have had the book on sale…Read More
The famous cook’s experiences span the kitchen and publishing Julia Child describes her book My Life in France as autobiographical stories of “the things she loved most in life,” – her husband, France, and the…Read More