Fun, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

The Lure of Bookstores

Anyone remember B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, or Borders? If you're a writer, you likely remember all of them well. To authors, brick and mortar bookstores are the equivalent of water to a river. We all dream of having our books holding space on the shelves. Even before I began to take my writing seriously, I spent… Continue reading The Lure of Bookstores

Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

Writer’s Doubt

Banish writer's doubt? Or not? In a recent guest blog post I was asked what my least favorite part of the writing process is. My answer was "getting my manuscript back from the editor." I learned I'm far from alone in that aspect. I also learned that even famous authors feel that way. There are… Continue reading Writer’s Doubt

Fun, Quotes, Writing

Permission to Write

This past weekend I was fortunate to attend a writer's conference in Niwot, CO, hosted by Rachel Weaver, founder of  Colorado Writing School. I went with enthusiasm for what I might learn and came away with so much more than that. I came away with a head chock full of knowledge, a soul with renewed… Continue reading Permission to Write

Fun, Writing

Book Launch Partytime

This past Saturday was my book launch for not one, but two books. Finding Abby was released in November. Life got in the way and I didn't advertise, promote, nothing. With my recent release, Shear Malice, book three in the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series, I decided to have a double release. And better yet,… Continue reading Book Launch Partytime