The Best Ever Writing Break…

The Best Ever Writing Break…

I love to cook and I am somewhat, no scratch that, all the way addicted to chocolate. This week, when my head was a bit too jumbled to write a cohesive sentence, I wandered into the kitchen and did a little reading from Desserts From My Kitchen, by Leslie Stowe. I am now cursing the friend who gave me this treasure trove of yumminess, but only in the best ways. 🙂 So when you just can’t get your thoughts down, I suggest turning to my...

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10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know…

10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know…

You can’t write what you don’t know. Research is essential. No one gets it right in the first draft. The average novel is rewritten 7 times. You will get rejection letters. Learn Origami, rejection letters look much better when they are folded into cranes. There will always be people who don’t like what you write, you’ll never please everyone, it is impossible, don’t even try. Embrace your characters quirks and tells. When I was...

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I’m Afraid.

I’m Afraid.

Reviews are very important to authors; they can make or break a book. I wish I wasn’t, but I am afraid to write them. My spelling is that bad. How embarrassing is it to have to admit that I am an author who can’t spell? My publisher and editor actually laugh at my many mistakes. “At least I’m consistent,” they tease. Thank God I’ve learned how to laugh too. Well that and luckily my husband and children are great spellers who proof...

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Book Tour & Giveaway

Book Tour & Giveaway

Hurry! There are only 3 days left to get in on the action. CBB book tours is promoting The Lakeview Series. There are all sorts of reviews and a chance to win copies of  all 4 of the Lakeview books; Hush, Whisper, Scream and Silence. In addition we are giving away a $20.00 Amazon gift card! Here is just one example of a stop on this fun promotional romp. Click here to join in the fun and giveaway! My So-Called Review: Throughout this past...

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Really Great Writing Advice – My First Re-blog

Really Great Writing Advice – My First Re-blog

When I saw this piece on Facebook, by Cody Delistraty, I knew I had to re-blog it. The writing advice and author quotes are just too good. My personal favorites are #1, #6 and #9. Happy Reading -S 21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one an artist.Even the great writers of our...

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New Reviews and a Book Launch Party

New Reviews and a Book Launch Party

ARRGH! is here and the press is coming in. I am beyond thrilled with what people are saying. 5 stars for ARRGH! from Readers’ Favorite: “Christopher has been kidnapped! If that’s not bad enough, the nasty Captain Redblade also managed to make off with a beautiful young lady and her father too. It’s up to Christopher to find a way out of his predicament and save them from danger. It’s high tide and time to set sail on an...

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