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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Breaking News: Back Cover Blurb Makes Author’s Brain Explode!

Breaking News: Back Cover Blurb Makes Author’s Brain Explode!

Writing a book is a challenging task. Writing the book’s back cover synopsis is even worse. How do you sum up your work in a matter of sentences so that a reader will want to pick your book  from a pile of dozens of other similar such reads. This is the challenge. As with all the books I’ve written, I save the back cover blurb for last. Why? I have know idea. I dread it more than cover selections and editing. Seriously. So this...

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Patience is a 4-letter word…

Patience is a 4-letter word…

Not all four-letter words are expletives. Love, hope, good, nice, and kind are great words, all with four letters. However, those are not the words I am thinking of right now. I am indeed referring to the ones I need not write at the moment. Words are my muse (another great four-letter ditty), but sometimes hard to come by. After hours of rewrites meticulously searching for the expressions that articulate just the right feeling, mood, smell, and...

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