This Author’s Six Month Checkup

January 1 was (roughly) six months ago. I hate making resolutions, but I had a lot of plans for this year. Isn't it funny how things change? My plans have morphed (in some cases, considerably), and I thought I'd tell you how it's all shaping up. Am I celebrating? Read on to find out. If... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Well, Independence Day (for the US) has come and gone. It got me thinking a lot about the freedoms so many of us take for granted, which ultimately led me to this quote. I try very hard not to ignore or abuse such a poignant gift as freedom. I'm sure I could do better at... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Happy Friday, folks! It was a busy week here. What else is new, right? I thought I'd have time to write a second post this week, but then it all hit the fan. Hoping to do so next week. Until then, here's the quote of the week: I chose this one because this week, I... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Before we get down to it... Happy Birthday, Dad! Love you! ·•◊♦◊•· Okay. This week (yesterday, in fact), we in the Northern Hemisphere saw summer officially arrive. Some of us have been feeling it for weeks. Months, even. But it's finally here, and I'm glad to welcome it. Something about the sun puts a smile... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Cusp of Night by Mae Clair

The truth hides in dark places . . . Recently settled in Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania, Maya Sinclair is enthralled by the town’s folklore, especially the legend about a centuries-old monster. A devil-like creature with uncanny abilities responsible for several horrific murders, the Fiend has evolved into the stuff of urban myth. But the past lives... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This week, my inspirational quote is a little different than usual. Father's Day is Sunday, so that's where my thoughts are---not on the week behind me, but on a day coming up. I've been blessed with many wonderful examples of fatherhood. My grandfather and my father were everything a girl could have asked for: strong,... Continue Reading →

Mediums and Spirit Cabinets (Research for Cusp of Night)

I love hosting authors here, and I'm never happier to do it than when I know the writer and her work---and LOVE both. Mae Clair has been here before, and she's always entertaining and always offering a fascinating story. Today is no exception. She's releasing her latest novel, Cusp of Night, the first of her newest... Continue Reading →

New Release: The CONTRACT Between Heaven and Earth by John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano

I don't think the joys of networking can be stressed enough. Too often authors seek and receive advice on writing, editing, publishing, and promotion, but networking gets overlooked in the commotion. And that's a shame because it's such a beautiful thing. It lets us build bridges, forge friendships, and share fabulous content with our readers... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, everybody. Are you having a good week? I used to be a professor, and I currently write for two industry websites. Basically, I'm used to operating in teacher-mode. But this week, I started taking a mastermind class on backlist strategies for authors. I'm a student again! It's a refreshing change. I feel my horizons... Continue Reading →

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