Cats, Christmas, and Romance

By now, you guys know I love to host other authors on my site. Today I’m super-excited because I get to host one of my favorite writers. She’s also a dear friend. Please welcome Mae Clair back to the blog! Staci, thanks for inviting me to hang out on your blog today. I’m uber-festive right nowContinue reading “Cats, Christmas, and Romance”

City Sidewalks, An Addendum

This time of year, I think we’re all busy. In addition to any holiday preparations and celebrations we might be dealing with, we probably have a lot of end-of-year work to complete. I know I do. On all counts. In short, I’ve been distracted. So distracted, in fact, that I scheduled a post for todayContinue reading “City Sidewalks, An Addendum”

Do You Believe in Curses by Mae Clair

I’m thrilled to welcome friend and fellow writer Mae Clair back to my little slice of the blogosphere today. She just released book three of her Point Pleasant series, A Desolate Hour, which I reviewed not long ago. Today she wants to discuss curses, and I can’t think of a better person to dive intoContinue reading “Do You Believe in Curses by Mae Clair”

Reviewing A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair

Writers are an interesting bunch. If we consider ourselves as individual companies, then technically other writers would be our competition. But we don’t think that way. We think of ourselves as a community, and as such, we share tips and tricks, and we support each other. One of the ways we do that is byContinue reading “Reviewing A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair”

Do you know who you are?

It wasn’t so long ago where a novelist spent all day (for weeks and months at a time) isolated in a room, office, or designated “away” space (like a hotel or cabin) to do nothing but write. When I was younger, I glamorized the profession as I imagined being part of it. The sandalwood candlesContinue reading “Do you know who you are?”

Tips for a Successful Book Signing

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hey, SEers! Mae here today. Got your pen handy? It’s time to sign some books!  🙂 When it comes to book signings, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, it never hurts to reevaluate your strategy. I realize not everyone has print copies of their books, but that day…

Mae Clair Says a Storm is Brewing

Hi, everyone. Today Story Empire is starting a virtual roadshow. The six authors are “taking their show on the road” and touring each other’s sites. I’ll be featured on a few other sites this week, too. Today, you can find me at Marlena Smith’s site as well as at Story Empire’s C. S. Boyack’s site.Continue reading “Mae Clair Says a Storm is Brewing”

Let’s take this show on the road!

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hey gang, Craig here. As you know, Story Empire is a cooperative effort of six talented authors. We try to bring you some wonderful content on this blog, but we’re all authors, too. Doing a bit of collaborative promotion is part of the deal. This week we’re going on the…

What’s Your Preference?

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hello, SE Friends. Mae here today, ready to talk support and organizations. As authors when we sit down and peck away at the keyboard, it’s a solitary process. If you’re like me, you have a cat poking in every so often and strolling across your keyboard or curling up on…

Writing: Business or Hobby?

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hey, SE gang, Mae here with a reminder that tax time is looming. Ugh! A battle struggling writers often face is whether or not the IRS considers their efforts a business or hobby. Very few of us make bucketfuls of money as writers. For most, expenses outweigh profits during the…