When it comes to writing, there are certain tasks an author dreads: writing back cover book blurbs, composing a short or long synopsis of their WIP, writing a catchy elevator pitch to summarize their stories into one line, or writing a query letter to agents or traditional publishers in hopes of getting their novels published…
It’s officially summer!!! I don’t know about you, but it’s during the hot summer months when I get the most reading done! One novella on my summer TBR list is Three Cabins by Deanna Martinez-Bey. Besides being an amazingly talented author and food writer, Deanna wears many other hats…she’s an expert cook and baker, copy..
We are heading into summer, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a guest post by author Kevin Platt about world-building. Kevin is a fantasy and children’s books author, with two completed children’s books, Isabella’s Zoo Adventure: Isabella’s Immense Imagination, and Dragon Ride. He also has a fantasy series in the works…
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Canadian author Sherry Shearhart via Instagram, and we instantly clicked. What an amazing woman!!! Talented as both an author and illustrator, she is also a kind, hilarious, and generous soul. And that is why I chose Sherry to be the first Indie author I interviewed on my blog. Please..
I’m excited to have Canadian author, Mark Bierman, featured on my blog this month. Mark is the talented author of Vanished, a high-octane story about a missionary trip to Haiti that turns into a treacherous rescue mission involving a missing child and human trafficking. Today, he’s sharing a heartwarming and uplifting story, called Cassie’s Wishes, which..
Save the date!!! I will be reading an excerpt from my book Gatekeepers of Eden on March 6th, 2022. This will not be a live event, but I will be posting the video on my social media accounts. Come join me! There will be stories, candles, blankets, instrumental music, my dogs, and wine…lots of wine…to..
Publishing your novel feels a lot like being on Space Mountain, the roller coaster ride at Disney World. First you have the initial high, feeling on top of the world when you complete your manuscript. But then you try navigating the publishing world and your confidence drops. And then you realize how difficult it is..
I’m sharing this beautiful quote with you today because it embodies the main reasons I feel compelled to write. If you’re an author or poet…why do you write? 💋 Lanie Mores Photo credit: CanStockPhoto/konradbak
Happy new year! Welcome to my first blog post of 2022! As usual, I thought I’d start with a recap of the previous year…good ole 2021. However, since it was another strange, crappy, Covid-centered year, I’ll keep this part brief. Here are a few of my highlights from last year. 1) My third book, Sea of..
It’s been dubbed the “sitting disease”; a cluster of negative health concerns that result from a sedentary lifestyle. You might be picturing someone flopped on the couch all day binge-watching Netflix with an endless bowl of popcorn perched on their lap. You may think this problem could never affect you. But statistics show that the..