Starcatchers Raffle Basket and Critique Go Bigger

Posted at Oct 21, 2013 7:37 pm

The morning after the annual Emerald City Writers’ Conference is always filled with an amazing to-do list, great ideas, even better intentions, new friends and vows of yes, more writing, more social media and more effective time management. You know the feeling. It’s just like the one you have after a good workout where you swear up and down you’ll […]


Fisher House Foundation’s Generosity Makes Me Cry

Posted at Oct 9, 2013 11:08 pm

In my Fiction Meets the Real World page (Extras), I explain that I support the Fisher House Foundation’s work with proceeds from my books. In the current government shut-down, this charity has stepped up to do what we have always assumed our government does. Bring mothers to the side of their children’s caskets. Pay death benefits to a […]

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Publishing vs. Pregnancy?

Posted at Sep 14, 2013 11:23 am in

It’s perhaps an unfair comparison, publishing your first novel and having a baby, but only because it’s been a darn long time since I was pregnant so I’ve somewhat forgotten the worst parts. Publishing is a lot of waiting. And getting ready. And worrying that I’m not going to get “it” right, not sure what […]


Mental Gymnastics

Posted at Aug 3, 2013 3:43 pm in

In the past month I have received two “change of title” worksheets from Carina Press™ for the book formerly known as The Soldier and the novella that I call Hard Road Home. This was a surprisingly formal process, with multiple questions regarding theme, mood, setting, conflicts, similar books, and keywords. Not an insignificant undertaking, but […]

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