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Top 5 On My Bucket List

We all have one (or we should). A bucket list. That list of things we want to do/experience/accomplish before we kick the bucket. I love the idea of a bucket list because it means that, right up to the end, you never stop trying new things or looking for new experiences. I was lucky enough to grow up with parents who loved to travel, … Read More Top 5 On My Bucket List

Sometimes It’s All About Scheduling

Between deadlines, releases, running AOAD, my gig as a VPA, and momming, I’ve had several author friends ask how I do it. How do I keep on top of everything? First of all…I don’t. I am not superwoman or a magician. Things fall through the cracks on a regular basis. Plans don’t work out the way I set them. I get tired and cranky … Read More Sometimes It’s All About Scheduling

Looking Back (2017) & Looking Ahead (2018)

Usually I have last year’s post to start with so I can look at my original goals for the year and think about which of those I accomplished, which I didn’t, and anything the surprised. me. But this year my website went down and I lost a lot of blog posts including my goals. Sigh. No worries, I can still look back at my … Read More Looking Back (2017) & Looking Ahead (2018)

Author Marketing – Sharing What I’ve Tried

My publisher, Wild Rose Press, holds a chat every Tuesday evening covering various topics for writers. This week we talked about various aspects of marketing a new release. This chat came on the heels of a separate conversation I had with a fellow local RWA chapter member on marketing and FB promotions. At the same time, I’m mid-stream on a big marketing push for … Read More Author Marketing – Sharing What I’ve Tried

A Look Back

In August of 2012 I self-published my first book, Blue Violet. I had written the first draft three years prior and then just sat on it. But in May of 2012 I found my editor (now beta reader and friend) Wendy and we started editing. I was in the middle of my MBA and working full time and a mommy, so I have no … Read More A Look Back

My Journey to Becoming an Author

My daughter, who is three, has an amazing imagination. Her favorite form of play involves making up stories for whatever toys she’s playing with. My dad said that she sounds like a budding author, and maybe he’s right. But thinking back, oddly, I never played that way. I was more of an outdoor girl. My friend Laura had to drag me inside to play … Read More My Journey to Becoming an Author