A New Book and a Thrilling Surprise


I was so happy to get this book, Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers by Sally Allen for Christmas. And even happier when I started to read it because it felt like I was sharing a cup of coffee with a good friend, talking about great books and fascinating characters, riveting plots and beautiful … Continue reading A New Book and a Thrilling Surprise

There is No Such Thing As Failure


photo by Chris Dlugosz I was recently working on a deal with Costco to have my book sold in their stores. At the last minute, the deal fell through. I won’t bore you with the details, but I worked very hard for the better part of a year until it was beyond my control and … Continue reading There is No Such Thing As Failure

Watching a Novelist at Work


photo by theilr I was recently asked if I’d consider participating in a program at a local college that aims to pair professionals with Honors students who are pursuing similar careers. The goal is to forge a mentoring relationship. After hearing some of the details of the program, I expressed my interest. It sounded like … Continue reading Watching a Novelist at Work

Surprising Questions An Author Gets Asked


photo by Dennis Skley As an author, I love talking to readers. Whether that’s at book club discussions, or through my website or Goodreads, I get a lot of wonderful feedback and tons of great questions. Many questions are inevitable, like: “How did you come up with this idea?” That’s not surprising. As a reader … Continue reading Surprising Questions An Author Gets Asked