Self-Published Book Bumps ‘The Girl On The Train’ Out of the Top Spot


photo by MTA The day my book made it to the number one spot on the best seller list of psychological thrillers, I knew that meant it finally bumped The Girl On The Train off the perch it had practically owned for the last year. That was a big deal for me. Mostly because my … Continue reading Self-Published Book Bumps ‘The Girl On The Train’ Out of the Top Spot

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

Waiting for the Gatekeepers


photo by Plonq Some people will waste a lifetime waiting for the Gatekeepers. I was almost one of them. By nature, I’m a rule follower. Even un-written rules. If there’s a way something is “supposed to be done,” that’s how I’ll do it. When I finished writing my first novel, I queried agents. This was … Continue reading Waiting for the Gatekeepers

The Night I Slept With Kurt Vonnegut


Did I ever tell you this story? No? Here it is in the Huffington Post: The Night I Slept With Kurt Vonnegut photo by katiemarinascott It was a nasty night in New Orleans. Torrents of rain–at once pounding and windswept. Filling and rising. We were sheltered, on the floor. The carpet was damp. My clothes … Continue reading The Night I Slept With Kurt Vonnegut