.99 E-Book to Celebrate Third Anniversary of THE MEMORY BOX


    I know! I can’t believe it either. It’s been three years since THE MEMORY BOX was released into the world. So much has happened since I self-published my debut novel. THE MEMORY BOX hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists last summer, the audiobook rights were sold at auction to … Continue reading .99 E-Book to Celebrate Third Anniversary of THE MEMORY BOX

Who Says A Self-Published Book Can’t Get Into Barnes & Noble?


  Years ago, when I first contemplated self-publishing my novel, I remember noting that one of the downsides would be that I’d never see my book in Barnes & Noble. To see your book in Barnes & Noble has been the holy grail of publishing for many first-time authors since the invention of the written … Continue reading Who Says A Self-Published Book Can’t Get Into Barnes & Noble?

Act Before You Think


On a Facebook writers group I’m a member of, someone started a discussion by asking who among us were Indies, who were traditionally published, and who were “authors in waiting.” I suspected the term “author in waiting” to be someone with a completed manuscript who was waiting to either secure a literary agent, or a … Continue reading Act Before You Think

How To Not Quit, Even When You Want To


Some scenes are too hard to write. Sometimes your brain starts to hurt just thinking about what should happen next. Most of the time it comes down to those pesky characters. What are they really feeling and thinking, but saying otherwise? People are so damn complicated. Yesterday my manuscript was torturing me. I couldn’t move … Continue reading How To Not Quit, Even When You Want To