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

Why President Obama Reads Books


    It is so true that a reader’s takeaway is very individual. We all get something different from the books we read. Mainly because it connects back to our personal experiences, both positive and negative. Some people choose the act of reading as an escape from their daily life, or for pure entertainment, or … Continue reading Why President Obama Reads Books

A Writer’s Work is Never Done


photo by Lionel Martinez This post was originally published on Women Writers, Women’s Books. The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t turn my head; The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t … Continue reading A Writer’s Work is Never Done

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